The Sixth International Ecocity Conference (Ecocity 6)

Venue: Bangalore University

Location: Bangalore, India

Event Date/Time: Aug 05, 2006 End Date/Time: Aug 12, 2006
Registration Date: Aug 08, 2006
Early Registration Date: Jul 07, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Jan 28, 2006
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The Sixth International Ecocity Conference
"From Theory and Planning to Development—
Transforming a City into an Ecocity"
August 5 - 12, 2006, Bangalore, India
As part of the International Convention of the Cities of the Future

The Sixth International Ecocity Conference follows five pioneering conferences, the first held in Berkeley, USA (1990); Adelaide, Australia (1992); Yoff/Dakar, Senegal (1996), Curitiba, Brazil (2000) and Shenzhen, China (2002).

The Conference Series brings together the world's best and brightest in the emerging field of ecological urban planning, design and development.

Topics to be addressed include: whole systems ecological city planning and implementation, best practices and case studies from around the world, sustainable transportation and healthy non car dependent living, global warming abatement through ecocity development, energy issues including peak oil and gas, re-localization of economies, ecological design of buildings and integrated building programs, urban villages and eco-villages, bioregional planning, urban agriculture, local food, edible landscaping, delivery of goods and services, healthy watersheds, waste water, rainwater, solid waste, zero waste, flood and disaster prevention through ecological design, cultural sensitivity and celebration through ecocities, reclaiming agricultural land and open space from sprawl, equity and fair trade, healthy lifestyles, community, identity, safety, quality of life for both people and nature.

Who should attend: Mayors, city managers, planners, architects, developers, designers, environmental specialists, social justice activists and organizers, permaculture practitioners, farmers, gardeners, teachers, students, businesses, corporations, non profit organizations, environmentalists, writers, wilderness advocates, bioengineers, transportation planners, bicycle advocates, waste treatment specialists, ecologists, regional planners, water specialists, community organizers, and anyone wanting to learn more about the healthy city of the future: the ecocity.


Additional Information

Registration Details Normal Participant - USD 250 Student - USD 125 Author - USD 187.5 The registration fee includes conference fees, meals and Bangalore excursion arranged during the conference. Note: (a) Authors are eligible for special discount (25%). (b) Delegations with 6 members & above are eligible for special discount (25%). (c) Authors / Delegates are allowed only one of the above 2 discounts (whichever higher). For more information, visit: Conference Website: TCI Travel Corporation, India's premier destination and event management organization, is developing a webpage with Project Agastya, the host organization, for conference registration, accommodations, transportation and sight seeing. About the Host Organization, Project Agastya Project Agastya, an initiative of the 25/Bangalore Foundation, is a unique experiment in Bangalore - a Citizens’ voluntary initiative with active support, co-operation & participation of the Central & Karnataka Governments, the industry, Educational & Research Organisations, NGOs, Residential Associations, Community Based Organisations, facilitators, experts, etc., for transforming Bangalore into a Sustainable eco-city by 2025. Led by prominent citizens of Bangalore such as Justice M N Venkatachalaiah (Rtd.), President, The 25/Bangalore Foundation [Former Chief Justice of India], Dr. A Ravindra, IAS (Rtd.), Chairman of the Steering Committee [Former Chief Secretary to the Government of Karnataka], etc., The 25/Bangalore Foundation and Project Agastya seeks to enhance the quality of life in Bangalore by transforming Bangalore into an Sustainable eco-City within a time frame, through efficient participation of Government, various stakeholders and NGOs, and deployment of Environmentally Sound Technologies. Project Agastya has done pioneering work in several of its initiatives such as Urban Water Resources Management (incl. Water Conservation, Stakeholder participation, Pollution control, Rain Water Conservation, etc.), Integrated (Solid) Waste Management, E-Waste Management, Eco-Tourism, Urban planning/Eco-cities, and Integrated & Sustainable Energy Management. Ecocity 6 Chief Organizer Rajeev Kumar Co-founder/Chief Executive Officer, Project Agastya E-Mail : Mobile : (+91) 98861 94776/98801 07467 Local Secretariat in the Americas Ecocity Builders PO Box 697 Oakland, CA, 94604 Contact: Kirstin Miller 1-510-419-0850