Based in United States

Ecocity Builders

A Non-profit

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Organization Details

We regularly collaborate with an international network of associates and a number of close advisors, cultivated over the course of more than 30 years of consistent work. Based on our backgrounds, abilities and experiences, Ecocity Builders is able to influence and participate in a wide variety of conversations and projects related to the ecocity approach worldwide. We can effectively speak to nonprofits, government leaders, scientists, educators, artists, local activists, businesses, institutions and the general public. Our strength lies in basic ecocity principles that hold up under the test of time and scrutiny, along with our considerable personal commitment to the work.

Impact Story

Our founder, Richard Register, defined and developed the term ‘ecocity’ over 30 years ago — long before ‘green building’ and ‘sustainability’ were even in the vocabulary. Since then we have become the keepers of the longest running conference series on the subject — the International Ecocity Conference Series/Ecocity World Summit — begun in 1990 in Berkeley and since held on every continent except Antarctica. We initiate projects and have been consultants locally and globally. Over the years we’ve advised in many countries, including India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Senegal, South Africa, Turkey, nine countries in Europe, Korea, Australia, and extensive projects in China. We have built a network of stellar thinkers and practitioners in a wide variety of disciplines, including transportation, energy, architecture, design, natural restoration, development, planning, and advocacy.