WEBINAR: IMPACT OF PANDEMICS ON CITIES

Lessons learnt from the impacts of pandemics on cities

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31 MARCH 2021 AT 8:00 p.m. (Dubai time)

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WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

This webinar will passionate anyone interested in understanding, or creating, the future of our cities.

The world has been challenged by pandemics for thousands of years. These pandemics have been shaping our cities and even our current responses to Covid-19.


In this webinar, Dr. Philippe Bouvier, Ph.D. in urban studies, will review past pandemics and the way they impacted our cities to create long term urban value. We will then address how cities, andour way of living, will change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cities are currently challenged and will face a permanent disruption.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Dr. Philippe Bouvier, Ph.D.

Dr Philippe Bouvier, Professor in Urban digital transformation.


President of INREGU, French national institute of research in urban management.


Dr Philippe Bouvier is a recognized international expert in urban digital transformation, critical infrastructure protection, and in the integration of complex systems. He is also a recognized expert at the European Commission in IT Security Risk Management. He has 20 years of experience in Consulting, Project Management, Audit, and Research. He has a worldwide practical experience of design of command centers in multiple sectors including integrated urban management (i.e. smart city platform), urban security, public water, energy, and public transportations. He holds an Executive MBA at INSEAD in Singapore and a PhD is in urban studies (urbanism and city management) from Paris University.

This unique and innovative master's degree is the first of its kind in the region and explores what cities are, and what they can be. It goes beyond the concept of a smart city to also cover important technological, social and sustainability issues to ensure a comprehensive and holistic approach to the cities of today and tomorrow.


As a world leader in smart cities and urban development, Dubai is the ideal place to study such a program and see digitalization in effect.The graduate degree will help you build and develop efficient, sustainable and community-based cities and cultivate awareness of the interdisciplinary history of modern cities, urban economics, city development and planning theory, urban ecology, demography, and applied problem-solving and research methods.


Providing an all-encompassing view of the development of the city, the program also addresses key subjects such as water, food, waste, transport, education and energy systems, taking into account complex interactions between each of the elements.


City Sciences is an emerging interdisciplinary plan of action that includes the designer, the technologist and the humanist all working together. It prepares you for smart cities that can talk, giving live status updates through networks on traffic patterns, pollution, parking, water and energy and other vital information.


The program can be completed in as little as 16 months.


Flexible Timings: Class schedule caters to working professionals, providing intensive seminars offered in evenings at our campus in Dubai Silicon Oasis.

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PROFESSIONAL STUDIES - CITY SCIENCES