Ecocity World Summits

Our biannual Ecocity World Summits (EWS) address the way humanity builds its home, promoting the understanding and development of cities that are ecologically healthy and sustainable, economically prosperous and fair, and socially just and caring. Also known as ECOCITY, these inspiring gatherings of urban stakeholders from across the globe focus on key actions cities and citizens can take to rebuild our human habitat in balance with living systems.

Past Summits

First held in Berkeley/USA in 1990, the IECS is the longest standing international conference series on ecocities and has been hosted by the following cities:

  • Ecocity 11: Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2015
  • Ecocity 10: Nantes, France, 2013
  • Ecocity 9: Montreal, Canada, 2011
  • Ecocity 8: Istanbul, Turkey, 2009
  • Ecocity 7: San Francisco, USA, 2008
  • Ecocity 6: Bangalore, India, 2006
  • Ecocity 5: Shenzhen, China, 2002
  • Ecocity 4: Curitiba, Brazil, 2000
  • Ecocity 3: Yoff, Senegal, 1996
  • Ecocity 2: Adelaide, Australia, 1992
  • Ecocity 1: Berkeley, USA, 1990

Ecocity 2017: Melbourne

July 12-14, 2017

Ecocity 2017: Changing Cities: Resilience and Transformations will bring together a diverse mix of researchers, policy makers and citizens with a common focus on identifying and creating pathways to more sustainable, resilient and equitable cities. It will address the unprecedented ecological, social and economic challenges – and opportunities – facing the world’s cities through a focus on six major themes:

• Climate and energy transformations
• Food and water security
• Smart cities for people
• Healthy and caring cities
• Culturally vibrant cities
• Governance, infrastructure and finance

Online submissions are now open. To attend or contribute, visit Ecocity 2017.

Apply to Host

Ecocity Builders now invites expressions of interest from those wishing to bid for hosting the next Ecocity World Summit after the event planned for Melbourne, Australia, July 12th through 14th, 2017. For more info, download the bid manual here.