And so the conference ends for another three years. This years SB11 Helsinki conference delivered on it's aim of involving the developing countries along with developed countries in discussing the case studies, evidence based design and new theories for sustainable buildings, communities and cities.
Key note speakers included the expected international expertise of those such as Ray Cole and Ger Maas, but also speakers such as Christophe Lalande from the UN Habitat and Cameron Sinclair, cofounder of Architecture for Humanity.
As usual the Australian contingent was well represented by university academics from the University of Melbourne and University of NSW, engineers, architects and designers, and enjoyed the company of international colleagues, including David Clark of Cundall, Chrisna du Plessis from University of Pretoria, and new found colleagues from Aalto University Finland.
Helsinki put on a city Hall function, free travel and plenty of design and shopping tours for all, even the Moomins.