TV20 Coverage of Ecocity 2008

April 25, 2008

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Serigne Mbaye Dine – Senegal Speaks

April 25, 2008

Serigne Mbaye Dine, Yoff Village Leader, shares his vision: 

Stephen Schneider, Stanford University Climatologist

April 25, 2008

Stephen H. Schneider, Climatologist, Stanford University

Stephen Schneider is the Stanford University Melvin and Joan Lane professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, co-director at Stanford’s Center for Environmental Science and Policy, and professor by courtesy in the Department of Civil Engineering. Schneider’s current global change research interests include food/climate and other environmental/science public policy issues; ecological and economic implications of climatic change; integrated assessment of global change; climatic modeling of paleoclimates and of human impacts on climate, e.g., carbon dioxide “greenhouse effect” and environmental consequences of nuclear war. In 1998, he became a foreign member of the Academia Europaea, Earth and Cosmic Sciences Section. He was elected Chair of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences Section on Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences (1999-2001). He was a member of the scientific staff of National Center for Atmospheric Research from 1973-1996, where he co-founded the Climate Project.

Stephen H. Schneider:

Rusong Wang Speaks

April 25, 2008

Wang Rusong is head of the Center for Ecological and Environmental Sciences at the Chinese Academy of Science and has been one of the pioneering leaders in ecological city theory and support of those practicing the sciences and arts of ecocity building. He is one of the founders of the Ecology Society of China he has been one of the most accomplished ecologists and champion of solutions in waste treatment and pollution abatement for the health delivery systems in China. Internationally he is known as one of the founders of SCOPE – the Scientific Committee on Problems in the Environment. Rusong has convened many conferences for SCOPET kindred to our International Ecocity Conferences.

California Assembly Awards & Recognizes Jaime Lerner

April 24, 2008

Jaime Lerner receives award of recognition from California Assembly

RIchard Register, on behalf of Fiona Ma, presented Jaime Lerner with an award of recognition for his accomplishments and influence on the State of California.

Here’s video, followed by a 5 minute interview with Mr. Lerner.

Two More Ecocity Stories, courtesy CNN

April 2, 2008

Ecocity thinking and practices are rising in world consciousness, as evidenced by CNN running two stories today with connections to the Ecocity World Summit.

[ Building The Future ]

LONDON, England (CNN) — It’s easy to overlook the impact buildings have on greenhouse gas emissions, but the places where we live and work contribute over 30 percent of global greenhouse emissions.


An artist’s impression of how the Dongtan eco-city will look like when it is completed. The first stage is due to open in 2010.

Although the term “green architecture” was only coined about 20 years ago, architects have been embracing environmental or sustainable design for decades.

Today, architects are transforming our urban landscapes in ways which were previous unimaginable. Aided by cutting edge design and construction techniques, the bold new structures of today owe much to the techniques used by pre and early industrial pioneers. [Read this article]

And Peter Head was given his own profile, talking about his work in Dongtan.

[ Future Player: Peter Head ]

(CNN) — Peter Head is Director of urban design and development at Arup, the global design and business consulting firm.


Peter Head, of global design and business consulting firm Arup, is a noted pioneer of sustainable development.

Head is in charge of planning and development for Dongtan, the eco-city planned for construction on Chongming Island near Shanghai. Head himself describes it as: “the world’s largest sustainable development project.”

It was while he was overseeing the construction of the Second Severn Crossing — a bridge across the Bristol Channel linking England and Wales opened in 1996 — that he first became interested in sustainable development.

[Read This Article]

Pacifica Tribune: Ecocity Summit

March 24, 2008

Get ready to change the world!

Throughout Earth Day Week, April 22-26, in San Francisco, the Ecocity World Summit (7th International Ecocity Conference) will convene an international community of inspired change-makers, courageous individuals addressing problems of the world’s environment with thoughtful long-range solutions that are truly sustainable, ecologically healthy and socially just. The International Ecocity Conference Series brings together the key innovators, decision makers, technologists, businesses and organizations shaping the conversation around ecological and sustainable city, town and village design, planning and development. We intend to put these issues on the economic and environmental agenda for 2008 and beyond.

Ecocity World Summit 2008 Themes:

  • People — population, health, equity, and access.
  • Nature — protecting and restoring the planet’s living systems and agricultural lands.
  • Sustainable Development — land use, transportation, architecture and infrastructure.
  • Economies & Technologies — building the supporting markets, businesses and technologies.
  • Incentives & Support Structures — role of government, organizations, institutions and individuals.