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Phone: 510-452-9522
339 15th Street
Suite 208

Oakland
California 94612
USA
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Target demographics: Local: West Oakland - low-income residents, mostly African American. Berkeley - general public. Canada: Vancouver region. International: broad outreach through our International Ecocity Standards Project

Direct beneficiaries per year: Hundreds if not thousands who enjoy these urban amenities and improvements to the built environment we have initiated and built to date.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Mulch fruit trees at our urban orchard project, file paperwork at our office, help spread the word about our upcoming local projects through email news blasts and flyers, help us organize our large flat files, reorder our library.

Geographic areas served: SF Bay Area and International

Programs: Ecocity Design and Planning Charrettes; International Ecocity Standards Project; Books, Articles and Illustrations; Speakers’ Bureau; International Ecocity Conference Series; Ecocity Demonstration Projects; Consulting Services

Mission:
Ecocity Builders is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reshaping cities for the long-term health of human and natural systems.

We develop and implement policy, design and educational tools and strategies to:

Build thriving urban centers based on “access by proximity,” and reverse patterns of sprawl and excessive consumption

Shift policies to prioritize walking, bicycling, and transit and to reduce dependence on automobiles

Restore biodiversity in the heart of our cities, in the form of creeks, gardens, parks, farms and greenways
Results:
Milvia “Slow Street”, Berkeley; Cordornices Creek daylighting project, Berkeley: Berkeley solar greenhouse ordinance; Amtrak Capital Corridor line; Urban Creek Stenciling Project - leads to “Drains to Bay”; The Gaia Building design, downtown Berkeley; the International Ecocity Conference Series; Ecocity Mapping; Double Transfer of Development Rights, Village Bottoms Cultural District Outline Plan, the book "Ecocities, Rebuilding Cities in Balance with Nature" (this is a sampling of results to date)

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05/01/10
This is an environmental non profit that truly embodies... more »
04/20/10
EcoCity Builders is one of the most inspiring organisations world wide. It has the theory and and the practical skills to convert our sprawling cities into ecological cities. It's outreach includes under-developed and over-developed countries. If we continue to make cities in the same old way and do... more »
04/20/10
I have volunteered with Ecocity Builders since 1990 when I attended the First International Ecocity Conference convened by Richard Register. He is a visionary who sees hundreds of years into the future and, at the same time, delights in the smallest detail of a crimson autumn leaf or sparkling ... more »
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