13.01.22 – 18.01.22
By 2050, 75% of the world's population will be living in cities. We need to consider the strain on global infrastructure, energy, housing, transport and the environment. Add to that an ageing population, mass climate migration and the impact of new technologies, and the result is a need to proactively address how we will live in the future. Join us as we bring Industry experts together to discuss how we can provide a sustainable quality of life to citizens in the future.
Rachel Skinner, President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) (2020/21) outlines a brand new initiative “The Carbon Project” launched in July 2020 which highlights the role that the sector can play to achieve net zero emissions.
Attendees will be able to hear more from Rachel who will be participating in the UK's programme at Expo 2020 Dubai.
Events at a glance
Our programme of activity will look at how we can provide core infrastructure and a sustainable quality of life to citizens and what it might feel like to live here in the future.
By 2050, approximately 75% of the world's population will be living in cities, creating challenges for global infrastructure, energy, housing, transport and the environment. This coupled with an ageing population, mass climate migration and the impact of new technologies, means we need to proactively address how we will live in the future. Industry experts will come together to explore the need to reimagine our urban centres and work together to achieve net zero emissions.
Topics that will be covered include:
Achieving net zero emissions and clean growth
Designing resilient infrastructure for the future
How we will connect, design, consume and generate power in cities of the future
Global questions our programme will explore include:
Will we have enough resources to live in 2050?
Can a circular economy help us to sustain a quality of life in the future?
How can we achieve net zero admissions through smart cities and natural climate solutions?
How will we tackle waste in the future?
Exhibits, displays and digital content to bring the UK technology and energy sectors to life.
Panel sessions will bring together thought leaders and industry icons to explore how our future lives will be affected by different energies and resources.
We will be sharing stimulating insights from inspirational leaders from the technology industry to engage with investors in UK technology businesses and research and development, journalists and thought leaders in the sector.
Hear from to a selection of high-profile sector commentators and influencers discussing how the different technologies will increase the quality of our lives.
Student workshops will show visitors the benefits of studying technology in the UK.