For those of you who haven't heard of the Ecocity World Summit - it's happening in just a few short weeks:
Throughout Earth Day Week, April 22-26, 2008 in San Francisco, California, the Ecocity World Summit (7th International Ecocity Conference) will be convening an international community of inspired change-makers; courageous individuals who are addressing problems of the world's environment with thoughtful long-range solutions that are truly sustainable, ecologically healthy and socially just.
Why go? Because cities are what it's all about - if designed well, cities are localized, self-sustaining organisms. There produce our power, grow our food, clean our water, deal with our waste... they are the right level for thinking through the "whole problem" of sustainability. The challenge with cities is that they take people with many different specialties to keep them running. The benefit of going to a conference like this? People of different urban-related disciples are in the same room talking with laser-like focus about the problem of our time. Creative sparks are sure to fly!