Three Biosphere Eco-City Principles

1. One Focus on Human Interaction with the Environment

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BEC addresses people and the environment together, to achieve harmony. There is no social or political agenda. Just an essential focus on engaging people in a culture of sustainability, to create a unified human-environmental system.

2. One Table to Welcome Everyone

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BEC welcomes everyone to its forums. Participation is democratic, and ideas are freely given. There is no lobbying for certain points of view. People can have different beliefs, but in a BEC discussion they find areas in which they can cooperate to address sustainability together.

3. One Region – With Urban-Rural Coordination

Urban-rural fringe. Photo: J. Birtch

In cities, resources flow between urban and rural parts. In some cities, rural areas provide resources but receive pollution and waste in return. Positive flows – investment, communication etc. – should replace these. BEC promotes urban-rural coordination to balance urban-rural benefits. Both areas can achieve sustainability together.