Reshaping cities for the long-term health of human and natural systems

Reshaping cities for the long-term health of human and natural systems

Reshaping cities for the long-term health of human and natural systems

Reshaping cities for the long-term health of human and natural systems

Four Pillars of an Ecocity

Urban Design

The city is designed and developed with the underlying principle of access by proximity, providing residents with walkable access to open/green spaces, basic urban services, and affordable housing. It demonstrates environmentally friendly transport options and provides walking and transit access to close-by employment.

Bio-Geo-Physical

The city commits to responsible management of resources and materials as well as the generation and use of clean, renewable energy. It maintains a level of physical conditions that ensure clean air and access to clean and safe water. It fosters healthy soil and makes sure nutritious, locally grown food is available.

Socio-Cultural

The city provides access to lifelong education for all and facilitates conditions for vibrant human expression, knowledge, interaction and governance by promoting cultural activities and full community participation. It invests in an equitable economy that benefits people and planet and is committed to the wellbeing of every citizen, regardless of socioeconomic status.

Ecological

The city is committed to sustaining and restoring biodiversity of local, regional and global ecosystems, including species diversity, ecosystem diversity, and genetic diversity. It keeps its demand on ecosystems within the limits of the Earth’s carrying capacity and supports ecological integrity by maintaining essential linkages within and between ecological corridors.

The city is designed and developed with the underlying principle of access by proximity, providing residents with walkable access to open/green spaces, basic urban services, and affordable housing. It demonstrates environmentally friendly transport options and provides walking and transit access to close-by employment.

The city commits to responsible management of resources and materials as well as the generation and use of clean, renewable energy. It maintains a level of physical conditions that ensure clean air and access to clean and safe water. It fosters healthy soil and makes sure nutritious, locally grown food is available.

The city provides access to lifelong education for all and facilitates conditions for vibrant human expression, knowledge, interaction and governance by promoting cultural activities and full community participation. It invests in an equitable economy that benefits people and planet and is committed to the wellbeing of every citizen, regardless of socioeconomic status.

The city is committed to sustaining and restoring biodiversity of local, regional and global ecosystems, including species diversity, ecosystem diversity, and genetic diversity. It keeps its demand on ecosystems within the limits of the Earth’s carrying capacity and supports ecological integrity by maintaining essential linkages within and between ecological corridors.

Ecocity World Summit

Melbourne

July 12-14, 2017

We are delighted to extend an invitation to attend and contribute to the Ecocity World Summit 2017. Focused on Changing Cities: Resilience and Transformation, Ecocity 2017 will bring together a diverse mix of researchers, policy makers and citizens w...

Urbinsight

Next Generation Participatory Mapping and Analysis

Urbinsight connects communities with web-based mapping tools designed to explore and measure holistic urban health. Based on a bottom-up approach to documenting environmental conditions at the neighborhood scale, the project provides tools, training, and knowledge f...

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Eco-Plaza in the Heart of the City

Berkeley’s re-envisioned Center Street features deep green technologies and thoughtful community place-making strategies. The community plan for the pedestrian plaza was endorsed by the City Council and final technical studies and design work are underway...

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