Building Livable Cities 2010 in Bangalore , Delhi , Mumbai , Ahmedabad& Chennai , Oct 18-22 (BLC2010)
|Event Date/Time: Oct 18, 2010||End Date/Time: Oct 19, 2010|
|Registration Date: Oct 10, 2010|
Building Livable Cities is a multi city investigation on ideas that can make Indian cities Livable. This year theme is Environmental Sustainability. As part of the initiative , The EcoCities India symposiums will take place in 5 cities â€“ Bangalore , Mumbai , Delhi , Chennai ,and Ahmedabad between Oct 18-22. The â€œUrban Visioningâ€œProgram titled the Blueprint featuring the urban visions of a number of leading Indian architects will be showcased at the symposiums. The outcome will be presented in a book where a call for contribution was announced. The series will also be podcasted.
Confirmed Speakers include Hank Dittmer , CEO , The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment; Henning Thomsen , Jan Gehlâ€™ Urban Quality Consultants; Christopher Kost , ITDP ; Patricia Annez , Brookings institute; Leading Planners including Dr. Bimal Patel , SK Das among others. Go to www.theurbanvision.com/blc for more details. Click on the cities that you want to attend for Registration and agenda - Bangalore , Mumbai , Delhi , Chennai ,and Ahmedabad
The theme of Building Livable cities 2010 is EcoCities - Driving India towards the age of sustainability which will explore strategies that can make Indian cities environmentally sustainable. Today, cities occupy about 2% of the world's surface area and have a disproportionately large impact on the earthâ€™s ecology. According to the United Nations, cities are responsible for 75% of global energy consumption and 80% of greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, a large part of the solution towards solving the crisis of Climate Change lies in solving the crisis of Cities. This series of multi city forums is aimed at creating a blueprint of a sustainable future.