[Making City/ mySMARTlife] Scalable Cities Community

Moving from solutions to systems change

Next 1st and 2nd June our partner Cecilia Sanz will be at the Scalable Cities community event representing Making-City and mySMARTlife projects in Utrecht.


DAY 1. JUNE 1st

9:30 – 9:45 Official Welcome to the city of Utrecht

9:45 – 10:00 Opening of the Scalable Cities community event “Moving from Solutions to System Chnge”; Eddy Adams (EAC and Moderator of the day)

10:00 – 11:00 Transition Track #1. Towards Positive Energy Districts “WarmteStad: from market rule to public-owned district heating company”; Theo Venema (Warmstad, Projectmanager business development)

Transition Track #2: Human Factors in retrofitting projects; David Grisaleña Rodríguez (VISESA, Innovation and Sustainability)

Transition Track #3: Flexible Electricity Grids “Utrecht V2G Ecosystem: from an innovators backyard to a city-wide bidirectional energy system”; Robin Berg (SME We Drive Solar, CEO)

11:00 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 12:15 Transition Track #4: Urban Data Platforms and Digital Twins “a glimpse of the future”; Jens Bartholmes (European Commission DG ENER, Policy Officer) and Roland van der Heijden (City of Rotterdam, Program Manager Digital City)

Transition Track #5: Citizen Engagement and co-creation “What if we bring social design into the mix?”; Ragnhild Scheifes (SME Sustainable Thinking, anthropologist)

Transition Track #6: Innovation Governance “the role of innovation brokers in smart city innovation ecosystems: stories from the field”; Carolien van Hemel (Rijkswaterstaat Dutch Ministry of INfrastructure and Water Management, Principle advisor Sustainable Environment)

12:15 – 12:30 Wrap-up and introduction to break-out sessions “Samrt City Sherlock”; Eddy Adams (EAC and Moderator of the day)

12:30 – 13:30 Informal lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Breakout tracks “Smart City Sherlock: in search of untold stories, triggers, right conditions and success factors for moving from solutions to system change”

15:30 – 16:00 Break

16:00 – 17:00 Scalable Cities Golden Nuggets session

DAY 2. JUNE 2nd

9:00 – 11:00 Site visits to Utrecht projects and areas

11:00 – 12:30 Matchmaking session City Coordinators Group

11:00 – 12:30 Dutch Scalable Cities Roadshow preparation session

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 – 14:00 Scalable Cities Mission Paper: Systemic changes in governance structure of local authorities to facilitate the transition towards climate neutral cities. Inermediate results.

14:00 – 14:30 Joint session for Scalable Cities Community members. How do we deepen, scale up and replicate our succesees in city transition towards the cities joining the Mission for 100 Climate Neutral Cities

14:30 – 15:00 Break

15:00 – 16:30 Board of Coordinators & Task Group & other groups breakout sessions: “Joint actions of the Scalable Cities community”

16:30 – 17:00 Joint strategy and wrap-up of the meeting

Organize: Scalable Cities and IRIS project






Jun 01 - 02 2022