David Tracey

David Tracey is a writer, designer and public speaker who specializes in community ecology. He has a master's degree in landscape architecture from UBC and a BA in politics from the University of California – Santa Cruz.

A certified arborist and organic fruit tree expert, he is the executive director of Tree City, a non-profit group "helping people and trees grow together." His company, EcoUrbanist, provides environmental site design and consultation to individual, community, corporate and government clients.

Tracey is also a journalist who reports on politics, culture and the environment for media around the world, including the International Herald Tribune, The Economist and Tyee. He is the author of Urban Agriculture: Ideas and Designs for the New Food Revolution, Guerrilla Gardening: A Manualfesto, The Mustard Seed, and The Miracle Tree. His most recent book is The Earth Manifesto: Saving Nature with Engaged Ecology (2013).

The former editor of an international inflight magazine, he serves as a word coach, helping professionals and PhD candidates overcome the writing gaps that hold them back.

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