Applied research is an important part of the Smart City Institute’s missions. The objective is to create tools directly intended for field actors on the basis of the results and observations drawn from the fundamental research carried out at the Institute. Among the main tools developed by the Institute are:

A Practical Guide

Since 2017, the Institute has been developing a collection of books (published annually) to guide our municipalities step by step towards a more intelligent and sustainable management of their territory, but also to inspire all the stakeholders involved in a Smart City dynamic.

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A Barometer

Since 2017, the Smart City Institute has been conducting an annual survey among Belgian municipalities in order to take the pulse of Smart City dynamics in Belgium. This survey leads to a Belgian barometer and a Walloon barometer, both accompanied by a detailed report.

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See below for a complete list of the Smart City Institute applied research publications, listed by year.

  • Nguyen Thanh-Linh, C., Bleus, H., Van Bockhaven, J., Crutzen, N. (2018). Smart city – Le Guide Pratique – Tome 2 – Comment rendre le citoyen acteur de son territoire ?. Smart City Institute.
  • Nguyen, C. T.-L., Bleus, H., Van Bockhaven, J., & Crutzen, N. (2018). Smart city : De Praktische Gids. Smart City Institute.
  • Bounazef, D., Desdemoustier, J., Crutzen, N., Basile, C., Randaxhe, J. (Other coll.), & Naisse, P. (Other coll.). (2018). Barometer België 2018: SMART CITIES: STRATEGIEËN EN PROJECTEN IN BELGIË. Liege, Belgium:  Smart City Institute, HEC Liège.
  • Bounazef, D., Desdemoustier, J., Crutzen, N., Basile, C., Randaxhe, J. (Other coll.), & Naisse, P. (Other coll.). (2018). Baromètre belge 2018: Stratégies et projets Smart City en Belgique. Liège, Belgium:  Smart City Institute, HEC Liège.
  • Bounazef, D., Desdemoustier, J., Crutzen, N., Basile, C., Randaxhe, J. (Other coll.), & Naisse, P. (Other coll.). (2018). BAROMÈTRE 2018 : SMART CITIES EN WALLONIE. Liège, Belgique: Smart City Institute, HEC Liège.

  • Nguyen Thanh-Linh, C., Bleus, H., Van Bockhaven, J., Crutzen, N. (2017). Le Guide Pratique de la Smart City. Smart City Institute.
  • Desdemoustier, J., & Crutzen, N. (2017). Etat des lieux sur la dynamique « Smart City » en Belgique : Un baromètre quantitatifSmart City Institute.
  • Desdemoustier, J., & Crutzen, N. (2017). Stand van zaken van de ‘Smart City’-dynamiek in België: een kwantitatieve barometer. Smart City Institute.
  • Desdemoustier, J., & Crutzen, N. (2017). The State of Development of “Smart City” Dynamics in Belgium: A Quantitative Barometer. Smart City Institute.