Pilot Scheme 1


Pilot Scheme 1 (PS-1): achieving and sustaining city society well being and quality of life with smart cities. How to integrate the bubbles together?



The European Commission is supporting our EUSEW 2014 Energy Day Event (23rd June in Tervuren) on "Pilot Scheme 1: achieving and sustaining city society well being and quality of life with smart cities. How to integrate the bubbles together?" This is our third participation in EUSEW. To register, please visit the link Pilot Scheme 1.

We shall explore the complexities of interdisciplinary integration. The roundtable shall therefore be an informal discussion between stakeholders from all backgrounds interested in achieving and sustaining city society well being and quality of life. New Capacity Building Programme (NCBP) National Representations (or their delegates in Brussels) are strongly encouraged to participate in this workshop since each National Representation is responsible for its own PS-1 national organisation, supervision and development. 

We shall never achieve sustainable energy by focussing exclusively on sustainable energy.

The hard reality that fragmented projects or initiatives - implying fragmented governance - have limited impact is beginning to sink in. And what do I mean by useful impact? The impact that is needed for us human beings: on sustainability. And what is sustainability? Or rather, what kind of sustainability is needed for us human beings? Well being and quality of Life. Achieve and sustain World Society Well Being and Quality of Life - the Third Millenniumís Top Priority Ė achieve and sustain all the interactive components that together make up world society well being and quality of life. NOT the other way round.  

The issues we are faced with today (energy, poverty, environment, migration, conflicts, water, food, health, the elderly, jobs, ...) are by no means exclusively national or continental (e.g. European) but typical multicultural integrated interdisciplinary challenges that can only be appropriately managed through New Global Governance (coordinated holistic interactive bottom-up top-down integrated interdisciplinary governance) that in turn requires holistic multicultural integrated interdisciplinary education. So there is a need to develop the citizensí holistic integrated interdisciplinary potential. This is the New Capacity Building Programme (NCBP) that integrates the Education of Tomorrow with the Governance of Tomorrow. The NCBP is an ongoing worldwide initiative with already 130 countries participating to achieve and sustain the 3rd Millenniumís top priority: world society well being and quality of life. This means integrating the bubbles together. Please see http://www.imnrc.org/NCN/Activities/NCBP/NCBP.htm.


Pilot Scheme 1

Pilot Scheme 1 (PS-1) considers a village/town/city as a patient. This means a holistic integrated interdisciplinary understanding of the village/town/city. A city is like a miniature world of its own made up of a very complex network of interacting networks. One network affects the whole; the whole city network affects a single network. The emerging properties of the whole network of interactive networks directly affects the city citizen's well being and quality of life. If the city is not going well, there is a need to identify which network (or set of networks) is responsible. This is why there is a need to reproduce the city's network of networks in a model. In other words, this means creating a virtual model of city society well being and quality of life. A complex endeavour that means integrating Big Data, IoT and Cloud Computing. Indeed, each village/town/city model can be interconnected giving rise to a virtual NSWBQoL model.  

Pilot Scheme 1 (PS-1) is a very complex project that needs to integrate Big Data, IoT and Cloud Data. To facilitate an understanding of the big picture for stakeholders from all backgrounds, we have simply divided this short introduction into two parts. 

Part I

i. Pilot Scheme 1 can only be undertaken after the Pre-Summit on World Society Well Being and Quality of Life that is essential for reaching a world consensus on a WBQoL Definition and on a Standard Methodology for National Society Well Being and Quality of Life Profile Assessment. 

ii. Pilot Scheme 1 takes place in all the villages/towns/cities/rural areas of a given country. 

iii. A village/town/city/rural area society well being and quality of life profile is created.

iv. Based on this Profile, we explore what must be done to achieve, improve and sustain the citizens' well being and quality of life in their city.

