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Date(s) - 25/04/2017 - 26/04/2017
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Future Landscape & Public Realm KSA on 25/04/2017 26/04/2017 in Riyadh, KSA

Agenda :

Day 1 : 

08:00 – 09:00   Registration, refreshments and networking
09:00 – 09:10   Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks
  Strategies for landscape and public realm
09:10 – 09:25   Strategic Insight Keynote: Insight into Saudi Vision 2030 development strategy

  • Positioning Saudi Arabia as a hub of business and tourism through urban landscape investment
  • Latest plans to beautify modern cities in line with Saudi Vision 2030
  • How are the coastal and desert ecologies of Saudi Arabia shaping the future of the public realm?
09:25 – 09:50   Landscape Project Presentation: Understanding the latest global design standards and international best practices

  • Evaluation of standards and codes being utilized and their impact on landscape design approach
  • Understanding the specification requirements and process for upcoming projects
  • Creating holistic solutions and integrating cutting-edge landscape technologies into the design process

Fady Khalife, Senior Director, Cracknell

09:50 – 10:15   Playground & Public Realm Design: Strategies to develop parks, playgrounds and upgrade public realm spaces

  • Understanding the current plans for developing child and family friendly parks and playgrounds
  • Creating value through recreational facilities to enhance enjoyment and use of spaces
  • Overview of our 5-year plan to develop more green spaces

Kamal ad-din Shahat, Lead Landscape Architect, Dar Al Riyadh Group

10:15 – 10:40   Landscape Design Presentation: Creating livable cities through greener public landscapes

  • Assessing how enhancing green spaces in urban areas can add to quality of life
  • Showcasing best practices and strategies for urban designers to provide insight into the most effective strategies
  • Adopting new technologies to support cultivation of green spaces in the Saudi climate and challenging soil profile

Steven Velegrinis, Director of Urban Design, Associate Principal, Perkins+Will

10:40 – 11:05   Walkable Cities: Living streets

  • Discussing the need for improved connectivity between public spaces, pedestrian and green network in city centers
  • The importance of implementing more robust planning policies to improve walkability and comfort in Middle East Cities
  • Examples of improvements ranging from high level Urban Planning objectives and strategies to the development of Design Guidelines for new and regenerative projects.

John Rice, Associate Technical Director- Landscape Architecture, Arcadis

Daniel Smith, Principal Landscape Architect, Arcadis

11:05 – 11:30   Morning networking and refreshment break
  Exploring current, ongoing and planned landscaping megaprojects
11:30 – 12:15   Panel Discussion: How can public landscaping fit into planned economic cities?

  • How may upcoming plans for public spaces and the role of landscaping?
  • How may partnerships between the government and the private sector support completion of the economic city projects?
  • What are the current strategies in use for greening Saudi’s public realm?
  • Are there lessons that may be learned from other countries on how to promote communities?
  • What is the importance of urban public recreational spaces and landscape design?

Panelists:

Tarek Mohamed Abdel Maksoud, Senior Landscape Architect / Senior Urban Planner, Khatib & Alami

12:15 – 12:50   Streetscaping Investment Opportunity: Overview on local roads public realm design and artscape implementation in Saudi Arabia

  • Exploring the inspiration of local culture on the public realm design of local roads in KSA
  • An overview on Saudi Arabia’s roads art-scape design: potentialities and shortcomings
  • Implementing a holistic beautification strategy that maintains functionality 

Tarek Mohamed Abdel Maksoud, Senior Landscape Architect / Senior Urban Planner, Khatib & Alami

12:50 – 13:15   Designing and implementing green/living walls in challenging climates

  • Vertical greening systems: social and private benefits and costs
  • Life Cycle Assessment of green walls systems
  • Enhancing health and wellbeing with living walls – indoors and out

E-mail opportunities@acm-events.com or call +971 4 361 4001 to obtain details about securing this presentation slot

13:15 – 13:40   Networking and refreshment break
  Sustainable Urbanisation in Saudi Arabia
13:40 – 14:05   Best Practice Session: Outdoor public open spaces and wellbeing

  • The motives behind people use to the outdoors public open spaces.
  • How the use of open spaces can enhance the social, physical and mental wellbeing for the society?

