iiSBE Meetings in Paris, 19 and 20 November

On the 19th and 20th of November, iiSBE will hold a two day meeting in Paris that will include a small number of invited papers plus discussions of relevance to SB conference organizers and the international co-sponsors on Day 1, with more focused iiSBE meetings and the annual general meeting on Day 2.
The location is 15 QUAI ANATOLE FRANCE, Metro stops Musee d'orsay or Solferino, in Paris (near the Musée d'Orsay).
Times shown are approximate. Coffee breaks will be provided. A cash donation of 20 Euro will be requested at the door to cover part of the meeting costs.
For further information, contact Nils Larsson at larsson@iisbe.org.

Monday, 19 November, 09:30 to 18:00

  • Five presentations on micro-urban issues and research will be presented, from 09:30 to 12:00.
  • An update will be provided on the progress of SB13 and SB14, and a discussion and exchange of ideas with SB13 organizers will take place. This will be a good time to review progress. Those invited include the event organizers, and representatives of CIB, UNEP and FIDIC will also be invited. This section might require 2 to 3 hours.
  • There will be a discussion on progress of SB Challenge for about one hour. We have an agreement with the EC-financed case study groups Open House and Construction21 to use some of their case studies as European entries. There will also be discussions about the use of standard key performance indicators (KPI), developed by the Canadian iiSBE team on the basis of the 2011 SB Challenge work.

Tuesday, 20 November - iiSBE AGM - 09:00 to 16:30

  • Updates will be provided on Synergy Zone, Urban Tool, SBTool, Zero Impact and Academic Forum, Open House, International Masters and Doctorate program and other work.
  • We will also have reports on our actual or potential participation in a large UAE project that would use SBTool, and another possible EC-financed project led by NTNU and others.
  • We need to discuss our policy on Chapter fees, because of the desire of some Chapters to list as members only those who have a clear interest in international issues.
  • We have previously alerted you to the fact that we have to re-structure iiSBE to conform to new Canadian government regulations. This will require extensive discussion.
  • Related to this is the idea of launching a European iiSBE, to take advantage of possibilities for participation in EC-financed projects.
  • Most of the items above will be described in an annual report that will be presented' along with a Treasurer's report.
  • Then elections etc.