Economic Luncheon: Smart Cities Design

Smart cities

​Hosted to align with DESIGN WEEK RI, Newport Chamber of Commerce hosts Niek Veraart of Louis Berger Group at their Economic Update Luncheon. Niek will discuss Smart Cities design concepts and his work in the City of Newport on the smart grid project.


Smart Cities Design in City of Newport

Niek Varaart

​Niek Veraart is Vice President at Louis Berger, leading the firm’s planning and environmental services with a focus on resilience and innovation. He is developing public-private Resilient Smart City investment portfolios called Global Smart Cities, a Louis Berger initiative. Mr. Veraart has a Masters degree in engineering with a focus on landscape architecture and regional planning from Wageningen University in Netherlands.