Ecocity World Summit 2019

The 2019 Ecocity World Summit brings together a diverse mix of researchers, policy makers, city-building professionals, business innovators, and civil society leaders who share a commitment to creating socially just and ecologically sustainable cities. Join participants from over 75 countries to explore solutions and opportunities to:

  • reshape cities to radically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect natural habitat,
  • create urban spaces to enable access to employment, shelter and services at any income level.

Everyone who is passionate about building and living in sustainable cities is welcome.

The Summit will help to build an infrastructure of ideas, strategies, and actions we can all use to promote cities that are socially inclusive and ecologically healthy. This year’s primary theme is “socially just and ecologically sustainable cities.” Important sub-themes include: climate action, circular economy, and informal solutions for sustainable development. These themes weave through the Summit tracks. The 2019 Summit brings focus to the International Ecocity Standards (IES) by using its four pillars as the Summit tracks:

  • Urban design
  • Bio-geophysical conditions
  • Socio-cultural features
  • Ecological imperatives
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