Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2018

7-8 May 2018
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Dubai, UAE

Summit Program

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Day 1 - 7th May 2018
08:30 - 09:30

REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE

09:30 - 09:45

MC OPENS

09:45 - 10:00

Welcome Address by the Guest of Honor

10:00 - 10:20

Expo 2020’s Urban Green Space Management Plans

  • Expo 2020 drives the demand for creating more green spaces in Dubai by 2020
  • Landscape design implementation plans for Expo 2020
  • With sustainability as one of the themes, guidelines and strategies to achieve the objectives
10:20 - 10:40

Getting Innovative with Hardscaping Features

  • Beyond the turf – How hardscape elements enhance outdoor appeal
  • Incorporating hardscape materials to create a distinct area – Role of hardscaping in landscape design
  • Redefining spaces with hardscaping – Merging designing and technology
10:40 - 11:00

Landscape Driven Design Approach Transforming Dubai

  • Landscape development mandatory in new property construction
  • Establishing green spaces in urban settings – Growth of landscaping projects
  • Towards a greener Dubai – Developing innovative green space improvement projects in the region
11:00 - 11:20

Embracing the Concept of ‘Hygge’ Through Greenery

  • Incorporating hygge as a new landscape design strategy  
  • Creating a ‘hygge’ space in your home and office
  • Modifying the spaces to accentuate the ambience
11:20 - 11:50

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK & VISIT TO NETWORKING LOUNGE

11:50 - 12:30

Panel Discussion: Building a Sustainable Green-blue Infrastructure in an Urban Setting

  • Integrating design principles to develop a well-functioning green-blue infrastructure
  • Design and planning strategies to create a healthy urban living environment
  • Assessing functionality and benefits of green-blue infrastructure in an urban environment
12:30 - 12:50

Landscape Lighting Enhancing Outdoor Projects / Lighting up Landscape Projects

  • Achieving the right ambience with lighting
  • Going the eco-friendly way – LED lighting applications highlighting the landscape’s aesthetics
  • Evolving landscape lighting design elements – What is the future?
12:50 - 13:30

Panel Discussion: Implementing Innovative Techniques and Design in Urban Landscape Architecture

  • Zabeel Saray flyover case study – Artificial forest project
  • Redesigning spaces to meet the city’s evolving needs
  • The future of urban landscaping architecture and how do cities adapt
13:30 - 14:30

NETWORKING LUNCH

14:30 - 14:50

Rediscovering Outdoor Environment with Playspaces

  • Developing natural playscapes and creating outdoor learning spaces
  • Promoting outdoor environment – Importance of natural playscape design
  • Landscape as playscape – Increasing the richness of outdoor experiences
14:50 - 15:10

Case Study – Kalba Park Project

  • The sustainable development of Kalba Park – The socio-economic aspect
  • Maintaining and enhancing the natural landscape
  • Developing the largest eco-tourism project in the region
15:10 - 15:50

Panel Discussion: Street Landscape – Walking Towards a Healthy Way of Life

  • Boosting walkability – Part of the 2020 Dubai master plan
  • Designing more walkable or pedestrian friendly streets within the emirate
  • Overview of current progress and developments to make Dubai a ‘compact city’ – More walkable and well-connected
15:50 - 16:00

MC CLOSES

16:00 - 16:30

REFRESHMENTS & VISIT TO NETWORKING LOUNGE

Day 2 - 8th May 2018
09:20 - 09:50

NETWORKING & MORNING REFRESHMENTS

09:50 - 10:00

MC OPENS

10:00 - 10:20

Landscape Projects Supporting the Environment - UAE Government Bodies Leading the Desert to Green Oasis Transition

  • Boosting UAE’s landscaping sector – Dubai Municipality’s Green Wall project
  • Ensuring positivity by incorporating greenery in Dubai’s Al Muraqqabat police station
  • How green offices improve productivity and create healthier workspaces
10:20 - 10:40

Green Development – Implementing Green Practices in the Communities that We Live In

  • Landscape urbanism – Increase in construction projects driving the demand for landscape development
  • Working with nature – Developing a pollinator garden
  • Promoting good environmental practices – Integrating green practices in urban communities
10:40 - 11:00

Overview of Abu Dhabi City Municipality’s Green Abu Dhabi Campaign

  • Greening the city – Planting and maintenance
  • Rehabilitation & restoration of green areas
  • Improving park facilities and revamping parks
11:00 - 11:20

Embracing Innovation: Moving from Traditional to Automated Irrigation Methods

  • Water management – Achieving sustainability in the use of water resources
  • Is using solar-powered irrigation technology a viable option?
  • Abu Dhabi City Municipality’s use of treated sewage effluent (TSE) in irrigation
11:20 - 11:50

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK & VISIT TO NETWORKING LOUNGE

11:50 - 12:30

Panel Discussion: Changing the Public Realm – Incorporating the Socio-economic Quotient

  • Economic effects of transforming the public realm – Boosting the local economic growth
  • Evaluating the impact of improving the functionality of public spaces
  • Project overview – Creating Dubai’s largest park
12:30 - 12:50

Design Techniques in a Golf Course – It is Not Only About the Turf

  • Utilizing a high-tech irrigation system to save water
  • Maintaining a golf course in an arid region
  • Case study – Trump International Golf Club Dubai
12:50 - 13:10

Edible Garden – A Growing Trend and Concept

  • Growing edible flowers and other vegetation
  • How Dubai Municipality’s ‘Grow Your Food’ campaign has encouraged growing your own produce
  • Exploring the potential benefits and advantages of an edible garden
13:10 - 13:30

Sustainable Landscape Urbanization – Why the Need?

  • How installing smart grass helps in conserving water
  • Keeping the region verdant with different variations of greenery
  • Sustainable management of urban greenspaces
  • Balancing technology and conservation of natural resources
13:30 - 14:30

NETWORKING LUNCH

14:30 - 14:50

Living Roofs and Vertical Gardens – Thinking Above the Ground Level

  • Vertical planting – Combating air pollution to create quality outdoor spaces
  • Positive societal attitudes impact of integrating nature and architecture
  • Covering projects in greenery – A trend or necessity?
14:50 - 15:30

Panel Discussion: Green Urbanism – The Future of Sustainable Urban Development

  • How the increased use of green elements have distinctly changed the city’s public realm
  • Achieving green urbanism – Transforming the city and communities we live in
  • Using innovative landscaping techniques to develop the area and make it more resilient
15:30 - 15:40

PRIZE DRAW & MC CLOSES

15:40 - 16:10

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK & VISIT TO NETWORKING LOUNGE

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7-8 May 2018

Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Dubai, UAE

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