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Raphaela Lark, Researching the intersection between climate adaptation and social inequality at University of Amsterdam (UvA), posted

Looking for community organisations in Amsterdam that deal with climate adaptation!

I am currently conducting research on climate adaptation strategies in London and Amsterdam for the university of Amsterdam. I am approaching this topic from a social justice lens, i.e. understanding how the city is incorporating social justice in its climate adaptation strategies and policies.

I am currently looking for community organisations that are involved in projects that are directly or indirectly involved with tackling the urban heat island effect. This could be projects that seek to increase green spaces, improve how homes perform during heatwaves or even raise awareness on these issues in their community.

Any help is appreciated!

#Energy
Beth Njeri, Digital Communications Manager at Metabolic, posted

Shaping development in cities to combat climate change

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Ever wondered what life would look like in a sustainable, regenerative city?

With cities occupying only 3% of the global land surface but contributing to 70% of emissions, positive change can have a big impact. Metabolic CEO Eva Gladek reflected on how we can all become city makers. In light of COP26, it might be time to refocus on our cities.

Ready to take action? Find out how in the link below.

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Jasmyn Mazloum, Communicatie at Gemeente Almere, posted

Kijken voorbij de Floriade | Groen & Gezond Almere Podcast serie 3!

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Een groene en gezonde wereld begint in je eigen stad. Nergens in Nederland bouwen ondernemers en bewoners van zo dichtbij mee als in Almere. Verhalen van deze bewogen Almeerders hoor je in de podcast ‘Groen en Gezond Almere’.

Het is alweer tijd voor het derde seizoen, waarin Floriade Expo 2022 centraal staat, want die staat voor de deur! Het gebied rondom het Weerwater staat in de steigers, de groene loper wordt door de stad uitgerold. Maar wat houdt de Floriade nou precies in? En nog belangrijker: Wat blijft er allemaal over ná het evenement? De podcast wordt gepresenteerd door Kookboekenschrijfster, TV-kok en vooral betrokken Almeerder Nadia Zerouali. Nadia bespreekt de fysieke impact van de Floriade Expo op onze stad en spreekt met gebiedsontwikkelaars, energieleveranciers, bruggenbouwers en landschapsarchitecten.

Luister de eerste afleveringen van de podcast via Spotify, Soundcloud & Apple Podcast

Groen en Gezond Almere is het programma van de gemeente Almere waar jij mee kan bouwen aan de groene stad van de toekomst. Een groene en gezonde stad bouw je namelijk niet alleen, maar samen. Het platform laat lokale Almeerse initiatieven en projecten zien die de stad verduurzamen en klaarmaken voor de toekomst. Een inspirerend palet aan stadsmakers!

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Caroline Staarman, Marketing and communication manager , posted

Join finale Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award online

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The 9th of November, the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award finale of 2021 will take place. Join us online and be a witness to exciting new ideas that will create a positive impact on society! Nine finalists will pitch their ideas and compete for three Innovation Awards in the categories Environment & Climate, Health and Society and € 10.000 to bring their idea a step closer to application. Also, three researchers will be honored with an Impact Award for their significant impact on society: Halleh Ghorashi (VU Amsterdam), Hergen Spits (Amsterdam UMC) and Jeroen Kluck Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA).
When: Tuesday 9 November 2021
Time: 15:00 - 17:00

Conference on Nov 9th
Wieke Rutgers, posted

Workshop: What's in IT for you? Scaling sustainable impact through IT innovations

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In the city center of Amsterdam, residents, companies and knowledge institutions are joining forces for a sustainable city center. We aim to preserve the cultural-historical heritage as well as prepare it for the future. This challenging area for sustainability asks for smart solutions. Upscaling is necessary in order to create historic and sustainable city’s of the future.

Scaling sustainable impact
In this workshop we look at what is necessary for (heritage) experts and property owners to be able to advise about sustainability faster and easier while still securing a high quality standard. We show that even with custom energy advises it is possible to have a scalable approach. In this workshop, the brand new advisory tool for sustainable historic buildings is launched. Tom Huizer will give a demonstration of the tool on behalf of De Groene Grachten and share the results of the first 100 recommendations made using this tooling in the Green Light District.

