NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "A Day in Riyadh," a unique event being held at the United Nations during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, will showcase the Saudi capital as a global, multi-cultural, and international hub for business, and a center of heritage situated at the crossroads of Asia, Europe and Africa.
This is the transformation of Riyadh. The Arriyadh Development Authority's plan is leading to the city becoming more inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable-- a model for other cities to follow. More online
- Sophisticated interactive display -- open for coverage.
- Workshops on the philosophy and details of the future city -- open for coverage.
Saudi women leaders, senior Saudi government officials and advisors on technology, environmentally sustainable development, architecture, business development, public transport, quality of living and education who are all working to implement the Kingdom's vision for the future.
Tuesday September 27th 1:15 pm
Riyadh: Planning for People: Leaders elaborate on the specific plan for the city
A panel of high level officials will discuss the overall strategic plan, including projects such as the Urban Observatory and the smart city initiative. Speakers will also address how to undertake the issues and challenges that arise from urban development.
Wednesday September 28th 1:15 pm
Riyadh: A Sustainable & People-Friendly City: How specific projects will make the difference
Riyadh is committed to providing its residents with the best possible city experience. This includes balancing the need to make the city's desert environment livable and enjoyable with the need for environmental conservation.
Thursday September 29th 1:15 pm
Riyadh: On the Move: Getting people where they want to go
It is one of the biggest transportation projects in the world -- the King Abdulaziz Project for Riyadh Public Transport. The initiative is designed to relieve traffic congestion and improve access to transportation for all population groups and includes a metro and a bus network.
Friday September 30th 1:15 pm
Riyadh: Development of Civilization & Social Partnerships: Social and intellectual development
This session will focus first on Riyadh's cultural aspects and rich heritage; and secondly on the city as a community. Speakers will discuss the city's partnerships for social and intellectual development, including scholarships, municipal elections, and the participation of women in the development of the city.
Must RSVP by Sept 21st for security reasons
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