Call for Inspiration

Call for Inspiration and Action

The annual EcoDistricts Summit is where city makers come to reimagine cities — from the neighborhood up. In October, the Summit is coming to Atlanta – a dynamic, hard charging, and ever changing city. The city helped birth the American Civil Rights movement, but still struggles with economic and racial inequality. It is on the cusp of significant breakthroughs in urban redevelopment, but continues to sprawl at a dizzying rate. Throughout the Summit, participants will dig in and unpack Atlanta’s challenges, opportunities, and urban redevelopment projects that are modeling how district- and neighborhood-scale regeneration can help create the equitable, sustainable and resilient cities of the future.

This year, we’re designing a collaborative and participatory Summit program. Throughout the conference, participants will actively engage with speakers and subject matter, make connections and gain knowledge, and develop solutions to bring back to their communities.

In order to do this, we need to hear from you — our fellow civic entrepreneurs, change makers, non-profit leaders, designers, community activists, innovative developers, and policy makers. Bring us your most innovative projects, best practices, tech platforms, cutting-edge policies, and inspiring ideas that are advancing neighborhood, district, and precinct-scale sustainability. Your ideas will help us shape the conference — our Studios, plenaries, and inspiration sessions, networking events, and shoulder programs.

 Complete the Call for Inspiration

Help us create an interactive EcoDistricts Summit program! Complete the Call for Inspiration with your idea for a relevant Summit program session, training, or networking or shoulder event. Submissions with Atlanta area projects or topics are encouraged, but not required. The Call for Inspiration closes at 5pm Pacific on Wednesday, June 7. If you have any questions, contact Danielle Elkins,

Call for Inspiration

  • Please include how this proposal connects to EcoDistricts' Mission, Vision, and Values.
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  • EcoDistricts is committed to addressing the advancement of equity and inclusion in urban regeneration so that all neighborhoods can be places where residents can live, work, and thrive. Additionally, equitable and inclusive community regeneration is a pivotal issue in the development of our Summit host city, Atlanta. We ask that all proposers consider how their session idea addresses equity in the context of urban regeneration.
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