Abdullah Addas, Assistant Professor / Department of Landscape Architecture, King Abdulaziz University

14:05 – 14:30   Water Feature Session: Implementing water features in public spaces

  • Showcasing the benefits of integrating water into public spaces including creating a healthy, relaxing and dynamic environment
  • Analyzing the latest water conservation practices in water features to improve the sustainability of water features
  • Understanding new technologies to reduce surface evaporation in water features and the impact on operating cost of these innovations

E-mail opportunities@acm-events.com or call +971 4 361 4001 to obtain details about securing this presentation slot

14:30 – 14:40   Chairman’s closing remarks
14:40 – 15:40   Networking lunch and close of day one

 

 

Day 2 : 

08:00 – 09:00   Registration, refreshments and networking
09:00 – 09:10   Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks
  Water Conservation and Design Strategies
09:10 – 09:35   Opening Keynote: Examination of the technical requirements for the use of treated sewage effluent (TSE) & grey water in landscaping and municipal plantings

  • Understanding the national water quality standards and criteria for use of this type of water
  • Selection and allocation of water for irrigation usage dependent on quality and the requirement of the location
  • Considering odors, bacteria and other health and safety concerns when handling TSE water
09:35 – 10:00   Improving Landscape Quality & Design: Quality of urban spaces in the future Riyadh

  • Green spaces and mobility system
  • Comparison with European best practices

Antonello Naseddu, Senior Landscape Architect, Omrania & Associates

10:00 – 10:30   Landscape Design Strategy & Sustainable Solution Selection: Incorporating sustainable concepts into public realm and landscape design

  • Examining the ways to conserve water and energy, reduce waste and decrease runoff
  • Assessing the benefits of implementing sustainable landscape design
  • Case studies of successful implementations

Mohamed Emad, Sr. Architect, Freyssinet SA

10:30 – 11:00   Water Conservation and Irrigation Session: Unlocking the potential of green spaces through water recycling and its effect on whole public realm design

  • Understanding water guidelines and quantities and their effect on public realm design
  • Examining soil water retention levels and how through selection of soil water evaporation may be reduced
  • Designing a low water use landscape to reduce the need for demanding water irrigation

E-mail opportunities@acm-events.com or call +971 4 361 4001 to obtain details about securing this presentation slot

11:00 – 11:30   Morning networking and refreshment break
  Sustainable Design Solutions
11:30 – 12:00   Case Study: Planning the City and its Realm

  • How to improve the quality of the Public Realm through planning and design?
  • Examples of global interdisciplinary planning challenges
  • A demonstration of how the simplest of interventions can have far reaching implications on the success of the Public Realm.

John Rice, Associate Technical Director- Landscape Architecture, Arcadis

Daniel Smith, Principal Landscape Architect, Arcadis

12:00 – 12:30   Case Study KAUST: Landscape Role to Improve the lives of the staff living in the Housing Expansion Project of KAUST

  • Rear yards a great place for small groups of friends to relax and share conversation.
  • Public spaces as a healthy, Safe and dynamic environment for kids
  • Detention ponds as a place where residents can be jogging, walking and enjoy their leisure time

Kamal Shahat, Lead Landscape Architect, DAR Al Riyadh E&A

12:30 – 13:00   Vertical Landscaping Session: Integrating plant life into architecture and building design

  • Understanding which plant to use according to the design of the building
  • Strategic selection of plant species based on location, maintenance and design effect required
  • Introducing vertical horticulture on urban buildings and the benefits of doing so
13:00 – 13:30   Utilizing new technologies by implementing green roofs

  • Green roof application and performance
  • Evaluation of storm water retention, water quality impacts, building energy savings potential, and reduction of urban heat effects
  • Reduced building energy costs and improve air quality

E-mail opportunities@acm-events.com or call +971 4 361 4001 to obtain details about securing this presentation slot

13:30 – 14:00   Networking and refreshment break
  Improving Accessibility & Walkability of Urban Spaces
14:00 – 14:30   Urban Walkability Focus: Developing a pedestrian friendly landscape in Riyadh

  • Understanding how KSA is taking steps towards improving walkability
  • Promoting pedestrian friendly urban architecture to increase the appeal of the area and to enhance the value to investors

Tarek Mohamed Abdel Maksoud, Senior Landscape Architect / Senior Urban Planner, Khatib & Alami

14:30 – 15:00   Case Study: Implementation of a successful green community

  • Assessing the benefits of implementing sustainable landscape design.
  • Worldwide successful implementation Case studies.
  • Applicable solutions & strategies in KSA. 

Mohamed Emad, Sr. Architect, Freyssinet SA

15:00 – 15:10   Chairman’s closing remarks
15:10 – 16:10   Networking lunch and close of day two

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