CONGRESS IN DUBAI & ABU DHABI
The Polycentric Cities Congress was held in Dubai between October 20 and 23, 2018. The event was organized by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), an international non-profit organization that focuses its activities in the field of urban design and construction at height. Under the title The future of vertical urbanism, the event, which was repeated in Abu Dhabi on October 24 and 25, had nearly 1,300 attendees. Among the speakers were Santiago Calatrava, Zaha Hadid Architects, Ole Scheeren, SOM, Arup and AECOM.
David Moncholí and Fernando Pérez participated on behalf of IDOM, sharing their experience in the work carried out in the Gulf region, such as mobility studies and metro projects.
David Moncholí was part of the round table: Transit-Oriented Developments: Benefits and Challenges. Fernando Perez, meanwhile, gave a presentation about the development of Riyadh and the influence that the metro system will have on the urban structure of the city, under the title: Riyadh: the metamorphosis of a city – From centerless to polycentric? The latter was subsequently published in the CTBUH Journal.