The workshop takes place on Thursday 25 November. Sign up for Workshop 3 on the registration form to attend.

Green Light Festival

This workshop is part of the Green Light Festival. Two years ago we renamed the Red Light District to the 'Green Light District'. Together with residents, companies, knowledge institutions and partners, we are transforming the city center of Amsterdam into a sustainable and future-proof heart of the city. Discover how we can make a sustainable impact together during the Green Light Festival. What have we achieved together in recent years? And what will the next 10 years look like? In interactive workshops, walk&talks, events and symposia you get to know the area in a whole new way.

Join us in Amsterdam or online! Together we will color the city center green. We look forward to seeing you on November 25, 26, and 27 in the Green Light District!
View the program or sign up!

Green Light District

Green Light District is a collaboration between De Groene Grachten, NV Zeedijk, Municipality of Amsterdam, De Gezonde Stad, Rooftop Revolution, TU Delft and EIT Climate-KIC.

We work together with these partners and our community of residents and other frontrunners in the city. The project is part of the ‘Nieuw Amsterdams Klimaat’ and together we map out a smart route to a future-proof city.

Check out the Green Light District website!

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Casper Koomen, futurist & creative at blau lab, posted

Building a shared vision of the city - with LEGO!

Building the largest interactive LEGO model of the future city ever!

Imagine a model of the city; however, instead of a literal representation, this is a sculpture that holds ideas and dreams from citizens, policymakers, entrepreneurs and visitors about what the city might be like after we solve major transitional challenges (e.g. sustainability, energy, equality, smart).

What would it feel like to be in this city? What do people wish this future city to become?

the goal
A model of the city that contains the ideas that a diverse group of people have about how the city might emerge from major transitional change like climate adaptation, sustainability, equality, smart. Imagine the city from what might be and what opportunity change offers.

the form
A room-sized model built with LEGO in a public space and with interactivity (e.g. app / QR link / AR) to share the stories that this model contains.

the process
Lego is an powerful way to evoke and capture stories about how people think about something. Through a series of workshops, people from all parts of the city will be invited to share how they think about the future of the city and capture their stories in a collective model. An interactive installation opens up those stories to passers-by and other participants.

partners
finance, organisational, tech

call to action
Get in touch if you want to contribute to the realisation of the largest LEGO city vision model ever!

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Vera van Maaren, Circular Project Manager at C-creators, posted

Circular Building in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area

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On November 18, we are organizing a LIVE event at C-Bèta about Circular Building in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.
The theme around this dynamic event is 'Future or Tradition?'.
We offer various stages to innovative thinkers and doers, tantalizing  circular demonstrations and a lot of interaction!
We will, for example, look at old materials with a new perspective and we offer a insight the program of Regional Program Circle City.

When: Thursday, November 18th
Time: 13.30 walk-in, start program 14 - 18.00, including drinks

Location: C-Beta
Rijnlanderweg 916
2132 MN Hoofddorp

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Sanne van Kempen, Marketing & Communications Specialist at Spectral, posted

NSI verduurzaamt portfeuille verder met Spectrals Smart Building Platform

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We helpen NSI met verduurzaming én beter comfort. Na een succesvolle pilot met ons Smart Building Platform (we bespaarden 19,2% aan warmte en het comfort verbeterde!) rollen we de software nu verder uit naar 26 gebouwen. Daar zal de slimme sturing ruim 20% op warmte en 3% op elektriciteit besparen. Lees op onze website hoe we dat doen.

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Caroline Oort, posted

Transform Single-use Waste Plastic into Valuable Products

On Thursday, November 4, 2021 you are most welcome to join the webinar about TRANSFORM-CE in English. The project team will then tell you what it is looking for and provide examples of business support opportunities.

Opportunity for your business?
Interreg NW Europe funded project, TRANSFORM-CE, launches the first in its informative webinar series on turning single-use plastic waste into valuable new products. It will introduce two innovative technologies, additive manufacturing and intrusion-extrusion moulding, which are facilitating the transformation of this common waste stream into the feedstock for countless applications, from roof tiles and decking to architectural models and 3D printed components.  This is a fantastic opportunity for businesses, manufacturers and government authorities interested in learning more about TRANSFORM-CE and the potential benefits of transitioning to a circular economy business model. The project partners also welcome designers, creatives and members of the public who are interested in exploring the potential of single use plastic waste.

