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Mobility and transport are crucial for a city to function properly. Amsterdam is considered the world capital of cycling; 32% of traffic movement in Amsterdam is by bike and 63% of its inhabitants use their bike on daily basis. The number of registered electrical car owners in the Netherlands increased with 53% to 28.889 in 2016. Since 2008 car sharing increased with 376%. However, this is less than 1% of the total car use. Innovative ideas and concepts can help to improve the city’s accessibility, so share your ideas and concepts here.
EV Energy paves the way for a future decarbonisation of the energy and mobility sector.
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The system calculates the number of people in a public place in real-time. The solution uses advanced computer vision and machine learning technologies to provide highly accurate results. It is suited for outdoor / environments, and can handle high volume of people.
The solution includes the usage of thermal cameras and sensors to ensure the privacy of the people who are monitored.
Achieve a luggage free city centre and provide the people a better user experience
The ParkShuttle system is unique in the world in that it is the only automated system operating at grade, featuring (5) at grade intersections with other traffic, and is truly automated (no safety driver or steward)
Felyx offers shared electric scooters as a new urban mobility concept. Our convenient and affordable scooters can be located and activated through an app and parked at any destination ("free-floating").
Felyxoffers shared electric scooters as a new urban mobility concept. Our convenient and affordable scooters can be located and activated through an app and parked at any destination ("free-floating"). Our concept solves current urban mobility issues and combines possibilities and opportunities of new technologies, sharing economy, and sustainability.
several projects in which we learn how to create safe and solid fundaments for a smart digital city supporting the smart society
Knowledge map made by scientist and entrepreneurs to get easy acces to all kind of knowledge in the field of circular economy. More than 200 reports and books are summarized in an easy format. The knowledge map is up to date and will be refreshed twice a year. The map is coordinated by The Green Mind (Het Groene Brein): www.hetgroenebrein.nl
Amsterdam's business district 'Zuidas' gets a big overhaul the next couple of years.
Share a ride, Toogethr.
A Bluetooth solution that will allow operators to track passengers with valid mobile tickets and and let them pass through the gate with no user interaction.
Cooperation between companies in South East Amsterdam, waste collectors, start-ups and knowledge institutions on the realisation of a circular economy and the reduction in the number of journeys.
Accelerating the transition to a circular economy by encouraging cooperation at regional level – between companies, authorities and knowledge institutions – and new activities.
SEEV4-City stands for ‘Smart, clean Energy and Electric Vehicles 4 the City’.The SEEV4-City project is exploring how to harness Information and Communication Technologies to structure the energy system in such a way that electric vehicles can be charged by locally produced renewable energy while utilising surplus energy stored in the car batteries. The project involves 7 operational, long-term pilots in 6 cities in 5 European countries.
SEEV4-City project partner Amsterdam ArenA launched on 30th November 2016 their Storage Project together with partners Nissan, EATON and The Mobility House, and is looking forward to further develop the functionality and possible services of this battery storage as part of the SEEV4-City Program.
Stay up to date with this project through the official website: <http://www.northsearegion.eu/seev4-city/>
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make the circular economy more tangible
creating insights in the flow of raw material and waste
Urban Pulse research as starting point
The Urban Pulse research generated the knowledge required to build sustainability strategies for energy, water, food, and natural resources in the city.
A fresh approach to ‘urban metabolism’ can ensure that Amsterdam will be spared shortages of energy, water, food or natural resources in the future, and will reduce environmental pressure. This can only be achieved by acquiring a clear and precise understanding of the flow patterns of essential resources in the city. The researchers used a combination of methods and technologies informed by local residents, knowledge and industry partners.
Data of different urban flows such as water, waste, food and energy must be integrated and made easily accessible to relevant stakeholders. Only then can it become possible to identify options for reuse, cascading and synergies between these different urban flows.
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Read more about the PUMA Project.
exploring Amsterdam's 'urban mine'
Conclusion & results
Overall, most assumption were found to remain valid, although the validity of some assumptions could not be indicated, specifically due to the lack of access to roof spaces. However, five assumptions were found to be in need of revision, these are briefly listed in this chapter together with associated revision recommendations.
1. Buildings before 1900 were found to not include steel in the load-bearing
Construction year data from the BAG register is available, which could provide
an indication of the metal content of the load bearing structure. Inclusion of the
construction year in the dataset, combined with a with a lower steel score for
buildings built before 1900, should be considered.
2. Apartments smaller than 75m2 were found not to have a separate toilet and
bathroom, instead the toilet was present in the bathroom
The assumed amenities of the 55 - 75m2 standard apartment could be changed to
one kitchen and a bathroom with toilet. The impact on the metal content should
be researched and adapted when change is found to be significant.
3. Recently completed buildings were found not to be included in the database
It should be ensured that the database is kept up to date in order to account for
these recently completed building.
4. Some buildings with a non-residential function were found to (temporarily)
accommodate a residential function
To account for all residential buildings, a clear distinction needs to be made
between the residential function and use of the building. Although the currently
used BAG function distinction might very well be adequate, research on the
relevance of including buildings used for residential purposes, but with other
functions according to the BAG register is recommended. This research should
account for the metal concentration in these buildings versus the amount of
these buildings in Amsterdam.
5. Some buildings were found to use electric cooking appliances rather than gas
The absence of gas connections in the kitchen is likely to lower the copper content
of the building. Because policy objectives increasingly aim to disconnect from
the gas infrastructure (ECN, 2016), it is recommended to research its impact on
the amount of copper in buildings to be able to accurately estimate the copper
content in the future.
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Leiden University, Institute of Environmental Sciences: Ester van der Voet, Ruben Huele
Waag Society: Job Spierings, Ruben Huele
AMS Institute / Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment: Ellen van Bueren, Alexander Koutamanis, Boukje van Reijn
Metabolic: Anna Krotova
Industrial Ecology students: Luuk Gremmen, Sho Lin
Project leader / contact:
Ruben Huele, <a>email@example.com</a>
Circular City is intended to help Amsterdam make the transition to a circular city, with a focus on the high-quality reuse of materials and products, local production, waste and return logistics, circular construction and area development.