districts_thumb2030 Districts are unique private/public partnerships in designated urban areas across North America committed to reducing energy use, water use, and transport emissions

Overseen by Architecture 2030, 2030 Districts are in the vanguard of grassroots collaborative efforts to renovate hundreds of millions of square feet of existing buildings and construct high-performance infill development and redevelopment.

2030 Districts bring property owners and managers together with local governments, businesses, and community stakeholders to provide a business model for urban sustainability through collaboration, leveraged financing, and shared resources.

Together they benchmark, develop, and implement creative strategies, best practices, and verification methods for measuring progress towards a common goal: the targets called for by Architecture 2030 in their 2030 Challenge for Planning.

With over 270 million square feet of commercial building space, 2030 Districts are rapidly emerging as a new model for urban sustainability.

Districts in twelve large cities – Seattle, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Denver, San Francisco, Stamford, Dallas, Toronto, Albuquerque, San Antonio and Grand Rapids – comprising over 270 million square feet are currently being transformed, and the number of Districts is continuing to grow – this is how vision is becoming reality.


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