In a riveting panel discussion at Proptech & SmarTech Convention ’23, hosted by Ms. Maliha Abbas Zaidi, CEO of EcoSol SMC Pvt Ltd, featured different experts from diverse backgrounds converged to discuss the future of green architecture and sustainable urban development, including Mr. Farhan Anwar from Urban Collaborative, Ms. Ambreen Bilal, CEO Tre cycle, Mr. Bilal Khan Afridi, CEO Creative 3D Pvt Ltd, Ms. Buraq Shabbir, a culture and lifestyle journalist, and Ms. Wajiha Siddiqui from WM Creative Studio; each bringing unique perspectives to the table.
Mr. Farhan Anwar led the discussion, emphasizing the need to rethink our approach to urban planning and building design in light of climate change. He discussed the importance of green architecture in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating climate-friendly cities.
Complementing his views, Ms. Wajiha Siddiqui highlighted the role of innovative design in modern construction, focusing on how traditional and contemporary elements could be blended to create sustainable structures.
Mr. Bilal Khan Afridi brought attention to the role of technology in sustainable construction. He shed light on how advancements like 3D printing in construction could significantly reduce carbon footprints and water usage.
In parallel, Ms. Ambreen Bilal spoke about the integration of waste management in green architecture. She stressed the importance of a circular economy, especially in developing countries, and the challenges in managing residential waste effectively.
Ms. Buraq Shabbir provided a cultural lens to the discussion, talking about the societal aspects of green architecture. She pointed out the slow pace of sustainable building integration in Pakistan but also noted a growing environmental consciousness among the younger generation. Her insights suggested a cultural shift towards sustainability, essential for implementing eco-friendly practices in construction and urban development.
The panel discussion, expertly moderated by Ms. Maliha Abbas Zaidi, marked a significant stride towards understanding and advocating for green architecture and sustainable urban practices. The collective insights of the panelists offer a roadmap for building more sustainable, environmentally responsible cities.
Gain a deeper understanding of green architecture and sustainable urban development from the experts. Watch the full panel discussion here.