Smart City Academy

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 smartcityacademy@hva.nl

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City-zen: Retrofitting homes

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On our way to become a natural gas free city, many residential buildings in Amsterdam need to be retrofitted. In City-zen the most ambitious ones were granted subsidy.

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/

Read our interviews with some of the individual home-owners:

Learn more about some of the larger projects:

  • How to make post war buildingssustainable?
  • VIDEO: Wath this video (in Dutch) about how social housing company Eigen Haard renovated 138 apartments in the post war Airey Buildings in Amsterdam Nieuw-West with the support of City-zen funding:

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Have a look at the MURMUR2 Campaign in City-zen city Grenoble and the work of the social landlords over there.

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BAMBEA

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Exploring how Beacons can be put to use to increase exercise in Amsterdam.

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Transformcity

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Transformcity is the online platform for collaborative urban development, aimed at growing a sustainable and inclusive local community of co-owners. Transformcity is currently being implemented in two of Amsterdam’s largest transformation areas.

Transformcity won the second prize in the international Le Monde Smart Cities Innovation Awards 2016, category Citizen Engagement. The international high-profile jury was led by prof. Saskia Sassen.

Later that year we won the Call for Soultions in Barcelona World Smart City Event.

In 2017 we won Amsterdam's Startup in Residence programme.

In 2018 we won the Provada / Holland ConTech & PropTech Start-up Battle

Also check out our video:

<https://vimeo.com/166327782>

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Watt for Watt

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Watt for Watt uses a neighbourhood-level approach to improve the energy efficiency of houses. The campaign is also dedicated to making residents aware of how they use energy with the aim of keeping energy costs at an affordable level.

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Smart Students

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This project is a part of Living Lab Nieuw-west. The Living Labs put innovative technology to practice in a test environment.

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Smart Citizen Kit

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The Kit measures the humidity, noise levels, temperature, CO, NO2 and lightintensity of the neighborhood

Links:
Waag.org
Blog
Noise map

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City-zen: Go2Zero

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Go2Zero is a serious role playing game for decision makers to experience the consequences of individual decisions and different strategies to ‘go to zero’ carbon emissions.

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/

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Energy Atlas

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The Energy Atlas stimulates the use of renewable energy, as citizens will become more aware of their own energy usage and realise that there are gains to be made.

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Sunny Soccer ASV Arsenal

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Citizens, offices and organizations within the metropolis Amsterdam live and work on clean energy

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Smart Sport Parks

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An initiative of 10 sports associations, the local city council and some entrepreneurs to build and maintain strong and sustainable sports grounds.

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Smart Living Gaasperdam

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Under the umbrella of Smart Living in Gaasperdam businesses, residents and the municipality of Amsterdam joined forces to deliver products and servives that better meet resident needs. For example: The Pilot ‘Besmettelijke Buurtkracht 2.0 ’This is a method where residents inform each other about saving energy, waste management and the benefits of switching to renewable energy. Results so far: nearly 30 residents are so called ‘successfully infected’. Talking about sustainability is contagious! This means that they are willing to invest in projects concerning for sustainable living. Heatnetwork for the neighbourhood ‘Alliander Duurzame Gebiedsontwikkeling’ is exploring together with homeowners of the Maldenhof in Gaasperdam the posibilities of setting up a heatnetwork for the Maldenhof neighbourhood.

Under the umbrella of Smart Living in Gaasperdam businesses, residents and the municipality of Amsterdam joined forces to deliver products and servives that better meet resident needs.

For example:

The Pilot ‘Besmettelijke Buurtkracht 2.0

’This is a method where residents inform each other about saving energy, waste management and the benefits of switching to renewable energy.

Results so far: nearly 30 residents are so called ‘successfully infected’. Talking about sustainability is contagious! This means that they are willing to invest in projects concerning for sustainable living.

Heatnetwork for the neighbourhood

‘Alliander Duurzame Gebiedsontwikkeling’ is exploring together with homeowners of the Maldenhof in Gaasperdam the posibilities of setting up a heatnetwork for the Maldenhof neighbourhood.

Partners

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Oosterlicht

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480 solar panels on the roof of the IJburg College; the largest cooperatively organised solar roof in Amsterdam.

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Climate street (Klimaatstraat)

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A living lab right in the centre of Amsterdam will test sustainable initiatives

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Budgetmonitoring

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A method to facilitate citizens to screen, assess, and actively participate in the decisions on public policy-making and government expenditure.

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Circular Buiksloterham

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Buiksloterham, on the northern bank of the IJ waterway, once the site of Amsterdam’s most polluting industries, is being transformed into a sustainable area to live and work.

The living lab is described in the following report.

Full report (english)

Full report (dutch)

Want to know more about the status of Circular Buiksloterham after 5 years of innovation and pioneering?

Join us during the Event 'Circulair Buiksloterham, 5 jaar later' on the 26th of March in Pakhuis de Zwijger. The event will be in Dutch. Check <https://dezwijger.nl/programma/circulair-buiksloterham-5-jaar-later>

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RECURF

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RECURF focuses on the possibilities to process the new material combinations of bio-based plastics and textile residues in attractive circular products for interior and exterior uses



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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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