IAAC Building the Cities of Tomorrow in the Era of the 4th Industrial Revolution

What will be the potential impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on key industries that shape urban development? What will be the new needs of cities in terms of housing and infrastructure?

IAAC Robotic Expert Alexandre Dubor will participate in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) workshop on ”Building the Cities of Tomorrow in the Era of the 4th Industrial Revolution” at the OECD, Paris next Friday 24 November.

Unlike its three predecessors, the Fourth Industrial Revolution stems from a rapid fusion of technologies (e.g. Internet of Things advanced robotics, 3D printing), new materials (e.g. bio- or nano-based) and innovative processes (e.g. artificial intelligence), which are affecting every industry and entire production systems.

This will inevitably have a considerable impact on cities, which concentrate more than half of total population and employment in OECD countries.

With the support of the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), this OECD workshop aims to inform the policy debate on effective urban modernisation in Korea and other countries by highlighting successful initiatives and sharing best practices.