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The 2011 World Sustainable Conference, October 18-21, 2011 in Helsinki- Finland (www.sb11.org)

Mohammad Kotbi, Suzaini Zaid, Syafiq Salehudin and Yolanda Tobing (PhD candidates from the Faculty of the Built Environment- Sustainable Development programme, under join supervisory or co-supervisory of Prof. Deo Prasad, Paul Osmond, Peter Graham, Steve King) have participated in the SB11 Conference.We presented the conference papers, orally and/or poster presentations, on various topics:
1. Investigating Thermal Comfort Models.
2. GHG emission of low-cost housing in Malaysia using UNEP- SBCI Common Carbon Metric_Case study of Kuala Lumpur.
3. A Critical review of Environmental Assessment / certification tools for resort development in Malaysia.
4. Climate Change: What’s In It for a Bank? Roles of Financial Institutions in Mitigation Effort.
More than 1,000 conference participants (architects, planners, construction managers, property developers, industry practitioners, expert associations, academia) were gathered in the conference venue at Messuaukio 1, Helsinki. The parallel programmes were run from 9.00 am up to 6.00 pm every day. We exchanged knowledge, shared experience, not only in formal forums, but also in social events, tea time, lunch break and a ceremonial dinner with the City Mayor.
The conference committee provided us with the Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) card for each participant, to encourage us to explore Helsinki city by a well-integrated public transport (trams, ferries and underground trains). The Finnish people are friendly and the city gives secure and pleasant feelings to its visitors. Moreover, one Friday evening, there was a life music performance in the tram. During the conference period, the temperature in Helsinki was between 3 up to 15 degree Celsius, and mostly we enjoyed rainy days. It was an unforgotable memory for us.

4th International Conference on Countermeasure to Urban Heat Island (4th IC2UHI) 2016, Singapore

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For more details and updates go to: http://www.ic2uhi2016.org/

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A Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2016 Series (SBE16), Sydney Australia

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For more details and updates go to: http://www.sbe16sydney.be.unsw.edu.au/index.html

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VERGE’s Free Virtual Event: See the Future of Next-Gen Buildings and Cities‏

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The future belongs to those who understand how to harness data to achieve radical new efficiencies in sustainability. And that future happens at VERGE Virtual. Join Joel Makower, along with presenters and panelists from The White House, C40, City of New York, USGBC, and many more for our first VERGE Virtual event of 2014. This free event will explore how the growth of smart buildings and smart cities is enabling new services and revenue opportunities, along with new models for business engagement.

During this free event, you’ll see:

  • Illuminating keynotes on the people and technologies fueling innovation in smart buildings and smart cities.
  • In-depth case-studies covering next-gen infrastructure,future buildings & cities, driving climate action through data innovation, and America’s urban future.
  • Practical sessions to help you understand critical trends, and walk away with actionable information.

Even if you can’t attend, sign up anyway to get full access to the archive presentation following the event.

REGISTER NOW HERE >

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Australia China Council grants – Calls for Expressions of Interest

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NSW Premier Mike Baird launches China Australia Millennial Project (CAMP) in Shanghai. 

 

“I encourage young people from across China and NSW to get involved in this exciting new initiative,” Mr Baird said.

 

“A new initiative will bring together 100 young innovators from China and match them with 100 bright young minds from Australia for a five-day innovation workshop as part of CAMP,” he said.

“This initiative reflects the essence behind the Vivid Ideas program, which promotes ideas, discussion and debate.
“Successful applicants will be asked to work together to consider challenges common to both countries before being given an opportunity to pitch their ideas to compete for grants, venture capital, and consideration in the Premier’s Innovation Initiative” Mr Baird said.

CAMP was recently recognised by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Australia China Council (ACC) with a seed grant. ACC awarded funding to 33 projects in the new strategic priority areas of Education, Economic Diplomacy, Arts and Culture and Australian Studies in China.

“The China Australia Millennial Project is supported, among many other government and private sponsors, by the Australia-China Council as a new platform with significant potential to enable future champions of bilateral engagement to meet, build relationships and make practical contributions to Australia-China relations and broad global challenges”.
 
The Australia-China Council was established by the Australian Government to promote people-to-people connectivity between Australia and China. 