Part II

i.  Data mining. Identify all the networks in a city. Following the second National Brainstorming Event to achieve and sustain National Society Well Being and Quality of life, citizens from academia, civil society and politicians shall organise themselves to gather data and identify the constituent networks in all their villages/towns/cities/rural areas. 

ii. Integrate all these networks in a model that is accessible to all and explore how they interact inviting constant feedback from the population in the city. This both empowers the citizen and has high educative value creating a collective responsibility/conscience and improving good citizenship. 

iii. Based on the inhabitants' concerns, identify which network (or set of networks) needs attention. Using the virtual model of city society well being and quality of life, we can suggest alternative solutions in direct communication with the citizen and see which fits best.

iv. A city society well being and quality of life model means integrating Big Data: pollution, energy efficiency, poverty, refurbishing/retrofitting buildings, short/medium/long term economic benefits, transport, society, isolation, education, governance, politics, urbanism, indoor/outdoor architecture, IC/Digital technology, culture, religion, health, the elderly, ... These are all "networks" (bubbles) that must be fully understood from both an individual and a holistic perspective. We need a very powerful model that can better visualise the dynamic structure of these networks and how they interact.


NCBP National Representations are responsible for organising Pilot Scheme 1 in all the cities in their respective countries. 

PS-1 has a formidable interdisciplinary multicultural integrating potential. In Belgium, one Pilot City that shall attract considerable attention shall be Brussels, the Capital of Europe. The Flemish and French speaking Belgian citizens and institutions working together towards a common objective: Brussels Society Well Being and Quality of Life! If this can succeed, this would be a formidable victory. To many, Brussels/Belgium doesnít have the political maturity to represent the capital of Europe and Belgiumís reputation has been plagued by its chronic politico-linguistic problems. As a Pilot City, Brussels would be an example for many to follow and Belgium would acquire international respect. This same pattern can be applied to all the villages, towns, cities in the world. 

The European Commission supported our EDE (Energy Day Event) devoted to PS-1 during the EUSEW 2014 for the whole month of June giving us an international platform and wide publicity for presenting our ideas to the public. The month of June 2014 was devoted to interactive discussions with city stakeholders (i.e. the inhabitants), listening to their concerns, interests and hopes, exploring the highly complex dynamic interdisciplinary architecture of a city and its impact on the citizensí welfare, identifying its components and seeing how all the bubbles can be integrated together, coordinating and synchronising the different areas of expertise that are needed for a city such as Brussels. PS-1 has high marketing value because the algorithm could be applied to any village/town/city in the World and has in fact attracted the attention of international technology and large industries. There was an open public interactive discussion devoted to "Pilot Scheme 1" on Monday 23rd June 2014 from 15.00hrs to 17.00hrs.  

There shall be another EDE in 2015.


BRUSSELS: First Pilot City

The procedure is basically the same as for the above. 

i. There is a need to prepare a Pilot Scheme 1 presentation before the City/Region of Brussels. This means preliminary contacts with all the Communes including all their institutions (universities, academies, schools, administration, ...) and key interfaces that have direct interactions with the population.  

ii. Presentation of Pilot Scheme 1 Project before all the Mayors and Institutional Directors in Brussels, the Media, ... It is important to understand that the identification of the deliverables shall form part of the Project itself; you could therefore say that Pilot Scheme 1 consists of two parts, the proto-PS-1 and the final PS-1. This shall be relayed to all the other National Representations in the New Capacity Building Programme for coordination and synchronisation.  

iii. There shall be a need to get all the Universities, academies, schools, ... together. Deans from ALL departments should get together and explore the common objective: how to achieve and sustain the Brusselsí citizen well being and quality of life? This shall force faculties Ė whatever the faculty - to make the link (that necessarily exists) with Society Well Being and Quality of Life in Brussels. There is a need to identify all the networks that together contribute to influencing the Brusselsí citizen well being and quality of life.

iv. For later, similar faculties/departments from different institutions must blend together. The final stage is blending all the faculties and departments into ONE. This is the idea behind the Interface Assimilation Programme (IAP). This is what is behind the IIRC (International Interface Research Center). A completely new building may be created or existing Universities may be refurbished and adapted, which is less expensive. 


Registration for EDE June 2014 (Closed): Please click here