Can the numbers speak for cities?” is the theme of the Digital Geographies Conference that took place on December 20 at the Jorge Gaspar Conference Room.

Organized by the research group ZOE, which deals with urban and regional dynamics and policies, this conference featured panels focused on topics such as “The pervasivity of technologies in different urban sectors” (extended onto two sessions) and “Digital spaces showcase; the digital in geography-retrospective and prospective “.

The opening session was attended by José Manuel Simões, IGOT’s President, and Mário Vale, organizer and Director of the Centre of Geographical Studies. Teresa Barata-Salgueiro moderated the session “Smart Cities, Open Innovation: a sympathetic critique”, led by Williem van Winden (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences).

There was also a round table focused on “Thinking about the future: challenges and opportunities for the digital age” with Luís Carvalho (CEGOT, FEP, University of Porto), Paulo Morgado and Marcos Correia (CEG, IGOT-ULisboa), moderated by researcher Daniela Ferreira (CEG, IGOT-ULisboa).

 

Full program here.