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Are you interested in the experiences of others working in smart city projects and organizations? The Smart City Academy provides available knowledge about smart city projects and can help you with project development. This Smart City Academy page provides you with information and researches about the impact and conditions of smart city projects. Professors, teachers and students study the initiation, management, collaboration and scaling of smart city projects and would like to share these results with you. They do so by organizing events and masterclasses, by developing smart city tools and methodologies and by making research and outcomes accessible. You can find everything here. And the good news is.... You can add your knowledge too! Are you working on Smart City research? Please feel free to share your knowledge in the Academy section, under ‘Other research and theses’. The Smart City Academy is powered by the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. If you have any questions, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Amsterdam wants to be the circular capital of the world. And we’re already halfway to make this vision come true. Companies, govermental organisations, universities & scientists, they all come to Amsterdam to participate in the growing amsterdam circular movement.
The Amsterdam ArenA (one of the most sustainable stadiums in the world) replaces in the run-up to the Euro 2020 all stadium seats and would like to do so in a socially responsible way.
It involves approximately 48,000 hard plastic chairs on metal frames and 4 to 5,000 more luxurious upholstered chairs of corporate boxes and grandstands. Along with Better Future Factory, an innovation and design firm specializing in recycling of plastic waste flows, the HvA will examine with the ArenA in what way the seats can be reused preserving the highest value as possible.
Amsterdam ArenA and HvA will explore one of the scenarios in collaboration with 3D4Makers, a company that works with (recycled) plastic filament for printers using Fused Deposition Modelling. The question is how the material of the stadium seats behaves with these processing techniques considering the impurity of the material.
In addition, this project investigates the technical and aesthetic properties of the processed material in order to determine what can be made for this type of products.
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.
Not for profit.
1. Gebiedonline offers an extensive range of functionalities for both small
networks who are just starting, and larger, more mature networks.
2. Gebiedonline is flexible: its set up is modular and customizable –in
functionality and visual design.
3. Gebiedonline co-op members are permanently learning from (each others)
practice. The development agenda is managed by consent.
4. Gebiedonline beliefs in circular economy. Value created by the online
platform flows back to the local community.
5. Gebiedonline acts as trans local network. Its members increasingly give
voice to the Dutch urban bottom-up movement.
Improve the safety, accessibility, air quality, quality of life, and attractiveness of Amsterdam.
Le Compostier designs & builds systems for vermicomposting in the city. By offering smart, durable and tastefull designs for urban vermicomposting we hope to inspire city residents to take ownership of their own waste & neighbourhoods. The wormhotels are used by relatively small groups of neighbours & help build social cohesion in neighbourhoods, while turning waste into value for local food production. The produced vermicompost can be used by the participating neighbours, or can be donated to local urban farms & other green projects in the city. Thereby helping to green the city & stimulate food production in the city. Vermicompost has many advantages in comparison to other forms of fertilizers.
Le Compostier designs & builds systems for vermicomposting in the city.
By offering smart, durable and tastefull designs for urban vermicomposting we hope to inspire city residents to take ownership of their own waste & neighbourhoods.
The wormhotels are used by relatively small groups of neighbours & help build social cohesion in neighbourhoods, while turning waste into value for local food production.
The produced vermicompost can be used by the participating neighbours, or can be donated to local urban farms & other green projects in the city. Thereby helping to green the city & stimulate food production in the city.
Vermicompost has many advantages in comparison to other forms of fertilizers.
Check the article about the worm hotels featured in our online magazine 'Smart Stories':
Besides taking on the heavy rainfall problem (rainproofing the city) we focus on making our products and the producers we work with circular.
The Zero Waste Lab is an initiaitive of De Gezonde Stad (the Healthy City) and is supported by partners Stadsdeel Oost, Icova, Cities Foundation, de Regenboog Groep, Ymere and EY.
Besides, the Dapper Market, local entrepreneurs, the Dapper School and residents join.
Check the article about the Zero Waste Lab featured in our online magazine 'Smart Stories':
The rapid developments of smart sensoring kick-started a new industry. However, in relation to public space, sensors are mainly used in interactive objects as part of cultural or temporal exhibitions like the Amsterdam Light Festival and Glow in Eindhoven. The Co-ReUS project aims to bring these kind of objects into the challenges of spatial design of public space.
Do you have a question, are you interested to join and/or would you like to follow the project via Newsletters? Please send an mail to project manager Jolanda Tetteroo via j.i.a.tetteroo @ hva.nl (remove spaces)
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Een plek voor ontmoeting en kennisdelen op gebied van duurzame maatschappelijke ontwikkeling
Using robots, our ageing population will enjoy a pleasant retirement.
Central event – European Robotics Week 2016 - Amsterdam, 18-22 November, Marine Base
This year the European Robotics Week’s central event focuses on several topics such as:
- Assistive living technologies and healthy aging
- Girls and women in technology
- Encouragement of STEAM-based education
- Robotics competitions and challenges
This is a multi-track event aiming to inspire people on the positive contribution robotics can bring to our society and geared to aspire to the younger generations on the growing importance of skills in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).
Re-organise organic waste streams to create a benefit for all
Using a biocomposite to make street benches
How can flexible strategies help grow sustainable energy and keep the electricity grid reliable at the lowest possible cost, while also revealing potential benefits for households?
DataLab is a workshop, knowledge-center and open stage.
DataLab is een werkplaats, kenniscentrum en open podium
Om letterlijk ruimte te creëren voor dataprofessionals en in data geïnteresseerde ambtenaren, bewoners en partners van de gemeente Amsterdam is het DataLab op initiatief van rve Onderzoek, Informatie en Statistiek opgezet. Een fysieke werkplaats, kenniscentrum en open podium voor Amsterdam.
An innovative and intuitive platform made for streamlining and forging meaningful connections between like-minded, influential, and invested partners in order to efficiently make real progress towards achieving the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals for a better world.
Can you sit on aquatic plants?