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Incubator Program

EcoDistricts Incubator Workshop Description

The Incubator is an initial introduction to the EcoDistricts Protocol. Teams that attend advance their understanding of transformational urban development. The Incubator is an opportunity for district cohorts to build cohesive leadership, develop shared knowledge, an articulated vision, and insight on how to lead a process for EcoDistrict development.

Through the Incubator program, start-up districts can gain capacity and build a team and technical knowledge to lead a process; and mature districts can address specific issues more deeply or can use their time at the incubator to align their efforts to prepare for certification. Attendees return to their districts with resources, tools, and a framework to lead and/or participate in an inclusive EcoDistrict process.

PROGRAM // WEDNESDAY // DESCRIPTION

Day 1

The first day of the EcoDistricts Incubator includes team presentations that will give participants a general sense of the trajectory of each team and to set the scene for peer exchange throughout the event. In the afternoon Imperatives work session, teams will understand the Imperatives (Climate Protection, Resilience, and Equity) as core values that tie together other efforts and will be introduced to definitions of each Imperative, how they may be applied, and how each might be measured. All districts will begin to document their context within each category, their possible visions, and indicators.

Welcome to the Incubator!

8:00am - 8:30am
8:30am - 8:45am
8:45am - 9:00am
9:00am - 9:30am

BREAKFAST + MEET YOUR FACILITATOR
WELCOME
CONTEXT SETTING
OVERVIEW + GROUP AGREEMENTS

Team Presentations (2.5 hours)

9:30am - 10:30am
10:30am - 11:00am
11:00am - 12:00pm

TEAM PRESENTATIONS
BREAK
TEAM PRESENTATIONS

12:00pm - 1:00pm

LUNCH + KEYNOTE

IMPERATIVES Work Session (2 hours)

1:00pm - 1:30pm
1:30pm - 3:00pm

PROTOCOL PRESENTATION
WORK SESSION

3:00pm - 6:30pm

TOURS

7:00pm - 9:00pm

FAMILY STYLE DINNER

PROGRAM // THURSDAY // DESCRIPTION

Day 2

On the second day of the Incubator, teams will understand the Priorities (Place, Prosperity, Health + Wellbeing, Connectivity, Living Infrastructure, Resource Regeneration) and their subcategories as key ecodistrict systems and the basis of community action. Districts will begin to document their social, organizational, and physical systems and how they relate to the Priorities; define existing assets and potential future conditions within their community; and understand the concept of a community of action and how it relates to District Boundary.

Welcome to Incubator Day 2!

8:00am - 8:30am
8:30am - 9:00am
9:00am - 9:30am

BREAKFAST
WELCOME
FACULTY PRESENTATION

PRIORITIES Work Session 1 (2 hours)

9:30am - 10:00am
10:00am - 11:30am

ECODISTRICTS PROTOCOL PRESENTATION: FORMATION PT. 1

11:30am - 12:30pm

LUNCH + KEYNOTE

PRIORITIES Work Session 2 (2 hours)

12:30pm - 1:00pm
1:00pm - 2:30pm

PROTOCOL PRESENTATION
WORK SESSION

2:30pm - 3:00pm

DEBRIEF

3:00pm - 7:00pm

TOURS

7:00pm

INFORMAL NETWORKING DINNER WITH FACILITATORS

PROGRAM // FRIDAY // DESCRIPTION

Day 3

On the final day of the Incubator, teams will understand the different phases of Implementation (Formation, Roadmap, Performance) and how previous work can be used in the phases. Districts will develop an outline plan of how to pursue the 3 steps of each phase and will identify strengths, gaps, and places; and become familiar with the submission requirements and resources for future use.

Welcome to Incubator Day 3!

8:00am - 8:30am
8:30am - 9:00am
9:00am - 9:30am

BREAKFAST
CERTIFICATION, ADVISORY SERVICES, AP PITCH
RECAP FROM PREVIOUS DAY

IMPLEMENTATION Work Session

9:30am - 10:00am
10:00am - 11:30am

PROTOCOL PRESENTATION
WORK SESSION (2 TABLE SESSIONS @ 45 MINUTES EACH)

11:30am - 12:30pm

WORKING LUNCH

12:30pm - 1:30pm

WORK SESSION

Closing Circle (1 hour)

1:30pm - 2:30pm

DEBRIEF