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Cities4People: Smart Cities and Data Analytics

Current forecasts tell us that in the future we will all be ‘urban’. This rapid urbanization of our planet calls for smart and evidence-based responses, from both the policy side and the research community. The newly formed M-i-City Centre at JADS aims to introduce such a response by providing a novel perspective on the complexity of cities (and urban areas) by developing new data-based envisioning methods for ‘cities4people’.

This will be done by using (i) systematic decomposition tools for the urban space (the ‘microcosmic city’) and (ii) (big) data on small-scale units in the city as knowledge-based building blocks for the real essence of the modern city. Much emphasis will be put on the statistical organization of micro information in the digital arena of contemporaneous cities as a tool for sustainable urban governance.

We invite you to join us on 20 April for the official opening ceremony of the JADS M-i-City Centre. The meeting, titled Cities4People: Smart Cities and Data Analytics, is the perfect opportunity to learn

more about the future of our rapidly expanding cities.

Location: JADS Mariënburg Campus

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When: 20 April 2018 08:30

End date: 20 April 2018 17:15