NATIONAL PLANNING CONFERENCE 2017

NATIONAL PLANNING CONFERENCE 2017

NATIONAL PLANNING CONFERENCE 2017

NATIONAL PLANNING CONFERENCE 2017
THEME: CREATING SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES:SMART GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Date: August 14 – 17, 2017
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Date: August 18, 2017
VENUE: SIAVONGA

As the population of Zambia’s towns and cities increase, urban areas are progressively facing several challenges of congestion, pollution, low participation in decision making and lack of decent jobs. With the creation of new districts and increased industrialization, more people from typically traditional farming areas are moving to towns. Currently, our cities are growing organically despite the existence of master plans in some cases, a clear indication of plan failure at a glance. At the centre of all these challenges is the built environment and how communities interact. Smart growth and development is the answer to these growing concerns and challenges. However, Smart growth as an urban development idea requires rethinking of our Planning Models, moving towards greater integration and use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Internet of Things (IoT), green design and transitions to low energy consumption and cleaner production. ICT and IoT solutions in well planned communities will help to secure and manage our communities assets which includes, though not restricted to, schools, libraries, transportation systems, hospitals, power plants, local departments’ information systems, water supply networks, waste management and law enforcements. Our smart ideas must reflect our decency as a people and this decency is in the way we plan. This is why we want you partner with us in ushering a better way of building and rebuilding our communities; brick by brick, hand in hand acting together towards a prosperous Smart Zambia.

WHY SMART GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Because we cannot continue to implement ideas that have failed to respond to our needs and the market. And because we know that you are just as curious as we are on what better communities wuld like, we want to grow and develop our communities together as partners. In order for smart growth to be realized, we must act together in improving quality of life by using urban informatics and technology to improve the effieciency of services and meet residents’ needs. With ICT, municipal and local government officials will be able to interact directly with the community and give information and knowledge fortackling inefficiency in improving the quality of life of the people. ICT also provides a cost effective way to increase participation in decision making especially when it comes to acces to health, education, markets, transport systems and crime prevention. As professional planners, we want to make our communities more livable and sustainable through better plans.
We are asking the following questions; How can housing developments and other infrastructures support
sustainability and create more green jobs? How can we achieve equality for women in our towns? Do our towns
promote democracy and good governance?? Is access a big issue in our towns?? Are we able to redevelop our
towns without compromising the environment and contributing to climate change? How can we transition to
low energy consumption, waste and be more water efficient? What opportunities can we derive from going
smart in our cities? The big question, who loses when we DON’T GO SMART? And whats the next big Urban Crisis
for our towns?

REGISTER NOW
BRONZE PACKAGE
Conference and AGM
Gala Dinner
Exclusive Beach Party/Bash
Branded ZIP Corporate Shirt (4 colours available)
Participation Fee: K1, 700

SILVER PACKAGE
Conference and AGM
Gala Dinner
Exclusive Beach Party/Bash
Activities (Dam Wall visit and Sunset Boat Cruise)
Branded ZIP Corporate Shirt (4 colours available)
Participation Fee: K2, 000

GOLD PACKAGE
Conference and Dinner
Gala Dinner
Exclusive Beach Party/Bash
Activities (Dam Wall visit and Sunset Boat Cruise)
Accomodation Provided at Fresh View Hotels (Limited)
Branded ZIP Corporate Shirt (4 colours available)
Participation Fee: K6, 500

GOOD NEWS!!! SPOUSES CAN ATTEND DINNER AND PARTY FOR K300 ALL ROUND (PAID SEPARATELY)
ALL PARTICIPANTS TO REGISTER AND PAY IN ADVANCE. NO PAYMENTS ACCEPTED AT THE VENUE. EARLY
REGISTRATION WILL ATTRACT A DISCOUNT OF 15% ON PARTICIPATION FEES.
For Payments:
Account Name: Zambia Institute of Planners Bank: ZANACO Account number: 5304042300153
Branch: Civic Centre, Lusaka

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