Session 2D: Panel Discussion/Q&A with Opening Plenary Speakers

Panel Discussion

21 October 2018
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

In many ways, the Middle East has been a testing ground for the polycentric urban typology, given the rate of development in several key locations, much of which incorporates iconic tall buildings. This panel discussion will embrace the keynote speakers and topics from the Opening Plenary in a panel discussion format, where an open conversation will ensue as to the drivers and potential of the polycentric developments currently rising in the Middle East.

Panel Chair: Steve Watts
Partner, Alinea Consulting, London
Santiago Calatrava
Principal, Calatrava International, Zurich
Mounib Hammoud
CEO, Jeddah Economic Company, Jeddah
Shaun Killa
Design Partner, Killa Design, Dubai
James von Klemperer
President, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, New York City

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