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.