Re-imagining Shanghai Streetscapes: Green Drinks January Forum @ Kokuyo
- 16-01-2014 18:30 - 21:00
- Kokuyo Furnitures, Shanghai
Green Drinks China begins a new series of awareness forums in 2014, in partnership with Kokuyo Furnitures, on the theme of Sustainable Spaces, at their beautiful showroom in People Square.
The inaugural event titled, Re-imagining Shanghai’s Streetscapes, will be held on Thursday, 16th January, 18.30 – 21.00hrs, at Kokuyo showroom, and shall explore how we can better design our streets to support green community living and possible strategies to tap into their amenity and resource potential.
Often our streets are little more than spaces that allow us to move from one place to another. But Shanghai streets are filled with green potential. The forum will touch on issues such as:
- making eco-friendly and sustainable design choices – from decisions about lighting and pavement materials to street furniture and bus shelters
- encouraging green lifestyles and communities – making streets accessible for bikes and pedestrians, opening space for community gardens, connecting habitats
- taking advantage of green resources – designing streets to utilize rainfall (tanks and storm water opportunities), renewable energy opportunities (bus shelters, signage, pavements that reflect heat and gardens that cool local areas)
Damian Holmes is a landscape architect with over 8 years in China designing and constructing projects across Shanghai and China. Damian lives and works in China as a freelance landscape architect and has a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Melbourne. He has worked in various landscape architecture, architecture & AEC firms for the last 11 years across the world in Melbourne, Sydney, Calgary, and currently Shanghai. He is also the Founder of World Landscape Architecture website and WLA Magazine.
João Nunes, born in Lisbon in 1960, is the general coordinator of PROAP. João graduated in Landscape Architecture from Instituto Superior de Agronomia da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Master in Landscape Architecture from Escuela Tècnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcellona, Universitá Politecnica di Catalunya. As International Director he is responsible for the strategic, executive and tactical leadership of the three international offices: Lisbon (Portugal), Luanda (Angola) and Treviso (Italy). João also develops PROAP’s conceptual and creative design and defines the strategic orientation of the research processes.