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I’m a local. With the exception of a few million migratory folks with their animals and those recently displaced by war, poverty, expanding deserts and flooded valleys, we all are, somewhere. My local “somewhere” is Oakland, California and north as far as Berkeley and Albany where...

The Ecocity World Summit in Abu Dhabi will take place October 11-13th of 2015   Dr. Sahar Attia is a Professor at the Faculty of Engineering at Cairo University, with a PhD in Urban Planning from the Urban Institute of Paris, University of Paris 12, France. She...

Winding up my series, Part Three, on the recent conference “Toward a New Paradigm in Human Development” held in Baku, Azerbaijan, April 30, 2015   I picked up Lost Horizon at a small bookstore just before I left Kathmandu in 1995. The James Hilton yarn is famous...

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Mike Carr with Susan’s grandson. Photo via Common Ground[/caption] Mike Carr obtained his PhD in the study of Bioregionalism and Civil Society from the University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning in 1999. He studied under Professor Emeritus Dr....

by Sarah Campbell Eco-Streets Project Coordinator and Administrative Assistant, School of Construction and the Environment British Columbia Institute of Technology   The creation of an Ecocity fractal is an ambitious task in any area. To attempt one in a built environment defined by industrial architecture that lacks green space is especially...

Ecocity Builders is excited to share news about our latest pilot city for the EcoCitizen World Map Project (EWMP) – Lima, Peru. Holly Pearson, Planning Manager at Ecocity Builders, was in Lima from early March through early April working on the launching and development of...

The following essay appeared as two parts in the monthly newsletter of the California educational non-profit Ecocity Builders, the first for their April, 2015 edition and the second for their May, 2015 edition with two separate titles, one for each month. ~ · ~ Begin part...