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BPD, Bouwfonds Property Development, is een van de grootste gebiedsontwikkelaars in Europa. Het bedrijf is werkzaam vanuit 16 regionale kantoren in Nederland en Duitsland. Sinds de oprichting in 1946, toen nog onder de naam van Bouwspaarkas Drentsche Gemeenten, heeft BPD de bouw van ruim 340.000 woningen mogelijk gemaakt. Vandaag wonen meer dan één miljoen mensen in woonwijken waarin de hand van BPD zichtbaar is. BPD is marktleider in Nederland, een top 3 speler in Duitsland en onderdeel van Rabobank.

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Sladjana Mijatovic, Program Manager at City of Amsterdam, posted

Invitation to participate in Market consultation Circular & Digital 750.000 euro Competition for the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area

Will you give the circular economy the digital boost it needs? Are you able to provide a smart digital solution for closing product and material resource cycles at large scale? A solution that provides the necessary data, insights, and transparency to trigger business activity? Are you creative, smart and innovative and do you think in business opportunities? There is € 750,000 available for your smart digital & circular solution!

Market consultation
The City of Amsterdam intends to issue a competition. In order for us to understand whether the terms and conditions of the competition are realistic, we first invite possible participants ánd possible beneficiaries of digitalization to participate in a market consultation. Do you wish to participate? Please find more information and next steps https://www.amsterdameconomicboard.com/en/nieuws/the-role-digitization-the-circular-economy-transition

Interested parties are invited to complete the survey by October 25, 12:00 o’clock.

Save the date – 2 November 14.30 to 18.00
Participants to the market consultation are also invited to a joint meeting in Datalab. The session will be organised on Thursday, November 2nd, from 14.30 to 18.00.

Background
The City of Amsterdam, on behalf of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (AMA), in cooperation with the Amsterdam Economic Board, intends to invite parties to participate in an exciting and challenging competition. The competition is initiated with the objective to accelerate the transition towards an economy that is both circular and profitable. Parties with the best vision towards this acceleration and a sound project plan will be awarded with price money and the prospect of the City of Amsterdam being its launching customer. The AMA has the ambition to be the global frontrunner and to lead by example regarding smart solutions to address our increased consumption with limited resource availability.

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Sladjana Mijatovic, Program Manager at City of Amsterdam, posted

Invitation to participate in Market consultation Circular & Digital 750.000 euro Competition for the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area

Will you give the circular economy the digital boost it needs? Are you able to provide a smart digital solution for closing product and material resource cycles at large scale? A solution that provides the necessary data, insights and transparency to trigger business activity? Are you creative, smart and innovative and do you think in business opportunities? There is € 750,000 available for your smart digital & circular solution!

Market consultation
The City of Amsterdam intends to issue a competition. In order for us to understand whether the terms and conditions of the competition are realistic, we first invite possible participants ánd possible beneficiaries of digitalization to participate in a market consultation. Do you wish to participate? Please find more information and next steps here: http://td35.tripolis.com/public/r/ONYS0w0D+nRz_qNR0aKVSw/4znyMf1jKQvQSaKi+2u_tA/zRVKjcZQfhjtMMA1F1xGoA . Interested parties are invited to complete the survey by October 25, 12:00 o’clock.

Save the date – 2 November 14.30 to 18.00
Participants to the market consultation are also invited to a joint meeting: http://td35.tripolis.com/public/r/SClC74iXXS6xr7Vbz02f8w/4znyMf1jKQvQSaKi+2u_tA/zRVKjcZQfhjtMMA1F1xGoA in Datalab. The session will be organised on Thursday, November 2nd, from 14.30 to 18.00.

Background
The City of Amsterdam, on behalf of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (AMA), in cooperation with the Amsterdam Economic Board, intends to invite parties to participate in an exciting and challenging competition. The competition is initiated with the objective to accelerate the transition towards an economy that is both circular and profitable. Parties with the best vision towards this acceleration and a sound project plan will be awarded with price money and the prospect of the City of Amsterdam being its launching customer. The AMA has the ambition to be the global frontrunner and to lead by example regarding smart solutions to address our increased consumption with limited resource availability.

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Sladjana Mijatovic, Program Manager at City of Amsterdam, posted

In Repair: towards a post-throwaway society

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What would society look like if we assigned a central role to repair? And what happens if we see repair as more than a quick fix? The symposium ‘In Repair: towards a post-throwaway society’ builds on recent studies of repair, which frame the concept in a much broader context.

Activities like mending, renovating, healing, rehabilitating, revitalizing, recovering, curing or hacking help us deal with problems in a social, sustainable, and resourceful way. During this evening we explore how repair thinking could set directions for a post-throwaway society. A society in which imperfection, broken systems, relations and objects are welcomed rather than shunned; a logic of breakdown bridges past, present and future; and even tax might shift from labour to natural resource use.

KEYNOTE
Prof. Steven Jackson (coordinator of the NSF Repair, Maintenance, Sustainability research program at Cornell University), introducing ‘broken world thinking’

SPEAKERS
Femke Groothuis, director of Ex’Tax, Prof. dr. Ellen Rutten, coordinator of the Sublime Imperfections NWO research program at UvA, dr. Yngvar Steinholt (Tromso University), curator and Repair Society initiator Joanna van der Zanden.

Doors open from 7:30pm
Start at 8:00pm

The symposium is hosted by the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, the University of Amsterdam, Spring House and Repair Society.

Note: Donate your broken umbrella for the umbrella recovery project by artist Julia Mandle.

