CITYDESIGN + CITYBUILD: 2010 Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Conference in Denver

by Sean O'Hara on September 1, 2010

DENVER, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ — Montreux Energy (, a premier organizer of strategy roundtables on the future of global energy investment, announced that it will host a gathering of national and international experts to discuss new ways to improve the efficiency and sustainability of urban energy, systems, and infrastructure.

CITYDESIGN + CITYBUILD 2010 will be held September 14-16 at the Hyatt Regency Convention Center in Denver..  The conference theme, “Clean Energy, Technology, and Design for the Networked City” will engage thought leaders from a variety of industries, including utilities, clean energy, and real estate development in a series of roundtables at the three-day event.

“More than half of the global population now lives in cities, so it is critical that our leaders effectively communicate the enormous opportunities and challenges for cities in creating a sustainable future,” said Andrew Bermingham, CEO OF Montreux Energy LLC. “CITYDESIGN + CITYBUILD 2010 is one way to initiate that dialogue with thought leaders from around the world.”

Featured conference speakers will include:

  • Autodesk   Geoff Zeiss, SmartGrid and Utilities Leader, San Rafael
  • BASF   Jack Armstrong, Building & Construction Markets Leader, Florham Park
  • CH2M HILL, Avinash Patwardhan, VP, Water & Mgr, Int’l Sustainable Solutions, W Palm Beach
  • City of Aurora   The Hon. Ed Tauer, Mayor, Aurora
  • Colorado Public Utilities Commission   Ron Binz, Chairman, Denver
  • Encana   Eric Marsh, President, Encana Natural Gas Inc., Denver
  • GE Water   Jeffrey Fulgham, Chief Marketing Officer, Schenectady
  • Harvard University Graduate School of Design  Pierre Belanger, Assoc Professor, Cambridge
  • HOK  Monte Wilson, Director of Planning, Atlanta
  • Honeywell  Diane Beauchamp, Director, Clinton Climate Initiative, Minneapolis
  • Hogan Lovells  Andrew Spielman, Partner, Denver
  • IBM   Nancy Pearson, Vice President BPM, SOA, and Websphere Marketing, Armonk
  • Joint Inst for Strategic Energy Analysis at NREL   Douglas Arent, PhD, Exec Dir, Golden
  • Jones Lang LaSalle  Dan Probst, Global Chairman, Energy & Sustainability Services, Chicago
  • MWH Global  Robyn McGuken, Director Resource Efficiency Management, Broomfield
  • Shell International   Alexon Khor, General Manager Low CO2 Solutions, London
  • Suez Environment   Henry Saint Bris, Senior Vice President Strategy, Paris
  • Swiss RE   Bernd Wilke, Vice President, Zurich
  • U.S. Department of Energy   Carol Battershell, Acting Director, Golden Field Office, Golden
  • Xcel Energy  Randy Huston, Project Delivery Executive, Smart Grid, Denver

CITYDESIGN + CITYBUILD 2010 sessions will make the crucial connections between such vital issues as water and energy, smart grid and smart buildings, carbon, optimization and energy efficiency, sustainable mobility and transportation systems, and waste and waste-to-energy. It will also showcase exciting new major global urban development projects from the world’s leading engineering, architecture, real estate development firms.

Conference sessions will focus on:

  • Rethinking Urban Design in the New Sustainability Paradigm
  • Transport: Smart Urban Mobility
  • Powering our Cities with Clean Energy and the Smart Grid
  • Technology and the Networked City

A special 3-hour workshop will be held Tuesday, September 14 from 12:30 to 3:30 pm, titled “Videogames as Tools to Design Cities of the Future.”  The cost of the Workshop is $25.  Seating is limited.

The event formally opens with registration and reception starting at 4pm Tuesday, Sept 14, and an Opening Keynote panel beginning at 5:30 pm.  Registration for the entire three-day event is $350.

The full CITYDESIGN + CITYBUILD agenda is available online at To spread the conference information to future generation and emphasize the magnitude of challenges of the built environment, special pricing available to teachers and educators.


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