Monday, June 3, 2013

Hello 2020 - Newletter n12 May 2013

Welcome to the May edition of Hello 2020. This month’s focus is on mobility, with innovative approaches to logistics and transportation a key sub-theme of the UAE bid to host World Expo 2020 in Dubai.

As future world populations prepare to be overwhelmingly urban, governments and policy-makers need to make cities better places in which to live, keeping sustainability front of mind at all times.

Download Hello 2020 - Newletter n12 May 2013 PDF

UAE Expo 2020 Bid News
- Africa Business Forum uses Dubai as a platform to reach out to global markets
- Mobility in Dubai goes green with new cycling tracks
- London Mayor backs Dubai’s Expo 2020 bid

Going Places
With business and work transformed by global mobility and the internet,
Hello 2020 investigates how a new generation of entrepreneurs and talent is dissolving borders

Q&A - ‘We have to shift our relationship with information and understand “big data” as an integral part of our environment’
Carlo Ratti, architect, engineer and Director of the MIT SENSEable City Laboratory
and Dietmar Offenhuber, a media artist and research fellow at the MIT SENSEable City Laboratory, discuss the opportunities and challenges of planning technology into the city.

World Expo Legacy :
Shanghai World Expo, 2010

Global Events Agenda
- UITP World Congress
Geneva, Switzerland, 26-30 May
- World Economic Forum on The Middle East and North Africa
Dead Sea, Jordan, 24-26 May
- European conference on Mobility Management
Gävle, Sweden, 29-31 May
- International Conference on Advanced Logistics and Transport
Sousse, Tunisia, 29-31 May

The Big Picture
Electric taxis are now being introduced in Costa Rica as part of a ‘Green Taxi’ initiative.

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