CUD global conference II
We're meeting in one of San Francisco's greenest buildings, the new Govt Services Administration Federal Government building.
Quite a controversial design, but a fascinating building. Built from recycled concrete and steel, no air conditioning (all done through clever use of windows and through-drafts). Here's a link to more information via Arup, who built the building - http://www.arup.com/americas/project.cfm?pageid=1618
Couple of other big messages so far - shifting sustainability outcomes is fuelled by the fundamental change from the traditional role of cities, which allow people to move to information; now we can take information to people. And success is going to be a combination of policy leadership, market-driven innovation and individual empowerment. And all driven by new ways to access ideas, information and knowledge.