The Longest Running Summit On Sustainable Cities

Join us for the 14th edition of Ecocity World Summit. Leading international experts, thousands of innovators, researchers, engineers, designers, policy makers, environmentalists, teachers and students will meet on 27-29 September 2021 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Building on the success and innovation of previous meetings, Ecocity 2021 will feature a wide range of sessions, workshops, fieldtrips and other learning opportunities, showcasing the latest research and developments in urban design and city transformation practices. Plan more time for pre-summit and post-summit activities!


Urban ecology as condition for urban life

Circular City

Concepts, approaches and practices for resilient urban landscape planning

Healthy City

Social and physical systems and innovative solutions to actively promote health

Resilient City

Transitions into a complete circular urban metabolism

Al Gore

Former Vice President of the United States

“I’m so glad you’re doing this ecocity conference on a regular basis.”

Paul Hawken

Environmentalist, Entrepreneur, Author, Activist, USA Project Drawdown

“Ecocity World Summit is the most insightful and comprehensive urban initiative I have seen in terms of addressing the issues civilization is facing. The roster of speakers is world class, extraordinary people who have devoted their life to creating just and vibrant habitats for all people.“

Debra Roberts

Head of the Sustainable and Resilient City Initiatives Unit in eThekwini Municipality in Durban, South Africa

“In a world where the recent Intergovernmental panel on Climate Change’s Special Report on global warming of 1.5oC has highlighted the urgent need for unprecedented transitions in urban, energy, land and industrial systems, the vision of establishing regional networks of ecocities could not be more timely. This is the sort of ramping up of transformative urban ambition that is urgently needed to create a low-carbon, climate resilient, safe and equitable world for all. The time for national and regional ecocity programs and plans is now!”

Our Expert Committee

Ecocity is powered by an experienced committee with knowledge across all aspects of urban transformations

Our Community

Let's transform our cities together! Take part of the discussion online.

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