REGINA, Feb. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Registration for the 2012 National
Infrastructure Summit, occurring September 10 to 12, 2012 in Regina,
has officially opened. With attendance at the 2011 Summit reaching 350
delegates, and with 94% of attendees surveyed stating they will be
returning to the 2012 Summit, now is the time to register for the early
bird discounted rate.
As planning continues for the 2012 Summit, new and exciting features are
being added, including presentations on how municipalities can become
"Smart Cities", using real time data which enables decision-makers to
resolve issues on a more proactive basis with fewer service
Also featured is the Morph My City Challenge, launched earlier this
month. Divided into two prizes, the challenge invites teams to submit
long-term, step-by-step designs, using an undeveloped Regina green
space or canola field (Greenfield Prize) and an existing Regina
neighbourhood (2040 Prize), and morphing them into innovative,
long-term, sustainable urban neighbourhoods.
"We have received an overwhelming response to the competition, which
only recently opened. Over 2500 interested parties from over 75
countries have expressed interest in the competition, which is sure to
deliver innovative, global and unique submissions," said City of Regina
Councillor and Summit Chair, Mike O'Donnell.
Also featured will be practical approaches in the areas of innovation,
citizen engagement, discussions on balancing levels of service with
public expectations, and how to finance and create program models that
meet infrastructure needs. The 2012 Summit will also offer an
Invitational Innovative Showcase, allowing private sector companies to
demonstrate innovative products to municipal decision-makers.
"While progress on the infrastructure file has occurred by all orders of
government in the last decade, there is much more work that needs to be
done. The 2012 Summit offers the opportunity to continue the
collaborative efforts required to better prepare municipalities for 21st Century challenges and opportunities," Mayor Pat Fiacco said. "We
encourage all infrastructure partners and stakeholders to attend the
2012 National Infrastructure Summit; an opportunity to become involved
in creating the change that innovation and growth brings."
For further information, please visit the Summit website at www.nisummit2012.ca.
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SOURCE City of Regina
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