This workshop is provided by evolveEA, Ecodistricts and Rail~Volution Pittsburgh. Registration is open to Rail~Volution conference attendees and the general public.
Within every community lies the opportunity to design truly innovative, scalable solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing city-makers: income, education and health disparities; blight and ecological degradation; the threat of climate change; and rapid urban growth. The ecodistricts approach can be a comprehensive, transformational urban development platform.
The EcoDistricts Protocol is a guide for city-makers to take this collaborative, holistic, neighborhood-scale approach to community design. Explore the basics of ecodistrict planning. Prepare for the ecodistrict professional accreditation exam. Become familiar with the EcoDistricts Protocol as a way to lead ecodistrict development. Learn alongside other Rail~Volution participants and local professionals involved in ecodistricts.
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Ecodistricts presentation
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Head to Millvale for lunch
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Walking tour of Millvale
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Tour through Lawrenceville
Note: This tour includes walking in parts of the community that may not be fully accessible