#EcocityGoingZero: 30 challenges, over 150 posts, inspiring discussions, and countless lessons learned

From July 1-30, 2018, Ecocity Builders organized the Ecocity 30-Day Zero Waste Challenge campaign to connect the threads of personal actions to broader ecocity ideals. Documenting their journey through #EcocityGoingZero, ecocitizens everywhere tackled some of the most pressing zero waste challenges of our time as well as delved into deeper arenas of personal habit and behavior change.

Ecocity World Summit

The Latest from #Ecocity2019:
  • Do you ever wonder what it would take for everyone to live in such a way that we could stop global warming? The Paris Agreement (UNFCC 2018) set an aspirational climate stabilization goal at 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. A new report is open...

[Know Your Ecocity Standards] Access to affordable housing within central locations of the city, close to employment and services, is essential. Lead your industry into the future and join us in Vancouver from Oct 7 - 11 at #Ecocity2019. ecocity2019 photo

See #Vancouver in a sustainable way when you visit for the Ecocity World Summit, check out these 5 great bike routes around the city. #Ecocity2019 #cycleVan ecocity2019 photo

#Ecocity2019 is proud to be hosted at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver from Oct. 7–11, 2019. Discover the world’s first double LEED Platinum certified convention centre designed with the latest environmentally sustainable features & technology. ecocity2019 photo

Take action to inspire change! Share your insight, research and ideas with over 1000 global leaders at the Ecocity World Summit in Vancouver, Canada from Oct. 7–11, 2019. To learn more or to submit your abstracts, visit our website:

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On the Web


Urbinsight connects communities with web-based mapping tools designed to explore and measure holistic urban health.


A Global Data Initiative

A forum for in-depth exploration of particular themes in relation to building cities in balance with nature.

Focus Labs

A Forum for In-Depth Exploration

A knowledge portal on sustainable urbanism featuring articles and columns by ecocity experts and enthusiasts.

Ecocities Emerging

The Ecocity Builders Journal

A practical methodology for assessing and guiding progress towards an ecologically-restorative human civilization.

Ecocity Standards

Assessing Ecocity Conditions

Featured Project


Eco-Plaza in the Heart of the City

Berkeley’s re-envisioned Center Street features deep green technologies and thoughtful community place-making strategies. The community plan for the pedestrian plaza was endorsed by the City Council and final technical studies and design work are underway with the City.


Next Generation Participatory Mapping and Analysis

Next Generation Participatory Mapping and Analysis

Urbinsight is a next-generation data analysis platform designed for participatory mapping and planning processes. Its goal is to provide engaged cities and citizens with the necessary tools and technology to affect the resiliency and sustainability of their cities and settlements in a positive way.

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So important, especially the dividend aspect of it! Canada’s move will help push the US forward, through bi-partisan effort under @citizensclimate. #Ecocity2019 #CarbonTax #CircularEconomy

Our 2018 #GivingTuesday campaign will support city greening and local jobs in #Cusco, Peru. Help the local community build the Tambo Recycling and Reuse Center on 11/27!
@GivingTues #zerowaste #sustainable #eco #neighborhood @ecocityb @bicycleurbanist

Abstract submissions window for @ecocity2019 now open! Share your #solutionary projects on Socially Just and Ecologically Sustainable Cities with your peers! -
#Ecocity2019 #ClimateAction #CircularEconomy #SustainableDevelopment #EcocityStandards @bcit
Ecocity Builders
Ecocity Builders

Ecocity Builders and local architects in Cusco like Diego Alcazar are supporting local indigenous builders of El Tambo (more info at a project of the community designed eco-neighborhood of Camino Real

El Tambo will bring
- indoor and outdoor Zero Waste...

Ecocity Builders
Ecocity Builders

In the first of several new chapters of "Ecocity Snapshots" Rick Pruetz takes us to Galway, Ireland, a city that is pursuing ambitious goals for sustainability in diverse categories including urban form, climate action, eco-mobility, biodiversity, and waste reduction.

Ecocity Builders
Ecocity Builders

Jennie Moore reports from the Ecocity Forum on “Circular Economy in Smart Cities” in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Ecocity Builders
Ecocity Builders

#Ecocity2019 will be held at world’s first double LEED® Platinum certified convention center designed with the latest environmentally sustainable features and technology!

Ecocity Builders
Ecocity Builders

Know Your Ecocity Standards! Access by Proximity is one of the key foundations of urban design.