Thursday, March 1 to Friday, March 2, 2007, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
Thursday, 8 pm and Friday, 9 am to 7 pm
The symposium »Moving in a Smarter City« at Akademie Schloss Solitude is dedicated to the question of which societal shifts cities are subject to and which challenges need to be posed upon the mobility of tomorrow. Even beyond industrialized nations, the postindustrial age’s foundation lies upon multimediality, flexibility, technological and individual information. But how do tomorrow’s »smart cities« (William J. Mitchell, MIT) look? The times that give the city its increasingly complex and individualized daily rhythms have evolved substantially in the last fifteen years, creating a new idea of mobility: citizens express today their wish for »customized« services, not only in transportation but also in their working rhythms, their leisure time and their public services. A few examples: the first round-the-clock nursery has just opened in Lyon; in Stuttgart, you can listen to a concert during lunch break; and in Zurich a barge offers accommodations to those who want to take a nap during the day. In a very near future, public transportation will have to be provided outside the usual times, taking into account the connectivity with other means of transportation, linking itself to other resources of the city, and imagining new forms and new values for individual transportation. All these issues will be addressed during the symposium from the 1st to the 2nd March 2007, initiated jointly by the Akademie Schloss Solitude and the ICN Business School, Nancy in close cooperation with Villes 2.0, Paris.
Participants of the symposium will be artists, architects and city planners as well as representatives of institutions and companies like Vinci Park, DaimlerChrysler, the Fondation Internet Nouvelle Génération and others. The opening speeches on Thursday night will be given by Dr. Wolfgang Schuster, Lord Mayor of Stuttgart and the French Sociologist Bruno Marzloff.
The symposium will take place at Akademie Schloss Solitude. Conference Language will be English.
Registration with Catharina Märklin, firstname.lastname@example.org, T. 0711-99619-134.
The art, science & business program of Akademie Schloss Solitude is made possible through the financial support of the Baden-Württemberg Landesstiftung Foundation, the City of Stuttgart as well as the LBBW Arts and Culture Foundation.
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