The current world population of 7.2 billion is projected to increase by 1 billion over the next 12 years and reach 9.6 billion by 2050, according to a 2013 United Nations report*. Our cities are expected to continue to swell to accommodate increasing numbers of people. Without intervention, the implications of urbanisation are likely to exacerbate climate change– with the significant loss of forests and agricultural land, and increased energy usage. ‘Green City’ initiatives have been heralded as the answer.
The first-ever GreenUrbanScape Asia 2013,which will take place from 7 to 9 November, at the Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre, will centre on the urban greenery industry behind green city aspirations. Held alongside the International Skyrise Greenery Conference the conference and exhibition will showcase industry luminaries behind some of the world’s exciting urban greenery projects, as well as the latest in urban greenery solutions. Industry leaders will use the event to discuss landscape and environmental design, implementation, policy and planning, among others, for the region and globally.
Date : 7-9 November 2013
Venue : Garnet, Level 2, MAX Atria @ Singapore EXPO, 1 Expo Drive
Singapore EXPOConvention and Exhibition Centre
The acclaimed architects and landscape professionals speaking at the event include:
- Kathryn Gustafson from the USA, best known for her award-winning projects in Europe and the States, including the Princess Diana Memorial at Kensington Palace Gardens
- Italy’s Stefano Boeri, renowned for Milan’s ‘Bosco Verticale’, heralded as the world’s first vertical forest
- Singapore’s Dr Liu Thai Ker, a member of several government bodies in Singapore and best known for spearheading major revisions to the Singapore Concept Plan and key directions for heritage conservation
- WOHA’s founder, Wong Mun Summ, award-winning architect responsible for projects such as Park Royal at Pickering, Singapore School of the Arts, iluma and the highly anticipated Oasia Downtown developments.