Digital Cities: local solutions ask for international collaboration

Smart cities

Urbanisation has been one of the main topics in the Dutch local elections. How should cities deal with urbanisation and how can technology support accessible, safe and liveable living environments? In the meanwhile, some cities already do experiment with smart cities solutions.

In a debate with local representatives and members of parliament of the Dutch government, we share the smart cities solutions and also raise the question on how to upscale local successes internationally. The debate, co-organised with Resiliencepoort, will also dive into the question on what the government’s role should be and how politics should support digital cities.

You are welcome to be join the debate and learn more about local smart cities initiatives in the Netherlands.

To participate you need to register at the site of Resilience Poort

Location: Nieuwspoort, Langepoten 10, The Hague
Date: 19 June
Time: 16.00 - 18.00


16:00 Welcome
Frits Bussemaker, chairman & iPoort
16:05 - 16:20 Introduction
Patrick Essers, Node-Director the Netherlands EIT Nederland EIT Digital
16:20 - 16:50 Debate 1 Local Solutions:
- Ger Baron, Chief Technology Officer Government Amsterdam
- Guus Sluiter, Government Eindhoven
- Jochem Cooiman, Government Rotterdam, Urban Big Data
- Diederik van Leeuwen, Chairman Rijks Innovatie Community
- Jan-Willem Wesselink, FutureCity / Kennislab Urbanisme

Debate 2 International Collaboration:
- Jessica van Eijs, Member of Parliament D66
- Erik Ronnes, Member of Parliament CDA
- Roxanne Daniels, Vereniging van Nederlandse Gemeenten
17:20 - 17:50 World Café: discussion with all attendees
17:50 - 18:00 Conclusions
18:00 Drinks

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