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Smart Eco-City Development Progress

Connecting People in Unique, Innovative and Regenerative Communities
Date: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 18:30 - 21:30
Venue: 
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Venue: 
650 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA., USA

Smart Eco-City Development Progress
Connecting People in Unique, Innovative and Regenerative Communities

The key to human survival and healthy fulfillment is strengthening economic, intellectual and social growth in ways that maintain healthy, resilient eco-systems. Since all these variables change, smart eco-cities can survive and thrive only by designing, measuring, connecting and managing built environments interactively -- in ways that value the unique and charming qualities of their diverse natural environments, their communities and creative people. This approach optimizes self-management and creative innovation to minimize unforeseen consequences. We know that without continual measurement and learning we cannot anticipate (or manage) every critical variable. This seminar will compare the work and discoveries of cutting edge developers of eco-city systems.

Moderator:

James T. Caldwell Ph.D. is a Director of UCGEC and Chair of its Green Building and Eco-cities Task Force. He is CEO of E3 Regenesis Solutions, a team of multicultural Consultants and Alliance Integrators who work with multiple Eco-city architects, technology and service Providers.

Speaker:

Gordon Feller, Director, Cisco Systems Urban Innovations – Internet Business Solutions Group. Cisco's 'Smart + Connected Communities' initiative is improving the delivery of urban services while strengthening economic development in cities of varying sizes and types. He will describe some of S+CC's current areas of focus, and look at work now underway in Asia, Europe and North America.

Eric Lundquist, Architect, LEED-AP is Managing Director of Heller Manus Architects, “Urban Planning for Eco-cities in China and the world.” They have 7,500 acres of development in California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Russia, Mexico and China. We must recognize that each project has a unique geography, culture and its own strategic imperatives for sustainable, healthy and attractive communities. Eric will describe how diverse goals and ecological imperatives are integrated through architectural planning in partnership with key stakeholders.

Ed Cazalet, Ph.D., is a UCGEC Director, and President and CEO of TeMix, Inc. Dr. Cazalet has forty years of electric industry experience as a founder and CEO of several companies and as a Board member of the California ISO. He will describe TeMix’s “ Smart Transactive Energy Services” for Eco-city Smart Grids that optimally coordinate renewable energy production, storage, grid demand and transactions among all components and players on the grid. He will include discussion of renewable energy micro-grids, and one proposed by OSISoft for Hainan Island, China.

Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 18:30 - 21:30

Venue:
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
650 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA., USA

Links: Sign up for seminar
http://www.ucgef.org/en/events/seminar/smart-eco-city-development-progress