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Ecocity Builders, under our new project Ecocity CoLab, is looking to expand into the adjacent 1500 sq/ft studio in our historic downtown Oakland office building in order to create more opportunities for collaboration among like-minded associates. In addition to co-working space and dedicated desks, Ecocity CoLab will have a conference room, kitchenette, and informal meeting space available. We envision it as a dynamic working space with a strong focus on urban ecology and eco-social-economic sustainability and systems thinking.
We are seeking co-workers who are already involved with or are coming into an ecocity-related discipline which could include: urban design, transportation, building and architecture, energy, water, food, soil, air quality, education, community capacity building, quality of life, economics, equity and social justice, carrying capacity, biodiversity, media, technology and/or anything having READ MORE
Osaka’s robot-run parking lots mixed with the Minneapolis lakefront; a musician’s fantasy metropolis
By DAVID BYRNE
Originally published in the Wall Street Journal
New Orleans on a rainy day. National Geographic Stock
There’s an old joke that you know you’re in heaven if the cooks are Italian and the engineering is German. If it’s the other way around you’re in hell. In an attempt to conjure up a perfect city, I imagine a place that is a mash-up of the best qualities of a host of cities. The permutations are endless. Maybe I’d take the nightlife of New York in a setting like Sydney’s with bars like those in Barcelona and cuisine from Singapore served in outdoor restaurants like those in Mexico City. Or I could layer the sense of READ MORE