Palaces For The People
Thursday, September 18, 2003
SPD-log1: ">>> Posting number 01
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 14:43:00 +0300
Subject: Issues and Future of Ecocity Development
From: Jacky Foo
To Participants of the Panel Discussion on
'Issues and Future of Ecocity Development'
Between Feb and May 2003, the Internet Conference had 9 sessions that provided 225 abstracts and papers for discussion to 614 participants under the following 9 sessions.
A) Eco-settlement and eco-building
B) Peri-urban Agriculture and Forestry
C) Ecocity planning and management - Case Studies
D) Integrative urban water management
E) Ecocity Planning - Methodology
F) Urban waste management
G) Urban impacts and the peri-urban environment
H) Industrial Ecology
I) Human Ecology and Capacity Building for eco-culture
Participants also had the opportunities on different occasions to introduce themselves, tell people of their work and their interests, their publications, the work of their colleagues and share their experiences. They had access to a website with about 60 MB of materials and more than 750 public messages that were generated from the different sessions.
Between June 10 and 27th, we plan to have the final session of the Conference. This will be a panel discussion with a group of experts and panelists (http://www.ias.unu.edu/proceedings/icibs/ecocity03/panel.html) who are invited to draw our attention on important ISSUES related to the future development of ecocities. Some issues and concerns were discussed already in the 9 sessions and so the chairpersons have summarized them along with other issues as background materials for the panel discussion
(http://www.ias.unu.edu/proceedings/icibs/ecocity03/p-discussion.html). Members of the panel"