World Urban Forum Networking Event: Future Cities and New Economy Series- Interdisciplinary Dialogues


As part of the 2020 World Urban Forum, PEAK Urban will host a networking event Future Cities and New Economy Series: Interdisciplinary Dialogues on economic opportunities and shared prosperity driven by Technological Innovations

This event will provide stakeholders and experts with a space open for discussion on some of the most relevant topics concerning new technologies, new economic opportunities, urban governance, innovation, and the sustainable future of our cities.

Hall 2: Room 1, Abu Dhabi Exhibition Center
Date range
09 February 2020 - 09 February 2020
16:30 - 18:30

In recent years, technological change—digitization, the rise of robots, artificial intelligence—that is seen to favor capital and higher-level skills at the expense of ordinary workers. The adoption of AI and automation will drastically decrease job opportunities, and the low-income community is most vulnerable to that change.

In this dialogue, stakeholders will discuss:

• How new technologies will trigger a cycle of economic growth?

• Where are the new business opportunities and new jobs?

• How will wealth be distributed smartly to reduce income and spatial inequalities in the cities?

• What is the government’s role in better urban governance and policies in smarter cities?

• How do we reform the traditional Private- Public Partnership model to cope with new urban challenges?

• How are autonomous vehicles affecting urban planning and environmental policies?

The event is part of the Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (#WUF10) which will be held from 8-13 February 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The theme this year is Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation.

More details on the #WUF10 networking events can be found here.