The Ecocity World Summit will take place from October 7 - 11, 2019 with the first two days dedicated to workshops, field trips and academic sessions. The following three days, comprising the main conference program, will engage academics, practitioners and other interested parties in the Summit theme of “Socially Just and Ecologically Sustainable Cities.”
The Summit structure is based on the International Ecocity Standards. There are 18 standards grouped into four categories that will comprise the four concurrent tracks for the Summit as follows:
URBAN DESIGN – this track addresses conditions in the built environment including land use considerations to provide “access by proximity” to work, housing, services, and nature. It also addresses “safe and affordable housing”, “green buildings” and “environmentally friendly transport”
BIO-GEOPHYSICAL CONDITIONS – this track addresses conditions at the interface between the natural and built environment such as “clean air”, “clean and safe water”, “healthy soil”, “responsible resources/materials”, “clean and renewable energy” and “healthy and accessible food”
SOCIO-CULTURAL FEATURES – this track addresses conditions in society such as “healthy culture”, “community capacity/governance”, “healthy and equitable economy”, “life long education” and “well being/quality of life”
ECOLOGICAL IMPERATIVES – this track addresses conditions in global and local ecosystems such as “healthy biodiversity”, “earth’s carrying capacity” and “ecological integrity”
The Ecocity World Summit addresses the way humanity builds its home — its cities, towns and villages. The aim is to unite people through a new way of living on the planet that provides the best possible cities while enhancing, not destroying, the biosphere.
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