Singapore to host three global summits on sustainable cities
Updated 01:07 PM Apr 20, 2012SINGAPORE – Some 15,000 international delegates will converge in Singapore this July for three global summits.These are the World Cities Summit, the Singapore International Water Week and the inaugural Clean Enviro Summit Singapore, which will be held together for the first time from July 1 to 5 at Marina Bay Sands.The three events will see prominent mayors, government and industry leaders discuss solutions for more liveable and sustainable cities.
The delegates are expected to speak on wide-ranging topics, including investing in cities, smart cities, water planning and urbanisation trends and challenges in the next 20 years.
Beyond discussing urbanisation issues, there will also be in-depth discussion on water and waste management.
With integrated solutions being the new focus of the three events, executive director of the Centre for Liveable Cities Khoo Teng Chye said their co-location this year is one way Singapore is taking the lead to find new and more holistic ways to achieve clean and sustainable development for global cities.
The co-location of the events will offer a truly integrated platform for the first time for global delegates to discuss challenges, opportunities and best practices, he added. CHANNEL NEWSASIAvia TODAYonline