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Samen naar een warmtesysteem

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Het Servicepunt Duurzame Energie organiseert in samenwerking met Amsterdam Smart City twee kennissessies over lage- en middentemperatuur warmtesystemen. Op 5 oktober gaan we van start met een kick-off en op 26 oktober zullen we verder we verder de diepte ingaan.

Tijdens deze sessies zullen we ingaan op verschillende vraagstukken. Hoe realiseer je zo’n warmtesysteem? Welke verschillende strategieën kunnen gevolgd worden? En hoe betrek je de omgeving? We gaan dieper in op wat lage- en middentemperatuur warmtesystemen precies inhouden. Daarnaast komen verschillende ervaringsdeskundigen aan het woord. Waar liepen zij tegenaan en hoe losten ze dit op? Na het volgen van deze kennissessies heeft u de tools in handen om zelf aan de slag te gaan.

Loop je als gemeente rond met bovenstaande vragen? Meld je dan alvast aan. Binnenkort volgt meer informatie over het precieze programma en de locatie.

Ik meld me aan voor de kick-off op 5 oktober

Ik meld me aan voor de verdiepingssessie van 26 oktober

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Zoë Spaaij, Project manager , posted

Webinar: De rol van de regio bij smartcityontwikkelingen

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Bij ‘smart city’ gaat het niet alleen over slimme steden. Digitalisering en technologisering veranderen ook onze regio’s en dorpen. Maar wat is de rol van de regio bij smartcityontwikkelingen?

Op 9 september gaan we van 16.00 – 17.15 uur daarover in gesprek met koplopers van provincies, steden en het bedrijfsleven.

Maar dat niet alleen, op 9 september verwelkomen we ook onze nieuwe partners! Onder andere de provincie Noord-Brabant ondertekent onze City Deal. We zijn heel blij met deze nieuwe aanwinst! Om het feestje compleet te maken, lanceren we die dag onze City Deal Toolbox vol met smartcitytoepassingen voor steden, dorpen én de regio.

Wanneer: 9 september, 16.00 – 17.15 uur

Waar: Online

Kosten: Gratis

Programma

16.00 uur – Welkom door Jan-Willem Wesselink (programmamanager City Deal ‘Een slimme stad, zo doe je dat’).

16.05 – Dit doen we in de City Deal ‘Een slimme stad, zo doe je dat’ – pitchronde met 13 instrumenten.

16. 20 – Presentatie van de Toolbox met Diana van Altena (Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties) en Thamar Zijlstra (NEN)

16.35 - Ondertekening van de City Deal door de provincie Noord-Brabant en door Avans Hogeschool en gesprek met Martijn van Gruijthuijsen, gedeputeerde van Noord-Brabant en met Philippe Raets, voorzitter van het College van Bestuur van Avans.

16.55 – Gesprek met koplopers uit provincie, steden en het bedrijfsleven, waaronder René Visser (VodafoneZiggo), Leonie van den Beuken (Amsterdam Smart City) en Frank Reniers (Agenda Stad/Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties) over de rol van de regio bij smartcityontwikkelingen onder leiding van projectmanager van de City Deal, Jan-Willem Wesselink.

17.15 – Afsluiting met borrel

Over de City Deal

Binnen de City Deal werken nu zo’n 175 smartcityprofessionals aan 13 instrumenten om digitalisering en technologisering te borgen in de stad. In die borging en implementatie van de instrumenten speelt de regio een belangrijke rol en daarover gaan we op 9 september in gesprek. Meer weten over de City Deal ‘Een slimme stad, zo doe je dat’? Kijk op: www.citydealslimmestad.nl.

AANMELDEN

Online event on Sep 9th
Pakhuis De Zwijger, Communicatie at Pakhuis de Zwijger, posted

LIVECAST: De sociale rekening van de energietransitie

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Wie betaalt de rekening van de energietransitie eigenlijk? Nu komen duurzame subsidies nog vooral bij hoge inkomensgezinnen terecht en voelen gezinnen met een lager inkomen duurzaam beleid relatief veel harder in hun portemonnee.

In Amsterdam Zuidoost is de energietransitie al volop aan de gang: het warmtenet wordt uitgebreid en burgerinitiatieven voor bijvoorbeeld alternatief gas ontstaan. Maar tegelijkertijd blijft isolatie vaak achter, stijgen energierekeningen en zijn er bewoners die de informatie niet begrijpen of vertrouwen.