Calls for expressions of interest from Chinese and Australian innovators aged 18 – 35 are now open at www.australiachina.org. Express interest today or share this with those who might be keen to.

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Invitation: Seminar on GUPES – Global Universities Partnership on Environment for Sustainability

What is GUPES?
GUPES is the Global Universities Partnership on Environment for Sustainability!

Presenter: Mahesh Pradhan, UNEP, Environmental Education and Training Unit

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Organised by: The Institute of Environmental Studies in partnership with the CRC for Low Carbon Living and UNSW Sustainability

When: THURSDAY 27th August 2014. Time: 3.00pm – 4.00 pm

Where: Room 413, Level 4, Electrical Engineering Building G17, UNSW Kensington main campus

All are welcome. SEE Map

For more information see HERE

Please forward this invitation to all potentially interested parties.
Hope to see you there and to hear your ideas in the discussion
For further information email:  ies@unsw.edu.au

 

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2014 International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability

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Tongji University is pleased to invite talented full-time university students to attend the “2014 International Students Conference on Environment and Sustainability,” which will be held at Tongji University, Shanghai, China, from June 5 to June 10, 2014.

Supported by the UNEP and Tongji University, the “International Students Conference on Environment and Sustainability (ISCES)” had been successfully held in the last three years. Around 950 students from more than 50 countries took part in the conference, exchanged understanding and ideas on topics relevant to environment and sustainable development and issued “Global Youth Tongji Declaration.” These conferences made great contributions to the spread of concepts and practices of environment and sustainability among university students.

Participants: Full time university students (including undergraduate and post-graduate students).

Deadlines: the applicants should register online before April 30 (http://unep-iesd.tongji.edu.cn/index.php?classid=875), fill in the resume form (in English) and upload their posters to the website above before April 25. We will announce the selected participants by May 15 and issue invitation letters afterwards.

No registration fee will be charged and Organizers will cover the local accommodation, and transportation during the conference in Shanghai. Field trips will also be provided by the organizer. A limited number of scholarships (round-trip flight tickets) will be offered to competitive participants. For more information, please check the official website of ISCES 2014: http://unep-iesd.tongji.edu.cn/index.php?classid=875 ,or contact:

Organizing Committee of 2014 International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability

Address: Rm.903, Zonghe Building, No. 1239, Siping Road, Shanghai, China, 200092
Tel: 86-21-6598 1837 Fax: +86-21-65987790
Email: isces_en@163.com

Further Information here: 2014 International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability Invitation Letter-1

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The Property Congress 2014 – A Special offer for students under 30

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Are you, or do you know a full time student 30 or under that would benefit from networking with property leaders? Here is the opportunity to take a journey through the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the property industry’s elite annual conference The Property Congress.

Students save $1,051 with the discounted Student rate of $999

Student rate includes:

  • Day 1 Conference Sessions
  • The Senses Masquerade Dinner Party
  • Day 2 Conference Sessions
  • Wild Encounters Networking Party @ Taronga Zoo

To access the Student rate you will be required to upload a scanned image of your driver’s license or proof of age card during the registration process.

Click here to access the Student rate. Limited places are available so don’t miss out!

For further information visit www.thepropertycongress.com.au or contact The Property Congress Concierge, Jessica Beard on concierge@propertyoz.com.au or (02) 9033 1900.

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7th Annual Paul Reid Lecture in Urban Design & MUDD 19 Exhibition 2013/14 – CITY VISIONS

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You are kindly invited to attend the 7th Paul Reid/Utzon Lecture this 5th of March 6:00 pm. that will be followed by the opening of the Master of Urban Development and Design (MUDD) 19 Exhibition 2013/14 – Built Environment, UNSW.

Current students from the Master of Built Environment in Sustainable Development (M.BEnv. Sus. Dev.), Mohammad Reza Shahrokhian Kermani and Carlos Bartesaghi Koc, have participated as students and collaborators of the MUDD Program by producing distinguished research work & project masterplans that will be exhibited and published in the catalogue of this year.

