Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Joburg to host ‘green’ summit

Liveable communities and the environment are the topics of a major summit being held in Joburg, which will look at the city and the country beyond the World Cup.

SHOOT: Great cause. We also need a focus on 'walkable' communities and developments. Stay tuned on SHOOT for more coverage on the summit in October.

clipped from www.joburg.org.za
Creating a green legacy beyond 2010

JOBURG is to host a major environmental
summit investigating the creation of liveable communities well into the 21st

The annual convention, held under the auspices
of the Institute
of Environment and
Recreation Management (IERM) and hosted by Joburg's City Parks, will probe
environmental issues faced by the City and the rest of the country.

Looking at trends in recreation

Some 200 municipalities will be represented
at the summit, to take place from 5 to 7 October in Sandton. Representatives
from national, provincial and local government will be joined by officials from
environmental bodies, academic institutes and other non-governmental

City Parks' managing director, Luther Williamson,
sees the convention as "a wonderful platform" for all role players to look
closely at environmental and recreation trends.

Among the members are managers responsible
for processes involving public parks, nature conservation, cemeteries and
crematoria, greening initiatives and urban agriculture.

City Parks manages Joburg's cemeteries
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