Sociale gevolgen van de energietransitie
In deze LIVECAST gaan we in gesprek over de sociale gevolgen van de energietransitie. Hoe maken we de energietransitie rechtvaardiger, zodat het voor iedereen voordelig is om mee te doen? Een gesprek over klimaat en ongelijkheid aan de hand van voorbeelden uit Amsterdam Zuidoost.

Note van ASC: Like als je vindt dat meer mensen dit moeten lezen. De populairste berichten lichten we uit in onze Weekly nieuwsbrief.

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Beth Njeri, Digital Communications Manager at Metabolic, posted

Reimagining our relationship with land through regenerative agriculture.

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The term regenerative agriculture is popping up more and more often in news and articles. Often mentioned as the key to agricultural green transition, important for carbon sequestration purposes… but what is it exactly?

Regenerative farming, or farming in line with nature, also known as restorative agriculture or eco-agriculture, is a nature-based solution, and it is significantly different from organic farming.

Learn more from this article.

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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
Beth Njeri, Digital Communications Manager at Metabolic, posted

How to create a sustainable bioeconomy

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Today the bioeconomy is everywhere: We see it in the clothing we wear, the packaging that comes to our house daily, the house we live in, the food we eat, and the energy that fuels our life.

For the bioeconomy to truly be sustainable and circular, it must meet certain conditions:

• Using fundamentally renewable biological feedstocks
• Maximizing the varied types and cycles of biological resources
• Contributing to the biological cycle

Learn more from this article.

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Beth Njeri, Digital Communications Manager at Metabolic, posted

Organic vs regenerative farming: What’s the difference?

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The long-term use of the industrialized agricultural system, synthetic pesticides and fertilizers has degraded the crucial foundation of agriculture which is soil.

To change this narrative, the key lies in regenerative farming. This is not only beneficial for increasing biodiversity and (environmental as well as economic) resilience, but the regenerated soil can also be used as carbon sinks, storing carbon both above and below ground in their greenery and in their root systems, and helping reverse climate change.

The benefits of regenerative models do not end here, check out this article to find out more.

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Anonymous posted

Promotion opportunity during 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.

#Mobility
AMS Institute, Re-inventing the city (urban innovation) at AMS Institute, posted

Vacature: PR & Content Officer 

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PR & Content Officer

Afdeling: Communicatieteam
Functie: PR en Content Officer (fulltime, 36-40 uur)
Locatie: Amsterdam
Arbeidsvoorwaarden: €2.920 - €4.012 bpm op basis van een 40-urige werkweek. Daarnaast een 13e maand. De definitieve inschaling is op basis van werkervaring en achtergrond.
Duur: Jaarcontract, verlenging voor onbepaalde tijd mogelijk

We zijn op zoek naar een creatieve en enthousiaste PR & Content Officer om de zichtbaarheid en positionering van ons mooie Amsterdamse instituut verder te ontwikkelen. Vind jij het leuk om de resultaten van onze onderzoeks-, onderwijs- en ondernemerschapsactiviteiten het juiste podium te geven?

Zijn PR, corporate storytelling en content marketing onderwerpen die jou aanspreken? Weet je hoe je wetenschap vertaalt naar boeiende en toegankelijke content? Gaat je hart harder kloppen bij het lezen over onze thema’s en zit je nu al vol creatieve content ideeën? En wil je graag werken in een omgeving waar duurzame innovatie vorm krijgt? Reageer dan nu.

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AMS Institute is in 2014 opgericht door Wageningen University & Research en de TU Delft, samen met het Massachusetts Institute of Technology en is gevestigd in hartje Amsterdam op Marineterrein Amsterdam. Onze missie is het vinden van interdisciplinaire oplossingen voor  grootstedelijke vraagstukken.

Wij geloven dat we door het bij elkaar brengen van verschillende ideeën, talenten en  (kennis)achtergronden, we steden duurzamer, welvarender, veerkrachtiger en rechtvaardiger kunnen maken. Vandaag, en in de toekomst. Wij noemen dit: “Re-inventing cities”. Dit doen we door middel van vier hoofdactiviteiten: onderwijs, onderzoek & innovatie, ondernemerschap en partnerships.