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7th Annual Paul Reid Lecture in Urban Design:
‘A Country of Cities – Building Hyperdensity and Civic Delight’

Vishaan Chakrabarti, Marc Holliday Associate Professor of Real Estate Development
6.00 for 6.30pm, Wednesday 5 March 2014 Leighton Hall, Scientia, UNSW

Master of Urban Development and Design (MUDD) 19 Exhibition 2013/14
CITY VISIONS Hamburg / Venice / Sydney / Camberra

held in association with the TU-Berlin exhibition:
Stadtvisionen 1910-2010 Berlin / Paris / London / Chicago

Exhibition Opening Night – 5th March
Ground Floor Gallery
Faculty of Built Environment
Red Centre West Wing, UNSW
(Exhibition 5 – 28 March)

More info and register at: http://www.be.unsw.edu.au/content/2014-utzon-lecture-series-launch-seventh-annual-paul-reid-lecture-urban-design

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First AIA Sustainability meeting for 2014‏

A friendly reminder of tomorrow evenings first meeting of 2014 and a little more inspiration for the budding filmmaker within…
 
 
The first AIA sustainability meeting is in one week – Wednesday 12th Feb at 5:30pm
 
This time it’s different:
You will recall we have an exciting new direction for 2014.  Accordingly we need you to be ready for something different at our first meeting.

As you know we will be making short video clips on the topic of sustainability and the built environment through the year. We aim to make three. Their success will be how widely they will be forwarded and we aim for a viral vid.  We aim to elegantly capture an idea and communicate it. For a great overview, have a look at: www.epipheo.com
 
The first sustainability meeting for 2014 is Feb the 12th and at this meeting will be starting our ‘pitches’ – this is where we each get a maximum of two minutes to pitch an idea to the rest of the group about what video we make this year. 
 
How do I pitch?:
There are lots of ways to do this and, in short, there are no rules.
–     you could read a script as though you were a narrator
          you could describe what we would see
          you could write a paragraph of text
          you can present still images/PowerPoint to help structure it
          you could describe the issue with a loose idea & see if the group wants to pursue it
          you can throw minties and promise us all fame and wealth
 
How will we choose?
We are nothing if not democratic, and accordingly we will vote.  Your pitch(es?) idea(s) need to be on the topic of sustainability, to be memorable, to encourage people to forward it and to be do-able.  Too easy!
 
Examples?
there are heaps of examples… many bad, some good.  see the list below
 
What now?

We need everyone to come with a minimum of ONE IDEA, so start thinking + writing down your thoughts.  We will have a laptop available for any e-presentation pitches (bring yr USB).  Bring your best ideas,ready to pitch on Wednesday Feb the 12that 5:30pmatTusculum.

When: Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Tusculum, 3 Manning Street. Potts Point

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Invitation to Workshop: Progress on Green Buildings – China-Australia

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The CRC for Low Carbon Living is hosting representatives from the Beijing Municipal Commission. We see this is a great opportunity to host a workshop focusing on Green buildings and carbon initiatives in Australia and China (with particular focus on Beijing City)

Where: LG03, Tyree Energy Technologies Building, University of New South Wales

When: Wednesday 11th December, 9.30am – 12.30pm

Presentations include:

‘Research underpinning a globally competitive green buildings sector’

– Prof Deo Prasad – CEO, CRC for Low Carbon Living

Action on Green Building’

– Dr Lurong Li – Deputy Division Director, Building Energy Saving and Building Materials Management Division, Beijing Municipal Commission of Housing and Urban-Rural Development

‘Greening buildings – City of Sydney’ (TBC)

– Chris Derksema – Director of Sustainability, City of Sydney

‘AECOM Sustainable Design Capability’

– Lester Partridge – Technical Director and Global Leader of Advanced Design and Applied Research, AECOM

‘Delivering a six star building at Shelley Street’

– Warwick Johnson –Director NSW and QLD,  Brookfield Multiplex –

‘Changing Perspective’

– Brett Pollard – Head of Knowledge and Sustainability, HASSELL

The presentations will be followed by a tour of the Tyree Energy Technologies Building, a 6-star energy rated building.

Please RSVP to Maria Schwensen (m.schwensen@unsw.edu.au) by Monday 9th December.

Click here for a map of the UNSW Campus. Tyree Energy and Technologies Building is H6 on map.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in  UNSW Western Services car park and Barker St Parking Station (Buildings G2 and N18 on Map) or there is an abundance of on-street parking nearby.

Transport:

There is regular and various public transport options to the campus (see http://www.transport.unsw.edu.au).

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