Over the past decade, growth rate in Asia Pacific region was the highest among the world. Amidst the high living standards and rise in poverty, development of the city is increasingly influenced by resources constraints. High level of urbanization and industrialization involves exploitation of natural wealth, which has become global issue as it starts to threaten the stability and prosperity of the region. Due to such concerns and risks, the concept of creating harmony and balance between economic development and environmental sustainability has emerged.
Besides factors such as growth of population and increase in consumption, decline in natural capital can also cause by poor natural resources management decision. Design and construction process are the crucial elements for green building. Architects, designers and urban planners determine the overall success of the project as they evaluate the surrounding factors to minimize the urban sprawls and needless destruction of valuable land, habitat and green space that are vital to sustainable living. This year at ACA17, we will be gathering experts and professionals from the architectural industry, to further discuss potential methods that could help to incorporate green elements and green technology in the project design and construction process progresses.
THE ELECTRONIC VOTING OPTION FOR THE ELECTION OF THE 2017-2018 SECRETARY OF THE AIA INTERNATIONAL REGION IS NOW OPEN
Candidate profiles and position statements are available for review here.
2016 ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS: WHO IS ABLE TO VOTE AND HOW TO VOTE
- Eligible Members. You are eligible to participate in the 2016 Annual Meeting of the members of the AIA International Region if:
a) You are in good standing as an Architect member, Associate member, International Associate member, Fellow, or Emeritus member of the American Institute of Architects; and
b) You reside or work outside the United States; and
c) You are not assigned to any AIA chapter, or you are assigned to one of these AIA chapters:
- AIA Continental Europe
- AIA Hong Kong
- AIA Japan
- AIA Middle East
- AIA Shanghai
- AIA UK
- Participation in the Meeting. The meeting will begin promptly on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Daylight Time). If you are eligible to participate in the meeting (see Item 1, “Eligible Members,” above), you may attend in any of these ways:
- In Person. You may attend the meeting in person by going to Room EV214, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA, at the date and time shown above.
- By Telephone. You may also participate by telephone. If you intend to participate by telephone, please contact AIA Senior Vice President and General Counsel Jay Stephens, Hon. AIA, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to +1-202-626-7426 no later than Friday, May 6, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Daylight Time). We will then provide dial-in instructions to you.
- By Proxy. If you are unable to attend the meeting in person or by telephone, you may select an eligible member attending the meeting to represent you by proxy and to vote on your behalf. You may do so by printing, filling out, and signing the proxy form found here or at www.aiainternational.org, and sending it to AIA Senior Vice President and General Counsel Jay Stephens, Hon. AIA, at email@example.com or by fax to +1-202-626-7426. (If you are unable to use the proxy form, you may simply send your proxy instructions in an e-mail or fax to Jay Stephens.) All proxy forms/instructions must be received no later than Friday, May 6, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Daylight Time).
- By Electronic Vote/Proxy. If you are unable to attend the meeting in person or by telephone, you may also indicate your preference for a candidate for Secretary electronically and select an eligible member attending the meeting to represent you by proxy and to vote on your behalf. To exercise this option, use the electronic ballot here.
All electronic voting/proxying must be completed no later than Friday, May 6, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Daylight Time).