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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.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

A Walk Through KAUST - Sustainable City Tour 2

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

Have you ever wondered what makes our beautiful campus so special? Join us at this Sustainable City tour to learn more about our intelligent, sustainable, and yet stunning campus. KAUST is one of the ... more

Keynote - Senseable Cities

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium

Today, the cities are talking to us and the way we describe and understand cities is being radically transformed - alongside the tools we use to design them and the impact on their physical structure. ... more

Design Thinking Exhibition - May 2

Location: Bldg. 20, Rehearsal Room

Vote for your favourite City of the Future! All the models created at the Design Thinking Masterclass will be exhibited and showcased during the 2018 Enrichment of the Spring program. Don't miss ... more

Sustainable City Exhibit and Raffle - May 2

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 - May 2

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

A keynote lecture by Khaled Alrashed, President & CEO at Saudi Electricity Company for Projects Development.  Beverages will be served. **This keynote lecture will not be livestreamed onlin ... more

Sci-Café is a lively and interactive discussion between KAUST scientists and community members held in a casual setting. Join the conversation on how KAUST faculty are thinking the City of the ... more