A sustainability conference by UAE Modern in partnership with MAS Paints and supported by Bee'ah.

Panel: Super Interaction - Interconnected Transports and Infrastructures
What large-scale mobility solutions can we predict for the next fifty years? How will drones affect airspace? What will be the impact of a massive diffusion of autonomous vehicles? The panel investigates new transportation strategies, and how they will contribute to shape the future of our cities and their relationship with nature and territory.

Steven Velegrinis, Head of Masterplanning, AECOM MEA
Federico Parolotto, Senior Partner, MIC Mobility in Chain
Samantha Cotterell, Director Design and Overlay, Expo 2020
Moderated by Ivan Parati, Associate Editor ME, Compasses

Steven Velegrinis' work has focused on the multi-disciplinary intersections between urban planning and landscape architecture. Over the past 23 years, he has practiced in Australia, Southeast Asia and the Gulf. He remains involved in the development of the profession through his speaking engagements and research initiatives, which have included speaking at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge University and Université Paris Sorbonne.

Federico Parolotto is Senior Partner at MIC – Mobility in Chain, which he co-founded in 2009. He has been involved as transport planner in numerous major urban planning projects worldwide, working as consultant for client ranging for international public bodies to world class design firms to technology industry and transport operators. Since 2013 Federico has been collaborating with UrbanStandards for the Audi research team on groundbreaking driverless cars and piloted parking.

Samantha Cotterell is Director of Design and Overlay, Expo 2020 Dubai, she is a professional architect, masterplanner and urbanist, having held key roles as Overlays Expert, Development Strategist and Delivery Specialist on projects including Dubai Expo 2020, Doha 2020 Olympic Bid, Doha 2011 Asian Football Cup, Athens 2004 Olympic Games, Doha 2006 Asian Games, Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games and the Qatar Sports Venue Master Plan.

Free to attend and no registration required.

About UAE Modern
UAE Modern gathers local and international experts to share experiences and exchange knowledge on design innovation for sustainable environments. UAE MODERN and Dubai Design Week present People Planet Profits, a sustainability conference in partnership with MAS Paints and supported by Bee'ah, the Embassy of Italy to the United Arab Emirates, the Consulate General of Italy Dubai and Italian Trade Agency.