Green Cities, the largest green building conference in
Asia-Pacific, comes to Sydney in 2012 to showcase the brightest
green building professionals, experts and manufacturers for three days
of green building conversation, innovation and collaboration.
In 2011, Green Cities has gotten its mojo back, so in 2012
the conference will continue to challenge the green building status quo and
push the industry towards better environmental, social and economic outcomes.
Operating since 1993, the mission of Sustainable Cities International (SCI) is to catalyze
action on urban sustainability with cities around the world. SCI is based in Vancouver, Canada.
It works by
connecting and mobilizing people through the process of co-creating. SCI facilitates the thriving, international network of cities that act as urban
laboratories: adopting, testing and improving on innovations.
Songdo International Business District is being developed on 1,500 acres of
reclaimed land in South Korea along Incheon's waterfront, 40 miles from Seoul and
just 7 miles
from Incheon International Airport. Developed by Gale International and
Korea's POSCO E&C, this metropolis is the model of
sustainable, city scaled development and urban innovation.
The first phase of the new international city has opened in August 2009.
Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, an international architectural practice recognized for design excellence and innovation in their buildings throughout
the world, the 100 million square foot master plan includes office
space, residences, retail shops, hotels as well as civic and cultural
Songdo International Business District (IBD) officially opened on August
7, 2009 as designated Free Economic Zone and the first new
sustainable city in the world designed to be an international business
district. With its strategic location just 15 minutes driving time from
Incheon International Airport and 3 ½ hours flying time to 1/3 of the
world's population and regional markets such as China, Russia and Japan,
Songdo IBD will position South Korea as the commercial epicenter of