Qatar to host Arab future cities summit in April
Doha, November 18, 2012
Doha will host the Arab Future Cities Summit, a platform for city leaders and urban planners to share experts, for the second year running in April next year.
The 2012 event saw over 300 delegates gather to discuss strategies to create smart, sustainable cities, and the 2013 version, on April 22 and 23 the St. Regis Hotel, is expected to be even bigger, said a statement.
Being held under the patronage of Sheikh Abdul Rahman Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar's Minister for Municipality and Urban Planning, the summit will provide a platform for city leaders, government officials, academics, urban service providers and city development experts to share experiences and best practice for the implementation of smart cities.
Presentations from local and international industry superstars will draw attention to transport, urban development, building and green spaces projects with a ‘smart’ twist and case studies will describe the experiences of leading smart cities including Barcelona and Amsterdam.
Middle Eastern projects such as Qatar Energy City, King Abullah Economic City Saudi Arabia, Ziggurat Project Dubai, Knowledge Economic City Madinah and Prince Abdulaziz bin Mousaed City Saudi Arabia will also be examined at the event.
“It’s a great chance to learn a lot about the latest trends in thinking and planning for smart cities in the Arab region and globally as well,” Nidal Abdul-Rahman Taibah, director of urban planning & development at the Economic Cities Authority Sagia, Saudi Arabia said.
Essa Al Maidoor, president of the Society of Engineers, UAE, said the summit is very good because it brings experts from different parts of the world, and from different backgrounds and fields which will enhance the people in charge of developing the cities, especially terms of sustainable measures, which guarantees us prevention methods to improve the cities of the future.
Expotrade Global is again the organizer of the event. - TradeArabia News Service