#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:
  • Plans for Ecocity World Summit 2019 are underway. The opening call for proposals for papers, posters, presentations, workshops, trainings and field trips is coming in September. Now is a good time to think about how you can become involved in this momentous event. This summer...

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Abstract submissions is now open!

@bcit and @EcocityBuilder invites you to submit your abstract submissions for Academic oral paper presentations, poster or practitioner Proposals at Ecocity World Summit 2019!

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We are excited that Vancouver is one of the 27 cities! ecocity2019 photo
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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
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Give your business a competitive edge as you build networks among business people, ministers, researchers and mayors. Increase your visibility and organization’s profile by becoming a sponsor and/or an exhibitor at this outstanding event. Learn more:

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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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Abstract submissions window for @ecocity2019 now open! Share your #solutionary projects on Socially Just and Ecologically Sustainable Cities with your peers! -
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Waiting for the beginning of the #riseforclimate march in #SanFrancisco we couldn't help but wonder how much nicer and healthier Market Street would be if it were permanently prioritized for pedestrians. #walkforclimate #globalclimateactionsummit #cities4climate EcocityBuilder photo
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Deposit systems such as the reusable "FreiburgCup" can be a great antidote to the single use habits that are bloating urban metabolisms. This new case study by Zero Waste Europe reports how the city of Freiburg (Germany) has convinced almost 70% of its cafés to introduce the reusable FreiburgCup on...

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We’re excited to announce that the window for abstract submissions of academic oral paper presentations, posters, practitioner proposals, and workshops/field trips at the Ecocity World Summit 2019 is now open!

BCIT: British Columbia Institute of Technology and Ecocity Builders invite...

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Talk about #CircularEconomy!

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60 Second Docs Presents
Architect crafts homes from trash.
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It's great to see #CircularEconomy becoming more and more connected to the climate discussion at the Global Climate Action Summit. Today's affiliate event at the Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco brought together a lot of solutionaries, from Ahmed Aboutaleb - Maire de Rotterdam - to...

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How New York went from a car-dominated city to a family-friendly bike city. "If you want to build a better city, you can start by building bike lanes."

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Protected bike lanes don't just keep cyclists safe. They can also improve traffic flow for drivers and spur retail sales for nearby businesses.