Research group at imec & Vrije Universiteit Brussel


The VUB Chair on Smart Cities, imec and Leuven Mindgate invite you to the upcoming master class on June 12th, 2019. Six experts from different domains will discuss how will data and technology affect not only urban infrastructure but also our urban experience. What transformations will cities themselves undergo as things evolve? What will happen to public space as we know it today?

12 Jun 2019

From 15h30 - 20h00


Cultuurcentrum Mechelen
Minderbroersgang 5
2800 Mechelen

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  • 15h30
    Registration with refreshments
  • 16h15
    Welcome by Bart Somers, Mayor of Mechelen
  • 16h25
  • Johan Merlevede, Leuven MindGate & Pieter Ballon, VUB Smart Cities Chair
  • 16h35
    Smart Nation Singapore
  • TBC, Singapore Economic Development Board
  • 17h05
    Smart City Tech & Implementations in Songdo (South Korea), Barcelona, and Antwerp
  • John Baekelmans, imec
  • 17h25
    Citizen behavior tracking and behavior change
  • Shenja Van Der Graaf, imec-SMIT, VUB
  • 17h45
    Break with sandwiches
  • 18h15
    Internal Reorganization and Digital Processes in the City
  • Mikael Grannas, Mayor of Sipoo
  • 18h35
    Green Infrastructure and the Creation of an Urban Jungle
  • Piero Pelizzaro, Chief Resilience Officer of Milan
  • 18h55
    Transformation of Urban Space
  • Leo Van Broeck, Vlaams Bouwmeester & KU Leuven
  • 19h15
    Debate with all speakers & mayors of Leuven
  • TBC
  • 20h00
    Networking and reception


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