The Urban Studies Institute is a partner of Stadsform, "a platform for debate on the city of tomorrow". The institute contributes to the programming, which consists of lectures and discussion evenings, workshops and city walks. Stadsform is located at the Stadswaag in Antwerp.

Stadsform X Urban Studies Institute

Maak De Stad / Make the City: debate series​

The city is not only 'invented' on the drawing board, but also 'made' in various ways by an increasing number of different players. 'Thinkers' and 'doers' enter into a dialogue with each other and the public about central themes. In this way, we discover new ways of rethinking and remaking the city.

Make the City • How do we make smart cities socially just?

Make the City • How do we make smart cities socially just?

Donderdag 24 maart 2022, 20 - 22 uur

Around the world, cities increasingly aim to become ‘smart’. After a decade of top-down implementations by large scale actors, diverse and small-scale initiatives have been actively hacking and reprogramming the means and ends of smart city practices. In this dialogue, we trace this evolution and discover answers on the question; how do we make smart cities socially just?