3. Implementation in Berkeley


3. Implementation in Berkeley


From integral urban homes to integral neighborhoods, many of the concepts articulated in Ecocity Berkeley have since come to fruition, such as connecting buildings via bridges, rooftop gardens, community gardens proximate to residential areas, and daylighting creeks. Bicycle paths and bicycle rental programs are proliferating worldwide.

Not content to simply theorize, Register often took his concepts to the street. In the 1993 photograph he is seen working with community members to “depave” a west Berkeley parking lot and sidewalk on the corner of 10th and University to create an urban garden for a homeless transitional program.


Richard Register


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