Peter Scott

Director Landscape Architecture
Khatib & Alami

9:00 AM Keynote Panel: Strategic overview: Creating integrated lifestyle communities

  • 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

12:00 PM Panel: Green space: Connecting communities through parks and public spaces

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

1:30 PM Blossoming communities: Dubai Desert Rose City

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.

2:00 PM Panel: Community clean up: Best practices in waste management

  • 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

9:00 AM Keynote Panel: The energy efficiency design checklist for urban communities

Growing populations and new housing stock increases energy demands of buildings and cooling requires a large energy load. Energy-efficient urban planning offers opportunities to enhance the quality of life by designing a healthy and comfortable built environment with minimum energy consumption, but it is essential this is considered in the early stages of design. Planning communities is a long and complicated process involving many stakeholders. This panel discussion discusses the decisions that need to be considered in the planning stage that influence the final energy consumption of buildings, their cooling, heating and lighting loads.

12:15 PM Panel: Beyond urban community design: Roles and responsibilities of community maintenance

Urban communities have a large number of critical systems that need to be maintained to ensure longevity and optimum performance of its building and its assets. This session demonstrates how effective residential maintenance provides good living standards to residents and is crucial to the community brand reputation and rental and property value
  • Discuss the importance of clear clarification of roles and responsibilities of community maintenance to ensure that all areas are covered across the community
  • Analysing policies that can be used to promote efficient maintenance through the community to ensure clean, healthy environments that protect community value
  • Understand the importance of educating community residents on maintenance and highlighting the consequences if these rules are not followed

12:45 PM Panel: Smart living: The future of Middle Eastern urban communities

The future of SMART is here, but what exactly does it take to be a smart community? This panel discussion discusses the idea of smart communities and design strategies and solutions they believe make your community smart.
  • Gain an understanding of what it means to be a smart community in the Middle East
  • Evaluating design strategies and solutions to effectively develop smart communities
  • Analysing regional and international case studies of smart communities and the lessons we can learn