Ankündigungsgrafik für das Symposium "Was wir über Smart City wisse müssen"

Symposium: What we need to know about the smart city

One-day interactive format at the Faculty of Architecture and Design

At the symposium "What we need to know about the Smart City", students work together with invited experts to develop fields of competence for future Smart City professionals.

Smart City solutions combine new technologies with traditional infrastructure to make cities and regions more sustainable and liveable. The subject is new and is represented as a subfield in a wide range of disciplines. Smart city solutions are always developed collaboratively and by multi-disciplinary teams. At the International Master Programme Smart City Solutions, students test methods and discuss theories from architecture, urban planning, economics and finance, (geo)data management, urban ecology, infrastructure management and administrative sciences. They develop competences to coordinate interests and realise potentials in interface positions.

What to expect
The symposium will give you the opportunity for a direct exchange with experts. If you have been studying from home for several semesters during the pandemic, this will be a precious experience.

During two preparatory meetings, you will develop workshop formats with the other student participants and prepare a moderation for the day. In this way, you will set your own goals for the workshop and prepare questions that concern you. Prep-meetings are moderated by Prof. Iris Belle and Gabriel Villegas de la Ossa.

Invited Experts

  • Prof. (em) Roland Dieterle, Founder of spacial solutions, Munic
  • Dr. Sebastian Seelig, Partner / Cities Consulting, Büro Happold, Berlin
  • Ana Ruiz-Bowen, Programme Director, Master Smart & Resilient Cities, Junia HEI Lille, France
  • Mag. Andrea Geyer-Scholz, Principal at Smart Cities Consulting (Regional Innovation Frameworks on Climate Change and Decorbonization Tools and Services), Vienna, Austria
  • Max Rudolph M.Sc., Co-Founder of Form Follows You – Smart City & Urban Tech, Berlin
  • Marcel Özer, Manager / Team Lead C2C Real Estate, EPEA, Stuttgart

Time frame

  • 1st preparatory meeting: Monday 17 October 14:00 - 15:30
  • 2nd preparatory meeting: Sunday 23 October 14:00 - 15:30
  • Symposium: Friday 25 November from 9:00 -17:00 plus get-together

Who can participate?

  • SCS students (participation is compulsory)
  • All interested HFT students

Selection of participants

  • The number of participants is limited to 24.
  • Places are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Free of charge. The costs for materials and a lunch snack will be covered.

Time and Place
9:00 – 17:00 plus get-together
HFT Stuttgart, Building 8/0.43


Why participate?

  • As 1st semester SCS students get this partially credited twards Module 8 (Learning Unit 8.4).
  • Exchange ideas with experts from business and research.
  • Learn to prepare and conduct interactive event formats.
  • Enlarge your network.

The “Symposium: What we need to know about the smart city” is a one-time event of the HFT Stuttgart under the direction of the Vice-President (Study and Teaching) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Gaspers and SkiLL under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Iris Belle. The Symposium is funded by the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg, MWK (Ministry of Science and Culture) within the programme to mitigate learning gaps originating from the pandemic.

Contact person
Gabriel Villegas de la Ossa

Registration via E-mail

Registration deadline
20 November 2022

Publish date: 14. October 2022