11. Ecotropolis


11. Ecotropolis


As awareness increased about the impacts of climate change and sea level rise, Register’s coined the term “ecotropolis” to better explain his design interventions at the regional level. His 2016 works, Ecocities Illustrated and World Rescue: An Economics Built on What We Build further develop the design and economic basis for cities and regions organized around a fundamental respect for our inherited natural environment and economic systems that support human activity.

An amusing image brings the space age down to earth in ecocity form to make the point that “we need to get it together down here first.”


Richard Register


Environmental Design Library