Smart Cities: Opening Lecture + TEDx


On 20 September took place the opening lecture of the new masters degree in Smart Cities. Renowned people in the field like Peter Nijkamp (VU University Amsterdam), Guang-Jie Ren (IBM Almaden Research Centre, CA USA), Carles Flamerich (Catalan Government) and Manel Sanromà (Barcelona City Council) gave lectures on state-of-the-art issues concerning this field. Lluïsa Marsal, researcher of the Institute of Informatics and Applications, is the Director of the chair, a joint initiative of the University of Girona and the Girona city council.

Besides, the TEDx UdG City 2.0 took place at the Girona Coference Centre on the same day. Peter Nijkamp (VU University Amsterdam), Mark Segal (Girona Smart City's secretary) and members of the IIiA Lluïsa Marsal and Joaquim Meléndez spreaded innovative concepts about smart cities at the event.