Classes and Workshops

Ecocity Builders offers classes and workshops for a wide range of audiences, including city government, community groups, NGOs and businesses.

A student explains her mapping project during an ecocities class at UC Berkeley Extension

Upcoming Class —

“Ecological Cities”, UC Berkeley Extension, San Francisco

Instructor: Kirstin Miller, Executive Director, Ecocity Builders

Enroll:
San Francisco, Wed. Oct. 20, 6:30 pm, 6 meetings

  • 6 meetings
  • Oct. 20 to Dec. 1: Wed., 6:30-9:30 pm (no meeting Nov. 24)
  • San Francisco: Room 209, Art and Design Center, 95 Third St.
  • $425 (EDP 018515)

X400.7 (1 semester unit in Architecture)
An elective in the Professional Program in Sustainable Design
This course familiarizes you with strategies to create a sustainable built environment for people and nature by reshaping the built human infrastructure using principles and methods grounded in ecology and whole-systems thinking. Basic ecocity theory is presented, as are an overview of the city in evolution; the city today; and a step-by-step method for building the low-energy, sustainable city of tomorrow. Slide lectures, selected readings, in-depth discussions, a field trip, mapping projects, and collaborative working groups allow you to acquire useful knowledge of key issues and concepts.

Ecological_Cities Class Syllabus