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.
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.
Executive Director, Centre for Digital Built Britan, UK
Vice President, Digitla Twin Consortium, USA
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.
Chief Strategy Officer, Haltian
Associate Professor of Contruction Management, Technion Israel Institute of Technology.
CEO & Founder, WINNIIO
Moderator: Lina Vicsai
Market Director Ramboll, and Chair Digital Twin Cities Centre.
Organisational and legal challenges
24th March, 12:30 -13:30 (GMT+1) Sign up here
Many initiatives highlight the large potential of Digital Twins but fail to address obvious organisational or legal risks and liabilities of sharing data, connecting individual twins, location privacy, harmonising licenses, intellectual property rights, GDPR and many more. For Digital Twins to be trustworthy and efficient it is crucial to appropriately tackle these challenges. In this session, we will focus on some of the major organisational and legal issues when building and operating Digital Twins.
Principal Associate, Gowling WLG.
Roland Van Der Hejden
Programme Manager, Digital City Rotterdam
Head of Digital Construction, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia.
Moderator: Christina Claeson-Jonsson
Head of R&D, NCC.
Security risks and challenges
14th April, 12:30 -13:30 (GMT+1) Sign up here
Using digital twins as authoritative platforms and decision-making tools have many benefits. However, security risks and challenges are major concerns and need to be addressed to achieve business resilience and public acceptance. In this session we will discuss some critical security risks and challenges and present examples on how security issues can be solved.
Chief Technology Officer, FIWARE Foundation
Technical Manager, AEGIS IT RESEARCH
Digital Transformation Adviser, e-Estonia Briefing Centre
Moderator: Graham Kemp
Professor at the Data Science and AI division, Chalmers University
Opportunities for Civic Engagement
21st April, 12:30 -13:30 (GMT+1) Sign up here
Digital Twins are often referred to as means to enable civic engagement and participation. Their visualization and interaction capabilities can bring people with different backgrounds together. Yet, use-cases with meaningful impact are difficult to find. In this seminar, we will show examples of how Digital Twins can engage communities and discuss the value of Digital Twins in the context of civic engagement.
David Craig Weir-McCall
AEC Business Development Manager - Unreal Engine Enterprise at Epic Games
Professor of Digital Participatory City Planning, Tallinn University of Technology
Research and Innovation Strategist, Sweco Architects
Moderator: Viktoria Walldin
Anthropologist and Partner, White Arkitekter
Opportunities for Circularity
28th April, 12:30 -13:30 (GMT+1) Sign up here
The lifecycle perspective of Digital Twins and ability to track and mange assets can enable circular economies and concepts. In the built environment Digital Twins may support the management of material resources through many lifecycles and help us to understand complex trade-offs that are required between sectors – for example, to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. In this seminar, we will address the capabilities that make Digital Twins valuable enablers for circularity. We will look at practical use-cases and discuss shortcomings.
Head of the National Digital Twin Programme, Centre for Digital Built Britain
Research Associate, c5Lab
Head of Commercial Markets & Sustainability, Esri UK
Moderator: Andreas Hanning
Project Manager Circular Economy, Chalmers Industriteknik