Cities & Public ServicesJanuary 24, 2023

What will the city of tomorrow look like? Presenting Urban Renaissance

Urban Renaissance is the latest installment of The Only Progress is Human Campaign which showcases Dassault Systèmes’ vision for the future.
Avatar Gabby Gelbien

We depend on cities. As incredibly diverse ecosystems, half of the people on Earth already live in cities and this number is expected to increase to 68% of the population by 2050. Cities present the opportunity for prosperity and greater quality of life, but they also present great challenges. Urbanization is already responsible for 75% of global CO2 emissions and factors like rising populations, climate change, and resource depletion will require cities, businesses, and governments to find new, sustainable solutions for mobility, infrastructure, agriculture, health and more.

As more people decide to make cities their homes, how can we ensure they are safe, smart, and sustainable for future populations? 

This month, Dassault Systèmes will reveal to the world Urban Renaissance, an incredible light show exploring the future of cities through a 3D mapping display. This light show will be presented during a live event engaging panel discussion with industry experts like Bodgan Zaha from Zaha Hadid Architects.

When: Tue, Jan. 31, 2023

Where: LinkedIn, Youtube, and the 3DS website

Register to join the live event on LinkedIn here!!

Presenting Urban Renaissance

Urban Renaissance is the latest installment of our The Only Progress is Human campaign, which aims to shed light on how virtual twin experiences of cities can enable us to model, simulate, visualize, and experiment with what the city of tomorrow will look like. 

Artist and researcher Yiyun Kang.

Urban Renaissance will feature renowned Korean artist and researcher Yiyun Kang who showcases Dassault Systèmes’ vision of the city of tomorrow through an innovative 3D video mapping projection at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul. 

Here’s a sneak peek of the artwork!

‘Geofuture’ is my large-scale public projection work that maps the DDP in Seoul,” Kang said. “Inspired by Dassault Systèmes’ vision of designing our city, this project imagines our future life that will be realized by sustainable innovation.”

Additionally, the broadcast will feature expert speakers sharing their knowledge about what the city of tomorrow will look like and how virtual twins will be vital in imagining a sustainable circular future. Speakers include

  • Dassault Systèmes Portfolio Manager, Architecture, Engineering & Construction Pedro Diez Cocero
  • Zaha Hadid Architect Bodgan Zaha
  • Dassault Systèmes’ Public Services Industry Vice President Jacques Beltran
  • Dassault Systèmes VP Corporate Marketing, Branding & Communications Victoire de Margerie

Register to join the live event here!

More about The Only Progress is Human 

The Only Progress is Human is a part of Dassault Systèmes’ multi-year initiative, launched in 2020, to increase awareness of today’s societal and environmental challenges. It is used to inspire the use of virtual worlds to drive sustainable innovations. You can learn more about the 10 global challenges the world is facing in our blog post, “What is the Only Progress is Human?

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