Future EcoCities and EcoResorts

We do not inherit the earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. First Nations/Native American Proverb

In 2010, Bowman International Real Estate Marketing established an alliance with several leading "green" experts from several fields of expertise to help developers take a leadership position in future city design..

Our destination: where design for sustainable communities and healthy, vital living come together. We recognize the opportunity and need for such developments at this point in history.

This combined "Green Brain Trust" has been assembled to help developers apply carbon reducing and energy efficient design concepts that reduce costs and result in long term saving strategies for future major developments.

Today, BireM is in the early stages of working with developers of future EcoCities and EcoResorts in the Americas.

EcoCity projects typically include carbon emissions reduction and resource efficiency targets, economic development goals, and unique city designs to promote healthy, socially sustainable communities, as well as to gain recognition for sustainability.

There is no one-size-fits-all EcoCity solution. The pathways to each EcoCity will depend on the unique situation, history, cultural identity, and conditions, including climate and economy, of each place. All cities, however, have similar systems and conditions that can be addressed through integrated EcoCity design.

One BireM "Green Brain Trust" member is Richard Register of Ecocity Builders. He is currently developing the International Ecocity Framework, which takes a systems approach to EcoCity design and identifies the following measurable components that make up an EcoCity.

BioPhysical Features:

SocioCultural Features

Depending upon existing conditions and constraints, an EcoCity program can be developed to meet ambitious targets for emissions reduction and resource efficiency, economic development, and unique design approaches. These efforts promote healthy, socially sustainable communities through strategies for layout and massing, landscaping, architecture, green building technology, waste recycling, energy systems, and other green technology and green design disciplines.