The city of Seraing was invited to present its smart city strategy at the “Smart Cities of things and Smart Government” conference in Brussels on April 25th 2017.
As the first Belgian city member of an EU SCC01 project consortium, the AREBS, the economic development agency of the city, partner of REMOURBAN, as well as their colleague from ERIGES, in charge of the urban regeneration strategy in the former industrial valley, exchanged with other key stakeholders in Belgium around smart cities, sustainable development and governance.
Their panel track on environmental issues for smart cities was chaired by Luc Blyaert, digital and technology expert, and other key stakeholders in Belgium, such as Karl-Filip Coenegrachts, Chief Strategy Officer at the city of Gent & OCMW Gent or Frank Butstraen, Executive Director of FuturoCité. Other panels were also organised around government, mobility, education, living, urbanism, health & safety, financing models and innovation.
This Conference was a great opportunity to hear and share experience between cities, companies and government representatives around the sustainable development of cities and the concept of smart cities across Belgium. The AREBS presented the REMOURBAN project, its role as follower city and replication leader, as well as the importance of European projects to build more collaborative, innovative and smart cities.
10 May 2017
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 646511