\"

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

img

Saeed Al Abbar

Director, AESG and Chairman
Emirates Green Building Council
img

Ahmed Al Ansari

Acting CEO
Dubai South
img

Karim Al Jisr

Director
Diamond Developers Innovation Centre

9:35 AM - 10:05 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

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM The Gardens: A township with a Mediterranean soul

Sanjay Manchanda, CEO, Nakheel
This session will give you an exclusive insight into The Gardens developed by Nakheel. The Gardens has been designed for a lifestyle of convenience and tranquillity and is considered one of the most appealing communities in the region. Nakheel will also give insights into some of their future community projects.

img

Sanjay Manchanda

CEO
Nakheel

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM Award presentation

Sanjay Manchanda, CEO, Nakheel
Best overall community master plan designs to be collected by

img

Sanjay Manchanda

CEO
Nakheel

10:15 AM - 10:45 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

img

Ewa Juszczyk

Associate Director
Benoy
img

Steven Velegrinis

Director of Urban Design, Associate Principal
Perkins+Will
img

Peter Scott

Director Landscape Architecture
Khatib & Alami
img

Paolo Testolini

Head of Urban Design
Woods Bagot
img

Robert Shakespeare

Senior Director, Landscape Architecture
Cracknell

11:25 AM - 11:55 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.

img

Karim Al Jisr

Director
Diamond Developers Innovation Centre
Awarded for the best overall real estate developer for innovation in sustainable community development to be collected by

img

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.

img

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

img

Abdulla Al Wahedi

Senior Director Facilities Management Department
Emaar Properties
img

Peter Scott

Director Landscape Architecture
Khatib & Alami
img

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

img

Ibrahim Al Hmoudi

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

Geoff Sanderson

Senior Associate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, Building and Places
AECOM
img

Dima Al Srouri

Principal, Urban Planning
Atkins
img

Paolo Testolini

Head of Urban Design
Woods Bagot
img

Hrvoje Cindric

Senior Master Planner
Arup
img

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.