Jetson Green Partners with Ecocity World Summit

Ecocity World Summit I’m happy to announce that Jetson Green has signed on as an official media sponsor for the Ecocity World Summit, which takes place April 22-26, 2008 in San Francisco, California.  I couldn’t be happier to be supporting such a stellar event. 

You should know, however, that this is no ordinary conference.  Ecocity World Summit recognizes it’s time to take a closer look at the largest of humanity’s creations — cities — directly and fearlessly.  Over 85% of humanity currently live in cities, towns, and villages –- the built community of our species.  The Ecocity World Summit challenges and inspires each individual, no matter where we call home, to build something different: the city for ourselves, the city for people and all life on the planet.  For a sneak peak, take a look at some of the projects that will be explored.

Speakers at the event include some of the following:

  • Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco
  • Jamie Lerner, Architect and Master planner, former Mayor of Curitiba Brazil
  • Parris Glendening, former Governor of Maryland and President of Smart Growth America Leadership Institute
  • Fiona Ma, CA State Assembly woman and Chair of the Congressional High Speed Rail Caucus
  • Jared Blumenfield, Director of the San Francisco Dept. of the Environment
  • Ken Yeang, Urban Designer and Director of Llewelyn Davies Yeang
  • Peter Head, Director of Arup
  • Paolo Soleri, Architect and design visionary
  • Richard Register, founder of Ecocity Builders  

The event gathers together world-renown architects, planners, environmentalists, climatologists, energy experts, leading mayors and governors, innovators, students, developers (the good ones), indigenous people, artists, and a variety of other innovators.  And you

To learn more about Ecocity World Summit and to register for the event, visit their website at or call Ecocity Builders at 510-419-0850. 

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  • Marc Joseph

    Congratulations! Its exciting to see a blog sponsoring an important event.

  • Preston

    @marc – thanks, and while I’m thinking about it, I like YoungArchitect’s new attitude. Voice is a good differentiation point, but don’t forget the value of article selection combined with aggregation of selected articles. If you know what I mean.

  • Andrew Stone

    Preston, that is great! I wish I could go.

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