In 2050, two thirds of the 9 billion people on the planet will be living in urban areas. That means we must start developing our cities intelligently now, to be inclusive and responsible, and build an ecosystem that brings together governments, citizens and businesses.
In big cities, everything – buildings, lifestyles, the environment, government, transportation networks, and its inhabitants – is structured into an ecosystem where resiliency and adaptability are essential to ensure sustainability. Observing nature can be a source of inspiration. We can even think of nature as a giant laboratory, studying its strategies to adapt to disruption. Observing nature can be a source of inspiration. We can even think of nature as a giant laboratory, studying its strategies to adapt to disruption.
Autonomous, connected electric cars that are shared or available on demand – mobility will undergo tremendous transformation over the next 10 years. Olivier Sappin, VP of Transportation & Mobility at Dassault Systèmes, offers some insight into the changes underway.