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Seminar on Integrated Spatial Development.  Join us online for this seminar on Integration of Transport and Land Use Toward Eco2 Cities; May 22, 8:30am-12:30pm EDT.

Eco2 Cities Guide Now Available! This Guide is supplementary to the book titled Eco² Cities: Ecological Cities as Economic Cities (Eco² Book) and highlights essential, practical elements of planning and implementing Eco2 Cities.

Recent events

March 13, 2012
Washington, DC

Seminar: OECD Compact City Policies: A Comparative Assessment

This seminar discussed OECD’s new report, Compact City Policies: A Comparative Assessment. The report examines the concept of the compact city and the implication of the current urban context for compact city policies. It explores their potential outcomes, particularly in terms of how they can contribute to Green Growth, and looks at developing indicators to monitor compact cities and track policy performance. | read more

November 8, 2011
Beijing, China
Book Launch Symposium of “Eco2 Cities: Ecological Cities as Economic Cities” (Chinese Version) 

This event launched the World Bank’s “Eco2 Cities: Ecological Cities as Economic Cities (Chinese version)” book. The Eco² Book provides an analytical and operational framework that offers strategic guidance to cities on sustainable and integrated urban development. The Eco² Book also introduces a set of practical tools to materialize its concept and principles on sustainable urban development. | read more

September 12, 2011
Washington, DC
NCI Charrette Training: Collaborative Project Management for Design and Decision Making   

This BBL presented an overview of the NCI Charrette System, a collaborative design and planning project management approach that is relevant to any development initiatives. It is currently being introduced as a practical planning tool in the Bank’s Eco2 Cities – Ecological Cities as Economic Cities – Initiative. | read more 

October 20, 2011
Washington, DC
Practical Application of Eco2 Cities Initiative: Guide for Practitioners 

This BBL introduced practical applications of the Eco2 Cities Initiative (Eco2 Cities is a sustainable urban development initiative with the objective of helping cities in developing countries achieve greater ecological and economic sustainability in synergy). Ryoko Iizuka presented the Eco2Guide, which has been developed based on the Eco2 Book to help cities put the Eco2 concepts into practice on the ground. The 60-page Guide aims to stimulate the transformation of city governance around the cornerstone of leadership and collaboration for planning integrated urban development. | read more 

August 22-26, 2011
Montreal Ecocity Summit 2011 

The World Bank Eco2 team attended the Ecocity World Summit in Montreal from Aug 22-26, 2011. The summit was hosted by the Montreal Urban Ecology Center, with the aim of stimulating knowledge exchange on Ecocity thought, practice, policy and implementation. It was attended by more than 1,000 participants from over 70 countries. | read more 

March 30, 2011
World Bank, Washington, DC
BBL: DC Green Financial Incentives 

The District of Columbia is providing innovative green financial incentives for environmental improvements that are available to residents, commercial property or business owners and non‐profit organizations. At this Brown Bag Lunch, members of the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) team presented an overview of the green financial incentive program and its financing innovation in the energy sector and the water sector. | read more 

March 2, 2011
World Bank, Washington, DC
BBL: Siemens Sustainability Program: From Green City Indexes to the Urban Sustainability Centre in London 

This session introduced SIEMENS’ pioneering sustainable cities program including Green City Indexes-Europe, LAC and Asia, Sustainable City London and a new Urban Sustainability Centre in London. | read more 


Eco2 Cities synopsis (pdf, 535KB)

Last updated: March 29, 2012

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