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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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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Smart Entrepreneurial Lab

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Contribute to a smart city where urban stakeholders learn to innovate together, co-creating solutions that enhance urban quality of life and generate new business opportunities.

Are you interested in doing research together or do you have a smart city question? Get in<a>touch</a>!

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smart-city-experience-lab

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The Smart City Lab is initiated by Amsterdam Smart City. In this "small space for big ideas", a number of smart city solutions from Amsterdam are showcased. The Smart City Experience Lab is also a workplace where Amsterdam Smart City partners meet and work together and lectures, workshops, open houses and delegation visits are hosted.

At the moment the Lab is open on appointment. Want to visit Amsterdam Smart City? Check the options below.

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Age of Energy - City-Zen serious game

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Turning saving energy at home into something that's fun for young people.

City-zen was an international consortium, a program stimulating learning-by-doing in Grenoble and Amsterdam between March 2014 and November 2019. The results can be found in a booklet or in detailed reports. http://www.cityzen-smartcity.eu/home/reporting/deliverables/

"The best way to learn about anything is by doing”. - Richard Branson.

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