An interactive session on ‘Sustainable Cities and Waterfront Connectivity’ was hosted by the Urban Planning and Development Authority, on Apr. 10, in coordination with the French embassy in Bahrain.
The event was a reflection and a continuation of the Bahrain-French city planning initiative. The session included discussions moderated by Shaikh Nayef bin Khaled Al Khalifa, CEO of the Urban Planning and Development Authority (UPDA), and was attended by the French Ambassador H. E. Cécile Longé, and officials from Expertise France. In her speech, the French ambassador, H. E. Cécile Longé, shared France’s enthusiasm to partner with the Kingdom to pave the way for sustainable projects in the years to come.
Sébastien Mosneron-Dupin, head of Expertise France, French experts, led by Yves Laurent Sapoval and officials from UPDA discussed tools for sustainable cities and their growth potential with positive influences on economic prosperity of Bahrain. Participants in the second interactive session “Enhancement for Waterfront Connectivity” discussed guidelines for seamless connectivity and the importance of cohesiveness between developers.