In samenwerking met kennisinstellingen, publieke & private partners en burgers, testen en ontwikkelen we onze oplossingen in de praktijk. We doen dit samen met de gemeente Amsterdam en zo is de stad ons Living Lab.

Functieomschrijving

We zijn momenteel op zoek naar een PR en Content Officer, die succesvol laat zien met welke innovatieve oplossingen we bijdragen aan de stad Amsterdam. Je focus ligt op PR, content en het creëren van een corporate story, met nadruk op stedelijke uitdagingen, innovatie en impact. Daarbij breng je ook de overkoepelende samenwerkingen en de link tussen bedrijfsleven, Amsterdammers, onderwijs & wetenschap in beeld.

Bij een organisatie met 1001 verhalen is er bijna een onuitputtelijke bron van content. Met jouw creativiteit en expertise weet jij proactief de contentagenda te bepalen. Je hebt oog voor de onderwerpen die spelen in de media en de manier waarop deze onderwerpen verbonden kunnen worden aan de stedelijke opgaven van de stad Amsterdam en onze activiteiten op het gebied van onderwijs, onderzoek & innovatie, ondernemerschap partnerships.

Ook weet je de juiste invalshoeken, samenwerkingen en distributiekanalen te vinden om bij te dragen aan het vergroten van de bekendheid en het verder verbeteren van de positionering en reputatie van het instituut.

Het AMS Communicatieteam is een klein, enthousiast en dynamisch team, dat bestaat uit vijf personen: een Communicatie Adviseur, een PR en Content Officer, een Project Communicatie medewerker, een Studentassistent en het Hoofd Communicatie. Je rapporteert aan het Hoofd Communicatie. Hoewel teamleden zich elk op hun eigen verantwoordelijkheden en activiteiten concentreren, zijn de resultaten altijd het resultaat van een gedeelde teaminspanning.

Verantwoordelijkheden

De PR en Content Officer is verantwoordelijk voor:

·       Het aansturen, ontwikkelen en uitvoeren van onze PR-activiteiten en Content Marketing plan in nauwe samenwerking met het Hoofd Communicatie.
·       Het bepalen van de inhoudelijke verhaallijnen voor de urban challenges waar we aan werken – dit in nauwe samenwerking met onze expertteams (Research & Innovation, Education & Data Science Team)
·       Het creëren van aansprekende content voor onze eigen kanalen, zoals onze website en socials (inclusief monitoring & rapportage).
·       Onze reputatie bewaken en kansen signaleren voor proactieve PR en storytelling. Je vindt het leuk om journalisten mee te nemen in wat we doen.
·       Het coördineren van mediaverzoeken en het adviseren en begeleiden van onze experts bij persverzoeken.
·       Het identificeren en onderhouden van relaties met belangrijke media en journalisten, evenals het opbouwen en onderhouden van relaties binnen ons netwerk van zakelijke partners, stakeholders en influencers.

Je profiel

·       Je hebt een relevante academische opleiding, aantoonbare ervaring in PR en hebt passie voor technologie en stedelijke innovatie.
·       Je hebt uitstekende schriftelijke en mondelinge communicatieve vaardigheden in zowel het Nederlands (veel van de interacties zijn met lokale pers), als in het Engels (de voertaal op al onze corporate kanalen).
·       Je hebt een goed begrip van wat nieuwswaardig is en weet de juiste invalshoeken voor diverse doelgroepen.
·       Je duikt graag de organisatie in om content die het verschil maakt te ontwikkelen.
·       Je hebt ervaring met het onderhouden van relaties met externe media en weet perskansen te creëren voor onze experts en activiteiten.
·       Sociale media heeft voor jou geen geheimen. Je weet hoe je social media in kunt zetten als geïntegreerd onderdeel van de mediamix.
·       Je voelt je verbonden met de stedelijke uitdagingen van de stad Amsterdam en woont bij voorkeur in (de buurt van) Amsterdam.
·       Ervaring in illustrator/InDesign of videoproductie, zijn een pluspunt om dat vleugje extra creativiteit toe te voegen waar we altijd naar op zoek zijn.

Wie ben jij?

