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At the first Ecocity Focus Lab held in Vancouver in November 2016, participants worked on confirming headline indicators for the International Ecocity Standards. A report was produced that will lay the foundation for indicators and benchmarks by which to measure and assess the 18 system...

Our first Ecocity Focus Lab will be taking place November 7 to 10 in Vancouver, Canada at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Participants will review indicators capable of assessing the Ecocity Standards, and the benchmarks for defining the Ecocity 1 level. The preliminary workshop day on...

We are delighted to announce that the Hon Al Gore will be the Principal Speaker at the Ecocity World Summit 2017.  Mr. Gore will deliver his famous slide presentation including his insights on the role of cities in meeting the global climate challenge. Mr. Gore...

By Richard Register I’m just back from a conference in Tianjin, China called the Vertical City Conference where I had the chance to dig a little deeper into the notions of Kenneth King and the approach to city design seen from the point of view of...

Habitat III came to an end yesterday night. Since then, airplanes have, in clockwork 10-minute intervals, made Quito a little less cosmopolitan. The city will be lonelier, but the world will probably become a better place. This week I had the once-in-every-two-decades opportunity to attend the...

It’s a crisp and clear morning in Quito, and Booth 59 in Section B of the Habitat III exhibition area is up and running. Through a private-public partnership between the US Department of State, Esri, and Ecocity Builders, about a dozen participants at Booth 59...

In 1987, the United Nations publication, “Our Common Future,” also known as the Brundtland Report, first popularized the concept and definition of sustainable development. “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Today,...