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Future use of Expo 2020 Dubai site to be revealed at Cityscape

Development plans for the future use of the Expo 2020 Dubai site will be made public for the first time at Cityscape Global, happening from 11 to 13 September, 2017, at Dubai World Trade Centre

Expo 2020 Dubai will reveal post-2021 development plans at Cityscape Global.
Expo 2020 Dubai will reveal post-2021 development plans at Cityscape Global.

Development plans for the future use of the Expo 2020 Dubai site will be revealed at next week’s Cityscape Global, it has been announced.

The integrated development of the site after the Expo concludes has been part of Dubai’s planning process since it won its bid to host the event in 2013. Its details, however, will only be made public for the first time at Cityscape, according to UAE state news agency, WAM.

Commenting on the upcoming reveal, Marjan Faraidooni, senior vice president of legacy impact and development at Expo 2020 Dubai, said: "The question that everybody has asked me when I have been speaking about the Expo has been: 'So, what happens after Expo 2020’s doors close in April 2021?’

“At Cityscape Global 2017, the public will find out.”

Faraidooni continued: “There are four strands to the legacy: reputational, social, physical, and economic. And next week, you will see how we have integrated all of these into the long-term future of the Expo site in Dubai South.

“We have learned a great deal from the highs and lows of previous World Expos, from the very beginning in London in 1851 to those of recent decades. It was very clear that what happens after an expo is as important as what happens during the six months’ duration itself," she added.

The 16th edition of Cityscape Global will take place from 11 to 13 September at Dubai World Trade Centre.

The Expo’s exhibition at the event will reportedly feature interactive pods that will allow visitors to explore how they can be a part of the future of the site.

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