From Dubai to Osaka
The General Assembly of the BIE, or Bureau International des Expositions, has determined the venue for the 2025 World Expo. In the final, Japanese Osaka defeated Russian Yekaterinburg with a convincing score: 92 votes against 61. Thus, the main presentation of the most important achievements of mankind will be held for the fifth time in the country of the Rising Sun. Organizers are featuring health and longevity under the theme "Designing Future Society for Our Lives."
In the meantime, preparations for Expo 2020 have entered the final stage. This is the first time that a World Expo takes place in the Middle East. The capital of the United Arab Emirates is preparing to surprise millions of tourists from all over the world with literally ‘unprecedented miracles.’ The opening ceremony on October 20. 2020 will take place in the tallest building on Earth, the 928-meter skyscraper, which will cost $ 1 billion to build. It was designed by a Spanish architect, who drew his inspiration from the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Eiffel Tower and the traditional element of Islamic culture - the minaret. An elegant glass and steel structure will become the dominant block, combining the embankment, yacht clubs, shopping and entertainment areas, office buildings, hotels and apartments. The total area of ??the site is 6 square kilometers. The district, which has no name yet, is already called the main attraction of Dubai and is often compared to the Eiffel Tower of Paris. After all, the ‘Steel Parisian’ was also built for a World Expo and became the tallest building of its time.
For six months, Expo 2020 will present the latest achievements of people in the most diverse areas of knowledge and technology under the general motto ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.’ The main goal of the organizers is to stimulate the sustainable spread of new thinking to solve the most acute problems of our time. The Planetary Development Institute is actively participating in the development of the research agenda of this world event.