USGBC will be present at the 2017 NewCities Summit in Songdo, South Korea, June 7–9.
USGBC has been very active in South Korea lately, signing an agreement with the Seoul Metropolitan Government to accelerate the use of LEED, the most widely used green building rating system in the world, in Seoul. South Korea is also the fifth largest country outside the U.S. for LEED-certified buildings, with more than 6.5 million gross square meters of certified space.
New Cites Foundation, established by the original organizers of the World Economic Forum at Davos, is one of the world’s leading institutions focusing on the future of cities. The summit, taking place in Songdo, Incheon, will gather the top global players in the field of cities and urbanization—CEOs, global mayors from all five continents and urban visionaries.
USGBC is pleased to be participating in this event, themed “Thriving Cities: The Building Blocks of Urban Wellbeing." The summit will delve into how cities must increasingly become ecosystems of health, where each part works toward one goal: improving people’s quality of life.