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‘To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life’
That is the mission of Wageningen UR (University & Research centre). A staff of 6,500 and 10,000 students from over 100 countries work everywhere around the world in the domain of healthy food and living environment for governments and the business community-at-large.

The strength of Wageningen UR lies in its ability to join the forces of specialised research institutes and Wageningen University. It also lies in the combined efforts of the various fields of natural and social sciences. This union of expertise leads to scientific breakthroughs that can quickly be put into practice and be incorporated into education. This is the Wageningen Approach.

The scientific quality of Wageningen UR is affirmed by the prominent position we occupy in international rankings and citation indexes.

The domain of Wageningen UR consists of three related core areas:
Food and food production
Living environment
Health, lifestyle and livelihood
Wageningen UR has branches all over The Netherlands and abroad. A large number of lecturers, researchers and other employees are based at Wageningen Campus.

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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.

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CitySDK

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The CityService Development Kit (CitySDK) is a system that collects open data of governments, in order to provide their availability uniformly and in real-time. Within this project Waag Society is responsible for the domain Mobility. We will talk to potential data suppliers and application developers to meet the needs of both parties. Combined with questions from various cities in Europe, these needs lead to services that are both generic and dynamic.

CitySDK is assisting seven European cities to release their data and offers tools to develop digital services. It also helps cities anticipate ever expanding technological possibilities. Over the past twenty years, Waag Society amassed much knowledge of technology and governmental sources. This was put to good use in the development of CitySDK. Think of services that help developers to make applications that offer personalized travel advice.

Bert Spaan, developer at Waag Society, has made a map within the framework of the European Smart CitySDK project to show all 9,866,539 buildings in The Netherlands, shaded according to their year of construction. This give us a complete new image of the country and clearly shows the age of cities, whether they are still relatively young (in blue, built after 1960) or very old (in red). A nice example is a city like Haarlem, of which the old inner city clearly lights up, or Almere, covered in blues as it is built in recent times.

With these services, a pilot study will be conducted in Amsterdam. Then, the applicability of the services will be tested in Helsinki, Manchester, Barcelona, Rome, Istanbul and Lamia.

As part of the City Service Development Kit and the Open Data Exchange projects the City Dashboard Amsterdam has been developed, in which lot of effort has been expended to make existing data sets available in realtime. A true treasure, that contains an enormous insight in what make the city tick.

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PICO

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The PICO project will help facilitate decision-making, from policy making till investment decision (of individual residents).

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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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Play the City: Circular City Tour

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Play the City offers a tour of the up and coming Buiksloterham area - the largest scale of circular city experiment in the Netherlands

Want to see Europe’s largest housing development madeout of sustainably sourced wood? Want to learn more about alternative officeparks made out of houseboats? Does the idea of a sustainable floating villageinterest you? Together with our research into the area, Play the City willprovide you with valuable insight into the way in which forces are being joinedto achieve the ambitions and goals set out for this exciting new area ofdevelopment in Amsterdam.

The City of Amsterdam wantsto accelerate the sustainability of the capital. In 2020 the city aims togenerate 20% more renewable energy per capita and will use 20 % less energy.

Buiksloterham in Amsterdam North has been identifiedas a living lab for circular area development, setting out ambitious goalstowards closed system flows and resource management. Based on the circulareconomy model, the development of this area with its polluted land stretchesand open spaces will become the center of the implementation of new cleantechnologies and a hub for the closure of urban material cycles, serving as thelargest scale of a live circular citymaking experiment.

The area is buzzing with activity, new developmentsare rapidly taking shape, entrepreneurs are passionately self-building theirdream homes and housing corporations are joining forces with self-builders.Investment in technologies are setting new building standards and developmentinitiatives are setting new standards for partnership collaboration models.

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De Gebouwengids

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Architecture and urban planning tours in Amsterdam

De Gebouwengids organizes tours in the field of architecture and urban planning. The organization is founded fifteen years ago and has developed a professional and passionate way to guide you through the city of Amsterdam. Redevelopment, sustainability and future development are central themes.Check here the broad offer of tours, through musea, parks, different neighbourhoods in the city, and much more.

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