The ECOCITY World Summit addresses the way humanity builds its home — its  cities, towns and villages.

The series focuses on key actions cities and citizens can take to rebuild our human habitat in balance with living systems, and, in the process, slow down and even reverse global heating, biodiversity collapse, loss of wilderness habitat, agricultural lands and open space, and social and environmental injustices.

This world-renowned series was first held in Berkeley California in 1990 and has since been hosted by cities in Australia, Senegal, Brazil, China, India, California, Turkey, Canada, and France.

Past conferences have featured a wide range of leaders and innovators, including environmentalist David Brower, Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Rusong Wang, member of the Chinese Peoples Congress and Head of the Environmental Sciences division of the Chinese Academy of Science, 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 in 1970 and keynote for the first ECOCITY Conference.

The ECOCITY World Summit aims to unite people through a new way of living on the planet that provides the best possible cities while enhancing, not destroying, the biosphere.

  • 2015 Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • 2013 Nantes, France
  • 2011 Montreal, Canada
  • 2009 Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2008 San Francisco, USA
  • 2006 Bangalore, India
  • 2002 Shenzhen, China
  • 2000 Curitiba, Brazil
  • 1996 Yoff, Senegal
  • 1992 Adelaide, Australia
  • 1990 Berkeley, USA