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Housing crisis: Experts claim ''smart cities'' an ideal option

Saudi Gazette
Mar-18-2013
Renowned international experts have said that creative ideas and superb initiatives are instrumental in building successful cities and contributing to their growth and development.

Transforming cities into attractive places of living

Arab News
Mar-18-2013
Mobility, shared living and working places, and preserving diversity are all keywords that define a city's attractiveness, speakers said at the second session of the Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF).

Participants in Jeddah forum urge ''smart cities''

Kuwait News Agency
Mar-18-2013
Participants in the Jeddah Economic Forum 2013 called Sunday for establishing smart cities that could fulfill the basic needs of a changeable society.

JEF opens with straight talking

Saudi Gazette
Mar-18-2013
The first day of the Jeddah Economic Forum opened an hour behind schedule on Sunday with a remarkable, clear-eyed analysis of the threats to the development of public housing.

Inclusiveness key to a competitive city

Saudi Gazette
Mar-18-2013
In a panel discussion at the JEF on Sunday on what makes a city work effectively, David A. Smith, Founder of the Affordable Housing Institute of the USA concluded that 'Cities make nations work, houses make cities work and inclusiveness makes both work together.' Moreover, using the example of a shrinking Detroit Michigan, he said that, 'If your city shrinks, it dies.'

''Do not inflate housing issue''

Saudi Gazette
Mar-18-2013
The Minister of Economy and Planning Mohammad Al-Jasser said, 'We will not overcome the issue of housing through exaggeration while ignoring achievements.

Mobility, sustainability, coexistence are inseparable elements in a city

Saudi Gazette
Mar-18-2013
Saudi Arabia's fast-growing population and rapid urbanization rate convinced the organizers of the 2013 Jeddah Economic Forum of the necessity to devote this year's program to an analysis of the crucial challenges to which decision-makers and investors are exposed in developing competitive, attractive and sustainable housing projects within newly built or existing cities, the forum was told on Sunday.

French minister meets with Chairman of Saudi Chambers

Saudi Press Agency
Mar-18-2013
The Chairman of Saudi Chambers Council Abdullah Al-Mebti and Chairman of Jeddah Chamber Saleh bin Abdullah Kamel together held talks here today with French visiting Minister of Industrial Renewal Arnaud Montebourg, on the sidelines of 13th Jeddah Economic Forum.

Saudi Housing Minister meets with French and Singaporean ministers

Saudi Press Agency
Mar-18-2013
The Minister of Housing Dr. Shuwaish bin Saud Al-Dhuwaihi met separately here today with French Minister of Industrial Renewal Arnaud Montebourg and Singaporean Minister of Industry Li Yixian on the sidelines of 13th Jeddah Economic Forum.

Database to speed up real estate funding

Arab News
Mar-18-2013
Establishing an organizational framework to develop ideal cities in Saudi Arabia is what the Saudi ministers called for during the first day of the Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF).

Housing, unemployment and other challenges in focus

Saudi Gazette
Mar-18-2013
Housing, unemployment and cities infrastructure and the challenges the private and public sector are currently facing were some of the issues discussed on the first day of Jeddah Economic Forum, carrying the title 'Housing the Growing Population'.

Jeddah and Beirut chambers sign MoU

Saudi Press Agency
Mar-18-2013
Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut have signed here today a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the sidelines of 13th Jeddah Economic Forum.

JEF seeks realistic solution for Saudi Arabia''s housing problem

Arab News
Mar-17-2013
Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal yesterday opened the 13th Jeddah Economic Forum with the participation of nearly 3,000 delegates and 42 speakers from across the world.

World Economic Forum makes its Saudi debut

Al Arabiya TV
Mar-17-2013
The World Economic Forum (WEF) made its debut in Saudi Arabia on Sunday through a "strategic partnership" with the Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF), which is taking place in the kingdom until March 18 2012.

Prince Khalid patronizes opening ceremony of Jeddah Economic Forum 2013

Saudi Press Agency
Mar-17-2013
Prince Khalid Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Makkah Region, patronized here yesterday evening the opening ceremony of Jeddah Economic Forum 2013 under the title "Housing and Population Growth''.

Sheikh Saleh Kamel receives Prince Khaled Al-Faisal

Saudi Gazette
Mar-17-2013
Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Emir of Makkah region, being received by Sheikh Saleh Kamel, Chairman of the board of directors of Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, at the inauguration of Jeddah Economic Forum 2013, Saturday.

WEF makes its Saudi debut

Al bawaba
Mar-17-2013
The World Economic Forum (WEF) will be making its debut in Saudi Arabia on Sunday through a “strategic partnership” with the Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF), which is taking place in the kingdom until March 18 2012.

Makkah Prince inaugurates Jeddah Economic Forum

Kuwait News Agency
Mar-17-2013
Governor of Makkah Prince Khalid Al-Faisal inaugurated here on Saturday the activities of the 13th Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF), themed "Housing and population growth".

Saudi youth feel owing own house is a dream

Saudi Gazette
Mar-17-2013
This year's Jeddah Economic Forum is to tackle, highlight and discuss the housing issue in Saudi Arabia, while home ownership is still the ultimate goal for many young Saudis.

JEF kicks off today with focus on housing

Saudi Gazette
Mar-16-2013
"Housing the growing population" is the main topic to be discussed during the three-day Jeddah Economic Forum 2013 starting Saturday.
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