Ecocity Builders

Rating: 4.82 stars   11 reviews

Address:

339 15th Street Suite 208 Oakland CA 94612 USA

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)

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.

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

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510-452-9522
www.ecocitybuilders.org

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