New technologies for a circular economy of plastic?
TRANSFORM-CE is currently running two pilots to turn single-use plastic waste into raw plastic feedstock: an AM R&D centre in Greater Manchester (United Kingdom) and an IEM plastic factory in Almere (The Netherlands). A third AM facility, a prototyping centre, will open early 2022 in Belgium. Work has already begun, using the feedstock to manufacture products like outdoor furniture, building materials and even houses. Once the technology is scaled up, TRANSFORM-CE’s partners will have the potential to develop circular economy business models and stimulate new secondary material markets across North West Europe and beyond. Waste plastic can be re-purposed and revalued.

Who will speak?
• Rhiannon Hunt: Circular Economy Project Manager at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
• Bram Peters: Owner of the Green Plastic Factory Almere and Save Plastics, the Netherlands.
• Malou van der Vegt: Researcher and Lecturer in the Circular Economy at the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands.
• Evert-Jan Velzing: Scientist and Lecturer at the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands.

David Greenfield will be the facilitator of the webinar. He is managing director and founder of SOcial, ENvironmental & EConomic Solutions (SOENECS) Ltd.

What will be preliminary programme?
14:00 Opening address and introduction to TRANSFORM-CE
14:05 Transforming single-use plastic waste into filament for additive manufacturing
14:15 Creating new products from single-use plastic waste using intrusion-extrusion
moulding
14:25 The business case for adopting circular economy solutions
14:45 Be a part of TRANSFORM-CE; opportunities for businesses
15:00 Q&A

Online event on Nov 4th
Mark Spetter, Sr. adviseur CE at Province of Flevoland, posted

Gezocht: actuele rekenmodellen voor biobased bouwen van nieuwbouw woningen

Is een nieuwbouw biobased woning duurder dan traditioneel? Hoe maak je bespaarde CO2 en stikstof financieel? Wat voor afschrijvingstermijnen neem je voor een losmaakbaar casco? Hoe kijken financiers naar risico's en voordelen van biobased woningen?

Dit zijn actuele én urgente vraagstukken voor de MRA.

Wie heeft -een deel- van de antwoorden?

Dank vast voor je medewerking!

#CircularCity
Sara de Boer, Programmamaker at Pakhuis de Zwijger, posted

Dag van de Duurzaamheid

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Op donderdag 7 oktober is het tijd voor de Dag van de Duurzaamheid. In Pakhuis de Zwijger kun je terecht voor een avondvullend programma met talks, screenings, workshops en de uitreiking van de Trouw Duurzame 100. We gaan in gesprek over thema’s als duurzaam bouwen, inclusieve klimaatcoalities, nieuwe afspraken en de COP. We sluiten de avond af met de feestelijke bekendmaking van de meest duurzame initiatieven uit het land.

Praat, doe, denk, vier en leer jij mee deze dag? Schrijf je dan in voor een van de programma’s. Dit kan makkelijk en gratis via de onderstaande link.

Conference on Oct 7th
Beth Njeri, Digital Communications Manager at Metabolic, posted

On the journey to a circular economy, don’t forget your materials passport

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If we can find a way to reuse building materials for new construction effectively, the energy, labor, and transportation costs of producing new materials can be saved, and so can the associated emissions.

Check out this article by Metabolic, where they dive into a promising potential solution: materials passports.

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Amsterdam Smart City, Connector of opportunities at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Sign up for the Dutch trade mission to the Smart City Expo in Barcelona

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Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) is the international leading event for cities held in Barcelona since 2011. The mission is to empower cities and collectivize urban innovation across the globe. Through promoting social innovation, establishing partnerships and identifying business opportunities, the event is dedicated to creating a better future for cities and their citizens.

The Netherlands will join the Expo with a trade mission. Dutch companies working in the smart city field are welcome to join a business event with The Nordics, get a role in the program on the Expo, contribute to matchmaking events and join a big amount of other side events!

Be quick and sign up for this trade mission before the 7th of October!

