Advanced Human Settlements

How can our new technologies help us with the many challenges our civil servants, citizens and businesses face in towns, cities and metropolises throughout the world. This track is for the city dwellers with the taste for a serious overhaul of our urban realm.


We don’t need successive generations anymore for unpredictable evolutionary change. We are rapidly becoming the change makers by modifying, enhancing and replicating Nature.

Human Nature

This track is all about exploration. Forward because we have to, because we can. No logic or common sense required. But isn’t that the way to go? Expect the unexpected.

Next Society

Autonomy or Control. Customers or Citizens. Privacy or Security. Nationalistic or Globalistic. Or or And? Update your GPS with the roadmaps to next society.

Planetary Boundaries

The many sensors around the globe and in space give us pretty clear signals. We are heading towards a warmer planet with a dramatic decrease of biodiversity, rise of natural hazards and irreversible changes to many landscapes. Who has the solutions and determination to fix (reverse?) the graphs and keep the globe in shape?