IGMC animation film premiered at the GFHS 2018
The International Green Model City (IGMC) animation film was grandly premiered at the 2018 Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS 2018) which was successfully convened as an important observance of the World Cities Day 2018 at the United Nations Conference Center, Bangkok, Thailand on 30-31October. The film can be accessed via the following link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnpSeiO1ikw&feature=youtu.be
Inspired by International Green Model City (IGMC) Standards 3.0, IGMC animation film is a conceptual creative work that shows “the future green city for all”. The film was produced based on the life of the SaSa family of three who live in a Southern Chinese city, and displays what a future greener city should look like in terms of ecology, traffic, CBD, neighborhood and smartness. The film therefore envisions a beautiful city with clean air, a well-connected city with unimpeded traffic flow, a livable city with convenient facilities, and a smart city filled with happiness.
IGMC animation film – the CBD
At the premiere show, four selected young kids from China and Thailand representing the masters of future cities shared their visions. For instance, a six-year-old little girl wishes to enjoy a vibrant harmonious community life with rich biodiversity, a girl at the age of 12 hopes to have convenient and walking environment in a city, and another boy imagines that in future cities the building itself generates electricity, the robot works, the car can fly, people can go for the interstellar tour, and the toy can be 3D printed at home, whereas a high-school girl anticipates that all resources in the future city can be recycled and reused, and there will be no waste and pollution. The film captures all the aspirations and presents a future city that is safe, harmounious, equitable, unique, prosperous, and sustainable.
IGMC animation film – balcony garden at Sasa’s home
Whilst the film sets a great vision for future greener cities, the IGMC Standards 3.0 offers comprehensive strategies and practical ways. IGMC Standards 3.0 is an assessment and planning tool for sustainable urban development and provides technical means and evaluation methods for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda at local and community levels. Rooted in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda, the vision of "IGMC Standards 3.0" is based on six basic principles: Safety, Sustainability, Equity, Identity, Prosperity and Happiness, and is carried out through the 18 categories spanning six dimensions of spatial planning and development, basic services, environment, economy, society and culture.
At the Global Forum on Human Settlements 2018, Mr. Lu Haifeng, Secretary General of Global Forum on Human Settlements, President of Better City Institute gave an interesting talk on “greener cities resemble trees” , implying that green cities should follow the main charateristics of a tree - being self-sufficient, environemntally-friendly, circulating resourecs, interconnected, inclusive and equitable. Centerned around the theme of "Green Model Cities", Mr. Lu composed a poem titled “Green Cities Resemble Trees” to shed more light on the importance of taking nature-based solutions for planning and developing green cities.
The world will teem with happiness forever.
The poem is displayed in Chinese through a calligraphy work