The Future of Health, Wellness & Innovation Forum’ held at the Museum of the Future outlines how and why buildings need to adopt the concept of wellbeing
Enhancing buildings and communities and making them healthier, safer and smarter is a significant pillar of the comprehensive and sustainable development pursued by Dubai Land Department (DLD) towards cementing the emirate’s position as a preferred global destination for real estate. This was addressed on Monday, December 12, during the ‘Future of Health, Wellness & Innovation Forum’ organised by DLD in partnership with Delos, the global authority on healthy buildings and pioneer of wellness real estate.
During the forum, held at the Museum of the Future, DLD highlighted joint efforts with Delos, along with various other partners and stakeholders, by harnessing the power of healthier and more sustainable buildings through the integration of global standards, science-backed policies, and relevant technology. This aligns with the National Strategy for Wellbeing 2031, which seeks to promote an integrated concept of well-being.
The Forum hosted a group of leaders and participants from the government and private sectors, who addressed many relevant topics, including The Global Healthy Building Movement. Other topics explored were the importance of optimising health and safety in buildings and communities; the dependence of environmental and economic health consistent with human health; alignment with Vision 2031: Challenges and Opportunities for Human Sustainability and Decarbonisation; and designing communities that emphasise health and well-being.
It is noteworthy that Dubai Land Department obtained the WELL Health-Safety Rating issued by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), Delos’ wholly-owned subsidiary, making its headquarters the first integrated government building in the emirate to earn it, thereby supporting DLD’s vision of advancing health goals and long-term sustainability.
Here are some glimpses of the Forum.