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We’re excited to announce the release of Sustainable Neighborhoods - Moravia, a collaborative and intersectoral project to develop a sustainable neighborhood plan for Medellín’s Moravia neighborhood, initiated and funded by the United Nations’ Environment Program. [caption id="attachment_6155" align="alignright" width="350"] Click on cover to read the complete...

Work is underway to shape the program for the upcoming Ecocity World Summit to be held in Vancouver, Canada from October 7 to 11, 2019. The overarching conference theme is “socially just and ecologically sustainable cities” with three sub-themes addressing: climate action circular economy informal solutions...

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,...

The international Ecocity Standards call for “Healthy Biodiversity” (www.ecocitystandards.org). This means that the range of plants and animals living in local, bioregional and global ecosystems is sustained, and that natural habitat is restored. Conservation of habitat has been an important strategy to ensure nature’s long-term...