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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.
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.
What is GUPES?
GUPES is the Global Universities Partnership on Environment for Sustainability!
Presenter: Mahesh Pradhan, UNEP, Environmental Education and Training Unit
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
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You are invited to join us at the CRC for Low Carbon Living for a pleasure to meet, listen and interact with Prof. Mohamed Al-Hussein from University of Alberta, Canada.
Dr Al-Hussein is a Professor in Construction Engineering and Management and NSERC Industrial Research Chair in the Industrialization of the building Construction at Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Hole School of Construction (www.engineering.ualberta.ca/civil).
He has extensive experience advising the modular and off-site construction industry in North America. He works across a broad array of areas, including: automation of design and drafting for manufacturing; increases in productivity and flexibility of the building manufacturing system; mitigation of health and safety risks for construction workers; material usage optimization; construction material waste minimization; and quantification and reductions in CO2 emissions throughout the construction process.
Dr. Al-Hussein is undertaking research that will ultimately revolutionize the current on-site stick-built construction process. He is working on creating a multidisciplinary building construction manufacturing network. The objective of the multidisciplinary network is to establish an industrialized construction process that allows builders to reduce construction costs and cycle time. At the same time, this new process generates higher quality products, creates healthier environments for workers and residents, and produces more energy-efficient buildings. The network will integrate discipline-specific research including engineering, computing, social and health sciences to coordinate cross-disciplinary knowledge that capitalizes on a manufacturing approach to establish a notably better design and construction method.
His detailed profile and a list of research outputs are posted on the university page:
Venue: Room G22, CRC for Low Carbon Living, Tyree Energy Technologies Building, UNSW, Sydney
Date: 16 July 2014 (Wednesday)
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
In its fifth Urban SOS student competition, AECOM seeks integrated design proposals that rehabilitate disused industrial and infrastructure sites in cities worldwide. Submissions should integrate urban, architectural, landscape, engineering, and environmental design to support the development of new industries, establish new centers of production, and strengthen the pre-existing urban fabric. Sites can be of any scale in any city worldwide.