A CONFERENCE EXAMINING THE FUTURE DESIGN OF OUR CITIES
More than ever before, major urban centres will be at the forefront of transformation and change in order to accelerate a sustainable human presence. The framing of the conference deals with the largest possible context of all debates – the limits of our planetary ecosystem. It is within this “Big Picture” context that the conference will challenge the current economic, political, and social frameworks that generate our urban infrastructure and built environment. The goal is to relinquish out-dated “Bottom Line” models in favour of new, innovative, and synergistic business structures and designs that achieve prosperity without sacrificing social responsibility or ignoring the health of the planetary ecosystems that ultimately sustain us.