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Pop-up city to showcase sustainability

Waterfront Auckland has teamed up with the Sustainable Business Network to showcase sustainable living in a pop-up model at The Cloud in November. The showcase will include the latest designs, products and technology around sustainability and will be free for the public to attend.

Chief executive Rachel Brown says the Sustainable City Showcase aims to show sustainable cities as a practical option for New Zealand. 

“We’re really excited about being able to inspire and educate visitors with the large number of very practical and inspirational solutions that already exist,” Brown said.

With increasing interest in sustainable lifestyles (see Idealog's sister magazine Good for the ultimate guide to eco-living), it's expected there'll be significant interest in the showcase.

Interactive workshops and seminars are in the gun, along with transport, food, workplace and lifestyle and fashion zones. A hybrid vehicle, an electric car, a bike shop, home living ideas, furnishings, solar energy, insulation, organic textiles, natural products and green walls will be among initiates on show.

Exhibitors will include businesses, Auckland City Council and community organisations and the event will run from November 22-24.

About 8,000 visitors are expected to attend and it is set to be bigger than last year’s event.

See more on the event website, and Rod Oram on a bike, below. Just because.