Wed May 8, 2013 8:45pm EDT —
Wed May 8, 2013 10:00pm EDT
Richard Register speaks live at Maharishi University of Management (MUM.edu) May 8 at 7:45 pm CST
Sponsored by The MUM Sustainable Living Department
(this talk will be streamed live online, with chat capability)
Richard Register is the founder and president of Ecocity Builders (http://www.ecocitybuilders.org/), founder and first president of Urban Ecology, and one of the world's great theorists and authors in ecological city design and planning.
Richard has spoken all over the world advocating for the potential for the pedestrian city to save the world - by reducing automobile dependence, global warming, massive sprawl, ecological habitat fragmentation, air and water pollution, and other harms.
"Most of the world's population now lives in cities. So if we are to address the problems of environmental deterioration and peak oil adequately,
the city has to be a major focus of attention:' - Richard Register
"Most of the world’s population now lives in cities. So if we are to address the problems of environmental deterioration and peak oil adequately, the city has to be a major focus of attention. Ecocities is about re-building cities and towns based on ecological principles for the long term sustainability, cultural vitality and health of the Earth’s biosphere... the form of the city really matters... it it is within our ability to change it, and crucial that we do." - Richard Register