What is Ecourbanism?


Ecourbanism Worldwide is a research project based out of the Urban Studies Program at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.

The term ecourbanism, coined by Manuel Ruano in 1999, can be defined as “the development of multi-dimensional sustainable human communities within harmonious and balanced environments.” This blog serves as a hub for our explorations in the practice, policy, and ideas around such ecourban development at the neighbourhood scale, around the world.

On this site you will find posts related to our research, from the raw to the more refined, and from multiple perspectives, as well as links to our published works.  We hope to make new connections across the wide range of research, practice, and other kinds of reflections revolving around the concept of ecourbanism and welcome participation on our blog.

Please visit our activities and objectives page for further information.  We’ve also produced a short video introducing the research project:

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