Don't Miss SA Sustainability Week 2015

With the world’s population predicted to reach almost 10 billion by 2050, Sustainability Week (23-28 June) provides a crucial opportunity for the South African built environment sector to take centre stage in debating solutions and offering insights into the development of healthy and resilient cities over the coming decades.

The event seeks to advance the Green Economy through the sharing of knowledge and acceleration of projects undertaken in such spheres as Sustainable Energy, Green Building, Vision Zero Waste and Food Security.

Speakers on Day 1 of the Green Building Conference (24 June) include Professor Barbara Norman, Foundation Chair of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Canberra; Tomohiko Amemiya, co-founder architect of UNITYDESIGN Inc and researcher at Tokyo University; Mark Olweny, Senior Lecturer in Architecture in the Faculty of the Built Environment, Uganda Martyrs University; and Rodney Milford, Programme Manager of Construction Industry Performance at the Construction Industry Development Board.

Parallel break away sessions during Day 2 (25 June) will offer knowledge sharing in the sectors Vision Zero Waste, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Water, Sustainable Tourism and Sustainable Infrastructure. Session themes include Design for Deconstruction & Recyclability; Urban Water Security – ‘Water realities for African cities’; Tackling Energy Poverty in new and existing human settlements; and Infrastructure for Sustainable Human Settlements.

Sustainability Week 2015 is hosted by the City of Tshwane and partnered with BASF, Lafarge, Nedbank and UNIDO. Associate Sponsors include Sanedi, Redisa, Participate Technologies, Massbuild, NRF/SAASTA, NCPC, NRF and AECOM. Other sponsors include Backsberg Estate Cellars and Azize.