The POCACITO Blog

Bringing global communities together to build an accessible, inclusive, and sustainable future

March 18, 2018No Comments

Download our POCACITO in the US brochure with an overview of what we have accomplished together so far with your help in Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Memphis and Minneapolis. Today more than ever before, we need to work hard to make our cities more accessible, more inclusive and more…

POCACITO Webinar: Baltimore Green Network – A Plan for a Green and Connected City

March 13, 2018No Comments

Watch our POCACITO webinar   To increase equity, livability, and resiliency, city leaders and community partners are taking a new approach to open space. Cities are investing in “green networks,” holistic systems that connect parks and natural resources with safe, accessible routes for both people and wildlife. Green networks enhance…

Explore the future of energy! Energy Future Exchange EFEX study tour in DC, June 25 to 29

March 13, 2018No Comments

In case you missed our POCACITO in Germany tour application – here is another great opportunity to explore sustainability, this time in the Washington DC area: This June, civil society leaders from the US and Europe will meet in DC to explore and discuss the future of energy. This is…

Now Accepting Applications for POCACITO in Germany 2018

February 3, 2018No Comments

Ecologic Institute invites you to apply for the 2018 POCACITO in Germany tour to explore first-hand how German cities are achieving climate-friendly mobility. If you are working for a city or regional authority, are a city planner or part of civil society organizations working on transport and mobility, then you have the…

Post-carbon Cities of Tomorrow say farewell to fossil fuels

While some see a renaissance of coal or a bright future for natural gas, the future is green and fossil-free. Ecologic Institute’s Max Gruenig contributed as expert to the University of Notre Dame research report “The Future of Natural Gas in the United States” written by Stephanie Mastorakos, Jasmine Madrigal,…

European Renewable Energy Tour

Witness the renewable energy revolution in Europe with FracTracker Alliance & Ecologic Institute Next spring, join FracTracker Alliance and Ecologic Institute on a unique and timely European Renewable Energy Tour. Witness the incredible – and essential – energy revolution happening in Europe in an immersive, holistic way. Europe’s energy policies…

POCACITO at CITYLINK Festival 2017 in Copenhagen, September 23

We are excited to be part of the CityLink Festival in Copenhagen, September 21 to 24, 2017. Our session will be:   POCACITO Leveraging the diversity and dynamism of cities to discover urban solutions for the sustainability revolution   Saturday, September 23, 4 to 6pm at Aalborg University Over two years…

POCACITO coming to Minneapolis, Memphis and Detroit

September 19, 2016 No Comments

From September 25 to 30, POCACITO will host a series of meetings in Minneapolis, Memphis and Detroit to explore the post-carbon future for these three US cities. Our very special guests on the road will be Chiara Lucchini, an architect from Turin, Italy, focusing on revitalizing industrial sites for business, residential and…

Ship Out of Water: Minneapolis puts sustainability on hold for football season

This April, the City of Lakes will have the first Water bar in the world. Yes, that’s what you just read – a bar specialized in tap water will open its doors in the Minneapolis hipster district Northeast. Even for water-rich Minneapolis — its very name originates from the Sioux…

Spring Cleaning, Memphis-style

Recently, a bill that would prohibit cities spending gas tax revenues for bike lanes and pedestrian infrastructure was scheduled for a vote at the Tennessee General Assembly. Its approval could be a severe blow to Memphis’s recent bike friendly development, as well as a setback in the political acceptance for a post-carbon transition…