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PMI London Event: Smartcities. What do we do for London? 25th June 2020

PMI London Event: Smartcities. What do we do for London? 25th June 2020

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PMI London Event

Smartcities. What do we do for London?

25th June 2020 at 6.15 pm

University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS


Speaker: Yohan Abrahams

Cities have become our preferred living environment with the World Bank predicting that by 2050, seven of every ten of us will live in urban surroundings. Currently cities generate 80% of global GDP and account for 75% of the world’s energy usage. Cities also attract quite a lot of investment aimed at solving common challenges including air pollution, traffic congestion, affordable housing and reducing greenhouse emissions. This investment in change creates many opportunities for project management professionals.

What are the skills and competencies we need to successfully deliver projects in cities? Many of the challenges cities face are so complex that they can only be solved through a collaborative approach. They can only be solved through innovative thinking because we have not faced them before. And we use data in a big way to resolve these challenges and seize our opportunities.

We have come up with a term to identify cities that use technology and creative thinking to enhance the quality and performance of urban services.

We call them Smart Cities.

At this session, we look at some of the key projects in the Air Quality and Environment portfolio that Transport for London delivers on behalf of the Mayor of London and the project management structures and process that we have evolved to keep one of the great Smart Cities of the world moving and growing.

Event Properties

Event Date 25-06-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date 25-06-2020 8:30 pm
Cut off date 25-06-2020 9:00 am
Individual Price Free
No. of Strategic PDUs 0.5
No. of Technical PDUs 0.5
Location University of Westminster


6:15 pm

Venue open, refreshments and networking

7:00 pm

Introduction and Presentation

8:00 pm

Q&A Session and wrap up

8:30 pm



Yohan Abrahams

Yohan has been fascinated by the great cities of the world, and the women and men who work behind the scenes to keep them running. Yohan has spent the last decade working in cities on portfolios as diverse as law enforcement, professional services, London’s world-renowned financial services and currently at Transport for London, operators of the world’s oldest underground transport network. He has been able to experience firsthand on how these areas of London’s economy do the right projects and do project right. Yohan has also been a part of the global PMI network, being instrumental in the creation of the PMI European Chapters Collaboration (ECC) and delivering a portfolio of services to our members including the ECC passport, mentoring, and corporate ambassador initiatives. He also served as President of the PMI UK Chapter for four years.

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