About Seeking Ecopolis

While pursuing a degree in Environmental Policy & Management at the University of Denver (DU), I became interested in the interconnections between sustainable development and geospatial technologies, especially in the areas of sustainable urban planning & policy making and urban sustainability assessment. I am continuing to pursue these interests as a graduate student in Urban & Regional Planning at the University of Colorado Denver (UCD), where I’m developing a sharper focus on multi-modal transportation issues, the interaction between land use and transportation, and what that means for a more sustainable urban future.

What do I mean by the phrase seeking ecopolis? Well, that’s kind of the whole purpose of this blog. Ecopolis is a term developed by Australian architect Paul Downton. It’s an alternative to, and a synonym of, the term eco-city. The purpose of this blog is to contribute to the search for a more sustainable urbanism,and hence the name, Seeking Ecopolis. I created this blog as a place for me to explore my interests in urban sustainability and geospatial technologies, share things I have discovered in my own research and reading, and test out ideas. However, this blog won’t only focus on my academic/professional work, but will also look at personal experiences shared by my wife and I as we seek ecopolis ourselves in trying to live a more sustainable urban lifestyle. Do you have thoughts to share? Please don’t hesitate to leave a comment! I would love to have conversations with others interested in these same topics.

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