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VUBPRESS and Mindful Smart City Academy cordially invite you to the digital book launch of MINDFUL SMART CITIES - Rethinking Smart Cities with Mindfulness Engineering™ | Shima Beigi

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What makes a city smart, is the degree and quality of human connections and social cohesion that individuals feel. The Artificial Intelligence fueled transition toward smart cities and network societies has tremendous impact on the future of humanity. The current narrative of smart cities and data enabled urban systems completely leaves out the components of human experience, feelings, emotions and real human relationships. However, cities are about people and networks. Smart cities should also be about sustainability, resilience and inclusivity.

 

This manifesto for the future design of smart cities explores the existing ethos of practice of smart cities around the world. Combining Eastern philosophies of change and Western analytical scientific lens and with the notion of the Internet of People and the Internet of We, in parallel to the utilitarian Internet of Things, Dr. Shima Beigi calls for a paradigm shift in this rapidly growing area of smart cities.

VUBPRESS and Mindful Smart City Academy cordially invite you to the digital book launch of MINDFUL SMART CITIES - Rethinking Smart Cities with Mindfulness Engineering™ | Shima Beigi

Mindful Smart Cities applies the analytical lens of Mindfulness Engineering™ and its interactive design toolkit. The main aim of its design protocol is focused on making people, places and interfaces mindfully smart.

 

The book comes in a print and in an e-book version.

 

 

 

FREE DIGITAL BOOK LAUNCH

WHEN? Monday, 15 June 2020, 15:00-17:00

 

WHERE? Zoom link (password: 426612)

 

PLEASE REGISTER via info@aspeditions.be by 12 June 2020 17:00

 

PROGRAMME:

15:00-15:30

Introduction by Shima Beigi

15:30-15:45

Artistic performance by Stephen Spender, singer-songwriter-actor

15:30-16:30

Experts Panel Discussion

  • Harry Halpin, CEO Nym Technologies
  • Victoria Lee, urban development strategist, fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts
  • Pieter Ballon, director SMIT-VUB, holder Chair on Smart Cities (VUB)
  • Dan Mapes, author of The Spatial Web, founder of Verses Labs

16:45-17:00

Q & A Session

 

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About the author

Dr. Shima Beigi

Dr. Shima Beigi is smart city consultant, yoga teacher, and the founder of the Mindful Smart City Academy. Originally a resilience scientist, Shima has an impressive international academic track record (Islamic Azad University North Tehran Branch, University of Bristol, University of Oxford, Vrije Universiteit Brussel). In order to address the challenges of digitalization for urban systems, she developed Mindfulness Engineering™️, which connects STEM science and smart cities to neuroscience, Sufism and mindfulness.

 

instagram.com/dr.shima.beigi/  twitter.com/mindfulnessengi

 

 

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About Mindful Smart City Academy

Mindful Smart City Academy is a WE SPACE, a conscious space at which women and men are both invited to think together and bridge the gender gap in tech industry once for all. Its mission is to use technology to meet the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) and develop the next generation of mindful, conscious and sustainable smart urban systems and citizens.

 

twitter.com/MindfulSmart

 

 

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