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Frans-Anton Vermast, Strategy Advisor & International Smart City Ambassador at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Amsterdam 9th Urban COVID-19 monitor

Every two weeks the City of Amsterdam publishes a monitor on urban measures to deal with COVID-19. Different issues are discussed, depending on the questions we receive from within the municipal organisation. It is aimed at giving a general overview of urban measures worldwide and of other information relevant for cities. It also has an overview of EU measures and of different relevant sources. Please find the 9th version of the monitor attached.
For more information about the measures in Amsterdam, please refer to this website. Earlier versions of the monitor are available through this weblink.
For any suggestions, please mail to internationaloffice@amsterdam.nl. Please refer to the same e-mail address if you would like to subscribe to this mailing.

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Frans-Anton Vermast, Strategy Advisor & International Smart City Ambassador at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Interesting article: 'Pricing the Curb' by prof. Donald Shoup

Abstract: "Parked cars have colonized city streets for so long they seem to own the curb lanes. Decolonizing is underway, however, because new demands are overcrowding the curb. E-commerce deliveries need truck-loading zones. Uber and Lyft need passenger-loading zones. Traffic congestion has increased the need for dedicated bus lanes. Cyclists want safe bike lanes, and pedestrians want wide sidewalks. The curb is the new urban frontier, and parking is not always its most productive use. The curb lane will not be used properly until it is priced properly. When it comes to managing the curb, cities can let prices do the planning and use the resulting revenue to pay for public services. Getting curb parking prices right will improve cities, the economy, the environment, and the planet."

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Frans-Anton Vermast, Strategy Advisor & International Smart City Ambassador at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

CALL-FOR-PROPOSAL to Develop and Test-bed Narrowband Internet-of-Things Advanced Electricity Meters

Request below from the Dutch Embassy in Singapore

Background / Description
To develop, test-bed and commission advanced electricity meters capable of providing remote meter reading that is secure, reliable, and cost efficient. The advanced meter should be able to connect to a telecommunications company’s (“Telco”) Narrowband Internet-of-Things (“NB-IoT”) network, and GovTech’s Device Control and Data Acquisition (“DECADA”) platform as the Network Management System (“NMS”).

Current Situation
Currently, electricity meters are procured, installed and maintained by SP PowerGrid Ltd (“SPPG”) for and on behalf of SPPA. SP Services Ltd (“SPS”) reads electricity meters and bills consumers buying electricity from SPS and provides the consumption data to electricity retailers and the market operator.
There are two types of electricity meters. Cumulative meters, which are manually read by SPS’ meter readers on a bi-monthly basis, and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (“AMI”) meters, which are remotely read using SPPA’s AMI system based on Wireless Smart Utility Network (“Wi-SUN”) technology.
To support the Government’s push for a singular network standard in Singapore for IoT sensors, EMA is working with other agencies to explore the feasibility of using NB-IoT network as the communication network for electricity AMI meters.

Technical Specifications
For detailed requirements and specifications, please refer to the Gov-PACT website here.
All proposals must be submitted via the Gov-PACT website by 29 Sep 2020, 2359hrs.
Briefing for Interested Participants and Additional Enquiries
Interested participants are required to attend an online briefing on 28 Jul, 3pm. Please email joel_loong@ema.gov.sg with the particulars of the attendees by 24 Jul, 3pm.

Preferred Business Model
R&D Collaboration

Further information:

Liz Ng
Senior Trade Officer/Trade Section
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Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
541 Orchard Road #13-01| Liat Towers | Singapore 238881
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Office : (+65) 6739 1113 (office)
Email : Liz.ng@minbuza.nl | Website : https://www.netherlandsandyou.nl/

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Frans-Anton Vermast, Strategy Advisor & International Smart City Ambassador at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

International monitor of urban approaches dealing with COVID-19

Every two weeks the City of Amsterdam publishes a monitor on urban measures to deal with COVID-19. Different issues are discussed, depending on the questions we receive from within the municipal organization. It is aimed at giving a general overview of urban measures worldwide and of other information relevant for cities. It also has an overview of EU measures and of different relevant sources. Please find the 8th version of the monitor attached.
For more information about the measures in Amsterdam, please refer to this website. Earlier versions of the monitor are available through this weblink.
For any suggestions, please mail to internationaloffice@amsterdam.nl. Please refer to the same e-mail address if you would like to subscribe to this mailing.

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Frans-Anton Vermast, Strategy Advisor & International Smart City Ambassador at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

7e monitor internationale voorbeelden aanpak corona

Elke twee weken maakt de gemeente Amsterdam een monitor waarin je kunt zien hoe steden uit Europa en de hele wereld omgaan met de coronacrisis. Verschillende domeinen komen aan bod, mede afhankelijk van de kennisvragen die we vanuit de organisatie ontvangen. De monitor is erop gericht om een algemeen beeld te geven van de maatregelen die andere steden in Europa en daarbuiten nemen naar aanleiding van de uitbraak van Corona. Ook bevat het document een overzicht van EU-maatregelen en van informatiebronnen die relevant zijn voor steden.

Je vindt de zesde monitor in de bijlage. Oudere versies van de monitor vindt u terug via deze link. De volgende monitor verschijnt waarschijnlijk rond 17 juli.

Voor gerichte verzoeken of suggesties voor toekomstige updates inzake corona neem contact op met team Europa & internationaal via internationaloffice@amsterdam.nl Er is ook een Engelstalige versie vanaf maandag beschikbaar. Mocht je de monitor niet willen ontvangen, dan kan je je afmelden door een mail te sturen naar ditzelfde adres.

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Frans-Anton Vermast, Strategy Advisor & International Smart City Ambassador at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Dublin's COVID-19 Mobility & Transport Response

This is a link to Dublin's COVID-19 Mobility & Transport Response document for those who are interested...

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