Urban infrastructure forms a city’s backbone. Modern society has experienced rapid urbanization, in which politics, economy, community, and culture are centered on urban areas. Roads, subways, power lines, water supply systems, and drainage systems are tightly intertwined to sustain tens of thousands of urban infrastructures across a city.
With the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the convenient “always-on, always-connected” culture is reflected upon city infrastructures. Cities are now endowed with the tasks to implement state-of-the-art technology with urbanization.
Session 2- Smart, resilient urban infrastructure introduces a holistic approach to resilience by building on cities’ traditions of innovating using progressive solutions to make the city more livable, healthier, and safer.
President of Seoul Institute of Technology
Je Hyun Han
Deputy Mayor of Safety Management, Seoul Metropolitan Government
Practice Manager of Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Land and Geospatial, The World Bank
Head of Smart London Team & Programme Director for Sharing Cities, Greater London Authority, London
Research Fellow of Seoul Institute of Technology
Minister of Public Space and Urban Hygiene, Buenos Aires
Civil Protection Coordinator & Local Police Commander of Amadora Municipality