Conference Day One: Tuesday 21 October 2008
Lim Chuan Poh
Welcome Speech by Guest of Honour
Prof S. JAYAKUMAR
Deputy Prime Minister
Republic of Singapore
Keynote Address: How Science and Technology will Revolutionize the Future
World renowned physicist and BBC/Discovery Channel commentator Dr.
Michio Kaku has interviewed over 300 of the world's top scientists to give the most accurate, authoritative view of the next 20-50 years. He paints a vivid and compelling picture of how science and technology will reshape our cities, including a time when
- chips cost only a penny, and are found by the billions in our clothes, roads, furniture, and even inside our bodies
- the internet becomes the "Magic Mirror" of mythology
- a solar/hydrogen/fusion economy creates cheap, unlimited, and clean energy
- nanotechnology revolutionizes material science, space travel, medicine
- the secret of the human lifespan is unlocked
- biotechnology allows us to grow human organs at will
- artificial intelligence is found in our hospitals, nursing homes, construction sites, and outer space
- how supermagnets may give us a "second industrial revolution" He will also explain what the job market will look like in the future, how technology will reshape the world economy and how any country which ignores science and technology will see their economy turn to dust.
Physics - CITY COLLEGE NEW YORK
City Management & Long Term Planning: The Challenge for Metropolises of Future
Cities and Sustainability in the Developing World
The need for urban management tools that are able to provide prospective scenarios is addressed. Urban simulations can represent a useful approach to an understanding of the consequences of current planning policies or their incompleteness. Simulations of future urban growth are usually quite difficult without tools that embrace the complexity of the urban system.
Professor, Public Policy - YALE UNIVERSITY; (Former Chief Population Policy
Considerations Related To Climate Change In Planning For The Cities Of The Future
Cities around the world account for almost 80% of greenhouse gas emissions, and are at the same time highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Sustainable urban development, therefore, requires taking into consideration the need to mitigate those emissions and to adapt to a changing climate. How are city governments and urban dwellers going to have to react to climate change?
Ana Maria Majano
Consultant - LATIN AMERICAN CENTER FOR COMPETITVENESS & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
INCAE BUSINESS SCHOOL, Costa Rica (Former Minister of Environment - EL SALVADOR)
Imagining Sustainable Cities: Scenario Planning for City Management
It is easier to transition to urban sustainability if we can picture what sustainable cities look like. As urban leaders, we can be supported in our sustainability efforts by future scenario planning approaches and technologies, which help us think and plan in more innovative, rigorous and adaptive ways. This presentation highlights a number of scenario planning techniques and showcases examples of how strategic foresight to map the sustainability transition and future visualization of sustainable cities have provided clarity about the decisions we make today.
CoFounder and Director - ONE EARTH INITIATIVE
Trends and Issues for Asia’s Urban Future: Focus on ‘Third Sector’ Innovations for Livable Cities
The accelerated urban transition underway in Asia, which is centering on a handful of very large city regions, carries the promise of advances in economic growth and material welfare, but also brings great stress on the livability of cities. In a global era of intercity competition for private investment, among the most important challenges for livability is the provisioning and sustainability of public and community spaces that are needed both for better environmental health and a rich conviviality of city life. Among the more promising sources of innovation in this regard is the emergence of non-government organizations – the ‘third sector’ – that work with communities and municipalities to create open spaces and engage in place making at the grassroots level. Cases from various Asian countries are presented to highlight the contributions that are being made by organizations emerging from civil society and to draw lessons from their experiences to better ensure the livability of Futuropolis 2058.
Director of the Globalization Research Center - UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI'I
Next Generation Networking: Wiring the Global Citizen
Technology and Sustainability Trends in Next-Gen Buildings
Technology and an ever-increasing drive towards energy efficiency and sustainability will greatly impact the design and development of the buildings of the future. Such Intelligent Converged Environments will not just foster better Information Processing in Buildings or Pervasive Collaborative Environments but elevate Buildings from the current biggest consumers of energy to net producers – thereby altering the real estate landscape forever.
Business Development Lead, Real Estate Vertical, Integrated Solutions Group
APAC - CISCO
OpenSocial: Connecting Social Networks through Future Applications
The latest developments in social networking platforms and their importance in connecting people, places and ideas will be presented. Interoperability of these various platforms is crucial to allow for the message of sustainability and the future of connectivity for citizens of the future.
Designing in 2058 - Blurring the line of consumer electronics in cities of the Future
Gregory N. Polletta
Parsons-Paris School of Art & Design;
GaS design group - New York, Paris, Chicago
Community - The Untapped Pool of Human Power
Giving examples of recent changes of people's way of communicating and networking (because of internet) and also how communities have changed the way to of creating content (e.g Wikipedia), discover how communities and how citizen involvement (if properly used) will have a big impact in the future to our society. The speed of development in information will change (or has already changed) of how people will find the information they need etc and how they communicate to impact lives
The presentation would not be about specific technologies but rather mega trends of how the power of communities will be visible in the future.
Head of Service Experiences
Systems Research Office of the CTO – NOKIA
Panel Discussion: How Should Private Industry, Government & Research Institutes Merge Their Interests To Develop Cities Of The Future
End of Day One
Cocktail Reception followed by Gala Dinner at Amara Sanctuary Resort
With Guest of Honour: Teo Chee Hean, RAdm. (Ret.)
MINISTER FOR DEFENSE
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