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by Richard Register Actually, merrier than that, the title of one of the articles I'll comment on here is "The Death of the Fringe Suburb" by Christopher Leinberger, President of a coalition of real estate developers called Locus. He was writing for the New York Times,...

During August 22-26, over 1,500 delegates from 70+ countries gathered in beautiful Montreal, Quebec, Canada, at Ecocity World Summit, the 9th International Ecocity Conference. We gathered with hope, determination and no lack of talent and creative solutions for ushering in what late cosmologist and philosopher...

[caption id="attachment_2736" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Sunset at the Port of Oakland during the General Strike, November 2nd[/caption] Economics abstracted too far from nature’s realities Yes, greed has been a problem and the subprime mortgages and other derivatives magnifying paper value until it should be called the rubber value...

by Richard Register, President, Ecocity Builders This was it: big arching orange bridge girders over the small river and high rising towers by the grand entrance as our company car from Bluepath crossed over the river and into Tianjin Ecocity. We took pictures of each other,...

[caption id="attachment_2705" align="alignleft" width="300"] Buildings under construction behind a decorative restraining wall of a bridge[/caption] Positive Very positive really because they are both trying out physically and adding to their ambition by committing the name “eco-city” in their project. The project is a joint effort with the...

People There is the truism, partial though it is, that we hear at many of our events and those organized by others that Ecocity Builders people participate in, that “the city is the people.” Well it is the people but it is also their arrangement, the...

  BTR vs. Rails and Bikes Freeways Before Freeways for Cars Their solution in Curitiba was to zone five corridors of high density mixed use development to run in narrow arms out from a pedestrianizing downtown with these corridors surrounded by very low density frequently punctuated by...