Ecocity Builders Overview
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
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