Founder and Emissary, Ecocity Builders
Presentation: The Role of VC in History and Evolution
Richard Register, founder and president of Ecocity Builders, is one of the world’s great theorists and authors in ecological city design and planning, having advocated the building of better cities for more than four decades. Among his many firsts was convening the inaugural Ecocity International Conference (Berkeley, California, in 1990). He is founding president of Urban Ecology (1975) and founder and current president of Ecocity Builders (1992), both not-for-profit educational organizations. Mr. Register’s acclaimed self-illustrated books include EcoCities: Building Cities in Balance with Nature (2002), Ecocity Berkeley: Building Cities for a Healthy Future (1987), and Another Beginning (1978). He is also the editor of Village Wisdom: Future Cities (1997). Mr. Register has lectured frequently in some 29 countries and 29 U.S. states. He was recently appointed to the International Scientific Advisory Committee on Active Ecological Urban Development to the Scientific Committee on Problems in the Environment (SCOPE), an international association of nation states and two-dozen major scientific associations.