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City of the Future

Today, 54% of the world’s population lives in urban areas; a proportion that the UN expects to increase to 66% by 2050, with close to 90% of the increase concentrated in Asia and Africa. By necessity, the city of the future should be sustainable, maximize resource-use efficiency, and draw from renewable sources to supply energy, food, and water for all. These questions bring many uncertainties but one key certainty: science and technology will be essential to bring the city of the future to life.

Be part of the City of the Future

Running from Sunday, April 29 to Thursday, May 3, 2018, the Enrichment in the Spring program explored with the building of the City of the Future. Our program was chaired by Professor Omar Knio and was open to the entire KAUST community and invited guests.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Sustainable City Exhibit and Raffle - April 30

Location: Conference Room 2290, Spine (Bldg. 4)

A Walk Through KAUST Series Sustainable City Exhibition This photo exhibition curated by the KAUST Sustainability Program Office will highlight the main features of sustainability architecture and p ... more

Fish Break - April 30

Location: Bldg. 4 (Spine) Conference Room 2286

Fish Break! Are you searching for a new idea or looking for a simple mindfulness exercise? Take a mini ‘fish break’ by watching the underwater camera located at King Abdullah Monumen ... more

Vote for your favorite ePoster! ePosters will be displayed on large touchscreens in the Lobby in Building 20 during the program from Monday, 30 April 2018 to Thursday, 3 May 2018. Prizes, sponsore ... more

Challenge yourself and design a block of the City of the future! Everyone at KAUST is invited to enroll to this design challenge masterclass, where 10 teams will go through thinking, designing and ra ... more

Watch this live interview and ask your questions to our keynote speaker MIT Professor Ahmed Ghoniem, Ronald C. Crane Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Center for Energy and Propulsi ... more

Economic impact and public realm - the space around, between and within buildings that are publicly accessible, including streets, parks, and open spaces - are two critical concepts found in succ ... more