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Seraing - Urban transformation raises ranks of smart cities in Belgium

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Alain Mathot, Mayor of Seraing

Seraing gets mobile, raising the ranks of smart cities in Belgium


Last December 2, Agoria, the Belgian federation of technology & industry, organized the 4th edition of its smart cities forum. The day brought together a large audience of municipalities, public agencies and private actors to share the very best initiatives in the country and beyond. 


The economic development agency of Seraing and project partner, AREBS spoke about REMOURBAN in a session dedicated to smart mobility. It was an opportunity to share the various initiatives underway: everything from Nottingham’s hi-tech transport revolution to Valladolid’s electric vehicle and bicycle sharing schemes. Not forgetting Seraing’s very own and significant steps to transform urban mobility.


Other cities have also shared best practices implemented, like the city of Liege with its RenoWatt project, the city of Gent’s strategy for smart mobility, a heating network in the city of Roeselare and further afield, the smart district of Kalasatama in Helsinki.


The event also marked the publication of Agoria’s classification of Belgian smart cities – where the city of Seraing classified 8th out of 20 cities analyzed. Mayor, Alain Mathot, was able to share the city’s evolving vision during the afternoon debate. He presented the smart master plan, its advances and achievements in renovation, urban regeneration and sustainable mobility. He also related Seraing’s development with its involvement in various European initiatives, from the Covenant of Mayors to H2020 projects.