Speakers Bureau

Ecocity Builders’ Speakers Bureau brings audiences quality speakers whose ideas are changing the face of urban design and inspiring the world.

Contact us for more information about scheduling a speaker for your event.

Richard Register

Richard Register

Richard Register is one of the world’s great theorists and authors in ecological city design and planning. He is also a practitioner with three decades of experience activating local projects, pushing establishment buttons and working with environmentalists and developers to get a better city built and running. Click here for more information on Richard’s speaking schedule.

The following is a sample of some of the organizations and events that Richard has addressed:

Stockholm Conference (alternative event)
Rio de Janeiro Conference (alternative event)
Johannesburg Conference (alternative event)
Habitat II, Istanbul
Smithsonian Institution
National Council for Science and the Environment
Open University for the Environment. Curitiba. Brazil
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
California College of Arts and Crafts
World Futures Society Conference
Eco Wave Conference on Ecological Architecture

…as well as university classes, architectural firms, futurist conferences, student body events at colleges, Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs, business councils, small local creek restoration groups, city government agencies, transportation departments, scientific associations, and the various conferences and workshops that he himself has organized.

Richard’s speaking fee averages $5,000, plus transportation and expenses, depending on the nature of the event.


Kirstin Miller

Kirstin is  Executive Director for Ecocity Builders, where she leads the organization’s program development, global initiatives and activities. She works locally and internationally to establish access to ecocity knowledge, integrating experiences from a diverse range of perspectives. She helps link separate knowledge pools through joint research, consulting services, and partnerships. Kirstin helps develop mutual understanding of ecocity goals and helps implement knowledge in new settings, including coordinating joint partnerships, projects and work plans.

Kirstin is an international speaker and presenter on ecocity design, technology, development and citizen participation. She is also a Board Member of the International Ecocity Conference Series Committee and a jurist for the Katerva Awards.

Selected Presentations:

  • “Building Ecocities – Geo Design and Citizen Participation,” Emerging sustainable Cities Initiative of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas and the Organization of American States, Antigua, Guatemala, 2013;
  • “Building Ecocities,” United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2012;
  • “Favelas as Models of Sustainable Development,” The People’s Summit on Sustainable Development, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2012;
  • “The International Ecocity Framework,” Ecocity World Summit, Montreal, Canada, 2011; “Developing Standards for Ecologically Healthy Communities,” ‘Gaining Ground’ shoulder event, Vancouver, Canada, 2010;
  • “Ecocities – An Environmentally Conscious Approach to Architecture,” AIA East Bay, Oakland, California, 2009;
  • “Ecocities for the 21 st Century – China’s Leadership,” UN Global Forum on Human Settlements, Shenzhen, China, 2008;
  • “Ecocity Mapping,” The 6th International Ecocity Conference, Bangalore, India, 2006:
  • “The Ecocity Vision,” Towards Carfree Cities Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 2003;
  • “Ecological Cities, Balance by Design,” 7th World Wilderness Congress, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 2001.

Publications, Articles and Essays (Selected)

  • “Ecocity Mapping Using GIS: Introducing a Planning Method for Assessing and Improving Neighborhood Vitality.” Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education and Action. Vol 7., Issue 1, The Johns Hopkins University Press. Spring 2013.
  • “Prague Gnosis.” Ecotecture, The Journal of Ecological Design. 2003.
  • “Future Cities and the Fate of Wilderness – Balance by Design.” Wilderness and Human Communities, The Spirit of the 21 st Century. 2001.
  • “Saving Old Merritt, An Oakland Neighborhood Preserves a Landmark.” Orion Afield. 2001. “More Walking, Less Parking.” Carfree Times. 1999.


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