2/21/2011

Global City inaugurates guest-bloggers series for a fuel urban sustainability debate

I received an email from Global City Forum, an event inviting bloggers to debate fuel urban sustainability.



Global City is the only international forum where public and private leaders meet to exchange best practice and share sustainable urban strategies. On March 15-17 2011, the 5th edition of this unique international networking platform dedicated to Mayors, urban planners and city leaders, will be held in Abu Dhabi for the second consecutive year. The focus for the 2011 edition of this prestigious event, hosted once more by the Abu Dhabi Government, is City Identity and Values.
The three day program will feature high level discussion, knowledge sharing and insights from city leaders and expert advisers from Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas, complemented by site visits to the most striking and innovative projects of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.


A rapid presentation of the guest-bloggers series:

Since one out of every two people in the world live in cities, it is not surprising that almost everyone has something to say about them. Global City 2011 Abu Dhabi provides a forum for the world's finest international voices to discuss urban sustainability challenges. Now, the hotly anticipated Forum will showcase local Middle eastern voices, via its guest blogging series on global city forum.
Over the coming weeks, an impressive line-up of guest bloggers will be sharing ideas and raising questions crucial to our understanding if city dynamics. each blogger will develop their personal views on topics including city identity, leadership, city rebranding and new sustainability.
First on the list is "The Culturist", photographer and 'culture in urban space' fan Hind Mezaina, writing about 'old' Dubai versus 'new' Dubai, hoping the city's uniqueness and heritage does not vanish among the new buildings, roads and highways.
Next is Kevin Mitchell, architect, interior design expert, and AUS Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Instruction, addressing technical and legal issues related to energy and urban sustainability in the UAE.
Hind and Kevin will be joined by two other bloggers, whose names will be released shortly.

For detailed information please contact:
Tanya Kassab
Senior PR Executive
Euro RSCG Executive Communication ME
Global City Forum

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