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EcoDistricts Foundation Course - Denver, CO

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STEAM on the Platte

1401 Zuni Street

Denver, CO 80204

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About the Foundation Course

Sponsored by Denver Housing Authority, Delos, STEAM on the Platte, and Urban Ventures LLC, the EcoDistricts Foundation Course in Denver will immerse attendees in the approach and tools to create EcoDistricts, a unique standard for urban and community development that puts equity, resilience, and climate protection at the heart of every decision.

This course is for planners, architects, developers, community development professionals, and municipal leaders seeking to advance their skills, apply the EcoDistricts standard, and/or become an EcoDistricts Accredited Professional.

What you'll Learn

  • Gain an in-depth overview of EcoDistricts Certified — the world's first comprehensive framework to guide urban and community development — from planning to implementation.

  • Learn about key issues and best practices influencing neighborhood sustainability — including resiliency, equity, green infrastructure, placemaking, and community health.

  • Explore inspiring case studies, including the first set of projects committed to EcoDistricts Certified.

  • Be prepared to take the EcoDistricts Accredited Professional exam, the first credential demonstrating a commitment to creating sustainable, equitable neighborhoods.

About the Instructors

Katy Ricchiuto, Program Manager, EcoDistricts – Katy is a Program Manager for EcoDistricts’ Certification and Accredited Professional programs. Katy previously worked as the Marketing + Communications Coordinator for EcoDistricts, working collaboratively with the entire EcoDistricts team to build customer communication and marketing materials. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Katy is passionate about working at the neighborhood scale to affect change. Katy received a Portland State University Institute for Sustainable Solutions Internship Grant and began working for EcoDistricts in 2013, where she developed a deep knowledge of EcoDistricts’ mission, values and approach. Katy is pursuing a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington's Evans School of Public Policy and Governance.

Renee Garrels, Program Manager, EcoDistricts - Renee joined EcoDistricts in early 2018 to help launch the Accelerator technical assistance group. Her focus is on ensuring that everyone has the tools they need to create inclusive and resilient communities they want to live in. Renee began her career working with refugees as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Baltimore, and then ran the day to day operations for an Individual Account Program in Chicago. In the world of sustainability, she has held positions in Solid Waste & Recycling, LEED consulting, and commercial energy efficiency. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies & Philosophy from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, and a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning with a Certificate in Real Estate Development from Portland State University.

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