Conference Day Two: Wednesday 22 October 2008
Keynote Address: Internationalisation of Research and Development and their Impact on Cities of the Future
Charles F. Zukoski
Vice Chancellor for Research
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
Futuristic Living Spaces: Work, Live and Play
High performing organizations are embedding sustainability in their business strategy and operating model, and leveraging this new priority as a competitive differentiator instead of managing it as a negative constraint. Hence, they are in a position to take an industry/ sector/geography leadership by anticipating regulations and defining their competitive space in a way that is economically viable and supports high performance.
Sustainability Practice Lead
Global and Asia/Pacific - ACCENTURE
Autonomy, Self-Sufficiency And Right Living
The affordable house of the future will need to be one which affords a sustainable way of living for its inhabitants. The presentation investigates what such a house might be, drawing on the Buddhist concept of ‘right living’ which at a basic level means being satisfied with what one can have. For housing this would mean living within the resources supplied by the house and site, suggesting a self-sufficient approach to water, waste, energy, and food. The implications of this approach for urban form are also discussed.
UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND; (The Author of the Autonomous House)
Lean, Beautiful City for a Future Rich in the Diversity of Life
We are facing the end of oil in a few short decades and the coming of expensive energy. We are even finding it hard to provide metals, though recyclable – until they fray out in small bits and pieces – “the Rust Factor,” which must be understood as well as “Peak Oil.” Both mean the solar pedestrian city using one-tenth the energy per person of today’s cities and designed for high density and diversity is the necessary foundation for an enduring civilization. Ironically, the best and happiest city is the one to rescue us from what will be collapse if we don’t properly assess the meaning of coming Peak Oil and the Rust Factor. What will that city look like and how do we take steps to build it? To describe that in words and pictures is the objective of this talk.
Engineering & Construction: Transportation & Water in the Next 50 Years
Transportation Planning & Technology in Rapidly Urbanised Environments
In the future, city managers will need to examine transport demand, land use forecasting, economic evaluation and its relationship to policy in both developed and developing countries, conventional and possibly unconventional future systems technology, urban and interurban transport terminals and interchanges and environmental aspects associated with transport (particularly those relating to noise, pollution and the movement of hazardous materials).
How will populations be able to cope? Considerable emphasis is placed on work relating to the interface between transportation planning and technology, economics, land use planning, and policy.
Tschangho John Kim
Endowed Professor of Urban and Regional Systems
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
Reshaping Cities for a More Sustainable Future
Urban design exerts a strong impact on a city’s air quality and the exposure of its population to harmful pollutants. The result is cities that, in the long term, are economically and environmentally non-sustainable. As the pollution increases, the livability of our cities will worsen. The CSIRO study examined several alternative urban forms to evaluate their capacity to minimise both energy consumption and atmospheric pollution, including greenhouse gas emissions. Integrated land use/ transport emissions/airshed models using advanced spatial planning and urban design software assisted researchers in exploring the effects that alternative residential, workplace and transport structures might have on energy consumption and urban air quality.
Leader High Performance Built Environment
CSIRO SUSTAINABLE ECOSYSTEMS
Transforming Drains, Canals And Reservoirs Into Active, Beautiful And Clean Streams, Rivers And Lakes
Recognizing the value of water in urban planning and management will go beyond just being a resource, but an environmental asset that will improve the quality of living environments for rapidly urbanizing cities is crucial to the development of sustainable cities. This presentation will illustrate the innovative methods applied to achieve this.
Tan Nguan Sen
Director (Catchment & Waterways)
PUBLIC UTILITIES BAORD OF SINGAPORE
Sustainability at the Cutting Edge
Now more than ever, it is critical for the public sector to take the lead in environmental sustainability. In this presentation, hear about BCA’s green masterplan and what kind of funding is necessary for innovative solutions and technologies for green buildings.
Ang Kian Seng
BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE
Sustainable Construction – What Future Projects Can Garner?
What makes innovative design and construction, effective use of recycled materials and energy-efficient construction? Understanding the construction sector’s ability to drive projects with the ability to meet environmental and economic needs of both present and future generations is crucial for developing cities.
Senior Vice President – Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
Alternative Energy Usage: Powering Our Future
Green Buildings – Forecasting their Impact on Energy Patterns
Summarized the work of cities around the world, this presentation will highlight the potential for energy efficiency improvements in buildings and examples of barriers that needs to be addressed.
Former Executive Director
WORLD GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL
Senior Representative - NANOSOLAR
Harnessing Wind Power As A Modern Energy Source for Cities
With the ever accelerating demand for fossil fuel energy to power its economy, humanity is battling with the pressing need for even more energy vs. climate changes, which is attributed largely by burning of fossil fuel. How could technology reinvent a solution to a global problem? Today, countries are already adopting Wind powered generators farm as a viable source of energy into the national grid. Will wind power become a dominate energy generator of choice for the future? Can wind be on par with Oil & Gas? And where is the technology currently moving towards to make this a reality.... Is technology alone enough?
Managing Director & Vice President
VESTAS TECHNOLOGY R&D SINGAPORE
Panel Discussion: Is the Pace of Science & Technology Moving Fast Enough to Meet the Needs to Growing Cities
Closing Address: What Plentiful Bits, Bandwidth, and Pixels can Provide
Telepresence and other information technologies appear to have done little to reduce energy consumption. Telepresence may just stimulate face-to-face contact demand. Arguments can be made for the reduction of paper as an information carrier. As we go deeper into cyberspace, friction due to travel and physical media transportation can be reduced or eliminated in every area from finance and publications to medical care. For example, my own work aims at a complete cyber existence by storing “everything” I’ve seen or heard, electronically. For economists: What happens to our economies that are fundamentally massively friction based?
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