Mitigating the Effects of Global Warming and Unlocking New Opportunities to Achieve Sustainability
|Date :||Monday 23 & Tuesday 24 October 2023|
|Time :||9:30 am – 4:00 pm|
|Venue :||Richelieu Amphitheatre, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi Campus|
This conference serves as a dynamic platform to align with the government’s climate action vision, fostering collaboration among postgraduate students, young researchers, and professionals from diverse backgrounds in the UAE and the Gulf region. Explore our university’s impactful research in environment, sustainability, and higher education quality. Join us in our commitment to address climate change, nurture research excellence, and establish enduring regional and international partnerships for a sustainable tomorrow.
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About the speakers
Under Al Dhaheri’s leadership, Tadweer is embracing cutting-edge technologies and advanced solutions to create a paradigm shift in waste management. His strategic vision revolves around creating a sustainable ecosystem that seamlessly integrates world-class waste management infrastructure,..
optimized waste collection systems, and state-of-the-art recycling services. By embracing advanced technologies, forging strategic partnerships, and championing sustainability, he is driving Tadweer’s mission to revolutionize waste management practices in Abu Dhabi and globally.
Prior to Tadweer, Al Dhaheri served as an Advisor to the Energy and Utilities Cluster at ADQ, where he played a pivotal role in reshaping waste management frameworks and identifying market opportunities. With over two decades of experience in asset management, energy investments, new business development, and project delivery, Al Dhaheri brings a wealth of expertise to his current position.
Al Dhaheri holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo, Colorado, USA.
Dr. Alawadi served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at MIT’s Center for Advanced Urbanism, and previously worked as an architect for Dubai Municipality and as an Assistant Professor at UAE University.… He holds a PhD in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin. And he has curated the National Pavilion UAE which presented Lifescapes Beyond Bigness, an exhibition exploring human-scale architectural landscapes, at the 2018 La Biennale di Venezia, or Venice Biennale. Dr. Alawadi is well established scholar who investigated timely and relevant topics to urban form and sustainability in the MENA region and he has published papers in top journals in urban planning and design such as the Journal of Planning Education and Research, Transportation Research A, Journal of Urban Design, Journal of Urbanism, Cities, and Sustainable Cities and Society.
first book, “Le Projet Urbain” (Que-sais-je?), Presses Universitaires de France, (first edition in 2001) which marks a turning point in her career.…
As winner of an Academic Award, the “Back Brains” competition by the Italian Ministry of University and Research, she was appointed Professor at the Polytechnic School of Turin, where she oversaw a research lab on “Urban Design Project” (2003-06). Her research and practice centers on the urban design project (“projet urbain”) processes involving a multiscale approach: from the strategical dimension (at large scale) to the zoning regulation (at local scale) until the urban development operations (at quarter’s scale). The concept of knowledgebased city is analyzed in order to identify the interpretative models and the experiential dimension of knowledge based urban design projects (according to territorial clustering model). These projects increasingly involve considering the ecological and energy component for the protection of the urban ecosystem. Professor Patrizia Ingallina regularly reviews manuscripts and articles for Elsevier, the largest publishing house in the field of Medicine and Science. She also works as a proofreader for: the Journal of Urban Technology, Routledge- New-York Publisher
Dr Richard joined EAD in 1999 to establish the environmental regulatory function …as well as the GIS and Protected Areas functions. He left the Agency in 2004 to take up a position as Biodiversity Manager in the Victorian Mallee outback in Australia, before returning to Abu Dhabi in 2006 to work as Senior Environmental Advisor with ADNOC and then with Masdar as Environment and Sustainability Manager with Masdar City.
He re-joined the Environment Agency in 2010 as programme manager for the Environment Vision 2030 and was appointed Executive Director in 2012 to establish the Environmental Science, Information and Outreach Management Sector. He was the Chair of the Agency’s Research and Technical Committee from 2012–2022 and he is currently serves as an advisor to the Agency.
Dr Richard currently sits on advisory boards at Abu Dhabi University, Khalifa University, New York University Abu Dhabi, and Sorbonne University.
PK is author or co-author of 62 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and more than 120 peer-reviewed conferences papers. His work has received more than 1500 citations (h-index = 18). He is also first author in two text books published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and Kallipos+, action to introduce digital textbooks in Hellenic Higher Education, and he has contributed to several book chapters and special editions. He was the main advisor in 2 PhD dissertations and he is currently acting as supervisor for 7 PhD students and as member of the supervising committee for 3 PhD students.
His research interests and experience include: atmosphere and climate dynamics, regional and mesoscale modeling, air pollution (natural or anthropogenic origin), air-sea interactions, marine meteorology, and data assimilation. PK has participated (as coordinator, principal investigator or research associate) in more than 25 of EU and national funded projects mainly related with atmospheric and climate dynamics and modeling.
David and the 4EI team are passionate about R&D and AI/ML technology with high investment in this area to ensure that the company stays ahead of the technology curve. AI & ML are now central to all of 4EI production processes and delivery of AI remote sensing tools to clients is becoming more common. David and 4EI team are passionate about the environment, technology, and space.
His research focuses on three issues: 1) local governance, especially through the cases of transport, housing and ecological transition 2) the interactions between mobility and territorial development 3) the concepts and tools of urban and regional planning.
He is an editorial board member of the following scientific reviews: …Flux, Revue internationale d’urbanisme and Town Planning Review and he is a consultant for many urban projects and development strategies.
He is the academic head of the master programme Urban Planning and Development at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi.
Xavier DESJARDINS, Philippe ESTÈBE, « Forgotten territories in Europe : lessons from Italy, Spain, and Poland. », Transactions of the Association of European Schools of Planning, vol. 6, n° 1, 2022, pp. 30-40.
Sebastian DEMBSKI, Olivier SYKES, Chris COUCH, Xavier DESJARDINS, David EVERS, Frank OSTERHAGE, Stefan SIEDENTOP, Karsten ZIMMERMANN, “Reurbanisation and Suburbia in Northwest Europe: A Comparative Perspective on Spatial Trends and Policy Approaches”, Progress in Planning, 202O, pp. 1004-62
Xavier DESJARDINS, “Greater Paris and Its Lessons for Metropolitan Strategic Planning”, Town Planning Review, 89.1, 2018, pp. 1-22
He has over 40 publications in academic journals, book chapters and conference proceedings and has won several research and teaching awards in the US and the UAE.
Kyriazis joined Abu Dhabi University in 2015 and was recently promoted to Associate Professor. He runs educational workshops awarded internationally by the International Union of Architects (UIA – Greek Chapter) and the International Schools Association (UK) and he has given lectures at institutions such as LSE, Sorbonne, TUBerlin. He conducts research on urban regeneration, urban morphologies, public space, informality, and social housing, with a solid funding and collaboration track record with international institutions such as ADEK/ASPIRE, ISOCARP, LSE, SORBONNE, EU ERASMUS+, and numerous Conference presentations and publications. He was the lead author of two recent books about Abu Dhabi, namely: “Abu Dhabi Public Spaces: Urban encounters, social diversity and (in)formality” and “Vertical Horizontal: a critical account of high-rise architecture in Abu Dhabi”.
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