Summit Stories


Every city has a story. For each Summit experience, we build stories across more than 10 months of partnership development to explore on-the-ground innovation, regional leaders and local challenges. In 2017, we travel to Atlanta, GA.

One of the most dynamic cities in the U.S., Atlanta is grappling with the impacts of rapid, low-density growth, and its effect on the environment, mobility, and economic opportunity. We can't wait to begin unpacking Atlanta's unique story, its history as the center of the Civil Rights Movement, its progress across several areas critical to building vibrant, people-centered neighborhoods, and its cutting edge innovators who are leading global conversations that we all need to hear.

The 4 Trends Setting Atlanta’s Urban Regeneration Story Apart

March 9, 2017

By Katy Ricchiuto

Atlanta is a city of contrasts and paradoxes — a city rich in culture, equity, and sustainability conversations, but burdened by some of the highest rates of economic and racial segregating and low density sprawl. We’ve identified the following themes and issues that are framing the urban regeneration industry in Atlanta, in order to prepare for Summit 2017. READ FULL STORY

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Atlanta's Leading Urban Sustainability Experts Will Shape the 2017 EcoDistricts Summit

January 31, 2017

By Katy Ricchiuto

In 2017, we travel to Atlanta, GA — one of the most dynamic cities in the U.S. Atlanta is grappling with the impacts of rapid, low-density growth and its affect on the environment, mobility and economic opportunity. To shape the 2017 Summit, we're thrilled to partner with an incredible cohort of expert city makers, equity experts and community development leaders. READ FULL STORY 


From Atlanta to Amsterdam: 8 Neighborhoods that Are Getting it Right

August 18, 2016

By Katy Ricchiuto

Denver isn’t the only city getting love at the 2016 EcoDistricts Summit. Across our Summit sessions, we’re featuring narratives and case studies from neighborhoods across the globe. Below are our top 8 picks for the can’t-miss deep-dive global conversations of district-scale successes, barriers, and opportunities you can experience at the 2016 Summit. READ FULL STORY