The International Ecocity Conference – 6 (ecocity6) Bangalore, India. 5th – 12th August 2006 (Ecocity VI)
|Event Date/Time: Aug 04, 2006||End Date/Time: Aug 13, 2006|
|Registration Date: May 15, 2006|
|Abstract Submission Date: Jan 30, 2006|
|Paper Submission Date: May 30, 2006|
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.
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], Mr. Rajeev Kumar, Founder, 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.
Conference Website: http://www.tciconferences.com/ecocity2006/ecocity2006.htm
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.