Sustainable Integrated Cities – Integrated Thinking about Sustainable Cities and Communities


fromdu 04 December 2017 toau 05 December 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
International Centre for Integrated Urban Planning and Transport, Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute, Australia

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Perth, Australia

More info:Plus d’infos : URL

Description :
In the recent decades, cities have become prominent actors in the promotion of sustainable development policies. Today, at the start of the 21st century, more than one out of every two inhabitants of the planet lives in a town or city: that irreversible momentum means that by 2020, there will be 19 mega-cities of more than 10 million inhabitants, including 12 in Asia. While technology can achieve all sorts of feats, we must model the city of tomorrow on criteria other than the infinite availability of energy and resources. We must innovate and design urban space as an aggregate of systems than talk to each other. The core values of a sustainable city are linked to its capacity to adapt and be transformed over time, to its high quality of use and life, to economies made by its residents, by the fluidity of its networks, by its safety, and by its sharing of space.

Keynote address by H.E. Jigmi Y Thinley former Prime Minister of Bhutan
It’s a great honor to have with us the former Prime Minister of Bhutan Jigmi Thinley to make a presentation on Gross National Happiness (GNH) and to share with you results about GNH. The concept of GNH has often been explained by its four pillars: good governance, sustainable socio-economic development, cultural preservation, and environmental conservation. Lately the four pillars have been further classified into nine domains in order to create widespread understanding of GNH and to reflect the holistic range of GNH values. The nine domains are: psychological wellbeing, health, education, time use, cultural diversity and resilience, good governance, community vitality, ecological diversity and resilience, and living standards.

The United Nations has recently adopted the notion of ‘happiness’ as a development indicator in its 9th Millennium Goal, inspired by Bhutan’s policy of Gross National Happiness (GNH), as an alternate form of development measure.

Sustainable integrated cities 2017 Global Conference, Perth – Australia 4 & 5 December 2017
The conference theme; “Integrated thinking for sustainable cities and communities”
Facilitating knowledge-sharing among participants and city leaders on policy reform and innovation to inform and inspire climate action – the Global Knowledge Platform will provide access to cutting-edge tools for countries and cities to pursue aspirations for creating smart and sustainable cities of the future;

Developing and deploying common standards and tools, that will help enhance credibility, transparency and usability of cities’ commitments for environmental sustainability;
Enhancing the capacity of city leaders to develop and execute city-wide low-carbon plans; and
Providing finance for selected urban infrastructure across a range of sectors like for example transport, energy, buildings, waste and water.

Integrated Sustainable Cities 2017 Global Conference will bring with it a special focus on engaging all levels of government and community,
and universities:

Policing programs;
Policies and management strategies;
Technological developments in the field;
National and international keynote speakers;
Oral and poster presentations;
Expansive stakeholder exhibition; and
Workshops and interactive symposia.

To share knowledge, facilitate learning, and disseminate research findings, this component will help build a city-to-city network for sustainable urban development.

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