a warm welcome from riyadh
Thank you for agreeing to attend the ‘Riyadh: The Sustainable City’ Symposium, hosted by the Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC) and taking place on the 12th and 13th November 2019.
The Symposium is an opportunity to discuss a variety of topics within the context of a city in the process of massive transition.
the event
‘Riyadh: The Sustainable City’ Symposium is a two-day event plus 1 day for Projects Sightseeing.

08:30 AM

Pick up from Al Faisaliah hotel (www.alfaisaliahhotels.com) to King Fahad Library (Venue)

08:45 AM -09:30 AM

Coffee Break
Registration (tea & coffee)
and tour of exhibition

09:30 AM –12:00 PM

Session 1: Welcome address by H.E. Eng. Ibrahim Al Sultan Advisor at Royal Court

12:00 PM-12:30 PM

Prayer break

12:30 PM–13:30 PM

Session 2: Plenary discussion on four project presentations and introduction to breakout groups

09:00 AM

Pick up from hotel to King Fahad Library (Venue).

09:15 AM-09:30 AM

Coffee Break
Group photo

09:30 AM–12:00 PM

Session 5: Plenary report back from breakout groups.

12:00 PM-12:30 PM

Prayer break

12:30 PM–13:30 PM

Session 5: Final discussion
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OUR Delegates

Dr. Eugen Antalovsky

Managing Director , UIV Urban Innovation GmbH

Mrs. Maria Vassilakou

Former Vice-Mayor and Deputy Governor of Vienna

Prof. Hoon Han

Associate Professor Director of City Planning Program The University of New South Wales

Dr. Dave Kendal

Senior Lecturer, Environmental Management

Prof. Barbara Norman

Foundation Chair, Urban and Regional Planning at University of Canberra

Mr. Chris Robb

Founder & CEO, Mass Participation World

Prof. Liam Smith

BehaviourWorks, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Monash University

Mr. Kristof Bruyneel

Founder/CEO, City Mountainbike

Prof. Ahmed El Geneidy

School of Urban Planning, McGill University

Prof. Cecil C. Konijnendijk

Urban Forestry, University of British Columbia

Prof. Catherine Morency

Professor Mobility chair, University of Montreal

Mr. Aref Salem

Former Head, Transport Department at the City of Montreal

Mr. Michael Woodbridge

Manager, Research Programs in NewCities

Mr. Timo Hämäläinen

Chief Communications Officer, Maptionnaire

Mr. Esa Nikunen

Director General, Environment Centre of Helsinki City

Dr. Emma Terämä

Director, Sustainable Urbanisation Programme, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)

Mr. Olivier Salas

Environmental Lawyer, Hausfled

Mr. Yves-Laurent Sapoval

Senior Advisor, Directorate for Housing, Urban Development and Landscapes

Mr. Joachim Kundt

Founder, Kundt - Consulting

Prof. Sven Pfeiffer

Architect and Founder, Studio Sven Pfeiffer

Mr. Patrik Schumacher

Principal, Zaha Hadid Architects

Mr. Roland Schmitt-Bargenda

Senior Executive, M8International

Mr. Mark Steinkamp

Owner and Managing Partner, M8International GmbH

Dr. Mazhar Ali Bari

Professor of Renewable Energy, University College Dublin

Prof. Andrew Keane

Director of Energy Institute, University College Dublin

Mr. Danilo Bernardi

Chairman, Rekeep World

Mr. Giuliano Lengo

General Manager, Piemonte Agency for Investments, Export, and Tourism

Mr. Tomaso Radaelli

President, MondoMostre

Prof. Livio Sacchi

Department of Architecture, University “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara CNAPPC, Italian National Council of Architects

Mr. Simone Verde

Director, Monumental Complex of the Pilotta

Prof. Francesca Verga

Vice Rector for International Affairs, Politecnico di Torino University

Mr. Tim Boin

Founder and Art Director, Sober Industries

Prof. Jos Lelieveld

Director, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

Mr. Stephen Stapleton

Founder & CEO, Edge of Arabia

Mrs. Natalia Budnik

Landscape Architect MSc., Planting Strategies

Mr. Greg Gadek

CEO/Co-founder, Urban Sports Square Foundation

Prof. Georgiy L. Stenchikov

Professor of Earth Science and Engineering, KAUST

Mr. Michael Koh

Executive Fellow, Centre for Livable Cities

Mr. Lorenzo Fernández-Ordóñez Hernández

Architect, Building Engineer, Principal at Estudio Guadiana

Mr. Fernando Porras Isla-Fernández

Founding Partner, Porras La Casta Arquitectos

Dr. Mauricio Gómez Villarino

Partner Director in IDOM Consulting, Engineering and Architecture

Mr. Roland Hunziker

Director, Sustainable Buildings & Cities, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Prof. Atta Badii

Research Centre Director, University of Reading

Dr. Roudaina Al Khani

Director and Founder of Platforms Senior Lecturer, Planning and Urban Design, University of Westminster

Ms. Jemima Burrill

Cultural Consultant, Greenwich Peninsula Curator, NOW Gallery

Dr. Catherine Matilda Collins

Senior Fellow, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London

Ms. Pip Errington

Advisor at Zhangjiang Technology Park (China Green Cities Project)

Mr. Martin Fessey

CEO & Owner, MGF Consulting Ltd

Prof. David Griggs

Professor of Sustainable Development, Monash University

Miss. Susan Haird

Former CEO, UK Trade & Investment (Department for International Trade)

Mr. David Moorcroft

Chairman, parkrun UK Former world record holder for the 5000m

Prof. Alex Rogers

Department Head, Department of Computer Science, Oxford University

Mr. Gareth Williams

Director of Design & Operations, Faldo Design Chairman, Sustainability Committee, European Institute of Golf Course Architects

Ms. Mariam Zulfiqar

Deputy Director and Chief Curator, UP Projects

Prof. Michael Brimm

Emeritus Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Management, INSEAD

Mr. Jeffrey Burton

Associate, Copenhagen Institute for Futures StudiesFuturologist, Change Leadership

Dr. Ellen Hamilton

Lead Urban Specialist, The World Bank

Mr. Matthew Mazzotta

Social Practice Artist and Architect Massachusetts Institute of Technology program in Art, Culture, and Technology

Prof. Spiro Pollalis

Professor of Design, Technology and Management Harvard University Design School
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