A Virtual Seminar on Social Approaches to Urban Sustainability
The College of Engineering at Al Ain University, Abu Dhabi campus, has organized a webinar entitled "Technical and Social Approaches to Urban Sustainability", delivered by Prof. Richard Laing, Robert Gordon University, UK. And, moderated by Dr. Omayma Motaleb Mukhtar from the Civil Engineering Department.
The speaker, Professor Richard Laing, has experience of undertaking applied research in this thematic area over the course of more than 20 years, and he explained and illustrated how a combination of technical and socially driven approaches to transforming urban environments can bring the greatest benefits.
The webinar drew on activities and findings from a series of research projects concerning sustainable urban environments. It also has included references to several projects all over the world, including which have been undertaken in collaboration with partners from numerous countries, where it has been possible to undertake research with partners from industry, government, academia, and the wider population.