Sustainable principles on show at Cityscape Global
Cityscape Global will be held from 21-23 Sept, 2014 in Dubai
With UAE residents revealing their desire to adopt greener lifestyles both at work and at home, Emaar Community Management will be showcasing its sustainability working patterns at Cityscape Global this year, which is to take place from September 21-23 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
According to a recent Bayt.com poll, 72.5% of respondents considered going green as something very important to their lifestyles, with 80% also stating that environmental issues and conservation of natural resources concerned them “to a large extent”.
With this being the case, Emaar’s community management programme is expected to be at the forefront of the sustainable developments on show at Cityscape Global.
Sameer Kulkarni, director, Emaar community management, said: “We are handling budgets of more than $750mn, and the numbers are only growing with the addition of new communities, such as the expansion of Arabian Ranches including Alma 2, La Avenida 2 to name a few, The Opera District, Reem, Dubai Hills Estate, and many more.”
“Sustainable principles, strategies and practices are fundamental to how we maintain our communities,” Kulkarni said. “Some of our initiatives include a drive to remove invasive Damas trees, an edutainment event for younger residents, as well as campaigns and community projects to conserve water and energy. These efforts are complemented by our focus on renewable energy initiatives, recycling and waste management.”
Continuing the environmentally friendly theme at the 13th edition of Cityscape Global, Union Properties PJSC has announced its intention to launch a new $217mn (AED800mn) high-rise residential development in Motor City.
Ahmad Khalaf Al Marri, general manager, Union Properties PJSC, said, “We are constructing developments that are in line with people’s demand for change. Residents are looking for a greener lifestyle, therefore we need to focus on sustainable retail and residential projects to ensure we generate investors and satisfy clients’ needs, with a focused eye on quality.”
“Sustainability is gaining momentum globally and areas such as the UAE have the opportunity to be the flagship of sustainable development,” Al Marri added. “The region is at the forefront of environmental policies, procedures and regulations and each developer has to now take responsibility of going that extra mile and pushing the boundaries of sustainable development.”
Organised by Informa Exhibitions and supported by the Dubai Land Department, Cityscape Global is the annual meeting point for key real estate investors, developers, investment promotion authorities, architects, designers and real estate professionals, to drive growth in real estate investment and development across emerging markets globally.