Rating: 4.82 stars 11 11 reviews
339 15th Street Suite 208 Oakland CA 94612 USA
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
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)
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
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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This is an environmental non profit that truly embodies
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
The creek restoration project; newsletters, presentations; neighborhood projects
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
give it more money
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the consistent quality of their newsletter; the long range commitment and persistence
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
professional staff, committed volunteers
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
come up with life saving ideas for cities to survive without destroying the biosphere
Ways to make it better...
I had become involved sooner
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
not enough people paying attention to them
One thing I'd also say is that...
they have been at this for years and years
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
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