Category: Announcement

Ecocity Standards Headline Indicators

At the first Ecocity Focus Lab held in Vancouver in November 2016, participants worked on confirming headline indicators for the International Ecocity Standards. A report was produced that will lay the foundation for indicators and benchmarks by which to measure and assess the 18 system conditions of an ecocity. Specifically, this report identifies the lead indicator recommended …

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EcoCitizen World Map Project

Just in time for Rio+20, we’re happy to announce that Ecocity Builders has launched the EcoCitizens World Map project in conjunction with nonprofit tech company Ushahidi. This map, based on the Ecocity Framework, offers a place and a pathway for people everywhere to add their voices and be counted as contributing members of the new …

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Lessons from favelas to transform the world’s cities

by Richard Register, President, Ecocity Builders It’s closer than you think to the UN Rio + 20 Conference! (June 2012) We in Ecocity Builders see this as a time of immense importance. A time to rekindle and uplift spirits of the possible, desirable and creatable. That of course depends on having the right ideas and …

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Living within planetary boundaries – how cities can save the earth

Excerpted from the October 2011 editorial of Ecocities Emerging, the newsletter of Ecocity Builders and the International Ecocity Conference Series “Why are we here?” It’s a question often posed philosophically. Posed practically, the answer is pretty straightforward – we’re here because our planet supports conditions for life, including human life. Alarmingly, humans are now impacting …

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Panel at Ecocity 9 in Montreal discusses IEFS

by Richard Register At the Ecocity 9 international conference in Montreal, Kirstin Miller organized a panel of short presentations by members of our international team drafting the IEFS. She described the history of the project and progress that has brought us to a point where we now have a solid set of core authors and …

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