From August 22-26 Montreal will host the sustainable urban development conference known as the Ecocity World Summit; all the latest news from the event can be followed online through social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.

2011 marks the ninth in the series of Ecocity Conferences which began in 1990 in Berkeley, California, and since then have been held in six other countries including Australia, Brazil, Senegal and China.

This year’s event is expected to attract over 1,000 key urban planners, politicians, policy makers and academics from around the world and the concurrent exhibition features new products and services from numerous urban planning, environmental and sustainable development organizations.

The Ecocity World Summit can be followed online via Facebook (www.facebook.com/Ecocity2011) and Twitter (@Ecocity2011); the latest news from the summit can also be followed on Twitter using the official Ecocity World Summit tag — #Ecocity2011. Further information about the Ecocity World Summit can also be found via the official website: http://www.ecocity2011.com.