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Cincinnati 2030 District

Leading the effort to create a new model for
urban sustainability and shared economic growth.
We are a global network of districts committed to making
meaningful changes within cities that address climate change.

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The 2030 Districts Network was established to lead the effort to help newly forming Districts and to coordinate existing District resources and collaborations in cities across the United States.

Our objective is for 2030 District national collaborators and partners to have equal access to the support and resources needed to achieve the 2030 Challenge for Planning targets.

2030 Districts are rapidly emerging as a new model for urban sustainability.

Our 24 established districts nationwide, made up of more than 1,650 organizational members, have committed over 618 MILLION SQUARE FEET of commercial building space to address climate change.

Established Districts
Organizational Members
Square Feet of Commercial Building Space Committed

Achieving District-Wide Goals Together

2030 Districts are committed to reducing:

Building Operational Emissions

to Zero

Building Water Consumption

by 50%

Transportation GHG Emissions

to Zero

by the year 2040

2030 Districts are meeting incremental reduction targets for new and existing buildings set by the 2030 Challenge for Planning, which was issued by Architecture 2030, a non-profit organization committed to transforming the built environment from a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions to a central part of the climate crisis solution.

Private-Public Partnerships

2030 Districts are organizations led by the private sector, with local building industry leaders uniting around a shared vision for sustainability and economic growth – while aligning with local community groups and government to achieve significant energy, water, and emissions reductions within our commercial cores.

Property owner/manager/developers join a local 2030 District to help them make significant changes to their properties to create reductions necessary to transition to a low carbon economy.

A Successful 2030 District is a PRIVATE-PUBLIC PARTNERSHIP comprised of:

Property Owners and Managers

that own, manage, and/or develop real estate within a District boundary

Services Stakeholders

providing related services within a District boundary

Community Stakeholders

representing either non-profit organizations or local government

Leveraging Strategic Partnerships

Energy Assessment
Software Tools
Collective Buying Power
Professional Services

Latest News

April 5, 2023 in Uncategorized

Going Green(er): Cincinnati Researchers are Focusing on the Climate Challenges that Intimately Affect Residents

Sami Reed, CityBeat April 5, 2023 Cincinnati is one of 23 (and counting) urban cities across North America that have publicly committed to reducing energy consumption, water use and transportation…
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December 28, 2022 in Uncategorized

A new ‘commuting toolkit’ aims to reduce transportation emissions

Becca Costello, 91.7 WVXU December 28, 2022 Michael E. Keating/WVXU / A local climate change organization is asking employers to offer commuting benefits like Metro and RedBike passes and on-site…
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December 19, 2022 in Uncategorized

Energy group close to 2025 target

Movers & Makers December 19, 2022 Another Green Umbrella initiative is showing progress. The Cincinnati 2030 District has released its 2021 progress report, which details the efforts and successes of…
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