Smart Sustainable Districts – Utrecht Beurskwartier


Eerste Smart Sustainable Districts Webinar

Op 23 mei startte een serie van vier Smart Sustainable Districts (SSD) Webinars. In het eerste webinar stond het onderwerp ‘data-driven district transformation’ centraal. De ontwikkeling van en de ervaringen met deze aanpak en de toepassing van dit project in verschillende SSD-districten werd toegelicht door Mandana Moshrefzadeh van TU München en Holger Prang van TU Berlijn.

Smart Sustainable Districts staat voor een duurzame (her)ontwikkeling van stedelijke gebieden. In het netwerk van SSD zijn momenteel negen districten waarin verschillende partijen aan duurzame innovatie samenwerken, waaronder Utrecht – Het Nieuwe Centrum.


Data-driven district transformation (overige informatie in het Engels)
Urbanisation and climate change pose major challenges for cities worldwide. By 2050 75% of the global population will live in cities. And in the face of climate change, many cities have committed to ambitious climate mitigation and sustainable energy goals. Urban expansion through new construction is often combined with intensification and sustainable redevelopment of existing built areas.

Districts are the most effective unit of scale at which to test integrated systems and infrastructure, and accelerate sustainability. Districts are compact enough to concentrate resources and improve efficiency, are autonomous, yet they are large enough to have noticeable impact. Such area developments require integrated solutions that are often complex and based on many data from different sources, but are faced with several data issues. It is a major challenge to combine different data types, exchange data, manage sources and harmonize information in such a way that integrated assessments and decisions can be made.

Data-driven district transformation is a proven approach in the Smart Sustainable Districts network. Districts in Utrecht, Berlin, London and Paris have successfully integrated various data into a harmonized approach for sustainable urban transformation projects. Data-driven district transformation enables district stakeholders and international experts to:

  • Calculate integrated solutions
  • Easily exchange data with each other and external stakeholders
  • Design smart, sustainable and resilient cities through co-creation
  • Visualise and facilitate communication to engage citizens


Bekijk hier de opname en presentaties van de webinar.


Noteer vast in uw agenda:
Het volgende webinar gaat over ‘attractive resilient districts’ en vindt plaats op maandag 18 september 2017 om 14.00-15.30 uur.