Research group at imec & Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Master class: Envisioning & Monitoring Smart Cities

Join our upcoming master class on Envisioning & Monitoring the transition to 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.

On Thursday 6th of December, the VUB Chair on Smart Cities organises an event to conclude the series of master classes for 2018. During this event, we will focus on the transition towards Smart Cities: (1) Smart city representatives will share their strategy, actions and projects for their city to become smart(er) in the coming years, (2) Researchers will discuss frameworks and methods to monitor the performance of smart cities.

Participation is free, but registration is required. Register here (in Dutch “Transitie naar de slimme stad: Van strategie tot monitoring”) or here (in French: “Transition à la ville intelligente: Stratégie et Suivi”).

Contact person: Lizzy Bleumers (

6 Dec 2018

From 12:00 to 17:00


Different location this time at walking distance from Brussels North Station:
Koning Albert II-laan 30,
1000 Brussels

Register at reception desk in entrance hall

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  • Talk 1
    Mohamed Ridouani, newly elected Mayor of Leuven, shares how he sees Leuven develop further as a smart city
  • Session 1
    City representatives Filis Zumbultas (Brussels), Gino Dehullu (Roeselare) and Zoé Lejeune (Seraing) share how their cities are making the transition to becoming smart(er).
  • Talk 2
    Bernard Gindroz clarifies, as president of the TC ISO standard for sustainable cities how this systematic approach can support cities in strategy planning and follow-up
  • Session 2
    Researchers Jan Waeben (imec-SMIT), Jonas Van Bockhaven (Smart City Institute HEC Liège) and Nikolaos Kontinakis (Eurocities) present approaches in monitoring smart cities.


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