Photo by: Julia Mandle

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Sladjana Mijatovic, Program Manager at City of Amsterdam, posted

AMS Science for the city: Printing Circular Cities

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While increasingly popular, 3D-printing has been applied mostly in small-scale, local contexts, also when applied in urban development projects. Is it possible to move this technology out of the margins and turn it into a transformative force when dealing with large-scaled urban complexities? According to the academic talents of AMS Institute, there is reason to believe we can. For example in the recycling of plastic city waste. Can 3D-printing play a transformative role in urban development? How can we print our way from micro- to macro-impact in waste recycling?

Introductory keynote speaker of the evening is Prof. dr. Ellen van Bueren, professor of Urban Development Management at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment (TU Delft) and Principal Investigator at AMS.
She develops tangible concepts, tools and principles for an integrated area-specific approach to contemporary urban challenges. “Balancing different interests is central to urban development. How do public and private parties, professionally organised or ‘bottom-up’, manage to create a pleasant, sustainable living environment?”

3d-Printing in the Circular City
This on-going research project investigates the metropolitan challenge of reducing municipal plastic waste. It introduces an innovative solution for the recycling of discarded plastics, which takes advantage of large scale 3d-printing and produces parts that improve public space and the built environment. The multidisciplinary consortium – consisting of TU Delft, DUS architects, Actual Build, AEB Amsterdam, The New Raw and the AMS Institute – combine expertise and elaborate on this concept in the case study of Amsterdam North. The project will be presented by: Foteini Setaki & Panos Sakkas.

AMS Science for the City
Together with Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) Pakhuis de Zwijger organizes a series on metropolitan development and innovation. How can big data, prototyping, 3D-printing and scientific innovation help to solve the complex challenges that the metropole Amsterdam faces? Upcoming and established (inter)national urban professionals from AMS and its academic partners (TU Delft, Wageningen University, MIT) will introduce us to the newest research and practical solutions within urban themes as water, energy, waste, food, data and mobility.

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Sladjana Mijatovic, Program Manager at City of Amsterdam, posted

HOW THE DUTCH GOVERNMENT CAN REALISE ITS CIRCULAR AMBITIONS

WRITTEN BY ADAM STONES - COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR METABOLIC
https://www.metabolic.nl/in-the-news/how-the-dutch-government-can-realise-its-circular-ambitions/

Ahead of the Dutch national elections, the magazine De Ingenieur asked ten opinion formers what the next Government needs to do to help the Netherlands transition to greater renewable energy use and the circular economy. Metabolic’s CEO Eva Gladek was one of those asked to outline what needs to happen to realise a more sustainable future.

Metabolic outlined to De Ingenieur that whilst it is exiting that the Government has committed to realising a circular economy by 2050 (and reducing material use by half by 2030), the plans remain vague and require some strong leadership. She suggested five ways that will help get us there:

1. Make it clear what a circular economy should look like

2. Provide data on material flows

3. Do something about the demand for commodities

4. Develop new financing models

5. Create a market for circular products

You can read more on these five points in the full article, in Dutch.

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Sladjana Mijatovic, Program Manager at City of Amsterdam, posted

Renewable energy provides 5 times more jobs than coal mines in the U.S.

According to the U.S. Energy Department and leaders of the solar and wind industries the rural areas that missed out on economic growth under President Barack Obama are benefiting from the expansion of clean energy. And that growth isn’t driving the collapse of coal mining, according to Abigail Hopper, the recently hired chief executive officer of the Solar Energy Industries Association.

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Sladjana Mijatovic, Program Manager at City of Amsterdam, posted

Join the Online Hacktathon: Mobile Mining Challenge

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How can used mobile phones be collected via reverse logistics, throughout the city of Amsterdam, to facilitate replacement, repair, remanufacturing and recycling?
Getting these small goldmines back into the value chain represents economic opportunities and huge environmental savings!

The Challenge
You know your old mobile phone? Yea, that’s right, the one you have lying around in a drawer somewhere. Well instead of forgetting about it, you could repair it or take it apart. You can make sure that battery that seems to always die at the worst time is replaced and that the old one is used to make new batteries. If your mobile phone just won’t even turn on we could take the valuable gold, copper, and silver inside of it and use it to make jewelry and automotive parts. If we could recycle just 1 ton of used mobile phones – a mere 6,000 – we can recover up to 340 grams of gold and prevent environmental damage caused by mining, that’s more than 56 times the amount of gold you would get if you mined 1 ton of gold ore.

Now, not everyone is a tech-expert, but how could we get mobile phones back into the hands of the people that are? How can logistics suppliers, repair shop owners, and even cities play their part in making this happen?

Join!
Circle Econmy is calling all systems thinkers, urbanists, innovative minds and all-around creative geniuses to discover unique ways of retaining the value of mobile phones.

Do you have a passion for engaging with difficult problems, like to think outside the box, and enjoy trying to connect the dots to unveil new opportunities?

Then join Circle Economy during this online hackathon, right from the comfort of your own home or with your own team, to create reverse logistics solutions for the circular economy!

When?
Challenge begins Monday 27 February 2017 at 9:00 GMT+1
Challenge ends Monday 6 March 2017 at 17:00 GMT+1
Winners will be announced on Monday 13 March 2017

Feel free to join in on the discussion and submit your ideas at any time. Whether you’re flying solo or would like to set up a team through our platform or in person, all ideas, regardless of their size or complexity are welcome!

Sign-up below...
http://www.circle-economy.com/mobile-mining-challenge

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