Publications

Smart City: How do we follow up Walloon projects? (report)

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February 13, 2020: The Smart City Institute (SCI) publishes a new report about the evaluation of Smart City projects in Wallonia.

To develop this qualitative study, 25 municipalities have answered their questions. The SCI reveals the main takeaways from these interviews.

For several years, the Smart City dynamic has […]

27 February 2020|

Urban farmer Bankruptcy – GROOF report

Urban_Farmers_Bankruptcy_GROOF_reportIn July 2018, one of the biggest European rooftop greenhouses (RTG) went bankrupt. Located in The Hague (Netherlands), this project, named UF002 De Schilde (UF), was built in 2016 and maintained by “Urban- Farmers”, a Swiss company which already made a pilot RTG based in Basel (Switzerland) in 2013.

UF’s project produced tomatoes, eggplants, peppers and leafy greens on a 1 200 m² RTG; and fish, tilapia species (120m³), just beneath on the 6th floor of the building. The project total cost was 2,7 M€ which corresponds to 2 250€/m². Despite the project being developed by experienced urban growers, it had to close in 2018. […]

27 November 2019|

How to evaluate your Smart City projects? Consult our report!

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“Performance measurement”: an important step in the development of your Smart City strategy. Indeed, as indicated in the first volume of our Smart City Practical Guide , monitoring the evolution of projects, measuring the results and impacts of the strategy and the various projects implemented is crucial. This evaluation phase will not only help to legitimize your Smart Cities projects and policies, but also help to ensure their sustainable performance. As the adage goes, “what is not measured is not managed”!

To help cities in this process, our researcher Audrey Lebas is publishing her first research report entitled: « Performance measurement in Smart Cities – An introductory report ».
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18 November 2019|

New publication for the Smart City Institute !

The Smart City Institute is proud to announce the publication of a new scientific paper by Jonathan Desdemoustier (researcher for the SCI until February 2019), in collaboration with Prof. Nathalie Crutzen (Academic Director of the SCI), Mario Cools (University of Liège – ULiège, ArGEnCo Department, Transport and Mobility) […]

5 June 2019|

Municipalities’ understanding of the Smart City concept: An exploratory analysis in Belgium

The Smart City Institute is proud to announce the publication of a new scientific paper written by Jonathan Desdemoustier, in collaboration with Prof. Nathalie Crutzen (Academic Director of the SCI) and Prof. Rudolf Giffinger (renowned expert in analytical research on urban and regional development at the Vienna University of […]

28 January 2019|

Belgian barometer 2018: Smart City strategies and projects in Belgium

 

Discover now the results of the second research of Smart City Institute!

In 2017, a first study leaded by the Institute allowed to take the pulse of the Smart City dynamics within our Belgian municipalities. In the first of 2018, some Walloons figures were […]

13 June 2018|