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Smart City Dilemma Sessions - Energy Citizens

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This session is the first in a series of Smart City Dilemmas and podcasts. This time the topic is Energy Citizens.

The transition to a climate-neutral society and the energy transition requires the involvement of all relevant stakeholders: policymakers, energy suppliers, network operators, but also residents. In addition to being energy consumers, residents are increasingly becoming energy traders and even energy producers. We wonder what this means; and what dilemmas arise that we as the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences want to work with?

This first session Is mainly intended for teachers, researchers and others who want to gain more knowledge about the transition to a climate-neutral society.

In a small setting we will look at various approaches to Energy Citizenship, such as peer-to-peer platforms, behavior, justice, cooperation & conflict, skills and technical aspects. These topics will be covered by speakers like Reint Jan Renes (Professor of Psychology for a Sustainable City at AUAS), Beatriz Pineda Revilla (Researcher and Lecturer at AUAS), Pedro Lopes de Carvalho (Senior Researcher & Project Leader Empower 2.0 at AUAS), Jurgen van der Heijden (Senior Consultant Environment & Energy at Osborne), Martijn de Waal (professor Play and Civic Media at AUAS), Fieke van Leest (Planner and Program Manager Urban Insight at Sweco / Gemeente Amsterdam). Mark van Wees (Project manager Urban Technology and ATELIER at AUAS) will be the moderator of the session. Together we will work on dilemmas with a multidisciplinary approach in various projects like ATELIER, Schoon Schip, EMPOWER 2.0, Energy Transition Indische Buurt and Warmtenet Watergraafsmeer and learn from it. Which dilemmas pop up?

Online Program

15.00-15.15 Introduction

15.15-15.30 Pitches

15.30-16.15 Interactive sessions

16.15-16.30 Wrap up

The program will be in English, but most interactive sessions are also optional in Dutch.

We hope to see you on Thursday January 7!

This is an online event. Information on how to join will follow after registration.

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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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