The PAUDS program was designed as a dynamic knowledge-exchange platform to educate on important trends and opportunities for partnerships in the region. The focused nature of PAUDS ensured insightful outcomes that maximized the value of data partnerships to the urban managers of the region.Read more
The program of the Symposium included:
Keynote presentations and debates featuring influential leaders and inspiring speakers
Networking opportunities with experts, investors, and private sector companies
An Ideas_Lab to explore critical priorities, new trends and opportunity gaps for urban development experts
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Urban Development 2.0
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Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation
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Introduction to the PAUDS Ideas_Lab
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Launch of the Arab City of Opportunity Report
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Arab Cities: Resilience and Tolerance
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Presentation of the PAUDS Ideas_Lab Outcomes
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Data Partnerships to Solve Arab Urban Challenges
10:00 AMص - Breakout Room
10:15 AMص - Breakout Room
Rapid urbanization in Arab countries creates economic, social, environmental and cultural challenges that can be transformed into opportunities through innovation and collaboration. Integrating sustainable urban development with the unique culture of the region will be critical to this transformation. How can urban stakeholders seize collaborative opportunities to solve existing problems and anticipate the challenges of the future? How can culture contribute to sustainable urbanization in various ways?
11:00 AMص - Ideas_Lab RoomFounder of Architectz of Group Genius Maurizio Travaglini introduces the Ideas_Lab, an innovative working session to extract group insight from a brain trust of thought leaders in urban planning in the Arab region. The results of this session will ensure the priorities of Arab cities are represented in 2020 at WUF10.
11:30 AMص - Ideas_Lab RoomThe Ideas_Lab seeks to generate a set of core questions that, if answered, will shape the priorities of the Arab region’s sustainable urban development and accelerate its transformation. Through facilitated discussions, participants will explore urban challenges and opportunities as they collaborate to identify the most important priorities at the nexus of the four pillars of urban sustainable development
03:30 PMص - Breakout Room
03:45 PMص - Breakout Room
The peace and prosperity of increasingly multicultural Arab cities depends upon the ability to create urban environments that welcome diversity. The urgent need to recover basic services must respect the longer-term needs for sustainability and preservation of the city’s identity. How can urban planners engage with the needs of the community to build resilience and approach reconstruction in a sustainable manner? How can the practice of openness improve community participation, define a city’s identity, and build a stronger shared future?
04:45 PMص - Breakout RoomThe Ideas_Lab leveraged the experiences and insights of invited participants to establish the 20 highest priorities for the future of Arab cities. Learn how these outcomes and next steps will generate collaborations to find innovative solutions and advance sustainable urban development.
04:50 PMص - Breakout Room
Building smart cities of the future requires informed and data-driven urban development policy. Entering targeted data partnerships with the private sector and civil society will enable governments to formulate and answer the most impactful questions that will shape the cities of the future. How can urban stakeholders reframe modern challenges to utilize the datasets that offer solutions in sustainable urban planning?
09:45 PMص - Breakout RoomBy fostering dialogue between experts from the region, PAUDS will accelerate the exchange of ideas, data and resources that produces innovative methods and lead the Arab region’s approach to sustainable urban development.