Media Advisory - Sustainable housing and water solutions for the Greater Toronto Region to be unveiled by international design students and professionals



    George Brown College's Institute without Boundaries hosts international
    conference on the conservation, revitalization, sustainability and
    capacity of the world's communities

    TORONTO, June 28 /CNW/ - What do a new eco-development plan for
Port Perry, a water management solution on Toronto's waterfront, a sustainable
urban summer camp at Downsview Park and a mixed live/learn hub in
Weston-Mt. Dennis have in common? They are all are design concepts that will
be featured as part of The World House Interdesign 2007 conference opening
this week in Toronto and hosted by George Brown College's Institute without
Boundaries (IwB).
    The World House Interdesign, which, in addition to the IwB, is being
co-hosted by The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design
(Icsid) and the Harbinger Foundation, is bringing together interdisciplinary
designers, educators, and students from around the world to share ideas and
design solutions related to the concepts of the World House - a multi-year,
collaborative project led by the IwB, exploring the evolution of shelter and
plan for the next generation of holistic housing design.
    The design concepts, which have been created by international design
students, educators and professionals attending this conference, will be
unveiled to the media at the Toronto Arts Centre on Friday, June 29, a day
prior to the official public exhibition on Saturday, June 30. The results of
the conference will also be exhibited at Connecting07, Icsid's World Design
Congress to be held later this year in San Francisco.

    
    What:   World House Interdesign 2007 Design Challenge media unveiling -
            International design students, educators and professionals unveil
            sustainable housing and water solutions for Port Perry, Toronto's
            waterfront, Downsview Park and Weston-Mt.Denis.

    When:   Friday, June 29
            12:00-1:00 p.m. (Lunch to be served)

    Where:  Toronto Centre for the Arts
            5040 Yonge Street (just south of Mel Lastman Square)
    

    For more information on World House Interdesign, please visit
www.worldhouse.ca/interdesign.

    About George Brown College

    Established in 1967, George Brown's (GBC) three campuses are located in
downtown Toronto, the most multicultural city in the world. With more than
14,000 full-time students, including 1,400 international students, GBC is one
of Ontario's fastest growing colleges. GBC offers more than 150 programs
ranging from one-year certificates to four-year bachelor's degrees. In
addition, over 50,000 continuing education students are enrolled in more than
1,300 courses.





For further information:

For further information: Paul Zanettos, George Brown College, (416)
415-5000 ext. 3428, pzanetto@georgebrown.ca


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