Schedule

Day 1 | 18 October 2022

08:00 - 09:00
18 OCTOBER 2022, TUESDAY
REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE
09:00 - 09:10
18 OCTOBER 2022, TUESDAY​
OPENING NOTE BY THE CHAIRPERSON
09:10 - 09:20
18 OCTOBER 2022, TUESDAY
WELCOME ADDRESS BY GUEST OF HONOR
09:20 – 09:40
18 OCTOBER 2022, TUESDAY
DUBAI 2040: RETHINKING DUBAI'S URBANISM TO BE THE WORLD’S MOST SUSTAINABLE CITY
  • Roadmap for the UAE’s next 50 years strategies in facilitating sustainable development
  • Comprehensive vision of Dubai Municipality sustainability plan to grow green infrastructure
  • Acceleration of sustainable urbanism for happiness of residents and visitors
09:40 – 10:00
18 OCTOBER 2022, TUESDAY
GREENSCAPED BUILDINGS - DESIGNING THE URBAN REALM FOR CLIMATE RESILIENCE
  • Amplification of vertical greening towards approaching sustainable urban structures
  • Innovation trends that are shaping green construction
  • Impact of building sustainable sites from the ground up
10:00 – 10:45
18 OCTOBER 2022, TUESDAY
PANEL DISCUSSION | THE EVOLVING ROLE OF LANDSCAPE DESIGNERS IN CREATING HARMONIOUS, LIVEABLE AND ECO FRIENDLY CITIES
  • How technology is changing Landscape architecture processes?
  • What are the challenges urban designers face to adhere to sustainability goals in the middle east?
  • Does the future belong to evidence-based landscape architecture for human health and well-being?
10:45 – 11:05
18 OCTOBER 2022, TUESDAY
PLAYGROUND INNOVATION - CREATING RELEVANT PLAYGROUNDS IN A TECH- DRIVEN WORLD FOR AN INCLUSIVE AND ACCESSIBLE PLAY
  • Is the integration of technology and play a winning combination?
  • Key considerations to put in mind while designing playscapes for today’s ‘Screen Generation’
  • The important effect of ‘play types’ on children development
11:05 – 11:35
18 OCTOBER 2022, TUESDAY
NETWORKING BREAK
11:35 – 12:20
18 OCTOBER 2022, TUESDAY
PANEL DISCUSSION | GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES SUPPORTING GREEN & HEALTHY CITIES IN THE TIMES OF THE PANDEMIC AND CLIMATE CHANGE
  • What are the challenges faced by local municipalities in building long-term resilient cities to reduce the effects of future shocks and natural/manmade catastrophes
  • Lessons learnt from cities in recovery around the world - Redesigning suburbs for the age of climate change and pandemics
  • Healthy communities lead to happy communities – Inclusion of health and well-being of community in the overall city strategy and policies
12:20 – 12:40
18 OCTOBER 2022, TUESDAY
GREEN ROOFS: A MAJOR IMPACT AND CONTRIBUTION TO SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS
  • Green roofs and vertical gardens for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and extending roof life
  • The role of the extensive green roofs on decreasing building energy consumption in hot desert climate
  • Cost-benefit analysis of green roofs in urban areas
12:40 – 13:00
18 OCTOBER 2022, TUESDAY
IMPLEMENTING VISION FOR BLUE GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE IN AN URBAN SETTING
  • Framework to enable sustainable cities through green and blue infrastructure
  • Integrating the green with the blue elements makes our urban spaces more resilient, pleasant and healthy places to live, work and play
  • The role of urban designers and planners in creating a green infrastructure adaption
13:00 – 13:20
18 OCTOBER 2022, TUESDAY
FUTURE OF THE FIELDS: THE NEXT GENERATION OF SYNTHETIC TURF INNOVATIONS
  • What are the factors that determine high quality pitches in order to help landscape designers to adhere to client requirements?
  • What are the latest research & innovations in pitch surface technology
  • What are the challenges and operational costs in maintaining natural turfs vs artificial grass?
13:20 – 14:20
18 OCTOBER 2022, TUESDAY
NETWORKING LUNCHEON
14:20 – 15:05
18 OCTOBER 2022, TUESDAY
PANEL DISCUSSION |COMPACT CITIES: IS IT A SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE OR JUST ANOTHER URBAN THREAT?
  • Is a compact city a viable option, or is city dispersion the only likely one? – The Middle East perspective
  • Characterictics of a Digital City - Development trends and challenges of sustainable urban design in the digital age
  • Challenges of urban planning at the face of counter-urbanization
15:05 – 15:25
18 OCTOBER 2022, TUESDAY
HOW IS URBAN ART MODIFYING THE STREET ASPECT AND THE CITY LANDSCAPES?
  • How can urban street art help the urban designers to fulfill SDG goals?
  • Using urban street art to deliver social messages and raise awareness
  • Integrating urban street art in landscaping designs: a pivotal technique to spread more sustainability
15:25 – 15:45
18 OCTOBER 2022, TUESDAY
EMERGING HERITAGE AND CULTURAL CONVENTION WITH MODERN LANDSCAPING
  • How does cultural landscapes influence the urban designers and the society?
  • Cultural heritage in landscapes: conserving the social identity with a sustainable touch
  • What are the new directions that can be taken to integrate nature and biodiversity with heritage?
15:45 – 15:55
18 OCTOBER 2022, TUESDAY​
CLOSING REMARKS BY THE CHAIRPERSON
15:55 – 16:00
18 OCTOBER 2022, TUESDAY
END OF DAY ONE

