Embracing innovation as an institutional practice
In keeping with the implementation of the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to embrace innovation as an institutional practice, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has held a lab called ‘The Future of Dubai Mobility 2030 – 2071)‘.
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, chaired the Lab; which was attended by a host of CEOs and Directors of the RTA.
Attendees also included local and international experts in the fields of mobility and future foresight.
Said Al Tayer: “Under the leadership of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai is playing a pivotal role in shaping the future of global mobility.
“More than 40 initiatives relating to the future of mobility in Dubai have been put forward, and their implementation will start as early as this year. The drive will continue up to the UAE Centennial 2071.
“The study being commissioned is the first of its kind worldwide. All studies underway are only focused up to 2050. This study aims to support the leading role of the UAE and serve the needs of populace and visitors,”
The Lab discussed the seven principles of future cities prescribed by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council, namely: urban design, mobility, livelihood, resource utilization, urban competitiveness, urban economies and governance.
Discussions covered the future of mobility, as it is considered the backbone of quality urban life, and ensuring smooth mobility since it has a direct impact on the happiness of people.
The Lab highlighted RTA’s main achievement in the field of mobility and discussed opportunities and potential risks and how to address them.
Discussions also covered the latest studies, innovation and technologies around the world in the field of transport and examined the infrastructural readiness to support them.
The team has been divided into groups, and several innovative solutions and means were proposed, presented and analysed in the workshop.
The timeline of implementation was also proposed along with policies and procedures needed.
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