Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates-Sunday 17 November 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]
The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) in conjunction with the International Workshop of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) held a two-day conference titled Smart and Sustainable Cities: Towards Sustainable Development Solutions.
The conference opened with welcome speeches by Professor Stephen Wilhite, AURAK Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Success, and Dr. Ahmad Sakhrieh, an AGYA alumnus.
Over the following two days, five sessions packed with presentations followed, with contributors from Europe and the Arab world on smart and sustainable cities. Smart cities collect data and then use insights gained from it to manage assets, resources and services efficiently.
The first session, Urban Infrastructure: Buildings, Energy, Utilities, Resilience, saw an interesting presentation from Samy Ben-Jaafar, the CEO
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