In a recent column here I wrote about Dubai and that it is a 21st Century city. As a futurist I felt at home being there as it feels like a city that is fully looking forward rather than stuck in a legacy past. In this column I want to take a look at some of the dynamics that have shaped this city to be so forward facing. Too many cities in the world are stuck in the past, the recent past or are looking into the future completely through present day problems. What can other cities learn from Dubai?