The 4th Annual Arab Future Cities Summit will be held under the patronage of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, on 30th - 31st October, 2017 in Dubai.
During a news conference today, Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development, said the ministry and Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme are working in parallel to embed smart technology and sustainability criteria across the public housing sector in the country.
The event will emphasise on the future opportunities and evolving technologies to counter the challenges faced and achieve Dubai's ambitions for being one of the world’s most connected and sustainable 'Smart Cities' – in time for Expo 2020.
With more than 400 participants from the region and different parts of the world, the event will be attended by Jameela Al Fandi, General Manager of the Zayed Housing Programme, and a number of officials at the housing sector. They will address current trends for establishing future cities as per the latest technologies in terms of energy efficiency and protection of the environment.
Around 20 presentations will be conducted during the event on the concept of future cities and ensuring sustainable development and consequently economic growth.
The establishment of smart cities is likely to ensure creation of highly-developed residential areas and ultimately assure social welfare in line with the directives of the country’s wise leadership, said the minister.
The summit provides all parties concerned with a good opportunity to get posted on the latest technologies and best practices in the field by engaging experts and decision makers from different countries that have a long experience in this field, added the minister.
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