MADINAH: Madinah is participating in the World Cities Summit with a delegation headed by the city’s mayor and the CEO of the Al-Madinah Region Development Authority, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
During the summit, Madinah will highlight its various initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life of its residents and enriching the visitor experience.
Humanization projects and smart city strategy initiatives are among the goals outlined in the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
Notably, under the Saudi Green Initiative, Madinah plans to increase its green areas by 16.1 million square meters, planting 1.3 million trees and 2.1 million shrubs by 2030 in order to reduce carbon emissions.
Madinah will share its expertise and experiences with other cities at the summit, co-organized by the Singapore Center for Liveable Cities and the Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority.
As part of the WCS Smart Cities Workshop, Abdulrahman bin Hassan Ibrahim, executive director of data and innovation at the Al-Madinah Region Development Authority, will present the Raseel platform, which is being developed in Madinah as the first platform for managing smart cities in Saudi Arabia.
The summit also hosts an exclusive event every two years for government leaders and industry experts to address the challenges of sustainable cities, share integrated urban solutions, and forge new partnerships.
This year’s summit activities include the Global Cities Trustees Forum, the Smart Cities Workshop, and the Lee Kuan Yew International Prize, among others.