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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!
AMS Institute Call for Stimulus Projects 2016 - Matchmaking Event
Stimulus Projects should realize short-term research output, besides giving new and existing AMS partners support to innovative research that has a strong upscaling potential.
AMS Institute requires the consortia to include partners from science (including TU Delft and Wageningen UR, founders of AMS), practice and local stakeholders from Amsterdam.
To facilitate finding partners for this call, AMS will organise a Matchmaking event on Tuesday May 24th at the AMS Institute, from 14:00-16:00h. This event has limited capacity. If you would like to attend, sign up bafore or on May 19th via the online form:
Great news! After a successful first edition last year,AMS Institute releases a new Call for Stimulus Projects! The aim of Stimulus Projects is to give new and existing AMS partners support to innovative research that has a strong upscaling potential.
To facilitate finding partners for this call, AMS Institute will organise a matchmaking event on Tuesday, May 24th, at AMS Institute. This event has limited capacity, make sure to sign up in time! More information on our website!
For more information about the Call, please check:
In Barcelona we implemented a solution to allow citizen to connect through their smartphone to the city´s services and access securely with your Mobile Identity to their personal information. I would be happy to discuss with one representative of the city about that project.
The new and final City-zen funding round for ambitious and innovative energy efficient home renovations in Amsterdam has started. Amsterdam Smart City is looking for inspiring and innovative model projects that qualify for this European grant. The main criterion is a significant improvement of the energy. Renovations of existing private homes, or VVE's are given priority, but housing corporations or investors can also register their projects.
The first renovation projects are already being realized among others by Amsterdam City Council in Amstedram West, housing associations Eigen Haard and Rochdale. The first Amsterdammers have also taken action and have renovated their homes in an energy efficient an innovative way. Like Wigger Verschoor from Amsterdam North, who is in the final stages of his home renovation. And Marjolein Cazemier, who along with nine other families, has transformed an old school building in Amsterdam Oud-West to self-sufficient energy-efficient homes.
Want to know if your project qualifies for the City-zen grant? Visit our site www.amsterdamsmartcity.nl/subsidie You can register until June 30, 2016.
The BAMBEA project made the news! Soon to be found at the new Amsterdam Health Platform by the Amsterdam Economic Board. Stay tuned!
Connect through your smartphone to your city´s services and access securely with your Mobile Identity to your personal information. Look at what we did in Barcelona on our website! Anyone know of a similar project in Amsterdam ?
The Ring-Ring®platform offers a unique service to boost a civic initiative with cycle kilometres from a local government perspective.
The win-win is: stimulating a healthy and social mobility choice and combine this with local initiatives.
Want to help out and join the TreeWiFi project? See what you can do here (it's easier than you think)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Experimenting towards a circulair environment.
Together we realize a healthy and happy Jan Eef!
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.