With Dubai gearing up for World Expo 2020, sustainability has become an integrated part of the national vision and government policy. Leading the way, Dubai Municipality has granted AED 6 billion towards development of landscaping and expansion of the irrigation network.*
In an endeavor to support the Dubai Municipality’s initiative of green living, Falconcity of Wonders is extending their support to the 3rd Annual Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2015. Held under the patronage of H.E. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General, Dubai Municipality, the Summit is in line with Dubai Municipality’s vision of 2020 which has projected 12,200 hectares of green space through landscaping and horticulture projects. In addition, the UAE regulations have stipulated that 25% of a project’s development area must be set aside for environmentally-responsible landscaping.
Commenting on the association, H.E. Salem Almoosa, Chairman and General Manager of Falconcity of Wonders said, “We are honored to be supporting the Dubai Municipality’s vision of a sustainable future. As an organization we have always embraced a sustainable model for our business operations and encouraged use of smart technologies to foster green advancement. Our sustainable initiatives have not only had a positive impact on the ecological system, but also helped us create the highest quality of life for our residents. We are confident that our association with the Smart Landscape Summit 2015 will add to our wealth of landscaping knowledge.”
While sustainable landscaping encompasses a variety of practices used in every phase of landscaping, Falconcity of Wonders, the platinum sponsors of the 3rd Annual Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2015 adopt practices as lush botanic surroundings, natural shades produced by planting, green roofs and walls, landscape irrigation using gray water, solar-powered landscape lightning, etc.
The Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2015 will take place on the 28th and 29th April 2015 at Sofitel Dubai the Palm Resort & Spa. In its 3rd year running, the summit will attract nearly 680 senior members including landscape architects, municipality officials, urban planners, hotels and resorts project owners, developers, environmental specialists and contractors from across the GCC. The two-day session will see presentations from expert speakers and roundtable discussions, networking sessions and interesting case studies from both local and international experts.