Dubai’s Smart City Ambition is a Complex Project
Dubai has declared its intentions as a city to not only grow exponentially in size but to become smarter in the way that it handles this growth.
From a project manager’s perspective, Smart Dubai is a single megaproject that integrates a diversity of stakeholders with unparalleled challenges.
It surpasses all of Dubai’s previous headline-making projects – which are mainly from construction, such as the luxury hotel Burj Al Arab, the tallest tower in the world Burj Khalifa – in terms of size, duration, amount of stakeholders to be aligned with and budget.
If Dubai is to meet the completion date of 2018, then in the New Year, key stakeholders should begin make strides in the project.
It will be a huge project, and the question is whether Dubai has what it takes to achieve this smart city vision. Details