How the Lever of Science and Technology Can Be Used In Peri-urban and Urban Environments To Advance Sustainable Development: the Case Of Implementing Geospatial Engineering
Thursday, 9 July 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual (New York time)

Side Event

World Federation of Engineering Organizations (coleader of the STC Major Group)

This session will include an approach to using geospatial information technologies as an example of how the lever of science and technology can be used in peri-urban and urban environments to advance sustainable development.

Moderator:
  • Prof. GONG Ke, President World Federation of Engineering Organisations

    Keynote speakers:
  • Mr Sanjay Kumar – CEO World Geospatial Industry Council, Launch of the Joint Publication by World Geospatial Industry Council, World Federation of Engineering Organisations and UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management: “GEOBIM Solutions for Resilient Infrastructure”
  • Mr Gregory Scott, Secretariat, UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management “Geospatial Engineering: A Lever to Assist Developing Countries to Bridge the Geospatial Digital Divide”
  • Dr Marlene Kanga, Immediate past president, WFEO, and project leader for WFEO on the publication to be released: “Implementation of Geospatial Technologies for Sustainable and Smart Cities”
  • Prof. Guo Huadong, Director-General of the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI), Laboratory of Digital Earth Science, Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS): “Big Earth Data for Urban and Peri-urban Development”

    Discussants:
  • Prof. Raida Al-Alawi, Director of Technology Development at BFG International, Chair of ICT committee of the Federation of Arab engineers, board member of the Bahrain Society of Engineers
  • Prof. José Vieira, President elect of WFEO

  • United Nations