ULI Brisbane: Uncovering Saudi’s MISK City


2024-04-04T16:00:00 - 2024-04-04T18:00:00

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    Ellivo Architects Level 2, 293 Queen Street Brisbane, QLD 4000 AUSTRALIA
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    Uncovering Saudi’s MISK City

    Saudi Arabia is undergoing a massive development program, as part of the Prince’s Vision 2030 plan. They are transforming the country through a series of giant projects, and each one is huge in scale and ambition.

    The ULI has the pleasure of welcoming David Henry and Kate Meyrick to talk about MISK City, which is one of the giga projects being built in Riyadh.

    David is the CEO of MISK City and visiting Brisbane. He will explain how MISK was created as a 15-minute city to become a prime example of integrated urban living, with smart infrastructure, automated buses, and starchitect designed buildings. MISK is also providing a platform to incubate businesses and support the country’s future leaders.

    Kate was involved with the upfront design of MISK City, and she will shatter all your pre-conceptions about Saudi Arabia and explain the inspirational change that is happening there.



    Kate Meyrick

    Director, Urbis

    Kate is a passionate urbanist and place maker with more than 25 years of international experience working throughout Australia, as well as Asia, Europe and the United States. She is globally respected for her expertise in visioning and positioning city scale precincts, working sensitively with stakeholders and the community to co-create powerful new futures for well-loved places. She has been influential in shaping thinking about the global competitiveness of Australian Cities, their future identity and quality of life. A regular speaker, panellist and conference moderator; Kate is recognised as a thought leader in relation to city-shaping, knowledge and innovation precincts and talent attraction. Kate thrives on collaboration and works effectively in partnership with government, community, non-profit and private sector stakeholders. She has strong experience in conceptualising and delivering complex urban projects: working with a diverse mix of stakeholders to curate a bold and innovative vision for future urban life that will deliver enduring shared value outcomes.


    David Henry

    CEO Misk City, Misk Foundation

    David is a globally recognised industry leader, who has spent four decades in property development working across Australia, Asia, and Saudi Arabia. He has held numerous CEO and Managing Director roles, including his previous position as CEO for Springfield City Group. David is the CEO for MISK City, where he is creating a vibrant 340-ha city that will shape the future of Saudi Arabia. He is focused on female empowerment, upskilling youth, and pushing boundaries for design innovation and urban sustainability.