Founded in 1992, Ecocity Builders is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reshaping cities for the long-term health of human and natural systems.

We envision the global rebuilding of cities and towns based on ecological principles for long-term cultural vitality and health of the Earth’s biosphere.

We are the keepers of the longest running conference series on the subject of ecocities. The next conference will be held in Nantes, France, September 25-27 2013.

We partner with local community groups and organizations to initiate and build demonstration projects pieces of the ecocity and are consultants to projects both locally and globally.

Ecocity Builders is known for its education and outreach. We regularly provide workshops and design charrettes, in addition to books and articles for various media outlets.


Spring 2014 Update

savethedate Ecocity Builders representatives recently returned from a tour of our several new pilot cities for the Ecocitizen World Map Project. First stop was Cairo, where Cairo University is partnering with ECB to bring community mapping to several neighborhoods. Then it was on to Casablanca, Morocco, for another mapping initiative.

Finally, ECB enjoyed enthusiastic success as a presenter at 7th World Urban Forum in Medellín, Colombia, from April 5th-11th. As part of this week long conference ECB hosted several training events and workshops demonstrating the Ecocitizen World Map technology.

Looking forward, we would like to extend a warm welcome to Abu Dhabi as host of our next International Ecocity Conference/Ecocity World Summit 2015. The decision to award the conference bid to Abu Dhabi was based on both geography and principle. First, READ MORE