Silicon Valley Innovation Institute Event, January 4, 2012: How to Design an Eco-City

While U.S. legislators are busy arguing about whether or not the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has the Constitutional right to regulate air pollution, a massive ecological design experiment is underway across the Pacific. For China, the world’s most highly populated country and heavily industrialized economy, the stakes are high to develop and implement an integrated sustainability framework for their cities.

Dr. James Caldwell, guest speaker for this event, has spent the past year consulting to the sustainability planners of the city of Nansha, China, on exactly this topic. At this SVII dinner, he’ll share the story of working with the urban planners of Nansha to develop a Green Specification System for the city.

Dr. Caldwell will compare Nansha with several other eco-city developments in China where he has worked with planners and reveal the insights gained from co-organizing and co-hosting a Chinese Mayoral Delegation that came to the Bay Area to compare Eco-City development efforts here with their own in China.

If you are based in the San Francisco Bay Area, or if you are visiting, come join us at this SVII dinner event and expand your innovation world view!

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How to Design an EcoCity: An Interactive Dinner Presentation

This event is a collaboration between Sustainovation and Silicon Valley Innovation Institute (SVII).

Program Date and Time:

Wednesday, January 4, 2012, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. (PST)


6:00 PM (PST) – Doors Open (Networking)
6:45 PM – Dinner is Served
7:15 PM – Program Begins
9:00 PM – Wrap-up


Bay Cafe, Palo Alto Golf Course
1875 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, California 94303

For directions, please visit the SVII web site.

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