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2013 EcoDistricts Summit

Thriving Neighborhoods

The 'R' Word takes the resilience conversation to new places


For some it's a matter of hanging on in the face of natural disaster, for others it’s bouncing back. It’s remaining competitive in a volatile economy, and even thriving as you adapt. It’s continuing to stand out in a world that's gone digital. It’s new businesses setting up (or starting up) in your neighborhood. It’s you being the magnet, attracting talent, innovation and capital. It’s withstanding shocks to the system – the ability to renew, pollinate or protect, from fire, flood or disease. It’s continuing to produce, capture and mitigate. For some it's a stronger seawall, revised flood lines or larger pipes. And for some it's greater capacity, more redundancy and thicker insulation. It's retrofitted, doubled glazed and low carbon. 
 
Join us as we unpack, pull apart and mash-up the concept of resilience.  In this interview style session, dynamic moderator John Cleveland from the Innovation Network for Communities, will engage in conversation with industry leaders Toni Griffin, City College of New York; Keith Bowers, Biohabitats; and Susan Rasmussen, City of Cambridge. Using participant questions, we will cover the diversity of perspectives in the field of resilience from the built and natural environments to the economy and the social perspective. See our full Summit program for more on this panel.

Early bird pricing ends Monday, Sept. 30. 


Save $100 with early bird registration.

Environment, Economy and Equity with LEED-ND

We are gathering a panel of national experts to discuss how cities are building sustainable, resilient and equitable communities with LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND). Read more about this panel and see the full Summit program.

Cleveland Speakers Tackle Climate Change at the District Level

Speakers from the City of Cleveland, Center for Neighborhood Technology and Enterprise Community Partners will show how asset-based tools, data, and engagement workshops support district-scale climate action in two low-income areas. Read more about this panel and see the full Summit program.
New to the 2013 EcoDistricts Summit, the EcoDistricts Tool Shed presents a diverse range of sustainability tools that offer cities and their project teams next generation techniques to inform their decision-making processes when planning, designing and delivering neighborhood sustainability projects. Based on the World Cafe technique of engagement, this 90 minute facilitated session provides participants with face-to-face interaction with seven different tool representatives. Featured tools at this year’s Tool Shed include active citizen engagement, waste management, district building performance monitoring, and district energy feasibility.
Join us Tuesday, November 12 for a night of good food, music and company at the first annual EcoDistricts Block Party. Hosted at the Artists for Humanity EpiCenter, the Block Party is your chance to mingle with Summit speakers and attendees who are passionate about sustainable neighborhood development. Register here. 
The Renaissance Boston Waterfront is pleased to offer attendees an exclusive rate. Rooms sell quickly, reserve today. Book your government rate at Omni Parker House by calling 1-800-THE-OMNI or reserve your room online
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