The POCACITO Blog

POCACITO in the US – Eight to Infinity

July 24, 2018No Comments

Since POCACITO’s inception five years ago, the program has evolved into a broad series of events and exchanges that have touched five continents. The desire for informed, inspired dialogue about urban sustainability continues to grow as the consequences of inaction become more evident. What has been particularly powerful about the…

POCACITO in Germany – 2018 Edition

May 30, 2018No Comments

We might start to call it a tradition if every installment of the annual POCACITO in Germany tour weren’t so einzigartig, as our German friends might say. This year’s trip of 15 emerging leaders in urban sustainability from the United States focused on rethinking systems of mobility, which took us…

POCACITO at the APA

April 27, 2018No Comments

We had the opportunity to join participants from POCACITO in Germany tours at the American Planners Association’s National Planning Conference in New Orleans. It was both motivating and humbling to hear how the concept and execution of the POCACITO programs are helping to shape the future of urban sustainability. We…

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…

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…