MASTER CLASSES 2018
MASTER CLASSES 2018
INTERNAL ORGANISATION OF
A SMART CITY
During this master class, we took a look at the organisation of smart cities. How can they be managed and coordinated? What are tools that can help us? What are the implications of smart city technology and networks for governance? The presentations revealed opportunities for cities to take up a leading role with a smart city ecosystem, but also that the need to grasp these opportunities becomes ever more urgent.
Sébastien Lefèbvre (Stad Kortrijk)
Kim van den Anker (Smart Cities Amsterdam)
Filip De Rynck (UGent)
Steven Benoit (Smart Belgium Services, Belfius)
INCLUSIVE SMART CITIES
20.04.2018 14h - 17h
As we develop smart solutions for the city of tomorrow, how can we make sure to include also those citizens that may be socially vulnerable, digitally less savvy or dealing with a handicap? That was the central question of the master class on inclusion, and we had a great group of speakers lined up that showed how digital inclusion can be tackled from various, but related perspectives: accessibility, participatory policy-making, developing coding skills, digital inclusion of rural municipalities, and participatory design.
James Thurston (G3ict)
Supporting city leaders in making cities smart & inclusive
Willemien Laenens (SMIT-VUB)
Involving stakeholders in policy preparation
Karen Boers (BeCode)
Addressing the gap in coding skills: BeCode
Pierre-Bernard Van Acker (Hageland+)
Taking rural municipalities on board of the digital revolution: Happy Hageland app
Katrien Dreessen (LUCA School of Arts)
The Other Market: Cocreating the future of work
07.06.2018 9h - 18h
XL master class
Factors such as mobility issues and online consumption affect the vitality of our city centers and the local economy. In this master class we sought to explore these factors and identify opportunities for supporting the local economy from a smart cities perspective: (1) through technological applications & data analytics, (2) smart governance & collaboration, and (3) by involving citizens. At the end of the master class, participants were involved to discuss possible recommendations for local politics who seek to grasp these opportunities. These recommendations are summarized here (in Dutch, translation to follow). We concluded the event with a closing talk by Gert Bergen (Adjunct-kabinetschef Philippe Muyters).
Doreen Schouterden (Unizo): Meeting the needs of local retailers with smart city solutions
Luuk Martens (Capgemini): Retailers staying ahead of the game through innovation
Matthias De Beule (RetailSonar): Data-driven assessment of the economic & mobility impact of retail development
Floor Thomasse (Stad & Co): Smart Cities need smart cooperation
Martijn van Dam (Gemeente Den Haag): Smart shopping in The Hague
Ruth DeVreese (Hogeschool Gent): Towards vibrant inner cities
Katja Verbeek (Odisee, KULeuven): Measuring social success @ growfunding.be
Sander van Parijs (Muntuit): More than a local gift voucher… money as a policy instrument
Lieven Dhont (Peerby): Sharing economy from the perspective of Peerby
SMART CITY DATA AND PRIVACY
Cities and municipalities have access about a variety of data concerning their buildings, budgets, citizens, etc. Moreover, new possibilities to gather data emerge within a smart city context. How can cities and municipalities transparently gather, process, visualize and report these data in line with relevant privacy principles and regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation.
During the master class, Rob Heyman and Nils Walravens discussed what the possibilities are for those who want to set up city campaigns or technological solutions that involve data collection and how they can consider privacy from the very beginning. Bart Rosseau (Head of Data & Information, Ghent) and Bart Van den Brande (Sirius Legal) provided us with, respectively, a practical and legal perspective on privacy in a smart city context.
Rob Heyman & Nils Walravens (imec-SMIT VUB)
How to bring open data and privacy considerations
into your smart city project from the start?
Bart Rosseau (Head of Data and Information @ Ghent)
Data and privacy for a smarter Ghent
Bart Van den Brande (Managing Partner, Sirius Legal)
Data protection regulation and information safety
in a smart city context
ENVISIONING AND MONITORING SMART CITIES
Like Rome, smart cities are not built overnight. The transition towards a smart city requires a combination of innovative thinking, sensible use of technology, various smart city actors shaping meaningful application with and for the city and its citizens, embedded in a long term strategic policy.
In our last master class of 2018, we focused on the transition towards Smart Cities.
During the first part of this master class (on smart city strategies and implementation), newly elected mayor of Leuven, Mohamed Ridouani, presented his vision for Leuven as a smart city. Following this keynote, Smart city representatives Filis Zumbultas (Brussels) and Gino Dehullu (Roeselare) shared their strategy, actions and projects for their city to become smart(er) in the coming years. Here, you can also consult the presentation of Zoé Lejeune (AREBS, Seraing) who could not make it.
The second part of our master class (on monitoring smart cities as they progress) was kicked off by Bernard Gindroz (Chairman TC ISO standard for Sustainable Cities and Communities). Then, researchers Jan Waeben (imec-SMIT), Jonas Van Bockhaven (Smart City Institute, HEC Liège) and Nikolaos Kontinakis (Eurocities) presented different approaches to monitoring smart cities.
Mohamed Ridouani (City of Leuven): Leuven, a smart city
Filis Zümbültas (City of Brussels): Smart City Program City of Brussels
Gino Dehullu (City of Roeselare): Smart City of Roeeselare
Zoé Lejeune (AREBS, Seraing): Seraing, Smart City
Bernard Gindroz (Chairman TC ISO standard for Sustainable Cities and Communities): Smart and Sustainable Development of Smart Cities and Communities: Challenges, opportunities and tools
Jan Waeben (imec-SMIT VUB): Smart Cities are a means to an end, not the goal
Jonas Van Bockhaven (Smart City Institute): Monitoring of Smart Cities
Nikolaos Kontinakis (Eurocities): The CITYkeys experience