Smart Cities: Perspectives from Europe and North America

11 March, Sunday @ 4:30pm – 5:30PM

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This panel will highlight Smart City challenges and dynamics in Europe and North America. Initiatives and projects from various areas will be presented and issues like stakeholders’ engagement, key success factors and collaborations will be discussed with the panelists.


11 March 2018 from 4.30 to 5.30PM


EU House @ SxSW, Palm Door on Sixth, 508 East 6th Street, Austin


4.30-4.50: Smart Cities: Context, definitions and perspectives from Belgium

Professor Nathalie Crutzen, Smart City Institute, HEC Liege, Belgium introduced by Hubert Goffinet, Director of Research & Innovation, Wallonia Brussels International

4.50-5.30: Perspectives from Europe and North America : Panel discussion with the speakers:

  • Prof Beverly Kuhn Division Head / Senior Research Engineer; Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Valeria Stacchini, Metropolitan City Of Bologna, Italy (Focus: Bologna)
  • Sarah Wittlieb, LabCampus Munich Airport, Germany (Focus: LabCampus, innovation Campus at Munich Airport)
  • Marc Coudert, Environmental Conservation Program Manager, City of Austin, US (focus: Austin)

5.30: Closing remarks

Professor Nathalie Crutzen, Smart City Institute

  • March 11, 2018
  • 4:30pm
  • Palm Door on 6th

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