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Inside & Outside: Developments in urban design to cope with climate change @Expo2020 Dubai Monthly Networking Event

07 November, 2021 07:30 PM-09:30 PM

Developments in Urban Design to cope with climate change

During this monthly networking event we will hear about the most recent developments in Urban Design and of the built environment that address the issues which sustainability requirements and climate change pose.

In particular for the high temperature areas of the world such as the Middle East sustainable solutions are required to deal with the surging demand for cooling / air conditioning. Simply adding new cooling capacity is not an option even when not fuelled by fossil energy. Also the Corona lockdowns and working from home have changed the way we look at our work environment and urban lives.

Join this event! Moderator Anissa Abbou will spark a meaningful discussion and debate on this topic that matters to all of us, with Winka Dubbeldam, founding partner Archi-tectonics NYC LLC, renowned Dutch-American architect and academic, Marcos Bish, Managing Director of Summertown, our corporate member with focus on delivering high quality sustainable workplace solutions and Karim El-Jisr, Chief Sustainability Officer at Diamond Developers, the company created a new era in real estate specialising in building future and sustainable cities. 

The experts on our panel will share their experiences, views and expectations on these topic and will take your questions in a Q&A session. 


19:30 - Welcome & registration

20:00 - Opening with introductions, updates and announcements

20:15 -  Introductory remarks by panelists

20:45 - Q&A

21:00 - Closing remarks

21:10 - Networking drinks


The Netherlands Business Council is very pleased to welcome members of the Benelux Business Council to this event.


Location: The Netherlands Pavilion, Sustainability District, Expo 2020 Dubai

Please be advised that photos, video and audio footage will be taken at this event. By entering the event premises, you give consent to the Netherlands Business Council UAE to photograph and video record your presence at the event, and its subsequent release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, promotional purposes, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by the Netherlands Business Council UAE and its partners. You release the Netherlands Business Council UAE, its employees, and every person involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, video and audio recordings. By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, web-casting, televising, or other publication of these materials. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by the Netherlands Business Council UAE or the person or entity designated to do so by the Netherlands Business Council UAE.