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RIBA at Cityscape Real Estate Summit 2020

The RIBA will be hosting a series of Powered by RIBA Cityscape Intelligence Live Talks at the Cityscape's Real Estate Summit 2020: the Middle East’s largest real estate conference and exhibition.

The RIBA is excited to announce our role as architecture partner at Cityscape's Real Estate Summit 2020, the Middle East’s largest real estate conference and exhibition. Taking place in Dubai, Cityscape is a global industry event attended by professionals ranging from developers and investors to architects, designers, financiers and consultants.

The Powered by RIBA Cityscape Intelligence Live talk sessions will put the biggest issues under the spotlight over two days. They will look at how cities, investors and the real estate industry can mitigate risks, what the road to recovery looks like for the real estate industry, how we can learn from challenges, how the pandemic has changed the industry, and what the future of real estate looks like moving forward.

We are delighted to confirm that Alan Vallance, CEO of RIBA, will be giving an overview of 2020 and its impact on RIBA as an organisation and the broader architectural community in an online presentation.

Powered by RIBA Cityscape Intelligence Live Talks

Architecture focus: How COVID-19 will change our cities

16 November 2020 at 4:10pm GST

This event will discuss the most current issue gripping our society to understand how the current pandemic will affect our cities.


  • Sumaya Dabbagh — Founder, Dabbagh Architects
  • Alida Bata — Professor of Architecture, Heriot-Watt University
  • Andy Shaw RIBA — Chair of RIBA Gulf Chapter and Managing Partner of AMA, Dubai

Repurposing: A design perspective

17 November 2020 at 2:20pm GST

In this session, speakers will provide insight on the importance of retrofitting to being green and sustainable and its value over creating new. They will also discuss how GCC architects and interior designers are incorporating repurposing into their designs, and will consider where repurposing is an appropriate solution.


  • Mouaz Abouzaid — Founder, Verform Design Studio
  • Joe Tabet — Managing Director, JT + Partners
  • Marwan Fouad — Proposals Manager, PhD Candidate, APG
  • Firas Hnoosh RIBA — Managing Director, Nordic Office Architects

Find out more about the events on the Cityscape's website.

Disclaimer: Please note that registration is with Cityscape, and the information you provide is directed to Cityscape for the purpose of registration to the event.

In partnership with Cityscape.

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