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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Portland's five ecodistricts are moving forward under the leadership of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

A resolution passed by Portland City Council in late October effectively passed the baton for the care and feeding of the ecodistricts from the Portland Sustainability Institute — known as POSI — the nonprofit established by Mayor Sam Adams in 2009, back to the city.

"With the resolution, POSI is becoming less active in managing the five pilot neighborhoods and evolving into more of a technical resource," said Rob Bennett, POSI's executive director. "This was always intended as a pilot project."

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

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