Vlerick Alumni Progress Coins Club : Life in the cities of the future

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Vlerick Alumni Progress Coins Club : Life in the cities of the future

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Vlerick Business School - Ghent 1 Reep 9000 Gent Belgium

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Vlerick Alumni Progress Coins Club: Requisite adaptability for life in the future city: shopping, learning, mobility, socializing... a panel discussion moderated by Mr. Rudi Lepomme

Multiple key drivers will have a big impact on how we will lead our lives in the coming decades. Drivers - such as digitalization, sustainability of the ecological niches, tempering climate change, etc. - are forcing us to adapt how we learn and work (remotely), find shelter in cities, be mobile locally and long-distance, do our shopping, socialize with people, go on holidays and find our happiness.

In this panel discussion, the experts will focus on some of the key changes that we will all have to adapt to. Practical examples for cities such as Ghent, Brussels, Antwerp will be used to illustrate the theoretical concepts.

Nicolas Bearelle: Revive is actually a childhood dream come true. Ever since my childhood, I have been drawing my dream houses and I wanted to become an architect (after my studies as a pilot and veterinarian, of course). But in addition to creating a brighter future, I also wanted to realize various things and do business. That came gradually, but it became an irresistible urge. The marriage between the artistic, offering societal added value, and adhering to economic reality is the essence of Revive.

Cathy Macharis is Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She teaches courses in supply chain management and sustainable mobility and logistics. She is specialized in the assessment of policy measures and innovative concepts in the field of sustainable logistics and urban mobility. She is head of the research group MOBI (Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology) and the department BUTO (Business Technology and Operations). She is the chairwoman of the Brussels Mobility Commission.

Ronald Hermans operates as a transition and impact architect, from his own innovation agency. Today, big part of his time goes to his role of Smart Region Officer at the Government of Flanders with a clear mission: improve the quality of life, liveability and workability of cities by deploying the right technology in the right place and in the most appropriate way.

In general he guides organisations based on future scenarios in today's rapidly changing world. Future exploration is linked to bridging the gap between strategy and implementation, matchmaking and ecosystem building. Ronald has been intrigued by technology since childhood, not for the geekness but to explore its potential to make life easier and create a better world.

The Progress Coins Club aims to ignite and kindle a vibrant group of fellow Vlerick Alumni into a community that is interested in Personal, Professional & Team Development in order to survive, prosper and find happiness in a rapidly changing world. This Club provides a unique environment for sharing and leveraging each other’s specific knowledge, expertise and experience, and for staying current with the latest science, maverick insights, and proven practices on these topics. Find out more or join the Progress Coins Club here!

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