Advisory Committee

IEFS Stewardship Council Members

  • Richard Register, Founder and President, Ecocity Builders
  • William Rees, Professor, School of Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada; Co-founder of the Ecological Footprint methodology with Mathis Wackernagel
  • Isabel Wade, Ph.D., Urban Resource Systems, San Francisco, California, USA
  • Paul Downton, Ecopolis Architects, Adelaide, Australia

Core Advisory Committee:

  • Kirstin Miller, Executive Director, Ecocity Builders, Lead Facilitator, IEFS, Oakland, California, USA
  • Marco Vangelisti, Ecocity Builders, Slow Money Alliance, San Francisco Bay Area, USA
  • Jennie Moore, British Columbia Institute of Technology, School of Construction and the Environment, Vancouver, Canada
  • Sudarshan Tiwari, Architect and City Historian, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Richard Smith, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Stacey Meinzen, Founder and President, Climate Action Plans, El Cerrito, California, USA/li>
  • Debra Efroymson, HealthBridge, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Sven Eberlein, writer, editor, communications specialist, San Francisco, USA
  • Jonn Braman, Regional Director, British Columbia Ministry of Environment

Expert Advisors include:

  • Mathis Wackernagel, President, Global Footprint Network, Oakland, California, USA
  • Bill McKibben,
  • Peter Gleick, President, Pacific Institute, Member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, MacArthur Fellow
  • Janet Larsen, Director of Research, Earth Policy Institute, Washington, DC, USA
  • Warren Karlenzig, President, Common Current & Strategic Advisor, the Institute for Strategic Resilience, Shanghai-San Francisco, San Francisco Bay Area, USA
  • Ian Douglas, Emeritus Professor, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, Manchester, England, President, Society for Human Ecology
  • Alex Aylett, Research Director, Sustainable Cities International
  • David Hall, President, Novatek, Inc.
  • Dmitry Ozeryansky, Ozeryansky Engineering
  • Charlene Easton, M.E.S., Advisor, Sustainability, C Easton and Associates
  • Vanessa Timmer, Co-founder and Director, One Earth Initiative
  • Osprey Orielle Lake, Director, Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus, State of the World Forum
  • Jeffrey Heller, FAIA, President, Heller Manus Architects
  • Vatsal Bhatt, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Luc Rabouin, Director General, Montréal Urban Ecology Centre
  • Jayne Engle-Warnick, Board of Directors, Montréal Urban Ecology Centre
  • Daniel Zhu, Venture Partner, China Environmental Fund of Tsing Capital (cleantech and environment related investments)
  • Dr. John Chien-Yuan Lin, Professor, National Taiwan University, Graduate Institute of Building and Planning
  • Chan-Won Lee, Director, Institute of Advanced Instrument Analysis; Professor, Department of Urban Environmental Engineering, Changwon, Korea
  • Rusong Wang, President, Ecological Society of China, Bejing, China
  • Ray Tomalty, Principal, Smart Cities Research Service & Adjunct Professor, School of Urban Planning, McGill University, Montreal, Canada