Not a company, but planning to go to Barcelona for knowledge exchange, inspiration and networking? Let us know! There will be programs for non-companies as well!

More information about the Smart City Expo: https://www.smartcityexpo.com/the-event/
More information about the Dutch trade mission to the Smart City Expo: https://www.rvo.nl/actueel/evenementen/smart-city-missie-naar-smart-city-expo-world-congress-barcelona

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Lotte Nystrup Lund, Principal Research Scientist at City & Port Copenhagen, posted

Danish Researcher looking for inspiration in Amsterdam

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Hi community,

I am looking for inspiration on nature-based solutions in Amsterdam. I have a full day in Amsterdam the 6 th of October 2021, and I would love to visit locations having implemented nature-based solutions in impressive ways. I am curious about how Amsterdam has worked with urban biodiversity and how Amsterdam has implemented large-scale nature-based solutions, e.g. green corridors or other kinds of 'wild nature' in the city, for the benefit of people and other species :)

I hope you can help me with advices on where to go and whom to talk with?

My research project: Biocities of the future
The ambition is to develop initiatives that can help urban stakeholders integrate nature-based ideas and design strategies in urban development. The project includes prototyping a dialogue tool and testing if it could supplement the international certification tool DGNB Urban Districts.

I study how nature-based ideas integrate in urban development of today, and I identify some of the main drivers, paradoxes, consequences, and challenges, related to these integrations. The project focus is urban development inspired by nature’s ability to regenerate, through e.g., biomimicry and regenerative and biophilic design thinking.

My research is based on a cooperation between three Danish organisations:
City & Port - develop large scale urban areas in Copenhagen, DK
The Royal Danish Academy - Architecture, Design, Conservation
Bloxhub Science Forum - a nordic innovation hub for sustainable urbanization

You can read more about the research project using the website link

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Jasmyn Mazloum, Communicatie at Gemeente Almere, posted

Circulaire ondernemers uit Almere gezocht voor Innofest Test Teevee | start/scale-ups

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UPALMERE!, PRICE en Innofest slaan de handen ineen voor een nieuwe editie van Innofest Test Teevee. Drie start en/of scale-ups die zich bezighouden met circulariteit in de bouw en/of ICT & Tech kunnen zich nu aanmelden voor de volgende editie.

Bij Innofest Test Teevee gaan ondernemers onder leiding van de innovatie-experts in gesprek met een online testpanel. De panelleden kunnen op verschillende onderdelen van de innovatie feedback leveren: van het verhaal achter je product tot de smaak en de verpakking. Zo halen ondernemers in korte tijd veel waardevolle data op, die zij kunnen gebruiken om hun product verder te ontwikkelen.

Om deel te kunnen nemen aan deze editie van Test Teevee, dien je aan de volgende voorwaarden te voldoen:

  1. Je prototype is innovatief
  2. Je innovatie is circulair en richt zich op een van de volgende sectoren: bouw en/of ict/tech
  3. Je onderneming heeft de ambitie om te groeien en veel impact te maken
  4. Je hebt nu (scale-ups) of in de toekomst (start-ups) een business case
  5. Je haalt duidelijke meerwaarde uit het testen met Innofest Test Teevee
  6. Je onderneming is gevestigd in de gemeente Almere of gaat dit in de toekomst doen

De deadline voor het aanmelden is 30 september! Nieuwsgierig naar de Test Teevee? Meld je hier aan of lees er meer over op de website!

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Eva Gutbrod, Project Manager for international projects at Baden-Württemberg International, posted

International Lightweight Talks including matchmaking

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Be part of the International Lightweight Talks on 21.09.2021 from 2.30 pm until 5.30 pm (CET). Are you looking for business or projects partners? You can book bilateral meetings or exchange with experts on smart city, architecture, mobility and circular economy. To register free of charge please follow the link below. The virtual event is organised by BW_i and Leichtbau BW and supported by the Enterprise Europe Network.
https://www.european-lightweight.com/start/events/registration/eventform/international-lightweight-talks-urban-circular-innovative
Have a look at the programme here: www.leichtbau-bw.de/ilt
In case of questions don't hesitate to contact Eva Gutbrod (eva.gutbrod@bw-i.de, +49711 227 87-947).

