HUB FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
HOW DUBAI WILL BECOME THE WORLD’S MOST SUSTAINABLE CITY
As Dubai prepares to host the most sustainable world expo event, it’s an exciting time to witness how one of the fastest growing metropolis, can transform itself into the most sustainable city in the world.
LIVEABLE CITIES: HOW MUCH GREEN SPACE DOES YOUR CITY HAVE?
Housing supply, unemployment levels, pollution and outdated infrastructures are just some of the biggest challenges that are impacting the quality of our living, all of which have an impact on what makes great liveable cities. Green space is another, and the race to create the greenest city is on! But how much green space do we really need?
UAE ECOTOURISM: CAN UAE BECOME THE WORLD’S NEW ECOTOURISM DESTINATION?
Ecotourism is a relatively new concept in UAE’s tourism industry. Transforming this rapidly growing tourism sector into an Ecotourism destination will be one of UAE’s biggest challenges to date.
SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN UAE: INSIGHTS INTO KEY CHALLENGES
Sustainable Tourism will be a key industry in UAE’s future economy. Transforming this highly-modernised mass market towards sustainable practices requires a new way of thinking. Sustainable tourism brings many benefits to host communities whilst also enhancing travellers’ experience. It can increase employment and provide long-term income-earning opportunities for locals.
HOW DUBAI IS BECOMING A SMART CITY
Dubai is becoming a smart city with an ambitious goal of making its people the happiest on earth. The city has launched various initiatives whilst integrating technologies such as Information Communication Technologies [ICT] and the Internet of Things [IoT] into its hard and soft infrastructures. These initiatives and technologies will transform its networks and services into a more efficient, intelligent and collaborative ecosystem.
WHY NEW YORK IS THE SMARTEST CITY IN THE WORLD
New York City has been implementing innovative approaches across all its 5 boroughs to build a more equitable, responsive and smart city. The city has been ranked as the smartest city in the world in the “IESE Cities in Motion Index 2016”. The following study provides an outline of the various initiatives New York City is delivering as part of its smart city plan.
RETHINKING THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT
The rise in population & urbanisation will have severe impacts on our cities’ infrastructures and resources, as well as the health and wellbeing of its inhabitants. This dramatic rise in urbanisation coupled with climate change will also require a significant shift in the way we design our built environments. We need to focus our attention to rethinking the design of future Sustainable Cities to ensure they are more Liveable, Resilient and Inclusive.
SUSTAINABLE URBAN MOBILITY: WHAT’S NEXT?
Sustainable urban mobility is one of the critical components for creating healthy liveable cities. In the past few years, some of the world’s most liveable cities have identified sustainable urban mobility as a key priority for investment.
WHAT ARE THE KEY BENEFITS AND VALUE OF SUSTAINABLE DESIGN FOR CLIENTS?
In a highly competitive market, sustainable design can also provide a unique selling point. It can add a competitive advantage to a client’s project, as buyers look towards properties with access to a range of desirable amenities, as well as providing minimum maintenance fees and reduced energy bills.
A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE BY YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS
If cities focused on investing in young companies that offered innovative products or services in various sectors such as health, water, agriculture, education or renewable energy as a few examples; they will be nurturing entrepreneurial spirit from the Bottom-Up. This inward investment will create more green jobs & will most likely result in a new way of thinking about cities.
HOW TO DESIGN GREEN BUILDINGS OR A SUSTAINABLE CITY IN DUBAI?
One of these challenges is Dubai’s extremely hot environment. The key strategy here is using passive design strategies to reduce cooling demands. Through form, orientation and density, we can design green buildings and sustainable cities that help create a cooler environment. We can also use other passive design strategies…
WHAT IS A SUSTAINABLE CITY?
Baharash Bagherian was recently interviewed by the Big 5 Hub in Dubai about designing a sustainable city.
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