What is an Ecocity?

An Ecocity is a human settlement modeled on the self-sustaining resilient structure and function of natural ecosystems.

  • An ecocity seeks to provide healthy abundance to its inhabitants without consuming more renewable resources than it replaces.
  • It seeks to function without producing more waste than it can assimilate or recycle for new uses or than nature can dilute and absorb harmlessly, and without being toxic to itself or neighboring ecosystems.
  • Its inhabitants’ ecological impacts reflect planetary supportive lifestyles; its social order reflects fundamental principles of fairness, justice, reasonable equity and consensus at ample levels of happiness.