THE 12 SOCIETAL THEMES WE HACK IN 2019

HACKABLE CITIES

Creating cities where it’s great to live & work

The world’s cities occupy just 3% of the planet’s surface but are home to more than 50% of the world’s population and account for 85% of global GDP. Thanks to their incredible diversity, they’re also hothouses of creative expression. But managed badly, cities can rapidly decline. Join this challenge to create more sustainable, inclusive and livable cities!

CITIES CHALLENGES

  • HALVE CHILD POVERTY

    Making sure that all children are encouraged towards a healthy lifestyle.

  • ALL ON THE HACKABLE CITY BOARD

    Engaging the urban social fabric to take part in processes that make our cities liveable and resilient.

  • TECHNOLOGY FOR SYSTEMIC URBAN CHANGE

    Getting everyone up to speed and running with the disruptive technologies that allow systemic urban change.

  • REDUCING THE HEAT ISLAND EFFECT

    City of Leuven challenges you to reduce the heat island effect.

  • VALORIZING URBAN SPACES

    Valorizing the unoccupied spaces on top of central commerces.

    City of Namur

  • CIRCULAR CITIES

    The role of cities & municipalities in a circular economy.

    With VVSG

Workshops and More

EXPERTS, SPEAKERS & MENTORS

Gilles Pinault

Community and shared manufacturing

Gilles has avid curiosity for ways to infuse technology in real everyday life (i.e. digital fabrication, transparent interactions, smart objects).

Liliana Carrillo

HighTech and Educational Researcher and Entrepreneur

Liliana dreams of and works for a society organized as a peer-to-peer democracy. She works for the decentralization of power via her contributions to the tech industry and educational system. Currently, CIO at the Threefold Foundation, guest lecturer at universities and freelance researcher and entrepreneur. TEDx speaker.

Martine Delannoy

Urban Digital Foresight

I have 20 years of experience within the digital sector, 13 in the public sector. I am currently Chief Foresight Officer at Digipolis, helping Ghent understand the possibilities of disruptive technologies, decide on what to focus on and set up first experiments with local and foreign partners.

Mieke Van Cauwenberghe

Smart City Expert Mechelen

Program Manager Smart City and Innovation.

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