Asia’s Premier Eco-City Event Is Back For Its Third Annual Run This September 2011
The United Nations expects 16 out of 27 megacities in the world to be in Asia. The world’s population is currently more than 6.8 billion, and will exceed 9 billion by 2050, according to UN estimates. Most of those additional people will be born in cities.
With the majority of the world’s population living in urban areas for the first time in history, the race is on to design the perfect eco-city. At the same time, governments and businesses recognise the critical need to revitalise their existing cities, and have introduced policies to encourage, incentivise and finance the green retrofitting of these cities.
With a central theme of “Building Liveable Cities of the Future through Green Design and Good Governance”, the 3rd Annual Sustainable Cities event (27-30 September) aims to explore how good design and planning can improve city management, drive economic growth, promote sustainable development and deliver a better quality of life. The conference is organised by IBC Asia.
Leading industry players and experts will come together in Singapore this September to examine key issues affecting property development and the green business as Asia races to accommodate the expected urban population boom.
The 3rd Annual installment of this premier event will showcase sustainability trends that are shaping future cities, the latest national and regional government policies and initiatives driving sustainable city development, as well as how renewable energy, waste management and water treatment solutions are transforming the way cities are designed, built and managed.
The 2011 programme will feature award-winning eco-city master planners and sustainability experts, including representatives from the Greater London Authority, City of Sydney, Japan’s Ministry of Economy Trade & Industry, the Land Transport Authority of Singapore, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Arup, dwp and AEDAS.
Attendees at this year’s event will also be among the first to hear findings from the Eco-Cities 2011 Global Survey, which Lead Coordinator, Professor Simon Joss, will deliver as part of his presentation on “Setting the Agenda for Current and Future Eco-Cities”.
“Investing in the greener, more resilient city of tomorrow is an essential insurance policy for a more disaster-prone world. It is one of the smartest, most cost-effective investments we can make in our common future.” - Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations Secretary-General
Boasting an international array of sustainable city case studies, Sustainable Cities 2011 will provide access to direct insights into green best practices and solutions for both new projects and existing cities. Among the city highlights this year are London’s Low Carbon Capital drive, Abu Dhabi’s Masdar – the world’s first Zero Carbon, Zero Waster City, Japan’s Yokohama Smart City Initiative, Australia’s City of Sydney, and the Chenjia Town Eco Community and Wanzhuang Eco-City projects in China.
Urban design for tropical climates, integrated transport systems and building liveable communities at higher densities will also come under the spotlight through case studies on the BSD City Green Office Park in Indonesia, Singapore’s experience with Sustainable Land Transport Master Planning, as well as Vietnam’s Green Tech City and FPT City projects.
Catering to the trend for regenerating existing cities with green retrofitting and urban landscaping, this year’s attendees will also have the option for more in-depth study on these topics with a Special Focus Day featuring two dedicated masterclasses.
For more information, please visit the 3rd Annual Sustainable Cities website at www.sustainablecitiesasia.com
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Ms Eileen David
IBC Asia (S) Pte Ltd
Tel: +65 – 6508 2458 / +65 – 6508 2400
Fax: +65 – 6508 2408