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Conference Day One: Monday, 15 May 2017

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration and welcome refreshments

8:45 AM - 9:15 AM Welcome remarks from IQPC

8:50 AM - 9:20 AM Opening remarks from the conference chair

TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE MIDDLE EASTERN COMMUNITY SECTOR

  • Discussing the shift towards integrated lifestyle communities to provide a safe sustainable, connected environment which reduces overall costs
  • Acknowledge how integrated communities provide a sense of belonging and enhance user experience
  • Demonstrate how integrated communities can promote a healthier lifestyle and reduce car dependency

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Saeed Al Abbar

Director, AESG and Chairman
Emirates Green Building Council
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Karim Al Jisr

Director
Diamond Developers Innovation Centre

Geoff Sanderson

Senior Associate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, Building and Places
AECOM

Peter Scott

Director Landscape Architecture
Khatib & Alami

Peter Scott

Director Landscape Architecture
Khatib & Alami

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM The Shams Dubai Solar Project: The future of Urban Communities

10:30 AM - NaN:NaN AM Award presentation

The best overall real estate developer for worldclass residential district designs to be collected by
Ahmed Al Ansari, Acting CEO, Dubai South

The best overall integrated lifestyle community developer to be collected by
Sameer Kulkarni, Director of Community Management, Emaar

11:00 AM - NaN:NaN AM The Sustainable City: A community that echoes natural living

Karim Al Jisr, Director, Diamond Developers Innovation Centre
The sustainable city is a first-of-its-kind and is considered one of the most unique developments in the region and the world. In this exclusive case study, discover how the Sustainability City met and exceeded international sustainability standards and how this is achieved by balancing the social, economical environmental needs of humans with the environment.

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Karim Al Jisr

Director
Diamond Developers Innovation Centre

11:30 AM - NaN:NaN AM Networking break and refreshments

THE ROLE OF LANDSCAPE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT IN URBAN COMMUNITIES

In addition to providing opportunities for physical activity, open spaces located in communities provide economic benefits to residents, municipal governments and private real estate developers. This session will discuss the importance of open space and the design strategies and solutions that should be considered.
  • Gain an understanding of how open public spaces can serve as an anchor for revitalizing neighbourhoods and increase the value of residential property
  • Learn how a well-planned green space in a community can increase sustainability and benefit the environment
  • Discover design and shading strategies that should be considered when planning open spaces in Middle Eastern communities

Ewa Juszczyk

Associate Director
Benoy

Steven Velegrinis

Director of Urban Design, Associate Principal
Perkins+Will

Peter Scott

Director Landscape Architecture
Khatib & Alami

Robert Shakespeare

Senior Director, Landscape Architecture
Cracknell
Awarded for the best overall real estate developer for innovation in sustainable community development to be collected by

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Karim Al Jisr

Director
Diamond Developers Innovation Centre

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Sustainable water management: Effective water control in urban communities

  • Learn best practices in irrigation to prevent wasted water through inefficient water techniques
  • Analyse cost-effective, environmentally-friendly wastewater treatments and recycling systems
  • Discover how to create places that harvest, clean and recycle water, resulting in water resource that provides environmental and a social liveability benefits

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch and networking

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Blossoming communities: Dubai Desert Rose City

Peter Scott, Director Landscape Architecture, Khatib & Alami
Discover how the flower shaped eco city will be a world-class sustainable community. Relying largely on renewable energy sources to meet its needs, learn how the community will be designed to keep in mind a quiet and peaceful environment for the residents with a large area dedicated to greenery to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Peter Scott

Director Landscape Architecture
Khatib & Alami
  • Creating a waste minimisation strategy: Discussing leaner production technologies, eco labelling, extended producer responsibility schemes, green procurement policies and environmental management systems
  • Understand the importance of integrating waste management systems that are adaptable and suit the local environment
  • Developing waste management initiatives within the local community to manage the responsibility of waste effectively

Abdulla Al Wahedi

Senior Director Facilities Management Department
Emaar Properties

Peter Scott

Director Landscape Architecture
Khatib & Alami
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Olga Rudkovskaya

Head of Sustainability & Environment
Dorsch Holding
In urban residential communities, connectivity is crucial. Communities that increase connectivity between people, places and the things they need become more vibrant and healthy. This session discusses design strategies that increase walkability within urban communities and less reliance on car mobiles.
  • Demonstrating how connectivity of the community master plan impacts pedestrians, car traffic and overall efficiency of the community
  • Analysing design strategies to increase walkability within the community which promotes a healthier lifestyle
  • Learn efficient urban design planning methods that still maintain cultural and physical requirements

Ibrahim Al Hmoudi

Grand Strategy, Urban Planning & Transport Planning, Special Projects Manager
Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council

Geoff Sanderson

Senior Associate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, Building and Places
AECOM

Dima Al Srouri


Majid Al Futtaim

Hrvoje Cindric

Senior Master Planner
Arup

Kanupriy Ala

Senior Manager - Development
Nshama

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM End of conference day one

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight. For the most up-to-date programme, please visit the event website.