Can cities be both ecologically healthy and socially just? There are no easy answers, not even in Vancouver, one of the world’s greenest cities. Yet multiple solutions are emerging with new leadership and new partnerships. Ecocity 2019 is where these breakthroughs and advances will be shared.
The Ecocity World Summit is the longest-standing international Summit that addresses building cities in balance with nature. It is a biennial event involving over 1,000 delegates from around the world. This year, the Summit will be hosted by the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in collaboration with the City of Vancouver and Tourism Vancouver at the Vancouver Convention Centre West from October 7 – 11, 2019.
We are proud to announce that our very own Joke Dufourmont (Project Manager Jobs & Skills Programme) and Annerieke Douma (Director for Cities and Regions ) will be presenting during the Summit. Joke’s presentation will be focusing on the potential of the circular economy to attract circular jobs and fill the skills gap, and Annerieke will be presenting the Amsterdam City Doughnut, a compass to guide the creation of a thriving city that meets the needs of all within the means of the planet Find the complete program here.
We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver at the Ecocity World Summit 2019!