Digital Twins for Cities

Online Seminar Series

Digital Twins are rapidly emerging in many disciplines and across sectors, including the built environment. Recent technological advancements make it possible to simulate, predict, and visualize the pulse of the cities to make more informed decisions.

Many municipalities in the world started their Digital Twin journey and begin to explore the benefits of the technology for developing sustainable and liveable cities and regions. Yet, there are still many challenges to scale up Digital Twins and create value for citizens, businesses, and public officials.

In order to address these challenges, but also to highlight the opportunities, we would like to invite you to a webinar series on Digital Twins for cities. In a series of 6 episodes international experts will provide an overview of the global Digital Twin city landscape and will deep dive in a number of key areas.


Seminar 1 -Digital Twins for Cities: Initiatives from around the world, 10.03. ,12:15 -13:30

Initiatives from around the world

10th March, 12:15 -13:30 (GMT+1)    Sign up here

In recent years, more and more cities are looking to apply the Digital Twin concept to a specific district or the entire city. Often large public and private investments have been made to support the developmentof Digital Twins in collaboration between academia, municipalities, and industry. In the first seminar we will take a closer look at 3 major initiatives from the United Kingdom, the Unites States and Australia and discuss different approaches to boost the creation and utilisation of Digital Twins.


Alexandra Bolton

Executive Director, Centre for Digital Built Britan, UK 




Dan Isaacs

Vice President, Digitla Twin Consortium, USA




Adam Beck 

Executive Director, Smart Cities Council Australia and New Zeland. 



Moderator: Bernd Ketzler 

Scientific Coordinator, Digital Twin Cities Centre, Chalmers University of Technology. 




Business and Revenue Models

17th March, 12:30 -13:30 (GMT+1)  Sign up here

With more and more data being shared, the deployment of Digital Twins offers the chance to create new businessand revenue models.Yet, there is a lot of uncertainty about the status and future development of the digital twin market in the built environment. In this seminar, we will discuss the level of maturity and development pathways for Digital Twins, as well as different stakeholder interests and bottlenecks.


Ken Dooley

Technology Director, Granlund. 



Rafael Sacks

Associate Professor of Contruction Management, Technion Israel Institute of Technology.




Nicolas Waern

CEO & Founder, WINNIIO




Moderator: Lina Vicsai

Market Director Ramboll, and Chair Digital Twin Cities Centre. 


Security risks and challenges

14th April, 12:30 -13:30 (GMT+1)  Sign up here

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 Opportunities for Civic Engagement

21st April, 12:30 -13:30 (GMT+1)  Sign up here

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Opportunities for Circularity

28th April, 12:30 -13:30 (GMT+1)  Sign up here

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