With the growing availability of data and technology, digital versions of objects or systems are getting more interesting. Pairing the virtual and physical world, it is possible to continue critical physical processes while digitally experimenting and looking for improvements. The ‘digital twin’ therefore is an interesting feature, also in urban development.
Governments are exploring what a digital twin can mean for them or have already taken the first steps. Some with a clear output or use case in mind, some to experiment and build upon for the future. Setting up a digital twin of a city or region is complex and could therefore become costly. A digital twin may even grow into a
system where no one is able to comprehend how an implication has come about anymore.
In a discussion with a number of digital twin projects, we will address opportunities and barriers. Are current projects more than 3D models? What are the key enablers and challenges in starting digital twins for urban applications? Which steps are the
most difficult to implement? Do we fully trust on the system and will reality be handled by a computer? How are decisions for further development made?
Join us for these and of course the questions from the audience during this session of Data Dilemmas on the 17th of December!
Date: 17th of December 2020
15.50: Digital walk-in
16.00 – 16.05: Introduction by Amsterdam Smart City & Datalab
16.05 – 16.45: Presentations + Q&A
- Wietse Balster - geo information advisor at City of Amsterdam
- Eric Jeansson - project manager at City of Gothenburg
- Paolo Pileggi - IT program developer & Walter Lohman - project lead at TNO
16.45 – 17.15: Plenary discussion and wrap-up
About the Data Dilemmas series
Digital Twins show us that possibilities of using data and new technologies to address urban challenges are endless. We use data to make cities safer, cleaner and, for example, more accessible. But do we really need the data in all cases? What happens to all the data that is collected? Which choices did people make and why? Which dilemmas can be encountered? These questions are important for everyone; for governments, knowledge institutions, residents and companies. Amsterdam Smart City likes to explore with you which decisions are needed for responsible use of data.
Data Dilemmas is a collaboration between Amsterdam Smart City and the City of Amsterdam’s Datalab.