Jim Bell is an internationally recognized expert on life support sustaining development. His projects include the design and construction of the San Diego Center for Appropriate Technology and Ecoparque, a prototype wastewater recycling plant in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Instead of just treating raw sewage, this plant recovers the water and nutrients, in the form of irrigation water and compost.
Jim also served as a consultant for the Otay Ranch Joint Planning Project and the East Lake Development Company. He is currently designing a life support friendly hotel for Terra Vista Management and is an ecological design consultant for the Ocean Beach People's Food Cooperative's new green store. Jim has over 40 years experience in the design and construction industry.As a lecturer, Jim speaks to many groups each year. His lecture credits include the California State Conference, of the American Institute of Architects, the World Conference of the Society for International Development in Mexico City, and keynote addresses at the University of Oregon's first Visions for a Sustainable Future conference and the State of Oregon's Solar Energy Association Conference.