Jubail forum to focus on city planning issues



JUBAIL: SULTAN AL-SUGHAIR

Published — Saturday 25 January 2014

Last update 24 January 2014 10:12 pm

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Royal Commission in Jubail is gearing up for the 2nd City Planning Forum themed the future challenges of city planning. The event has the support of Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Thanayan Al-Saud, president of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu.
The two-day forum activities will kick off on Feb. 11 at the Exhibition and Conference Hall in Jubail Industrial City. The forum is under the scientific supervision and sponsorship of the faculty of environmental designs, represented by the city and regional planning department of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.
Ahmed M. Al-Balawi, general manager of technical affairs of the Royal Commission in Jubail, said that the event would have the participation of government and private sectors, and a large number of specialists in the field of city planning from inside and outside the Kingdom will present work papers.
Al-Balawi said: “In addition to an accompanying exhibition related to the topics of the forum, a number of workshops will be conducted.”
According to Al-Balawi, the first workshop is titled “The methods and prospects of cooperation between private sector companies and the Royal Commission in the field of urban and real estate development.” The second workshop is titled “The integration of local development schemes in the Eastern Province.”
Al-Balawi, also general supervisor of the forum, pointed out that the event will focus on several main issues related to the economic effects of urban development, transportation planning, development and management of city centers, in addition to the sustainable development and landscaped cities.
“By this forum, the Royal Commission aims to shed light on modern city planning and challenges faced in light of current trends and to present successful experiences in this field through the proper planning of cities, in addition to the exchange of experiences between specialists and those interested in planning,” he emphasized.
The Industrial City of Jubail is considered as one of the pioneer industrial cities worldwide. The city is seeking to strengthen its global progress by presenting its concern about city planning, housing, environment and city landscaping.
In recognition of the efforts made in this respect, the Industrial City that is established and run by the Royal Commission in addition to Yanbu and Ras Al-Khair received the Best Landscaped Arab City accolade, in addition to several awards in the field of environmental protection, international awards in the field of attracting investments, and numerous awards in other areas.

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