El Profesor Richard Register, ha sido invitado a participar como ponente en la EPN en el marco del evento de ciencia y tecnología Encuentros EPN 2016 – Ciudades Sostenibles en el Siglo XXI que se realiza con ocasión de la Conferencia Hábitat III. El Dr. Register posee vasta experiencia con trabajos alrededor del mundo sobre ciudades ecológicas y es fundador de la organización Ecocity Builders, quienes proporcionan una nueva forma de ver y una nueva forma de representar a las ciudades para que los sistemas humanos y naturales convivan saludablemente a largo plazo.
Conferencia “Ciudad Generosa, Ciudad del Futuro”
Fecha: Jueves 20 de octubre de 2016
Hora: 11:00 a 13:00
Lugar: Auditorio EARME
Breve Hoja de Vida
Richard Register, Founder and Emissary of Ecocity Builders, is one of the world’s great theorists and authors in ecological city design and planning. He is also a practitioner with four decades of experience activating local projects, pushing establishment buttons and working with environmentalists and developers to get a better city built and running. Among his many “firsts,” he convened the first of the Ecocity International Conference Series in Berkeley, California.
He was founding president of Urban Ecology (1975) and founder and past president of Ecocity Builders (1992-2014), both nonprofit educational organizations.
ECOCITIES — BUILDING CITIES IN BALANCE WITH NATURE, second edition, New Society Publishers, Gabriola Island, 2006;
ECOCITIES — BUILDING CITIES IN BALANCE WITH NATURE, Berkeley Hills Books, Berkeley, 2002;
VILLAGE WISDOM / FUTURE CITIES, Ecocity Builders, Berkeley, 1997;
ECOCITY BERKELEY — BUILDING CITIES FOR A HEALTHY FUTURE, North Atlantic Books, 1987
ANOTHER BEGINNING, Treehouse Books, Berkeley, 1978
Past projects include leadership participation in:
- Redesign of a Berkeley street as a reduced speed “Slow Street” 1982, built in 1990,
- The “Vegetable Car,” an art piece in the streets of Berkeley: a 1969 Pontiac GTO converted to a vegetable garden,
- Opening (“daylighting” of two buried creeks in Berkeley), 1982 and 1995
- Marking of all the curbs in the city under which creeks flow – 860 places – with stencils of the creek name and an image of a creek animal representative of each of the 12 creeks in 1988 and 1989,
- Building of three solar greenhouses and
- Passage of the “Solar Greenhouse Ordinance” encouraging these structures, 1982 through 1987,
- “De-paving” projects in which concrete and asphalt was removed at six locations in Berkeley to plant fruit trees and gardens, 1987-1995,
- Gathered, with Kirstin Miller, Ecocity Builders Program Director, 103 organizations in support of four policies for the Berkeley Revised General Plan 2001, which would have established preference for pedestrian/transit centers oriented development, and encouraged transfer of development rights for opening creeks and expanding community gardens throughout the city, and supported an “integrally designed” ecological demonstration project in downtown Berkeley on a large scale – City Council “progressives” however, voted down all but the ecological demonstration project, leaving the project mainly “educational,”
- Successful support for a redesign of particular development projects that brought more housing to Berkeley’s centers including the new Gaia Building, third tallest building in downtown Berkeley, with its rooftop gardens, terracing, trellises, vines and access for views, 2001,
- Marking of a major street in downtown Berkeley with a “Blue Line” weaving down the paving in broad curves, representing where the downtown creek could be opened and restored, 2002,
- Organized the “Strawberry Creek Plaza Alliance” comprised of more than a dozen Berkeley organizations to encourage the City and University of California to pursue the downtown ecological demonstration project, inclusive of opening Strawberry Creek and creation of a public plaza and pedestrian street where University property and Center Street from Oxford Street to Shattuck Avenue is now located.
- With Kirstin Miller, organized a two day field trip to San Luis Obispo for Berkeley leaders to see their successful downtown revitalization and creek restoration project,
- Convinced a Berkeley Planning Commission task force and City Council to adopt the main objective of the Strawberry Creek Plaza Alliance in their recommendations to the University of California as to development directions in downtown at the Center Street site.
- Launching a project for Oakland as a model for “ecocity mapping” and subsequent workshops to help direct shifting density away from sprawl and toward identified city centers of several scales called “Green City Revolution, Oakland.”