Citizens & Living

To keep Amsterdam liveable the municipality collaborates with its citizens. On average Amsterdam’s population grows with 10.000 people a year. This small big city has a density of 5065 people per square km, over 180 different nationalities. 19% of the total Dutch GDP is earned in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. Between 2015 and 2016, the amount of tourists in Amsterdam increased by 7%. To keep Amsterdam’s 162 canals, monumental centre and residential areas liveable, innovative initiatives are required. Share your innovative concepts and ideas here!

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Anna's Tuin en Ruigte

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Anna's Tuin en Ruigte is a place where the community encourages growth of biodiversity and stimulates sharing of knowledge on natural and alternative forms of agriculture. Anna's Tuin en Ruigte is located in a unique piece of polder countryside of 1.5 hectares in Amsterdam Science Park. Anna's ruigte is a place where nature can grow without interference and biodiversity is encouraged. Anna's Tuin will be permaculture integrated into the polder landscape.

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Amsterdam Beacon Mile

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The Amsterdam Beacon Mile runs between central station and Marineterrein

A route of up to 2km with beacons lining it. This will represent a testing area for those who want to test applications such as:

● Public way finding
● Tourist routes
● iBeacon signing
● Hyper local points of interest
● Augmenting existing apps with additional proximity data

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Play the City: City Game Experience

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Work on an actual urban project through a serious game.

What if you could test your development strategies against otherstakeholders in an interactive environment? The best way to learn about consensusbuilding is experiencing it. This is why Play the City offers monthly GameTraining in the City Simulation Room, hosted by Pakhuis de Zwijger. Through anexclusive afternoon program, you can choose to join a game session addressingone of two city making scenarios:

a. Inner-City Redevelopment about the area Amsterdam Noord

b. Off-Grid City about the area Almere Ooosterwold

A game session gives you the chance to network withother curious designers, planners, gaming enthusiasts.

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De Hallen

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A tour through De Hallen Amsterdam is a nice way to get to know more about the past and the present of the former tram depot.

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Dakdokters

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Since 2010 De Dakdokters (The Roofdoctors) transform the roofs of Amsterdam. Let us show you some of our most interesting solutions and be inspired by our vision.

An excursion takes between 1,5 and 5 hours, depending on the number of roofs.

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PlantageLab

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Experimenting towards a circulair environment.

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Geef om de Jan Eef

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Together we realize a healthy and happy Jan Eef!

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Walk the Knowledge mile

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We offer a variety of custom made programs, including presentations and personal tours.

The Knowledge Mile is a living lab in Amsterdam that runs from the Amstelplein to the city hall of the municipality of Amsterdam. The Wibautstraat and Weesperstraat are the two main streets at the centre of this area. Both are well known for the urban challenges they face, such as high traffic volumes, flooding and air pollution. The area is also known as a world-class knowledge cluster with the campusses of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, the University of Amsterdam and Amsterdam University of Arts.

The Knowledge Mile is a place to establish crucial connections and to achieve productive partnerships, fruitful networks and creative interaction. With a community of 30.000 residents, 60.000 students and almost 200 organisations, hotels, museums, social and municipal institutions together we aim to improve the quality of life in the area, by improving and sharing knowledge and facilitating new connections at our Meetup’s. This is a space to interact and share ideas.

The Knowledge Mile is also a business investment area where all organisations join forces to improve the work/life climate in the field of joint investments in communication/marketing, security, viability and physical movement.

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The Ceuvel

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During a tour on this extraordinary space in the north of Amsterdam you’ll learn about bottom-up community development, architecture & spatial planning , phytoremediation of polluted soils and closed-loop cleantech integration. After your tour you can book lunch at the ceuvel café!

During a tour on this extraordinary space in the north of Amsterdam you’ll learn about bottom-up community development, architecture & spatial planning , phytoremediation of polluted soils and closed-loop cleantech integration. After your tour you can book lunch at the ceuvel café!

Address:

Korte Papaverweg 4
1032 KB Amsterdam

For more information about the tours and prices visit our website

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Startup in Residence

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Founded in Amsterdam in 2015, Startup in Residence is a collaboration between startup companies and the local government. The project invites Dutch and international startups to tackle a variety of social challenges with innovative solutions.

Startup in Residence Sustainability 2019
<https://youtu.be/hhX-vOxwHto>
Sign up now: <https://startupinresidence.com/amsterdam/>

Startup in Residence
<https://youtu.be/nXe6DEpDbno>

Startup in Residence 2.0 (2016/2017)

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nd6wJo01OI>

Startup in Residence 1.0 (2015/2016)

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykQoktCrE8Q>

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Documentary Smart City: In search of the Smart Citizen (2015)

"Smart City, looking for the Smart Citizen, a production by filmmaker Sara Blom and researcher Dorien Zandbergen, discusses the ambition by several networks to turn Amsterdam into a Smart City: a city in which smart technologies will make it sustainable, safe and comfortable and that will enable citizens to have more control over their surroundings. Blom and Zandbergen explore the connection between this dream and the dilemma’s posed by the urban society of Amsterdam against it."

Sara Blom and Dorien Zandbergen, Smart City. In search of the Smart Citizen (2015), CC BY-ND 4.0 licensed.

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Zit jouw buurt al op NextDoor?

Ik heb inmiddels een buurtmapje op mijn telefoon: Peerby, Burgernet, Funda, AfvalWijzer, VerbeterDeBuurt en sinds kort ook NextDoor. De ene na de andere buur meldt zich aan en voorzichtig worden tips over oppassen en tandartsen gedeeld. Helaas nog geen gouden tip over de gestolen fiets van mijn zoon!

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Quizzzz and see your social city grow

With the Amsterdam based Droog Design as one of it's editors, social cities explore dreams and desires via quizzes, reflection and discussion, building a social database to help reshape cities.

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Commercial waste in the inner city

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Exploring how cooperation between entrepreneurs and waste collectors can contribute to a more attractive inner city.

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Vraag voor 20-3 Europese subsidie aan voor het energiezuinig maken van je Amsterdamse huis

Al 475 Amsterdamse woningen worden energiezuinig verbouwd met hulp van een Europese subsidie via City-zen. Maar er is ruimte voor meer! Tot 20 maart kunnen weer aanvragen gedaan worden. Let op: de eisen zijn hoog. Na verbouwing moet de woning zeker een hoog energielabel A hebben.

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Knowledge mile

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The Knowledge Mile is a livinglab in Amsterdam that runs from the Amstelplein to the city hall of the municipality of Amsterdam. The Wibautstraat and Weesperstraat are the two main streets at the centre of this area. Both are well known for the urban challenges they face, such as high traffic volumes, flooding and air pollution. The area is also known as a world-class knowledge cluster with the campusses of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, the University of Amsterdam and Amsterdam University of Arts.

The Knowledge Mile is a place to establish crucial connections and to achieve productive partnerships, fruitful networks and creative interaction. With a community of 30.000 residents, 60.000 students and almost 200 organisations, hotels, museums, social and municipal institutions together we aim to improve the quality of life in the area, by improving and sharing knowledge and facilitating new connections at our Meetup’s. This is a space to interact and share ideas.

The Knowledge Mile is also a business investment area where all organisations join forces to improve the work/life climate in the field of joint investments in communication/marketing, security, viability and physical movement.

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