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Panel Session: Delivering Low-Carbon Districts & Communities

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Starts On - January 26, 2017 - 5:00pm
Ends On - January 26, 2017 - 7:30pm
660 Market Street, #300
San Francisco , CA 94104

Hear from leaders in district and neighborhood-scale urban regeneration and resilience during a Thursday, Jan. 26 panel session hosted by USGBC Northern California partner Urban Land Institute-San Francisco at Mithun in San Francisco.

Cities have undergone the biggest growth in the past century, and as they continue to grow, significant investments are being made to build and revitalize neighborhoods and commercial districts. But with that growth often comes a price — an expanding equity gap in income, education and health.

Neighborhood development is one of the most complex challenges that city officials face today, but they present an opportunity to test scalable solutions. By collaborating on neighborhood level sustainable development projects, property owners, businesses, and residents are able to accelerate investments toward increased equity, resilience and climate protection.

Can neighborhood-scale innovations bridge the gap between our current urban infrastructure and the low-carbon cities of the future? Hear from session panelists on:

  • How district frameworks, such as EcoDistricts, foster the cross-sector and community engagement that is needed to deliver low-carbon and less resource intensive districts.
  • How sustainability and regeneration can be implemented at the district scale, using local and national examples.
  • The funding mechanisms and local governance strategies that can be used to deliver resilient districts, such as Green Benefit Districts.
  • The new EcoDistricts Certification and Accreditation process, including how to evaluate performance metrics around energy, water, and social equity to create custom community strategies.