Learn About 2030 Districts

District Formation

2030 Districts are membership organizations in designated urban areas across North America who aim to meet the 2030 Challenge for Planning by creating a high performance urban area that dramatically reduces environmental impacts of building construction and operations.

Bringing property owners and managers together with local governments, businesses, and community stakeholders, 2030 Districts provide a business model for urban sustainability.

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.

Currently representing over 460 million square feet, Districts have been formed in Albuquerque, Ann Arbor, Austin, Burlington, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Ithaca, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland (ME), San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Stamford, Toronto and Tucson.

These Districts demonstrate that energy, transportation emissions, and water reductions can be achieved through collaboration, leveraged financing, and shared District member resources.