Denver’s RiNo Art District Commits to World’s First Standard for Community Development


The RiNo Art District is in the process of becoming a Certified EcoDistrict. EcoDistricts Certified is the standard for community development that makes equity and sustainability fundamental to neighborhoods for all. By embracing the standard, neighborhoods commit to becoming the first certified EcoDistricts in the world. EcoDistricts Certified is the result of seven years of research, pilot projects and the best thinking from international experts. It provides a flexible, holistic, and rigorous “how to” framework for organizing and achieving important public policy, sustainability, and investment goals.

EcoDistricts Certified projects:

  1. commit to equity, resilience and climate protection at the heart of every decision
  2. form collaborative governance that reflects community stakeholders
  3. create an implementation roadmap to guide projects and programs
  4. track and measure impact over time

Each step is submitted to EcoDistricts’ third-party verifiers to ensure transparency and accountability.

More details on these projects here.


August 1, 2017 PRESS RELEASE: Denver’s RiNo Art District Commits to World’s First Standard for Community Development


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