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 27-28 September 2021 in-person in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and on 29-30 September online.
Ecocity 2021 will feature a wide range of sessions, workshops, fieldtrips and other learning opportunities in an innovative hybrid format, showcasing the latest research and developments in urban design and city transformation practices.


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

Plan and Build Tomorrow's Cities Today

Our individual successes won’t triumph over the climate crisis, if we remain fragmented in our approaches.
At Ecocity World Summit delegates are more than just passive learners. Watch the video below to get a taste of what to expect and get ready to be exposed to transformational insights this September.

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.“

Al Gore

Former Vice President of the United States

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

Debra Roberts

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

“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 World Summit 2021 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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