WEF Abu Dhabi 2015 – Future Cities

by The Bearing Wave on October 30, 2015

Future Cities debateThe population of the world’s urban cities will grow by over 2 billion people between now and 2050. How do we harness the positive economic, creative and cultural dynamics of this unprecedented migration while at the same time build resilience and social fabric? This was the topic of a discussion at the World Economic Forum in Abu Dhabi this month.


  • Carlo Ratti, Director, SENSEable City Laboratory, MIT – Department of Urban Studies and Planning, USA; Global Agenda Council on the Future of Cities
  • Razeen Sally, Associate Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore; Global Agenda Council on Competitiveness
  • Susan Zielinski, Managing Director, SMART, University of Michigan, USA; Global Agenda Council on the Future of Automotive & Personal Transport

Below is a video of the debate, moderated by Oliver Cann, Head of Media Content, World Economic Forum.

Future Cities debate

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