Green Festival Speakers

Richard Register


Richard Register, Founder and President 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 current president of Ecocity Builders (1992), both nonprofit educational organizations. Richard illustrates his own writing, and his books are considered as pleasurable for his imaginative drawings as profound in their ecological urban philosophies and visions. Register is the author of Ecocities: Building cities in balance with nature (2002), Ecocity Berkeley: Building cities for a healthy future (1987), and Another Beginning (1978). He is editor of Village Wisdom/Future Cities (1997).