Classes and Workshops

Ecocity Builders offers classes and workshops for a wide range of audiences, including city government, community groups, NGOs and businesses.

Current Class:

“Ecological Cities”, San Francisco Institute of Architecture

Instructor: Kirstin Miller, Executive Director, Ecocity Builders


  • 6 meetings
  • Jan. 18 – Feb. 22, 2011
  • SFIA – Strawberry Creek Design Center in Berkeley. 1250 Addison St. Berkeley, CA 94702

This course familiarizes you with strategies to create a sustainable built environment for people and nature by reshaping the built human infrastructure using principles and methods grounded in ecology and whole-systems thinking. Basic ecocity theory is presented, as are an overview of the city in evolution; the city today; and a step-by-step method for building the low-energy, sustainable city of tomorrow. Slide lectures, selected readings, in-depth discussions, a field trip, mapping projects, and collaborative working groups allow you to acquire useful knowledge of key issues and concepts.

Ecological_Cities Class Syllabus