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...

Living within earth’s ecological carrying capacity is one of the International Ecocity Standards. Join us @ecocity2019 to learn more about how cities are addressing this: #movethedate #ecocitystandards #Ecocity2019

Abstract submissions close in two weeks! Submit your abstract by April 1, 2019.
Discover new perspectives & the latest solutions to urban sustainability challenges from around the globe. Submit your abstracts at the Ecocity World Summit 2019: #Ecocity2019
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#Ecocity2019 is accepting abstracts for oral, paper & workshop sessions on one of the following themes:
• Socially Just and Ecologically Sustainable Cities
• Climate Action, Circular Economy
• Informal Solutions for Sustainable Development
Submit now:
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What is New York City doing against #EcocityStandards?
In 2018, NYC won the @GuangzhouAward for their project on Global Vision, Urban Action: New York City’s Voluntary Local Review (VLR) Of The #Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Shows Local Progress For Global Action.
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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

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So glad Jan Gehl @citiesforpeople is getting the attention he deserves. It's really no rocket science — just redefine Level of Service to keep humans moving — and many cities have (re)caught on to it. #EcocityStandards #UrbanDesign #AccessByProximity

#ecocities are part of the #climateaction solution. Join us @ecocity2019 with some of the world’s forefront leaders transforming cities for 1.5 degree Celsius stability through #lowcarbonlifestyles. #stepup for #climatechange. Registration opens January 2019. #ecocity2019 EcocityBuilder photo

#climateaction is one of the @ecocity2019 conference themes. The call for proposals is now open. Come #takeyourseat with us as we unpack 1.5 degree Celsius low carbon lifestyles. #ecocity2019 #lighterfootprint #lighterliving.
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UN Climate Change @UNFCCC
Sir David Attenborough has launched a new @UN campaign to promote #climateaction > See how you can take action via a special Facebook messenger app. #TakeYourSeat
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Ecocity Builders

Great to see the discussion on the shape of the city and whether the whole fabric of a sprawling city can be changed get such a big beautiful boost.

We've been exploring these questions since the 1st Ecocity World Summit in Berkeley in 1992 (well actually,...

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Ecocity Builders
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Have you had time to submit your abstract to present your ideas, research, projects, expertise or innovation at Ecocity 2019 Vancouver? If you haven't, now is the time to put your abstract together and submit, as the April 1st deadline is coming up!

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Ecocity Builders

Check out this excellent article written by Jennie Moore, the Director of Institute Sustainability at BCIT. She discusses the power of youth in influencing political change and how climate change must be addressed holistically.

"To this end, it is important to know that pathways to low...

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Ecocity Builders
Kathmandu Living Labs

Talking all things Open Street Map with Dr. Nama Raj Budhathoki

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Ecocity Builders

Ecocity Builders' Executive Director is in Nepal working with local governments to launch an Ecocity Network in the Kathmandu Valley. Here is a recent interview: