Tuesday 13/03

2:10pm – 2:30pm Smart City: Festivals for Inclusive Cities

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Festivals for Inclusive Cities presentation of Expo Florida 2022 & WeMakeThe.City
The overall theme of Expo 2022 Floriade Almere is “Growing Green Cities”, under the motto, “Go Greener”. What can ‘green thinking’ do for you and for the world? Expo 2022 Floriade Almere likes to help answering that question. In this presentation, a quick view of the Expo Floriade 2022 Almere will be explained by representative Mark Spetter.”


WeMakeThe.City is a festival that makes cities better. For five days in a row, they will tackle urgent everyday challenges in the urban environment, together with audience and experts, spread across different locations in the Amsterdam metropolitan area. Linda Holleman of We Make The.City Festival will present the plans for coming edition.


Following the Cities Summit at SXSW, a special Smart City program will be hosted on Tuesday 13 March at the New Dutch Wave house.

The term “smart cities” have become synonymous for cities implementing new technologies, though truly smart cities are more than tech savvy. Cities are reflections of the people who live, work and play within them. Experts from different angles share their visions on how they think the future will look like for cities in all corners the world. We offer an interactive program with professionals from Dutch and foreign cities, startups and entrepreneurs. The overall theme of the day is “the Future of Living” and issues like how urban development can be done in a transparent process in which citizens and professionals cooperate and co-create will be touched.

The New Dutch Wave Smart City program is a kick off to phase two of the Dutch Smart City Strategy with a focus on accelerating international cooperation with cities around the globe, and use the power of the collaborating cities to effectively tender and develop interoperable, scalable and replicable Smart City solutions, and with that, create sustainable industry jobs, welfare and well-being.