Hamdan bin Mohammed sets the seven shifts shaping future cities

In presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Crown Prince of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum delivered a session at the World Government Summit. During his session, Sheikh Hamdan talked about the seven major transformations that will take place in the cities of the world.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Lt General His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and a number of Sheikhs and senior officials attended the session.

Addressing the audience at the World Government Summit via 3D hologram technology, Sheikh Hamdan said "cities are the foundation of the future. They are the cradle of ideas and a source of capital. Countries are nothing but a bundle of cities." He added, "Furthermore, the future is intimately related to the city of Dubai. Many of the world cities look at Dubai being a city of the future. But the future is not just about technology, it is about the potential of the human being, innovative ideas and tolerance”.

During his session, Sheikh Hamdan laid out his vision for the future for the city. Using visual aids, infographics, futuristic videos and life-like images, Sheikh Hamdan wished to put Dubai 10 years ahead of other cities in a manner that will sustainably tend to the needs of the continually booming world population.

He said that "seven major transformations will take place in the cities of the world and the objective of their review is to benefit from them in order to confront the transformations and changes".

He added: "Cities are the foundation of global economic development and the convergence of cultures and ideas... Measuring the development of cities depends on the quality of life and the journey towards the future provides us with passion and energy to achieve greater goals."

Sheikh credited his father, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for building a metropolis that is advanced compared to other countries.

He said: "The future shall always become something we are interested in, it is a source of inspiration and the journey towards future is a continuous activity."

 

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