Ronde 3: In the Netherlands over 90% of people live in cities. Keeping these complex environments a great place to live in is one of society’s greatest challenges. This masterclass provides insights into the (technology & business) state-of-the-art, as well as the steps we will take on national and European level in the next 5 years.
From Living Labs to Smart Cities – how to get there? (EN)
Eventhough Smart Cities has been a household term for over 10 years now, making a city smart(er) turns out to be easier said than done. A lot of the early technology push has led to Living Labs blossoming, but very few city-scale transformations. All the while more people are moving into cities, and the challenges of congestion, air pollution, sound pollution and so on keep mounting.
We are on an infliction point, entering a new era on a national and European level. This masterclass describes some of the early initiatives and the lessons learned, as well as the road ahead towards the elusive Digital Twin City.
“Buckle your seatbelt, Dorothy, ‘cause Kansas is going bye-bye.”