What will our cities look like in the future? We expect the key influencers to include climate change; technology advancements; energy efficiencies; development of urban communities; green architecture and increasing use of rating tools. One thing is certain; NZ has entered a period of unprecedented urban construction where smart planning can create sustainable, healthy, productive buildings as a powerful platform for the future.
To facilitate knowledge sharing and inspire innovative planning NZGBC & Property Council of New Zealand brought together an exceptional group of local and international speakers. We heard about the latest initiatives, drivers, policies and opportunities for delivering green buildings, sustainable precincts and cities of the future.
Future Cities, post–2020 offered attendees a unique opportunity to gain knowledge from people operating at the cutting edge. The one day event included world-leading, inspirational content with market intelligence and practical guidance, showcased local content, concepts that work and a chance to get up close and personal with industry peers and leaders.
Knowledgeable and thought-provoking speakers from New Zealand and around the world:
100% urbanised, Singapore is rated the greenest city in Asia, with few competitors in the rest of the world. With the introduction of Green Mark the Building and Construction Authority's green building rating scheme in 2005, Singapore has gone from having only 17 green buildings to more than 1100. Singapore’s goal is to have 80% of it’s buildings rated by 2030.
Dr Keung shared valuable insights of Singapore’s successes, and key learnings for buildings and communities.
Building cities of the future, partnerships and sustainability
The majority of buildings are not new - existing buildings are major energy users. With energy use predicted to increase over the coming years, how can we design more efficiently for future cities? How will utilities, innovation, partnerships, energy and other factors impact on this design process?
Paul Rode discussed his experience in developing and implementing energy savings retrofit projects, focusing on New York case studies, including his work on the green retrofit of the Empire State Building.
Hon Paula Bennett - unfortunately Hon Paula Bennett was unable to attend.
Case Study: Auckland's new state-of-the-art performing arts facility - ASB Waterfront Theatre
The theatre complex in the heart of Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter is a vibrant new complex designed by Moller Architects and BVN Architecture.Comprising a 660-seat, international standard theatre, bar, café, gallery space and lounge, it’s the first theatre in the Southern Hemisphere to be targeting a 5 Green Star rating for efficiency and sustainability.
Renowned architect Gordon Moller shared more exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ information on the features of the theatre and its sustainable design.
Cities in the new innovation economy
In the hyper-competitive, globalised world of the 21st century, our cities are essential enablers of innovation and economic growth. But the industries of the future require us to rethink the way we design and build our cities. Will our cities become magnets for human capital and innovation? Or will poor planning and lack of infrastructure investment damage the long-term sustainability of our cities and our ability to compete in the new innovation economy?
Former World Green Building Council chair, Tony Arnel discussed how achieving a balance between innovative approaches and technological advances that address the triple-bottom line of environment, economic and social sustainability delivers true sustainability of our future cities.
A panel of industry-leading CEOs discussed their experiences in relation to sustainability becoming a part of their strategy for property portfolios. Attendees got insights into the moment that changed their perspectives on the importance of green building for the future.
In the style of a Dragons Den, contestants pitched their ideas to Summit delegates and a panel. Each contestant gets a 5 minute speaking slot. The panel can ask questions and Summit delegates get the final vote.
Winning presentation; Alec Tang, Auckland Business Efficiency Concept. Alec Tang won an overnight loan of a Tesla Model S car!
The panel debated national and international impacts on city infrastructure, technology, sustainability. Attendees heard the insights from speakers with experience from the public transport, urban regeneration & environmental sustainability sectors.
We were delighted to have Rachel Smalley, senior journalist and commentator, to present our exciting line-up of speakers.
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