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Data Science for Smart Cities

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Responsible Data Science for Smart Cities; Can cities collect massive amounts of data on its residents and their daily practices, and yet remain safe, transparent and democratic? Today, cities are collecting more and more data, and the city of Amsterdam is at the forefront of publishing such "city data” and launching data driven services to improve its liveability. For example, data on the increasing use of electric charging points, smart waste collection systems, and good traffic flow can all be used to reduce costs and minimise waste. In this master class we provide an overview to the way Big Data is being used to make challenges in the city of Amsterdam more transparent and to develop new solutions. The master class is based on the work of Nanda Piersma, special lecturer in Big Data in the city at the HvA (the Faculty of Technology and the Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industry).

Responsible Data Science for Smart Cities

Can cities collect massive amounts of data on its residents and their daily practices, and yet remain safe, transparent and democratic? Today, cities are collecting more and more data, and the city of Amsterdam is at the forefront of publishing such "city data” and launching data driven services to improve its liveability. For example, data on the increasing use of electric charging points, smart waste collection systems, and good traffic flow can all be used to reduce costs and minimise waste.

In this masterclass we provide an overview to the way Big Data is being used to make challenges in the city of Amsterdam more transparent and to develop new solutions. The masterclass is based on the work of Nanda Piersma, special lecturer in Big Data in the city at the HvA (the Faculty of Technology and the Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industry).

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RESILIO - Amsterdam Blue Green Roofs

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The EU-UIA funded the programme RESILIO, a project that aims to realize 10.000 square meters of blue-green roofs in four city districts in Amsterdam. The consortium of both public and private partners aims to build an interconnected network of smart roofs, in which sensors and state-of-the-art equipment enable micro-water management on rooftops. This contributes to urban climate adaption and resilience, and can potentially evolve into a scalable solution for water management on rooftops.

This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Urban Innovative Actions Initiative.

<https://www.uia-initiative.eu/en/uia-cities/amsterdam>

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ATELIER - Positive Energy Districts (EU)

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ATELIER is an AmsTErdam and BiLbao cItizen drivEn smaRt cities project funded by the European Commission under the H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020 Smart Cities and Communities call.
Coordinated by the City of Amsterdam, the project combines the expertise and the commitment of 30 partners from 11 countries.

ATELIER focuses on developing citizen-driven Positive Energy Districts (PEDs) in the two Lighthouse Cities Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Bilbao (Spain). Their successful implementations will then be replicated and tested for feasibility in the six Fellow Cities Bratislava (Slovak Republic), Budapest (Hungary), Copenhagen (Denmark), Krakow (Poland), Matosinhos (Portugal), and Riga (Latvia).

Via dedicated PED Innovation Ateliers, ATELIER will strengthen the local innovation ecosystem and thus remove legal, financial or social barriers to the implementation of smart solutions. The PED Innovation Ateliers will be self-sustaining, continuing for a long time after the project has ended. They will thus become engines for the upscaling and replication of solutions within the ATELIER cities and beyond.

To achieve successful implementations of energy saving measures, ATELIER puts citizens at the centre of all its activities: residents (
To really pave the way for more ‘positive’ cities in Europe, each of the eight ATELIER cities will develop a City Vision 2050 that constitutes the roadmap for upscaling solutions in the long term. The main objective of this is to guarantee a seamless city transformation from planning to implementation and further upscaling and replication.

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Contemporary Amsterdam and its challenges

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Introduction to the Amsterdam urban region and its major policy challenges. How has the city developed in the last decades and what are the major policy issues at the moment regarding economic, social and spatial development? How does the city government attempt to involve citizen knowledge in its development?

Introduction to the Amsterdam urban region and its major policy challenges. How has the city developed in the last decades and what are the major policy issues at the moment regarding economic, social and spatial development? How does the city government attempt to involve citizen knowledge in its development?

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Evaluating smart city projects: Lessons from Amsterdam

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This lecture is based on University of Applied Sciences research evaluating smart city projects with a focus on non-technological aspects, including forms of cooperation and partnerships, business models and scaling potential. The focus is on key lessons learned and factors for success for setting up and scaling multi-stakeholder smart city projects. Benchmark Amsterdam-based projects and learn the factors for success for developing, launching, and scaling up multi-stakeholder smart city projects.

This lecture is based on University of Applied Sciences research evaluating smart city projects with a focus on non-technological aspects, including forms of cooperation and partnerships, business models and scaling potential. The focus is on key lessons learned and factors for success for setting up and scaling multi-stakeholder smart city projects. Benchmark Amsterdam-based projects and learn the factors for success for developing, launching, and scaling up multi-stakeholder smart city projects.

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Amsterdam Urban Living Labs

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Policy innovation through collaboration between private, public and civic partners together with knowledge institutions is increasingly seen as the best way to address complex urban challenges. One way to this is through so called “Urban Living Labs” where residents, companies, governments, students and researchers collectively tackle metropolitan problems by immersing themselves in the solution as it is being developed. What are the benefits and pitfalls of these types of living labs? In this session we share the experience and lessons accumulated by Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences with innovating through Urban Living Labs and provide specific examples and lessons learned from several projects in Amsterdam.

Policy innovation through collaboration between private, public and civic partners together with knowledge institutions is increasingly seen as the best way to address complex urban challenges. One way to this is through so called “Urban Living Labs” where residents, companies, governments, students and researchers collectively tackle metropolitan problems by immersing themselves in the solution as it is being developed. What are the benefits and pitfalls of these types of living labs? In this session we share the experience and lessons accumulated by Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences with innovating through Urban Living Labs and provide specific examples and lessons learned from several projects in Amsterdam.

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