UEDA Place Network Convening + Applying the Ecodistricts Protocol to University influenced Neighborhoods
July 27, 2022
11:00 AM ET/8:00 AM PT

In this webinar, we will learn about how universities can apply the ecodistricts protocol to campuses, campus-influenced neighborhoods, and innovation districts. 

Since 2013, EcoDistricts has been promoting a new model of urban development to empower just, sustainable, and resilient neighborhoods. The Protocol and EcoDistricts Certified guide city makers to take a collaborative, holistic, neighborhood-scale approach to community design to achieve rigorous, meaningful performance outcomes that matter to people and planet. EcoDistricts Certified is a powerful way to help a community, developer or campus develop a powerful vision and roadmap to shape and harness growth and change over time.  In 2022, EcoDistricts joined Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE) to help build a Just Growth revolution. As a part of PSE, ecodistricts continues to mobilize and support sustainable and equitable urban development leaders throughout North America and beyond.


Teresa Merriweather Orok, PhD, Professor and Executive Director, Alabama A&M University – Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Development

Jenny Mizutowicz, CEcD, Manager of Economic Development Initiatives, Office of Facilities & Economic Development, University of Texas Dallas


Sarah Heinicke, Principal, Verditas, LLC

This webinar is presented by the American Resilience & Equity Networks Initiative (ARENI). ARENI provides a structure for region-to-region collaboration on resilience and equity issues and EDA’s University Centers through regular convenings, online forums, and resource libraries. Using UEDA’s existing criterion for identifying best practices in higher education economic development, methods will be identified and then evaluated by an Advisory Council on originality, scalability, sustainability, impact, and replicability in other regions. Those methods that favorably meet the criteria will be elevated to present to the appropriate network.

Note: Portions of this content were prepared by UEDA using Federal funds under award ED21HDQ3120062 from Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Economic Development Administration or the U.S. Department of Commerce.

UEDA Place Network Convening + ARENI Equity Webinar: Applying the Ecodistricts Protocol to University influenced Neighborhoods

  • Wednesday July 27 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM