The scientists suppose that 70% of the world's population will live in cities by 2050
Smart cities development is an inevitable but time-consuming process that affects all infrastructure sectors, according to Steven Griffiths, the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee member, Senior Vice President for research and development at Khalifa University of Science and Technology (UAE).
On May 27, he gave a lecture at National Research University – Higher School of Economics. The expert spoke about global trends associated with smart cities construction and sustainable development technologies. The lecture was held as a part of the Energy of Knowledge Program by the Global Energy Association.
Having moved on to examples, Steven Griffiths spoke about smart cities development in the United Arab Emirates, as well as about research at Khalifa University and its centers that cooperate with business entities at the stage of innovative technology launch. The expert also presented the UAE artificial intelligence center for climate monitoring and forecasting, unified management system for energy centers based on renewable energy, system for fighting skyscraper fires, and spoke about autonomous vehicle operation and wireless electric vehicle charging infrastructure.