The Executive Workshops address municipalities and cities, national and international governmental institutions, stakeholders of economic, innovational and urban development, as well as real-estate, energy and mobility developers, architects and scientists. By meeting and merging a wide range of different perspectives and ideas from local stakeholders to internationally well known scholars, the risks and chances of the Smart City will be addressed, scrutinised, debated and discussed. Two compact days, though intensive and therewith budget-friendly workshops, offer the opportunity for international exchange on a high-quality level. The format provides the possibility for discussions, debates and the potential of networking between different international stakeholders.
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THURSDAY 25th August 2016, 09:00-13:00
POLICIES DEVELOPING NEW INDUSTRIES - URBAN ECONOMIC FUTURE, CREATIVE CITIES & URBAN INNOVATION
Allen J. Scott, Luskin School of Public Affairs, UC Los Angeles
Koen Frenken, Copernicus-Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University
Is the fourth industrial revolution (industry 4.0) going to lead to a re-industrialisation of Cities? How to design and shape policies of innovation to guarantee a city‘s competitiveness?
Prof. Scott and Prof. Frenken address the core questions between the conflicting fields of development, infrastructure and policies of innovation. Prof. Frenken will explain evolutionary theories of new industry formation including the urban product lifecycle, related variety and proximity. He will summarize some considerations how demand and institutional change can be accomodated in innovation policy.
FRIDAY 26th August 2016, 09:00-13:00
NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN URBAN SPACES
Vassilis Kostakos, Head of Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu
Marcus Foth, Founder and Head of Urban Informatics Research Lab, Qeensland University of Technology
Prof. Foth and Prof. Kostakos, both research experts in the area of complex interaction between humans and machines within urban environments, address the joints between mobile technologies, Social Media and Ubiquitous Computing systems, which could play a fundamental role to solve the questions of urbanization in the 21st Century.
REGISTRATION & FURTHER INFORMATION
Registration via: firstname.lastname@example.org
Day 1: EUR 295 (Early Bird EUR 265)
Day 2: EUR 295 (Early Bird EUR 265)
Day 1&2: EUR 480 (Early Bird EUR 450)
EXTENDED: Early Bird registration now open until 15th July 2016.