Set in one of the most iconic brutalist buildings in the world, the Barbican Centre will host the Ecocity World Summit 2023 with a diverse conference and exhibition programme in response to this year’s theme Connecting Communities.


The chosen theme for this summit edition is Connecting Communities. We aim to reach across communities and sectors, connecting experts, innovators, and urban leaders from around the world. At Ecocity World Summit 2023, we will explore how collaboration, participation, democratisation of design and transdisciplinary approaches can create better cities and communities. This will be explored through the following topic areas:

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A focus on locally and globally restoring and sustaining ecological integrity through species diversity, ecosystem diversity, and genetic diversity.

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Regenerative Design

How can we design, build, and operate our buildings and urban places, to have a net-positive impact on our environment?


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New Lifestyles

How can culture, new technology, urban design, and governance enable sustainable behaviours, and a happy, healthy, and equitable future? 

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Healthy Ecosystems

Finding ways to manage our natural and material resources to sustain healthy and restorative systems


As part of a three-day in-person conference programme, a wide range of high-profile speakers including policymakers, activists, designers and academics will provide inspiring and provoking views about the future of our cities and communities. More speakers to be announced soon.


A diverse programme of exhibitions across the Barbican Centre curated in partnership with leading organisations, inviting delegates to discover some of the most innovative solutions to create more ecological cities and delve deeper into the themes explored in this edition of the summit.

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Collateral Programme

The summit will be set against the backdrop of the London Festival of Architecture, a month-long celebration of city building and architecture where discussions and talent discovery take place in the UK’s capital.
Networking events, tours, workshops and activations across London inviting everyone to be part of Ecocity World Summit 2023!

Interested in attending? Find out more here.

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Principal Supporters

Ecocity World Summits are an initiative by Ecocity Builders. Delivery of the London 2023 Ecocity World Summit is being led by NLA, in partnership with London & Partners and event delivery partner MCI.

Ecocity World Summit 2023, c/o MCI | The Hop Exchange, Suite 7-9, 24 Southwark St, London SE1 1TY

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