Rating: 4.82 stars 11 reviews
Location: 339 15th Street Suite 208 Oakland CA 94612 USA
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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I want to thank Kirstin Miller for speaking to my Environmental Issues class (ESPM 10) at Cal on April 1, 2010. The 150 students are learning about urban environments and consumerism, and their environmental impacts. Kirstin gave a truly excellent and exciting talk on how urban to rethink urban environments, providing excellent local examples and case studies.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
I was fortunate to bring in professionals with real world experience to talk to my students, inspire them, and (I think) motivate some of them to both volunteer work in ecocities as well as careers.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
more forcefully drive a truly common sense (and economically viable) type of urban development. Ecocity Builders ideas not only will make peoples lives better, but it should be able to generate jobs and a stronger social structure for communities.
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