Globalization is bringing an explosion of economic growth – and therefore consumption – to countries that historically have had a negligible impact on world resources and that creates a new and pressing need for sustainable living – a concept Taipei organizers intend to discuss at length during their World Design Conference due to hit Taipei in July.
The 2013 Taipei World Design Conference will explore social design and sustainable living in an effort to use design to tackle problems faced by cities, organizers said Saturday.
The conference, to be held July 3, will feature speakers from Taiwan and Denmark, including Nille Juul-Sorensen, chief executive officer of the Danish Design Centre, Jens Martin Skibsted, co-founder of Denmark-based design group KiBiSi, and Thomas Hammer-Jakobsen, co-founder of Danish consultancy firm Copenhagen Living Lab.
They will deliver lectures on topics including sustainable ideas, using design to improve life, and increasing the quality of citizens' lives through user-centered innovation.
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