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.
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.