This week the Ecocity World Summit comes to San Francisco!
April 22-26, 2008. San Francisco.
The Ecocity World Summit will feature speakers from around the globe addressing the practice and concepts of ecological cities and towns from the perspectives of people, nature, sustainable development, economies and technologies, incentives and support structures.
The fun begins Monday, Apr 21. 7-9 pm.
Pre-Conference Public Event: World View of Warming and How Cities can Save the Earth
Tuesday, Apr 22. 6:30pm-9:30pm
OPENING RECEPTION for the EcoCities Conference
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Grand Lobby. 701 Mission Street
Hosted by Urban Re:Vision and Architecture for Humanity
3 EARTH DAY EVENTS in New York:
Park Design for the 21st Century
Tuesday, Apr 22. 12:30 to 5 pm
Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place. NYC
Presentations by prominent professionals will illuminate cutting-edge strategies for creating high performance landscapes. New techniques and innovative designs presented will lead to “High Performance Landscape Guidelines,” the third in a trilogy of sustainable design manuals published by the Design Trust and the City of New York. These publications led to the enactment of local laws that encourage high performance construction, and paved the way for the city’s recent sustainability initiatives.
Million Trees New York:
Tuesday, April 22. 6 – 7:30pm Info here.
A member on the advisory council for the PlaNYC initiative, Alex Feleppa is a passionate advocate of the Million Trees Campaign. Alex will provide a complete overview of the campaign with an informative PowerPoint created by the NYC Parks Department.
A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil
Tuesday, Apr 22. 6:30 pm. The First Presbyterian Church, 12 West 12th Street, Manhattan
For the past 40 years the Brazilian city of Curitiba has demonstrated how to convert urban problems into cost-effective solutions. Innovations in transportation, recycling, affordable housing and park design have made Curitiba one of the most livable cities in the world. The film includes interviews with world-renowned mayors Jaime Lerner and Cassio Tanigushi, as well as the other city planners whose imagination and foresight have helped transform Curitiba into a model of urban sustainability.
Sustainable Indoor Mini-Golf Event!
Thursday, April 24. 8:00 pm
706 Mission Street, 4th Floor. San Francisco, CA
The Architectural Foundation of San Francisco proudly presents: UPTOWN PUTT
A nine-hole miniature golf course on the 7th floor of the historic Rochester Big and Tall building, designed and built by BuildSF students, architects and contractors using only GREEN/RECYCLED materials. Share in the fun by inviting your colleagues and friends for a fun-filled evening of food, drink, music, games and just putting around.