Today: Richard Register & Ambika Shukla
Richard Register, President, Ecocity Builders, Founder of the International Ecocity Conference Series, USA
Mr. Richard Register is the world’s leading author, illustrator and theorist in ecological city design and planning. He is also an activist on local projects, from creek restoration and urban gardening to street and building redesign, working with environmentalists, developers and politicians to get a better city built and running. Mr Register is founder of Ecocity Builders, a California non-profit corporation. He convened the First international Ecocity Conference in 1990 and advised on all subsequent conferences in the series. These evens have involved approximately 5,000 people and 625 speakers to dates. His latest book is Ecocities – Rebuilding Cities in Balance with Nature. Ecocity Builders: www.ecocitybuilders.org
Ambika Shukla, Director, People For Animals, INDIA
Ambika Shukla of New Delhi is widely considered one of Asia’s leading advocates to protect animals and wildlife. Educated in the United States, she has worked with numerous global organisations such as the World Wildlife Federation in drawing attention to the subject of cruelty to animals. She runs a nonprofit, nonpartisan organisation called People for Animals, which operates animal shelters in virtually all of India’s 29 states. Ms Shukla is a popular speaker on the lecture circuit in India, South-east Asia, Europe and the United States.