The POCACITO Blog

POCACITO BLM – June 18, 2020

June 19, 2020Comments Off on POCACITO BLM – June 18, 2020

A whole lot is happening every week and while nobody has all the answers, together, we can find ways to respond and to deal with the challenges we all face while pursuing sustainable cities: be it health, equity or racism or all three together. Our three speakers: Jordie Vasquez, architect…

Cradle to Cradle – leaving a big and positive footprint

November 19, 2019Comments Off on Cradle to Cradle – leaving a big and positive footprint

The C2C school of thought is characterized by a positive conception of man with a positive footprint: as beneficial organisms humans are a part of the environment. Old patterns of thinking are abandoned, while new paths towards intelligent abundance are established. The C2C design concept is based on the fundamental…

Closing the Loop – zero 3

June 22, 2019Comments Off on Closing the Loop – zero 3

with Jason Morenikeji, Director, Urban Farming Company. The Urban Farming Company uses circular economy thinking to reduce economic and ecological food footprints. Their solution – called Zero3 (www.zero3.io) – explores the value potential of the organic waste flowing through our cities. With the vision of creating a zero waste, zero…

Communities co-create the circular economy

March 10, 2019 Comments Off on Communities co-create the circular economy

a POCACITO webtalk on March 14, 12pm ET with Øystein Leonardsen from Copenhagen In recent years, South Harbour (a disadvantaged neighborhood in Copenhagen) has been undergoing a tremendous physical development. Politicians, researchers and urban planners have in this regard infused South Harbour with new interesting initiatives working towards more integrated…

Reducing Short Lived Climate Pollutants

March 10, 2019 Comments Off on Reducing Short Lived Climate Pollutants

A POCACITO webinar with Alan Silayan from Clean Air Asia (CAA) The latest publications by the IPCC and UNEnvironment paint a dire apocalyptic picture of the impacts of not meeting the challenges of the Paris agreement.  Reducing short-lived climate pollutants in the near term gives us an opportunity to meet…

POCACITO in the US – Eight to Infinity

July 24, 2018Comments Off on POCACITO in the US – Eight to Infinity

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, 2018Comments Off on POCACITO in Germany – 2018 Edition

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, 2018Comments Off on POCACITO at the APA

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, 2018Comments Off on Bringing global communities together to build an accessible, inclusive, and sustainable future

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, 2018Comments Off on POCACITO Webinar: Baltimore Green Network – A Plan for a Green and Connected City

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…