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Henrike Slob, Marketing Communications Lead at Impact Hub Amsterdam, posted

CIRCO | Call for partners

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Impact Hub Amsterdam is officieel CIRCO Hub van Noord-Holland. Dit betekent dat wij CIRCO Tracks voor MKB’ers gaan organiseren om innovatie binnen diverse circulaire thema’s te versnellen.

Heb jij een suggestie voor een goed thema of onderwerp? Dan komen we graag met jou in contact! Denk aan producten in bijvoorbeeld sectoren als bouw, textiel, plastics en voedsel.

Wil jij voor jouw bedrijf en/of branche een stappenplan en nieuwe visie omtrent circulaire ondernemingskansen ontwikkelen? Neem contact op.

Meer informatie over CIRCO en contactgegevens vind je op onze website > https://bit.ly/CIRCOhub

Circo Hub Noord-Holland is een initiatief van Impact Hub Amsterdam, Circulair WestNoorderwind en Natuur en Milieufederatie Noord-Holland.

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De Ceuvel, Smart eco hub & community at De Ceuvel, posted

Take a virtual tour of eco-hub de Ceuvel

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At de Ceuvel we host private tours for interested individuals, schools, companies and other parties. Whether you’re an architect, technical engineer, a high school student, or just a generally interested person: there will be someone at de Ceuvel that can explain our story in a way that’s relevant to your background.

The tour covers the story of De Ceuvel. You will learn about sustainability & the circular economy, urban renewal strategies, architecture and communal experimentation and bottom-up development.

Our virtual tour of de Ceuvel was developed during the corona lockdown. Instead of physically visiting our site, we can show you around virtually! The online tour, or webinar, is conducted in a Zoom meeting. Our guide welcomes you in this virtual environment at a time and date of your convenience. Using photos, exclusive videos and illustrations unavailable elsewhere, we tell the story of our unique site. There will be ample time for questions and conversations with the live tour guide.

The virtual tour can be given to a large group of Zoom participants, or as a remote speaker during a physical event. It is suitable in various contexts: as a guest lecture for schools or universities, as a program item of an (online) sustainability conference, as part of a more extensive (company) training course, or in whatever setting you've designed.

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Beth Njeri, Digital Communications Manager at Metabolic, posted

Urban mining and circular construction – what, why, and how it works

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When the functional lifetime of an object is over, its highest possible value should be retained. This shortens supply chains, increases resilience, and safeguards the environment from manufacturing-related emissions.

Currently, the construction sector is optimized for a linear supply chain. This is mainly due to a lack of information on harvestable materials and their reuse value.

Learn more about urban mining and how it can help us move towards a circular economy.

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Anonymous posted

World Smart City Expo Seoul

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The Dutch embassy in Seoul is inviting (online and, if possible, offline) Dutch companies to the Netherlands Pavilion at the World Smart City Expo in South Korea from 8 to 10 September! You can register and participate for free to have your company promoted during the expo.

The embassy can represent you in the Netherlands Pavilion with your own brochures, videos, posters and other promotional material. You can also participate in other online business activities around the fair. If the current travel restrictions for South Korea (2 weeks quarantine) are lifted, you can of course also participate physically.

Dutch-Korean Smart city cooperation

Various missions, a Government-to-Government Memorandum of Understanding (G2G-MoU) and smart city awards have brought Dutch and Korean activities in the field of smart city closer together since 2018. Smart cities are an important growth market. Partly for this reason, the Netherlands is very well represented with its own pavilion at the World Smart City Expo 2021 in Seoul.

For whom?

Participation is interesting if your company is active in the field of energy-neutral construction ('zero energy building'), smart mobility ('smart mobility') or urban agriculture ('urban agriculture'). It doesn't matter if you are a start-up, want to seize international opportunities for the first time, or are already active internationally.

Interested?
Please contact Mr Peter Wijlhuizen, Senior Officer for Innovation, Technology and Science

Email: pw@nost-korea.com

* You will be able to see that the deadline to register yourself for this opportunity is over via the RVO link.
However, the deadline has been extended, so please first send your application to the above email address.

Online event from Sep 8th to Sep 10th