The 4th Annual Future Landscape & Public Realm Qatar conference has been launched successfully today as part of Qatar Sustainability Week 2017. The conference was held at Intercontinental Hotel The City, Doha. Dr. Anna Grichting Solder from the College of Engineering at Qatar University chaired the conference. Whilst Mona Noureldin Mohamed from the Ministry of Municipality and Environment delivered a presentation titled “Vibrant Qatar – towards Creating community-based open spaces and public parks”.
Ghazi Elsherif from Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ presented the opportunities of using thermally dried sludge and treated sewage effluent in Qatar’s landscaping industry. Another interesting presentation was delivered by Energy City Qatar (ECQ)’s representative Mohamad Diab about ECQ landscape and public realm design. The conference ended with a panel discussion on designing a fully functional and pedestrian-friendly public realm through effective strategies. The panel discussion included Don Sharp from Parsons, Mona Noureldin Mohamed from the Ministry of Municipality and Environment and Mohamed M. Hassona from The Qur’anic Botanic Garden.
The event included a networking break that brought together all attendees, speakers and sponsors in a professional friendly atmosphere. The first day of Future Landscape & Public Realm Qatar created the perfect platform for the attendees to build relations, exchange ideas and seize business opportunities throughout the ACMi+ interface that allowed for many networking breaks which created a dynamic, efficient and relevant learning environment. Many key players participated in this event, to name a few: Ministry of Municipality and Environment, Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’, Parsons, Energy City Qatar, Cracknell, The Qur’anic Botanic Garden, Qatar Green Building Council, Richer Environments Qatar, Isocarp, College of Engineering – Qatar University and University of Wisconsin, Marinette. Solution providers like Nakheel Landscapes, Aqua Masters, Ghesa, WATERMASTER, WT Burden, and Marshalls showcased their newest technologies and solutions in the field of landscaping and public realm. Day two (October 31) of the conference will feature many more interesting presentations, to name a few: The influence of landscape architects in shaping the public realm, the benefits of investment in green roofs to Increases property value and a panel session on green spaces and corridors in urban areas. For more information, please visit: www.futurelandscapeqatar.com or contact Jessica Bou Samra at Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org