The next two weeks we will be highlighting the inspired thought leaders who will be speaking at Ecocity World Summit 2009.
Today: David Hall & Matthew Hardy
David Hall, Founder, NewVista, CEO, Novatek, Provo, Utah, USA
Mr Hall is the visionary behind NewVista, a large scale metropolitan concept with the potential to have world-wide economic and social viability and to be massively scalable and ecologically sustainable. NewVista is a Megalopolis composed of 50 interconnected communities. Each NewVista Community is a self sustaining system of villages and public squares supported by areas for agriculture, industry and its own local energy and food production. A NewVista is a walkable community, with no personal cars or trucks. NewVista has a repeatable pattern that enables scalability from region to household. Mr Hall is also CEO of Novatek, founded in 1985 as a consulting company specializing in applications for Super Materials, including synthetic diamond. Novatek began producing industrial diamond products in the 1990s, mostly for the Oil & Gas industry. In 2004 Novatek sold the Oil & Gas diamond manufacturing division to Reed-Hyclog. In 2005 the IntelliServ division was sold to Grant-Prideco, now owned by NOV. Novatek is currently working on projects ranging from drilling tools to diamond products for asphalt, mining and construction. NewVista: http://www.newvistavillage.com
Tuesday, December 15, 09:00-12:30 Session 1 & 2: The Ecocity Challenge – Metrics, Guidelines, Criteria, Principles of Ecocities
Matthew Hardy, Senior Lecturer in Architecture & Urbanism, INBANTU
Matthew Hardy is the Senior Lecturer in Architecture & Urbanism for the The International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism. Matthew trained as an architect at the University of Adelaide, South Australia, holds a PhD in architectural history from the University of Wales, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. His PhD research, based at the Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture, London, was a study of Hippocratic attitudes to climate and their influence on house planning in the classical tradition. He was tasked with the early development of INTBAU from its instigation as a research project in late 2002 until its convergence with The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment (PFBE) in early 2009.
Monday, December 14, 11:00-12:30 Session 2: Legacy, Equity and Design