“Sustainable urbanism is not merely about smart cities, technology, urban design form and ecological infrastructure. It is also about people and communities and their participative role in shaping and managing the built environment. This was the simple premise that powered an enlightening workshop”, said the Gulf Times.
‘Sustainable urbanism is not merely about smart cities, technology, urban design form and ecological infrastructure. It is also about people and communities and their participative role in shaping and managing the built environment. This was the simple premise that powered an enlightening workshop titled ‘Sustainable Urbanism, New Directions’ at the Qatar National Convention Centre on Monday’…..When asked about why a holistic sustainable urbanism approach is the way ahead for Qatar, Dr Anna Grichting Solder, one of the main organisers of the event, told Community, “It is imperative that we work with, and not against nature in shaping our cities and environments. It is important to approach sustainability in urbanism not just from a technological point of view, but also from the social sciences. It is people’s behaviour, the structures of society, the values of culture and environment that, too, shape a city’s sustainability.’
‘Urbanism of the future, QU workshop looks at the role of people and communities in shaping and managing the built environment of urban spaces’ Anand Holla, Community, Gulf Times, 23 March 2016.
‘A panel session on ‘Sustainable Urbanism’ at Qatar Foundation’s Research and Development (QF R&D) Annual Research Conference 2016 (ARC’16) highlighted the importance of community, data infrastructure, and of designing cities with sustainability in mind…As a starting point to understanding how cities of the 21st century function, data infrastructure is considered to be the foundation of a thriving economy in addition to the relationship between members of communities. Citizen involvement was a recommendation advanced for achieving an increase in sustainable urban centres in the region, with the empowerment of citizens being identified as a major factor in a responsive city.’
‘Panel on ‘Sustainable Urbanism’ organised’ The Peninsula, 23 March 2016.