Abu Dhabi (January 29th, 2018) – Under the patronage of Abu Dhabi City Municipality, Advanced Conferences & Meetings is proud to launch the 4thAnnual Future Landscape & Playspaces Abu Dhabi Conference, at the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa. This event focuses on improving urbanism and liveability through sustainable landscaping and innovative playspaces.
In his speech, Eng. Mohamed Al Amri (on behalf of Eng. Eissa Al Mazroui), Executive Director of Abu Dhabi City Municipality, highlighted the Municipality’s aim to strengthen the cooperation and partnership between the public and private sectors to build more sustainable parks and recreational facilities, while satisfying the aspirations and needs of the community in terms of modern landscapes and playspaces.
This event brought together key officials and decision makers from Abu Dhabi City Municipality, Dubai Municipality, Sharjah Urban Planning Council, AECOM, ARUP, WSP, ARCADIS, 5+ Design, Burohappold, Khatib & Alami, and many more.
Future Landscape & Playspaces Abu Dhabi Conference’s rich programme featured exciting presentations among which we can mention:
- “Building resilient public realm and cities of the future” by Dima Zogheib from Arup, United Kingdom
- “Thinking streetscapes in Abu Dhabi” by Hala Alamine from Abu Dhabi City Municipality
- “Designing and developing community play spaces and playgrounds that are interactive and imaginative” by Farah Mekkawi from AECOM
- “Impact of vegetation on microclimate in hot climate conditions – regional examples” by Abeer Manneh from 5+ Designs
- “Creating the perfect play destination for families to shop, dine and play” by Andre Badawy from Arcadis
In addition to these presentations, several local and international case studies and panel discussions were conducted.
The response to this event was hugely positive as delegates and sponsors enjoyed a stellar line-up of speakers as well as the opportunity to network with the industry’s key decision makers. Commenting on their participation, a Project Manager from the UAE Ministry of Infrastructure and Development said: “Very interesting conference with a variety of subjects – yet harmonious”, the co-Founder of Fairy Tales Kids Amusement Arcade stated: “It is a very useful conference for companies specialised in the child play business and a great opportunity for networking”.
Future Landscape & Playspaces Abu Dhabi Conference is held with the support of HPS Middle East, Land F/X, Ithara Group, Consent, Energis, Eco, and Akrobat.
Future Landscape & Playspaces Abu Dhabi – Day 2 will feature speakers from the Abu Dhabi City Municipality, Damac Properties, Azizi Developments, University of Sharjah, DEC Dynamic Engineering Consultants, ARUP, Cheeky Monkeys Playland, Khatib and Alami, AECOM, Placemaking, 5+ Design, and many more.