Network Overview

The Low-Carbon Districts Network supports city efforts to deliver ambitious low-carbon, district-scale development projects, including Climate Positive Development projects. 

Cities have significant authority over district-scale development, both for new build and regeneration projects. Tying together the powers of municipal governments with the urgency in managing urbanization, this network helps create new models for development that are both economically viable and environmentally sustainable. With a focus on district-scale development and integrated planning, the size and profile of these projects give them unique challenges but also enormous opportunity to deliver solutions that can be scaled and replicated citywide.

Low-Carbon Districts Network Focus Areas

District-scale development projects - sharing best practices and supporting the delivery of district-scale development projects with high sustainability ambitions

Quantifying co-benefits and impacts of low-carbon development - identifying tools and methodologies to measure impacts and community co-benefits of low carbon development

Building the political case to support ambitious low-carbon development targets - helping advance political support through city and C40 action

Strengthening partnerships and increasing engagement with the private sector - developing strategies to advance ambitious private sector developments and engage the community and stakeholders to deliver low-carbon results

Climate Positive Development  - sharing best practices to increase the number of Climate Positive Development projects and accelerate their ambition and delivery 

The Low-Carbon Districts Network is led by Melbourne and Stockholm.

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