The International Ecocity Conference – 6 (ecocity6) Bangalore, India. 5th – 12th August 2006 (Ecocity VI)

Venue: Bangalore

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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
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Project Agastya, Bangalore, India [an initiative of the 25/Bangalore Foundation, is organising an International Conference on Sustainable ecoCity Development (ecoCity 6) at Bangalore during July/August 2006. The International Conference on Sustainable ecoCity Development (ecoCity 6), Bangalore - 2006 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.

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.
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Additional Information

The Theme of the Conference is : "From Theory and Planning to Development— Transforming a City into an Ecocity" The Organizing Committee of the International Ecocity Conference (ecocity6) invites you to submit your abstract(s) for your paper(s) and poster(s) presentation on topics outlined below . Papers are invited on the topics outlined and others falling within the scope of the Conference. The language of the conference will be English. Abstracts : Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted to the Conference Secretariat as soon as possible. Electronic transmission preferred. eMail : Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper. Final acceptance will be based on the full-length paper, which if accepted, must be presented at the conference. Symposium 1 CITY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT Planning and Implementation : Theory, Research, tools & Methodology; harmonisation & adoption; Financial & Economic instrumentations, Technology & Stakeholder Participation; Private – Public – Participation, Case Studies; etc. Symposium 2 URBAN SETTLEMENT AND ECOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENTS City layout, design and architecture; Urban Infrastructure Urban Transportation and Shared Urbanscaps; Urban fractals & Integral Neighbourhoods; Peri-urban Regions;, Ecologically Built Environments [Urban Housing/Peri-Urban Housing; Industries; Workplaces; etc.]; Industrial Ecology; Vision & Policy Framework; Legal issues/legislation; Urban Agri-Forestry Issues & Vegetation; Rivers, Lakes & Wetlands; Ecological Demonstration Projects; Ecology of Urban Visual Environment, etc. Symposium 3 URBAN CLIMATE & CLIMATE CHANGE Urban impacts on climate & Ecocity solutions; etc. Symposium 4 EFFICIENT & SUSTAINABLE URBAN UTILITIES MANAGEMENT Integrated Sustainable Water & Resources Management; Integrated Sustainable Waste Management; Health & Sanitation; Ecological Sanitation; Power & Energy; Urban Transport Management; Air & Soil Pollution; Public Safety & Security; Eco-Tourism, Leisure & Entertainment ; Urban Poverty & unemployment; etc. Symposium 5 URBAN STAKEHOLDERS Citizens Responsibilities & Participation; Community & Neighbourhood; NGOs; Government Stakeholders & Facilitators; Role of Youth & Students; Role of Women; Media in Cities of the Future/ Ecocity; Awareness & Education (Capacity Building); Crime & Social Justice; “Alliance with the disabled ­ the ecocity/pedestrian city as their best city”; Democratic Practices & Political Science; etc. Symposium 6 CULTURAL & SOCIAL ENVIORMENT Revival & Restoration - Art, Culture, Heritage, Social History; Cultural Heritage & Architecture Issues; City as a Biosystem; BioDiversity; Urban Diversity & Integration; Migration/Trans-Migration; etc.