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Mona Noureldin Mohamed

Senior Urban & Recreation/ Open Space Planning Specialist, Strategic Planning and Studies Team, General Planning Section- Urban Planning Department, Ministry of Municipality and Environment, Qatar

Mona Noureldin is strategic urban planner and urban designer specialized in open space, recreation and sports facilities planning with a broad-based, multi-disciplinary technical background. She has a wide experience in planning and implementation programs in wide variety of strategic developments across several planning scales. Graduated in 2006 in urban and regional planning and got diploma in sustainable urban planning from Cairo university. Mona has more than 10 years of extensive experience and leadership in working with governmental institutions and consultation firms for Regional planning, Urban planning, urban and landscape design projects in Egypt, Qatar and other Gulf countries. Mona joined the consultation and governmental firm of Qatar National master plan (QNMP) with deep technical involvement in all QNMP main deliverables including the preparation and the implementation strategy of the Qatar National Development Framework (QNDF), the Municipality Spatial Development Plans(MSDPs) and the urban design of several action area plans. Recently she is the project Manager of Qatar National Open Space and Recreational Facilities strategy,  As QNMP/MME  strategic urban planner and  sports facilities planning specialist she is leading and technically coordinating the strategic urban planning input for several prestigious portfolios and projects such as hosting the World Cup 2022 and FIFA requirements for Competitive and Non-competitive projects, the public recreation and sport facilities master plan, the Qatar  Sports Venues Master Plan, Aspire Zone phases Master Plans. Moreover she participated in many strategic projects such as Qatar National Heritage Strategy , Qatar Tourism Master plan, Qatar Cultural and Sports Hub, Education City Master Plan Integration and Katara.

Nuha Altiny

Director of Urban Planning and Sustainable Development, Arab Urban Development Institute

Nuha Eltinay is an award-winning spatial planner and licentiate Member of the British Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI),with strong corporate experience in Play Space urban design.As the director of Urban Planning and Sustainable Development at the Arab Urban Development Institute (AUDI) Eltinay operates three main programmes for 2016 City Development Strategy plan on Child Friendly Cities Urban Planning Principles, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Smart Cities Urbanism.

With focus on promoting prosperity and equity for Children and Youth right to play, Nuha initiated the Child Friendly City (CFC) Urban Design Framework in the Arab Region, by adopting the UNICEF Convention on the Rights of the Child agenda and the Planning for Play Policy. This approach persuades filling the gaps in the Regional existing urban design polices and provides better standards for children street safety and accessibility to public space. Innovative learning, entertainment and security are applied as the main design principles for physical play space adaptations,taking into action the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) No.11 (Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable).

Eltinay presented this concept at several National, Regional and International platforms. At the Saudi National level (Riyadh, KSA 2015, Project: Princess Norah Bint Abdulrahman University (PNU) Child Friendly City:Urban Design Regeneration Master Plan). At the Regional level (Sept 2016 Cairo, Egypt, UN-Habitat Regional Office of the Arab States (ROAS) and UN Women ROAS, Expert Group Meeting on Public Space in the Arab States) and (Dec 2016  Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco, Organization of Islamic Capitals and Cities OICC's 12th International Scientific Symposium on "Sustainable Development Techniques for Cities". Paper:Youth Urban Innovation: Educational Platform for Smart City Planning).At the International level (Nov 2016 Ghent, Belgium: 8th International Child in the City

Conference, Child in the City Foundation, and the European Network of Child Friendly Cities (ENCFC).Title: Young in Conflict: Child friendly place making - Cultural Integration platform for social cohesion (Reflections from the Middle East and Europe).

Hrvoje Cindric

Associate, Middle East Urbanism Leader, Arup

Hrvoje is an experienced, confident, committed and passionate Urban Planner and Designer. He has a proven track record as a designer, planner and project manager and has lived in the UAE for past five years.

Hrvoje has extensive experience in projects across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, Asia and South America, working for public and private sector clients alike. He has worked on a wide range of projects from strategic frameworks to large greenfield master plans down to brownfield regeneration, urban design and place-making projects.