Online Seminar: ‘Smart Cities in a Post-Corona World’

Part 1: Who lives in smart cities? An exploration on ethics and changing world views.

The coronavirus has changed the world as we know it. Whether you see this crisis as a catastrophe or an opportunity, it forces us to re-evaluate our current world model and think harder and deeper than ever about the kind of world we want to live and work in once the crisis is over.

Smart Cities innovation Space, a student based program at the Eindhoven University of Technology, is organizing a series of online seminars about smart cities in the post-corona world. In these seminars we explore the role energy, transportation, food and health care play in smart cities, embedded in an ethical framework that reflects our changing value system.

Our first seminar focuses on the ethical framework. The corona crisis has changed many people’s worldview. Do we want society to continue at the same fast pace or do we slow down and spend more time on our social relations and our connection to nature? How can technology serve these needs? We talk about changing world views, barriers to growth, the privacy issue how technology can adapt.

The seminars are targeted towards professionals in the business world, government bodies, and students and staff at knowledge institutes. A wide range of speakers and experts shine their light on the direction the world is taking in the next 5 to 10 years, taking into account the influence of the Corona virus.
Online Seminar Series
‘Smart Cities in a Post-Corona World’

Date: 15 June 2020
Time: 16.00 – 17.45
Link to subscribe: smartcities-innospace.eventbrite.com

Participation is free of charge

Program/speakers
16:00-16:15: Welcome
16:15-16:45: Prof. Dr. Ignaas Devisch, Ethics and technology.
The certainty of the future and the uncertainty of the past
16:50-17:15: Drs. M. Monen, In- or Exclusiveness in Post Corona Smart Cities
17:20-17-40: C. Roodink RA & Ir. N. Keurentjes, Data in Post Corona Smart Cities
17:45-17:50: Wrap-up