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Supporting fast economies and global populations sustainably

Cities are competing globally for residents, business, and tourists. As individuals consider how to overcome environmental, economic and community challenges, Future Cities inspires holistic action in pursuit of a more functional and sustainable world.

New Urbanism Workshop
10.00-15.00, 23 September
Attend this training to improve your urban planning skills when:

  • Restructuring built environments to complete cities, towns and neighborhoods
  • Improving walkability and connectivity to reduce traffic and congestion
  • Using zoning and development codes for effective implementation of New Urbanism
  • Creating human comfort and sense of place to enhance the city image
  • Increasing the quality of environment by shaping and planning for compact growth

Led by: Stephen Goldie. Mr. Goldie advises the Abu Dhabi Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA) with the facilitation of the development and maintenance of Al Ain as a live-able and sustainable city

Note: Seats are limited and pre-registration is mandatory.

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Eng. Bilal Hamad,
Mayor, Beirut,
Lebanon
Bashar Masri,
Founder, Rawabi City,
Palestine
 
 
Dr. Refat Abdelhalim Alfaouri,
Director General, Arab Administrative evelopment Organization (ARADO), Egypt
H.E. Razan Al Mubarak, Secretary General,
Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), UAE
   
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Sample Highlights from the Agenda
 
FOR A FULL LIST OF TOPICS, TIMINGS AND SPEAKERS DOWNLOAD THE CONFERENCE BROCHURE HERE
DAY ONE * SUNDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2014
   

12.00

Mumbai: Balancing growth pressure with social and environmental sustainability
Sunil Prabhu, Mayor, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, India

14.00

Nairobi: Establishing itself as East Africa’s business capital, while keeping lovers of nature happy
Tom Odongo, Executive Committee Member for Lands, Housing & Physical Planning, Nairobi City County, Kenya

14.50

Rawabi City: How Palestine’s first eco-city overcame legislative and design challenges

  • Unlike other eco-city projects, Palestinian’s first master planned modern development begins small, but incorporates economic sustainability and entrepreneurship hubs. Learn how this eco-city is very much its own model.

Bashar Masri, Founder, Rawabi City, Palestine

15.50

d3: Why business, not residents, lies at the heart of successful city planning

  • Industry-focused development is either high risk, or the best way for a mini-city to establish itself on regional and global playing fields. Hear how TECOM will assure its Dubai Design District falls into the latter category.

Lindsay Miller, Managing Director of Dubai Design District (d3), TECOM Investments, Dubai, UAE

FOR A FULL LIST OF TOPICS, TIMINGS AND SPEAKERS DOWNLOAD THE CONFERENCE BROCHURE HERE
DAY TWO * MONDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2014
   

9.30

Makkah: How hosting millions of pilgrims will change the urban life of Makkah’s residents

  • Creative solutions to support visitors and local equally, and the challenges of selling those solutions to stakeholders

H.E. Dr. Osama Al Bar, Mayor, Holy City of Makkah, KSA

10.20

Transport: What will UAE travel look like in 20 years, and how are we reaching that vision?

  • Current smart city initiatives will change urban landscapes across the nation and, eventually, the region, as new technologies allow us to predict, instead of only reacting, to traveler requirements.

Abdulla Ali Al Madani, CEO, Corporate Technical Support Services Sector, RTA, UAE

11.15

Beirut: Urban planning techniques that the Paris of the Middle East uses to cater to future generations

  • Home to 1.5 million people, Beiriut has restructured significantly since the Lebanese War. Discover how this Beta World City intends to build on its position as a vibrant tourist destination.

Eng. Bilal Hamad, Mayor, Beirut, Lebanon

13.25

US: From Dubuque, Iowa to Austin, Texas: Becoming sustainable with measured, repeatable results

  • Key to continuous sustainability improvement is accurate benchmarking against other cities, and categorized report cards to individual stakeholders. Here is how to incorporate measurement techniques proven useful for US cities.

Laura J. Hagg, Director of MENA Programs, International City/County Management Association (ICMA), US

FOR A FULL LIST OF TOPICS, TIMINGS AND SPEAKERS DOWNLOAD THE CONFERENCE BROCHURE HERE
 
 

Why Attend


 

Discover how other world-class cities manage the impact of large-scale global events as we prepare for Dubai Expo 2020

 

Find out how to utilize data to enhance societies’ performance and wellbeing

 

Discover which operational efficiencies and building techniques are helping cities to compete globally

 

Find out how cities over come the challenges associated with large numbers of expats

 

Discover how municipal goals can be met whilst maintaining a city’s competitive edge


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