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Ecocity Builders

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Mission

Ecocity Builders reshapes cities for the long-term health of human and natural systems. Ecocity develops and implements policy, design and educational tools and strategies to build thriving urban centers based on “access by proximity” and to reverse patterns of sprawl and excessive consumption.

Ecocity Builders and associates’ definition of “ecocity” is conditional upon a healthy relationship of the city’s parts and functions, similar to the relationship of organs in living complex organism. They are concerned with city design, planning, building, and operations in an integral way and in relation to the surrounding environment and natural resources of the region, utilizing organic, ecological and whole-systems lessons to actually reverse the negative impacts of climate change, species extinction and the destruction of the biosphere.

Ecocity believes the form of the city matters, that it is within our ability, and indeed crucial, to reshape and restructure cities to address global environmental challenges.



General contact information

  • URL: http://www.ecocitybuilders.org
  • Address: 339 15th Street, Suite 208
  • Postal Code: 94612
  • City: Oakland, CA
  • Country: United States of America
  • Telephone: +1 5104529522
  • Fax: +1 5104444508
  • Email: ecocity@igc.org


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Last updated on 6 May 2013

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