Richard Register is one of the world's great theorists and authors in ecological city design and planning. He is also a practitioner with four decades of experience activating local projects, pushing establishment buttons and working with environmentalists and developers to get a better city built and running. Register illustrates his own writing, and his books are considered as pleasurable for his imaginative drawings as profound in their ecological urban philosophies and visions. He is the author of Ecocities: Building Cities in Balance with Nature (2002), Ecocity Berkeley: Building Cities for a Healthy Future (1987), and Another Beginning (1978). He is editor of Village Wisdom/Future Cities (1997). He is also founder of the International Ecocity Conference Series, which has been held in the United States, Senegal, Brazil, India, and China to date. He speaks frequently at conferences for designers, architects, planners, environmentalists, government officials, and concerned citizens around the world. He has founded several organizations and is currently president of EcoCity Builders.