European Forum Alpbach 2021

Club Alpbach Zurich is the central Hub for all Swiss events related to the European Forum Alpbach in 2021.
While we host our own Hub-Events, we would also like to promote the events hosted by other organizations.


Virtual Events

What Smart Cities and Villages Can Learn from One Another to Save the Climate

25. August 2021, 10:30-11:30
Online as part of the European Forum Alpbach

Panel Discussion with
Bert Kisjes, Founder Cultural Villages
Dirk Helbing, Professor of Computational Social Science ETH Zurich
Nathalie Stübi, Co-President, Co-Founder & Lead Participation & Civil Society, SmartCity Alliance
moderated by Mark C. Ballandies, ETH Zurich

Enabled by a circular sharing economy, smart cities carry the promise of an efficient, automated and sustainable future. Nevertheless, current approaches in implementing these cities often utilise (smart) technology for top-down control by monitoring and regulating human behaviour which bares the risk to diminish human individuality and creativity to averages in a statistical analysis. In this session we will explore alternatives.