Day 2 | 19 October 2022

08:00 - 09:00
19 OCTOBER 2022, WEDNESDAY
REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE
09:00 - 09:10
19 OCTOBER 2022, WEDNESDAY
OPENING NOTE BY THE CHAIRPERSON
09:10 – 09:30
19 OCTOBER 2022, WEDNESDAY
THE EFFECT OF GREEN ARCHITECTURE ON HUMAN PSYCHOLOGY
  • What are the social impacts on the environment that must be taken into account while designing a building?
  • Using environmental psychology in organic architecture lead to more dynamic and more responsive buildings
  • Human centric urban planning to increase social interaction
09:30 – 09:50
19 OCTOBER 2022, WEDNESDAY
INCLUSIVE DESIGN TRANSFORMING OUR CITIES
  • Challenges: Urban heat islands, design approaches, barriers to better design
  • Benefits of inclusive design: physiological effects and prevention of socially important diseases – The physical, mental and social benefits of designing for all
09:50 – 10:35
19 OCTOBER 2022, WEDNESDAY
PANEL DISCUSSION |HEALTHY LANDSCAPES: CONNECTING NATURE, PSYCHOLOGY AND BIODIVERSITY
  • The benefits of an outdoor recreation on the users health and the country’s economy
  • More networks of routes around public transport hubs and town centres, with safe paths along busy roads
  • Technological innovations that can promote more and safer walking and cycling
10:35 – 10:55
19 OCTOBER 2022, WEDNESDAY
THE INTELLIGENT USE OF WATER - DESIGNING IRRIGATION SYSTEMS FOR EFFICIENT WATER AND SOIL MANAGEMENT
  • Balancing conservation principles with green landscapes irrigation needs
  • Tracking every drop – why landscape and turf irrigation auditing is important?
  • Latest technologies and innovation to manage water-stress and cost-effective irrigation and landscape management
10:55 – 11:25
19 OCTOBER 2022, WEDNESDAY
NETWORKING BREAK
11:25 – 12:05
19 OCTOBER 2022, WEDNESDAY
PANEL DISCUSSION | DIGITAL PLACEMAKING - DESIGNING AND PLANNING THE PUBLIC REALM FOR ENHANCED COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE
  • How can technology integrate in space and outdoor public recreation?
  • Authentic civic engagement for a tech-driven urban regeneration
  • Hybrid spaces – What are the key strategic elements in the successful development of public spaces
12:05 – 12:25
19 OCTOBER 2022, WEDNESDAY
XERISCAPING: URBAN ADAPTION METHOD FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
  • Is xeriscaping the most efficient solution towards waterwise landscapes?
  • Xeriscaping contribution to ecology by providing water savings, reducing chemical use, and preventing soil pollution.
  • Assessing xeriscaping as a sustainable heat island mitigation approach for a desert city
12:25 – 13:05
19 OCTOBER 2022, WEDNESDAY
PANEL DISCUSSION | SUSTAINABILITY IN GOLF – HOW THE GAME IS EMBRACING A GREENER FUTURE
  • What are the environmental and economic benefits of Naturalization?
  • Are sustainable golf courses the future of golf?
  • What are the optimization opportunities for climate variability and water use on golf courses?
13:05 – 13:25
19 OCTOBER 2022, WEDNESDAY
THE EFFECT OF GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE ON HUMAN PSYCHOLOGY
  • How do we integrate infrastructure need and human needs to create healthier and happier communities?
  • How providing for man’s biophilic nature can psychologically make positive social and economic change in communities.
  • Human centric urban planning to increase social interaction, physical and mental heal
13:25 – 13:45
19 OCTOBER 2022, WEDNESDAY
AGE FRIENDLY CITIES: CREATING SUPPORTIVE OUTDOOR SPACES AND BUILDINGS TO PURSUE ACTIVE AGING
  • What is the importance of outdoor spaces with amenities and green surroundings to facilitate social interaction?
  • Which models exist for age-friendly cities and communities, and how do they include the built and social aspects?
  • Active aging: a framework for age-friendly cities
13:45 – 13:50
19 OCTOBER 2022, WEDNESDAY
CLOSING REMARKS BY THE CHAIRPERSON
13:50 – 14:50
19 OCTOBER 2022, WEDNESDAY
NETWORKING LUNCH
14:50
19 OCTOBER 2022, WEDNESDAY
END OF DAY TWO