The lowdown on building ecocities

In this thought provoking talk, Neville takes us through the importance the concept sustainability holds, in Asia. As an architect, he studies the growth of different cities over the years and explains the need to de-urbanize and build eco cities that are optimized for future development.

Recorded at INK Asia 2016, Singapore


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Neville Mars

Architect & Urban Researcher

Neville is a Dutch architect who has been active in China since 2003 as the head of the Dynamic City Foundation, an international research platform investigating hyper-speed urbanization. At his design studio, Mars Architects, Neville works on sustainable projects on all scales – from buildings and furniture to urban master plans. Working on the premise that urban growth is essentially organic, Neville has applied his radical new Evolutionary Planning methodology in response to China’s accelerated and pressured market conditions. His most fascinating projects include the new Sino-Dutch Ecocity in Shenzhen and an ongoing sustainability strategy for Mumbai with the BMW-Guggenheim Lab. Neville is a 2013 INK Fellow.

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