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Come join a community of solutionaries in connecting the threads of personal engagement and local action within the broader framework for healthier human and natural systems.

Ecocity Builders Member Event

Oakland Impact Hub Plaza: Friday, June 8, 6.30-8.30pm
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Join a community of solutionaries in connecting the threads of personal engagement and local action within the broader framework for healthier human and natural systems.

Ecocity 30 Day Zero Waste Challenge

Transform your everyday choices from gray to green July 1-30

Ecocity World Summit

The Latest from #Ecocity2019:
  • In 2019, Vancouver will proudly host an international audience of urban stakeholders who are eagerly looking to develop cities in balance with the natural world. The conference website is now up and running at www.ecocity2019.com. The organizers are actively working with key individuals to create...

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#Ecocity2019 will be held in Vancouver, BC at the Vancouver Convention Centre West (VCC). The VCC is the world's only LEED® Platinum certified convention centre offers one of the most beautiful settings in the world.

Learn more about the venue: https://t.co/KuNjWBkmVP https://t.co/NXRS7a3sbL
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The City of Vancouver is known for its stunning natural beauty and ranked one of th emost livable cities in the world for the past decade. Learn more about the host city for #Ecocity2019: https://t.co/543IlHePWo https://t.co/fwVIxQyGwa ecocity2019 photo
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#Ecocity2019 will be hosted in Vancouver, B.C from Oct 7-11, 2019.

The Ecocity World Summit is the longest-standing international conference that addresses building cities in balance with nature. It is a biennial event, involving 1000+ delegates globally. https://t.co/1k0IzPYpOG https://t.co/Sj43AD8NeE
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3 months ago
Save the Date! Ecocity World Summit 2019 is coming to Vancouver, B.C in October. Stay tuned for more details. #Ecocity2019

On the Web

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

Urbinsight

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

Ecocities Emerging

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

Ecocity Standards

Assessing Ecocity Conditions

Featured Project

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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.

Urbinsight

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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Twitter & Facebook

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Speaking of Can Dirt Save the Earth @nytimes, here's a great article by @ecomuse @TNatureOfCities about how to create the kind of #soil that will help regenerate the earth's natural systems. #carbonfootprint #compost #sanfrancisco #zerowaste #climatechange https://t.co/CAo4RwHR9Q
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Great to see #soil getting the recognition it deserves! https://t.co/2Gym6goYiR
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Great to see #CircularEconomy concepts enshrined in #EU legislation. The challenge will be to put the mandate into practice, but with the right framework in place it is one that all #WholeSystems & #UrbanMetabolism thinkers should be excited for. https://t.co/8IZQkUMgr3
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#HumanStreets = #HealthyStreets https://t.co/3VjhyzQPXK
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C40 Cities @c40cities
Barcelona aims to give the streets back to their residents by creating super-blocks. The city aims to free up nearly 60% of streets currently used by cars and turn them into “citizen spaces” for leisure, culture, community and greening purposes. #healthystreets https://t.co/ELOXPf9ErW
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Global Initiative for Resource Efficient Cities (GI-REC) launched a blog/vlog series to profile existing applications of #urbanmetabolism and its utility in city planning and management while shifting resource flows from linear toward circular. These educational posts and videos, produced by Ecocity Builders in coordination with UN Environment, the...

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A nice place for expansive thinking!

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In Medellín, Colombia, many community members of mixed-income city-center neighborhoods have lower earnings, high unemployment, reduced waste collection services and reduced security or health services. "Participatory Urban Metabolism in Medellín" partners with Low Carbon City and Universidad EAFIT to engage the community to tackle waste management and analysis.
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We are planting seeds for growing the Ecocity movement through participatory processes and direct action.

Oftentimes, direct action is expressed through public protest to reveal a social problem. In our case, we are using direct action to collectively demonstrate ecocitizenship.

As a first...

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How do we create a dynamic mapping platform that visualizes multiple data types with citizen engagement at its core?
In Medellín, Columbia, Ecocity Builders partnered with local university, E2E Foundation and others to launch 2C Medellín, a two-phase initiative to co-create more robust urban knowledge systems with professionals,...