The 7th China Senior Industry and Senior Real Estate Leadership Summit is going to be hold

During Jan 19th to 20th, 2015, International Council for Caring Communities (ICCC) and the 16th China International Housing & Architectural Technology Fair (CIHAF) co-organized the 7th China Senior Industry and Senior Real Estate Leadership Summit in China National Convention Center, Beijing. ICCC invited the world famous aging experts to attend the conference and made speeches on the solutions and development directions for the aging problem. Meanwhile, there was a special exhibition section for the winners’ works of 2014 International Student Design Competition. The winner students also presented their award-winning projects during the summit, addressing the concept solution to the experts for comments. ICCC wishes to help enhance people’s spirit construction, raise public awareness of caring, especially for the elder people, and aging problems, and thus contributing to solving various social problems. “The peace in heart is the peace in the world”. To realize it, we need different social forces, various social activities and all kinds of social trends to jointly promote it. To achieve this goal, ICCC will adhere to make unremitting efforts!

The 16th China International Housing & Architectural Technology Fair (CIHAF) is co-organized by UB Group, the organizing committee of CIHAF and China Real Estate Business. Under the background that the world’s aging at an alarming rate, the 7th China Senior Industry and Senior Real Estate Leadership Summit, as a unique section, is aiming at making a detail analysis to the new national pension policies, integrating the global effective resources to conduct in-depth exchanges, and connect different operating models to achieve full docking.

International Students Design Competition is organized in conjunction with the United Nations Programme for Human Settlements (UNHABITAT) and the United Nations Programme on Ageing, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the private sector. Furthermore, it is endorsed around the world by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. This program is the centerpiece of the International Council for Caring Communities’ (ICCC) global dialogues; it endeavors to prepare the next generation of designers to enhance the quality of life for the growing graying society. The Competition invites architecture students around the world to apply their creative talents in developing solutions, which integrate older persons into the fabric of the community and fully include them in all social, cultural, and productive activities. ICCC’s mission is to help communities worldwide address the social, economic and cultural impact of aging populations in the design and planning for a better quality of life for all ages.

International Council of Caring Communities (ICCC) was founded in 1993 by the late Dr. Albert Bush-Brown, architectural historian and Professor Dianne Davis to stimulate and showcase innovative concepts that address global longevity challenges and opportunities. Through educational programs, conferences, technical support and international student architectural competitions, ICCC promotes a “ Society for All Generations.”

ICCC is a not-for-profit organization that has Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations. ICCC acts as a bridge linking government, civil society organizations, the private sector, universities and the United Nations in their efforts as a catalyst for new solutions that enhance and encourage adaptation and or replication in both developing and developed countries. ICCC is mainstreaming the impact of the new digital era on the 21st century growing “Agequake.” 

Since 1994, uniting two UN programmes, over 7,000 students from over 65 countries have participated in ICCC’s International Design Competition. These students have presented practical strategies to fully integrate old persons into the fabric of their communities. Their unique projects have been judged by internationally renowned architects, professors, and gerontologists. The Secretary-General of the Habitat II Conference, Dr. Wally N’Dow, agreeing that the results of the Competition would be an excellent contribution to the outcomes of Habitat II, we were on our way. Ms. Christine Gong is the Chairman of 2014 International Students Design Competition.