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Ecocity 2021 → 2022, the 14th edition of Ecocity World Summit

The Ecocity World Summit leadership has made the difficult decision to convert the Onsite and Online Ecocity 2021 World Summit to a fully virtual conference. Based on careful monitoring of conditions in The Netherlands, the neighboring countries of our participants, and in discussions with local health authorities, we have concluded that COVID-19 infections are not likely to abate before the conference’s original dates.

It is out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of our participants, speakers, exhibitors and staff that we have reached the difficult decision to transition the conference to a fully virtual Summit on the new dates of 22nd – 24th of February 2022.

We believe this is the safest approach for the well-being of our global audience and we are excited that this virtual experience makes it possible to broaden the learning opportunities and engagement with all of our community at this time.

 

The 2022 event is held in conjunction with SASBE 2022 – 7th CIB international conference on Smart and Sustainable Built Environments – and will offer a unique virtual experience for participants around the globe!

Join us on 22-24 February 2022 for a memorable fully online event.

The Ecocity World Summit Series is structured to promote the rethinking and rebuilding of our human civilization to exist in balance with living systems. The conference is stewarded by California, USA based nonprofit, Ecocity Builders.

Ecocity World Summit is now the longest running conference on sustainable cities. First held in Berkeley California in 1990, it has since been hosted by cities in Australia, Senegal, Brazil, China, India, USA, Turkey, Canada, France, and the UAE.

About Ecocity 2022

Ecocity 2022 is hosted by the City of Rotterdam and TU Delft.

Each edition of the Summit gathers some of the most talented, compassionate and hard-working professionals to carry out a design revolution: the city, town, and village built for people and nature.

We are seeking to transform the way we inhabit planet Earth, and we are here to discuss, refine, and energize the current vision.

Past Summits have featured a wide range of leaders and innovators, including environmentalists Severn Suzuki, David Brower and Paul Hawken, Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, former Vice President of the United States Al Gore, renowned architect and urban planner Jamie Lerner, former Mayor of Curitia, Brazil, architect/philosopher Paolo Soleri, former Mayor of San Francisco Gavin Newsom, and Denis Hayes, Director of the original National Earth Day.

Past Summits

Past Summits have featured a wide range of leaders and innovators, including environmentalists Severn Suzuki, David Brower and Paul Hawken, Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, former Vice President of the United States Al Gore, renowned architect and urban planner Jamie Lerner, former Mayor of Curitia, Brazil, architect/philosopher Paolo Soleri, former Mayor of San Francisco Gavin Newsom, and Denis Hayes, Director of the original National Earth Day.

Who Should Attend

Ecocity World Summit caters to innovators and pioneers, engineers and planners, policy makers and administrators, professionals and business people, environmentalists and developers, teachers and students, as well as artists and designers. Each conference focuses on related themes pertaining to healthy and sustainable cities, towns and villages of the future — from theory and research, to the application and implementation of all things related to the ecological city.