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Date registered: October 14, 2011

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  1. Ecocities to balance the new and the old in Bhutan — May 22, 2013
  2. EcoCitizen World Map Project — June 1, 2012
  3. Ecocity Insights — April 2, 2012
  4. Lessons from favelas to transform the world’s cities — March 7, 2012
  5. IEFS Core Advisory Committee Meeting in Vancouver, Canada — March 6, 2012

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Ecocities to balance the new and the old in Bhutan

Richard Register is on the road again, leaving this week for Bhutan where he will meet with government officials about building ecocities in Panbang, a province of Zhemgang. Bhutan is a small Buddhist county nestled in the Eastern crags of the Himalayas, commonly overshadowed in the news by its neighbors Tibet, Burma, China and India. …

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EcoCitizen World Map Project

Just in time for Rio+20, we’re happy to announce that Ecocity Builders has launched the EcoCitizens World Map project in conjunction with nonprofit tech company Ushahidi. This map, based on the Ecocity Framework, offers a place and a pathway for people everywhere to add their voices and be counted as contributing members of the new …

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Ecocity Insights

by Jennie Moore, Director of Sustainable Development, British Columbia Institute of Technology-School of Construction and the Environment Update on Vancouver’s Second IEFS Workshop The City of Vancouver is an early partner city to the development of the International Ecocity Framework and Standards (IEFS). On February 9th, 2012, BCIT hosted a workshop led by Ecocity Builders …

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Lessons from favelas to transform the world’s cities

by Richard Register, President, Ecocity Builders It’s closer than you think to the UN Rio + 20 Conference! (June 2012) We in Ecocity Builders see this as a time of immense importance. A time to rekindle and uplift spirits of the possible, desirable and creatable. That of course depends on having the right ideas and …

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IEFS Core Advisory Committee Meeting in Vancouver, Canada

by Sven Eberlein The following is an excerpt from a series of workshops and meetings discussing the IEFS with a range of stakeholders and expert advisers in Vancouver, Canada, from February 9-14. The original series was published on Daily Kos and can be found in its full length at the following links: Carless in Vancouver, …

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BCIT Vancouver: Ecocity School & IEFS Model

by Sven Eberlein The following is an excerpt from a series of workshops discussing the IEFS with a range of stakeholders and expert advisers in Vancouver, Canada, from February 9-14. The original series was published on Daily Kos and can be found in its full length at the following links: Carless in Vancouver, Part 1: …

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IEFS workshop at Downtown BCIT campus in Vancouver, B.C.

by Sven Eberlein The following is an excerpt from a series of workshops discussing the IEFS with a range of stakeholders and expert advisers in Vancouver, Canada, from February 9-14. The original series was published on Daily Kos and can be found in its full length at the following links: Carless in Vancouver,  Part 1: …

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Living within planetary boundaries – how cities can save the earth

Excerpted from the October 2011 editorial of Ecocities Emerging, the newsletter of Ecocity Builders and the International Ecocity Conference Series “Why are we here?” It’s a question often posed philosophically. Posed practically, the answer is pretty straightforward – we’re here because our planet supports conditions for life, including human life. Alarmingly, humans are now impacting …

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Panel at Ecocity 9 in Montreal discusses IEFS

by Richard Register At the Ecocity 9 international conference in Montreal, Kirstin Miller organized a panel of short presentations by members of our international team drafting the IEFS. She described the history of the project and progress that has brought us to a point where we now have a solid set of core authors and …

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Urban Design – Built Form and Accessibility

The  city provides residents with walkable access between safe and affordable housing, basic urban services, and open/green space. It demonstrates environmentally friendly transport options and provides walking and transit access to close-by employment.

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