Experts from all continents will meet in Mexico City at the 3rd International Holcim Forum for Sustainable Construction in April 2010. The conference for academics and professionals from architecture, civil engineering, urban planning, natural and social sciences will advance concepts on how construction needs to be re-invented and aligned with principles of sustainable development. Limited places are available – registration is possible until the end of January 2010.
Taking an array of disciplines into consideration, the focus of the Holcim Forum will be on knowledge mining and dissemination, material and product life-cycle assessment, CO2 emissions and energy efficiency, considered deployment of means and economic resources, as well as social welfare and equity. The event will offer opportunities for networking and discussion, stimulated by keynote speeches, workshops, panel sessions and a full-day excursion aligned with the workshop themes to sites in Mexico City.
More after the break.
Leading international speakers and a comprehensive program
Keynote addresses by internationally-renowned experts will include Amory Lovins (USA), Rocky Mountain Institute; Thom Mayne (USA), Morphosis; Jeremy Rifkin (USA), Foundation on Economic Trends; Michel Rojkind (Mexico), Rojkind Arquitectos; Simon Upton (New Zealand), Round Table on Sustainable Development; and Muhammad Yunus (Bangladesh), Grameen Bank.
Expert groups will advance concepts for a sustainable built environment in separate workshops on the topics of “Reduce CO2: With Technology to Zero Emissions”, “Play with Complexity: With Integral Solutions to an Economy of Means”, “Mine the City: With Logistics to Circular Metabolisms” and “Stimulate Stakeholders: With Incentives to Implementation”.
Online registration open
A limited number of places are available to participate in the Holcim Forum from April 14 to 17, 2010 at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. Registrations can be made online and close on January 31, 2010: www.holcimforum.org/register
Full program details, speaker profiles and workshop overviews are available at: www.holcimforum.org