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This summer school on ‘The Smart City’, organised by the Antwerp Urban Studies Institute, aims to address the smart city from an interdisciplinary perspective. We assess how the introduction of ICT-technologies and data infrastructures transform contemporary cities and put the smart city in historical perspective. We analyse dynamics of in- and exclusion and the role of citizens in smart cities and look at the political economy of the smart city.

The summer school also includes field trips to bottom-up smart city initiatives and the Antwerp City of Things project and provides room for participants to present and discuss their ongoing smart city projects. 

The summer school combines lectures by a range of distinguished external speakers and local staff from the Antwerp Urban Studies Institute with field trips and discussion sessions.

For who

Postgraduates, PhD students and professionals in urban studies or related fields (including urban planning and design, urban history, architecture, urban geography, urban economics, urban sociology, urban cultural studies).


Stijn Oosterlynck
Greet De Block
Sint-Jacobstraat 2-4
2000 Antwerp
Tel. +32 265 52 81