ICEGOV 2020: International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance
Digital Governance in the Era of Disruptive Technologies and Globalisation
22-25 September 2020
There are still important challenges that need to be overcome before the vision of smart and sustainable cities is fully optimising. These include increasing energy consumption, deepening social and economic inequality, unsustainable consumption/production patterns, traffic congestion, increasing urban poverty, climate risks, air pollution, loss of biodiversity and more. We are at a point when we are called to #collaborate and cooperate to face these challenges"
Where are smart city initiatives already contributing towards the SDGs?
The conference will be held in Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+3), which is the timezone of Athens. To learn more go to: http://www.icegov.org/conference/
Kenya Green Building Society Annual Green Building Conference & Africa Regional Network Meeting
22-24 March 2017
Financing Sustainable Development Goals
As two thirds of the buildings that will make up the world's fastest growing cites by 2050 are yet to be built, it is now our chance to change the future. According to New Climate Economy, urban areas in sub-Saharan Africa will be home to 800 million more people in 2050 than 2014. All these people will live, work and study in buildings. The future growth in Africa represents a tremendous opportunity for stakeholders to reinvent the way we build - to benefit the economy, society and enable humanity an nature to thrive together.
Getting it right with cities has a significant potential, not just from a pure economic perspective but also from a social and environmental perspective. Getting it wrong is likely to be very costly economically, socially and environmentally.
The Kenya Green Building Society (KGBS) has taken the lead to transform building practices in Kenya to a sustainable future; promoting a healthy and sustainable environment for the nation. The 2017 theme, Financing Sustainable Development Goals, targets the heart of sustainable development in Africa:
What do developers, private and public, need to do to access sustainable incentivized financing in 2017?
Which finances are available to achieve sustainable development goals in green buildings?
Can we reinvent green buildings? Are we doing enough to mitigate climate change through green buildings?
How can the region manifest a macro and micro green economy?
Have we exhausted opportunities for sustainable affordable housing in Africa?
How can we amplify green building education and vocational training for capacity building?
KwaZulu-Natal Summit 2017 South Africa
22 February 2017
Transforming the future of Africa’s infrastructure through SMARTER planning, design and delivery
65% of South Africa’s population already live in urban areas and this number is growing by 1.2% annually. Infrastructure demands in most African cities expected to almost double by 2030.
Smarter approaches to city infrastructure are non-negotiable.
WHY YOU NEED TO BE THERE?
Discover new and better ways of working together with project stakeholders
Equip yourselves with tools to improve urban planning and drive sustainability
Learn about new technologies suitable for a unique South African market Network with key industry leaders
Understand what a smart building is, what goes into it and how devices actually communicate
World GBC Congress 2015 Hong Kong
27 October 2015
We have come to an era where cites and local governments are at the centre of collective actions to address climate issues. This October, we are excited to announce an impressive speaker line-up of 49 international and regional speakers to join us at the WorldGBC Congress 2015 Hong Kong! The two-day conference will feature global leaders and experts from the Government of theHKSAR, C40 Cities, State Council of the People’s Republic of China, City of Vancouver, UNEP, EcoDistricts, WBCSD, Climate Bonds Initiative and representatives from the private sector to share latest trends and development in the green building industry in various aspects.
WorldGBC Congress is the core gathering of the GBC community: a time to celebrate and connect, to learn and reflect, to be refreshed and inspired. This year's event will be held in Hong Kong from 27 to 31 October 2015. Join us for this premier gathering of the Green Building Council community, where you can develop and shape the movement and your GBC.
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Smart Cities Conference 2015
14-15 October 2015
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Green City Study Tour
02 Apr 2015
World Green Building Council invites GBCs and government representatives to join a four-day study tour to Vancouver, Canada, a shining example of excellence in sustainable urban development. Vancouver is the winner of 2013 WorldGBC Government Leadership Award for Best Green Building Policy. The Green City Study Tour will allow participants to experience first-hand the net zero green buildings and the innovative districts that are making Vancouver’s vision to the be the greenest city in the world a reality, including the CIRS building at the University of British Columbia and the Olympic Village. A highlight of the tour will be an exclusive half-day roundtable with City of Vancouver representatives, including the Deputy Mayor, on the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan. This session will be an unrivalled opportunity for in-depth understanding of how similar transformational policies might be implemented in your city. Held alongside the Canada GBC’s Building Lasting Change conference, tour registration includes a full pass to the conference, two days of tours, delegate luncheon, workshops and networking events. More details of the event can be found on the WorldGBC website.
East Africa Green Building Conference
16 Feb 2015
EAGBC 2015 brings together policymakers, developers, government officials, academics and key industry representatives from the architectural, engineering and building sector to discuss key issues and opportunities. Topics to be discussed at the EAGBC will include: - Implementing and Developing Green Building in East Africa - Rectifying energy bottlenecks by diversifying sources ,thus increasing access to energy. - Sustainable building for all
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