Megacities looming ahead
Challenging our perceptions
Of what a town looks like
Science fiction gone real
Or dreams in the making?
All interconnected and fully networked
They become intelligent cities
Creating new wealth and new havens
Where millions can live
Happily ever after


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Dies Natalis 2015

View online the celebration of the 173rd Dies Natalis, 9 January 2015.

173rd Dies Natalis, 9 January 2015


TU Delft will be celebrating the university’s 173rd anniversary with a varied programme on the theme of Intelligent Cities. Our world is urbanising at a tremendous rate. How can we keep our future megacities safe, sustainable and at the same time fun to live in? By making them into intelligent cities, where technology is a catalyst for social, economic and ecological development. On the occasion of this year’s TU Delft foundation day celebrations, we will be looking ahead towards such intelligent cities and the way in which our research can make a contribution to them.

Programme seminar
‘Intelligent Cities: sustainability and big data’

The morning seminar is fully booked.
You are most welcome to participate in the afternoon’s academic ceremony which will also include a summary of the seminar by the honorary promotors. Moreover Professor Arjan van Timmeren of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment will give his Foundation Day lecture “From Smart Cities to Intelligent Cities. Moving forward.”.  Another highlight of the annual ceremony is the awarding of an honorary doctorate to Anthony Townsend. He will give a short presentation on the question: Can engineers build inclusive Smart Cities? You can join us live online via Collegerama.

Demonstrations on the TU Delft campus

13:30 - 14:30
Transport by buses
1. Sustainable house / student project Prêt-à-Loger (fully booked)
2. D:DREAM Hall with solar car, solarboat, electric racecar, world record-speedbike

Programme Academic Ceremony

15:00 - 17:00
Venue: Aula Conference Centre

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