·       Een enthousiast en positief persoon, een echte aanwinst voor het team
·       Creatief en proactief in het naar voren brengen van ideeën
·       Een zelfstarter met veel energie
·       Resultaatgericht, nauwkeurig en efficiënt

Ons aanbod

·       Je komt te werken in een innovatieve werkomgeving en een enthousiast team van     professionals.
·       Wanneer we (hopelijk snel weer) meer op kantoor werken, dan hebben we een fantastische locatie op het Marineterrein Amsterdam.
·       Je salaris is gebaseerd op de VSNU CAO met een maximum van €4.012 bpm op basis van 40 uur - en een jaarlijkse 13e maand. We bieden je een jaarcontract, met de intentie om en bij goed functioneren te verlengen voor onbepaalde tijd.

Aanvullende informatie

Voor meer informatie over deze vacature kun je contact opnemen met Debby Dröge, Head of Communications, e-mail debby.droge@ams-institute.org. Voor meer informatie over de selectieprocedure kun je contact opnemen met Martijn van Beersum, HR Officer, e-mail: martijn.vanbeersum@ams-institute.org, tel: +31 610598900.

Sollicitatieprocedure

Heb je interesse in deze vacature? Je kunt solliciteren door je motivatiebrief en cv te delen met: martijn.vanbeersum@ams-institute.org.

AMS Institute staat midden in de samenleving en streeft ernaar om de diversiteit van onze samenleving terug te laten komen in haar organisatie.

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Zéger Nieuweboer, Founder / Teacher at Learning is growing.nl, posted

Green food walking trail in Arnhem

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Green consumers engage green growers in the green food trail around the city of Arnhem, The Netherlands.

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Tom de Munck, Content Marketeer at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, posted

Global Goals Jam Amsterdam

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Are you interested in sustainability & design? Do you also enjoy working in interdisciplinary teams? Then this is your chance to participate in the Global Goals Jam 2021, register here.

On September 17 & 18 the Green Office HvA is organizing the Global Goals Jam in joint effort with the Digital Society School and the UNDP. During these two days participants worldwide will work in multidisciplinary teams, in order to create short- term interventions for local challenges using a design-thinking toolkit.

In this 2021 edition we focus on the topic of the century: Climate change. We have subcategorized this immense theme, into three sub-categories.

1. Climate Justice
How do we shift the focus on greenhouse gasses and melting ice caps into a civil rights movement with the people and communities most vulnerable to climate impacts at its core? How do we make sure that sustainability is not exclusive?

2. Beyond human-centered design
What will happen if non-human actors are our main priority in our design activities? How will design processes and ideas change when we take a nature-centered perspective?

3. Regenerative cities
How do we close the loops of our urban systems and communities? And how could we design our cities as ecological systems that are not only sustainable but also contribute to the economy as a whole?

Let’s partner up.
We’re always looking for partners who can support us in the organization, below are some examples as to how you can contribute. Reach out to exlore the benefits this partnership can bring you!

- A challenge within your organisation related to the themes.
- Speaker who can introducte the challenges on the kick-off on September 17.
- A jury to evaluate the pitches at the end of the event on September 18.
- Catering contributions.
-Professional documentation of the event.

Your own proposal is also very welcome!

Register here for the Global Goals Jam 2021
Do you have a question? Don’t hesitate to send an e-mail to n.troost@hva.nl!

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Anonymous posted

How Smart Cities & Technology Are Evolving

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Over the centuries, each urban expansion was followed by a period of catching up to face a new, more complex reality. We still experience it today when we know that more than half a million people sleep on the streets in the United States every night and that rents are rising faster than incomes.

In London, between 1997 and 2016, the number of jobs and the population increased by 40% and 25% respectively, while accommodation capacity only increased by 15%. The average American employee's commuting time has reached new records: an average of 225 hours per year (or more than nine days in total) is spent on the road or in transport.

As in the past, the current reality and the future of a physical place requires a good understanding of the place in question. This is why the meaning of place in a city stems both from its logistical environment and from the social and emotional context that unites its inhabitants.

What smart city technonoly does in percentage

The explosion of integrated sensors, mobile devices, high-speed wireless connections, combined with exponential growth in data and sophisticated analysis tools, offers geospatial perspectives that go beyond the theoretical framework. This led to the birth of “smart cities”. McKinsey estimates that the technologies deployed by smart cities can reduce mortality by 8 to 10%, improve rescue response times by 20 to 35%, decrease travel times by 15 to 20%, decrease by 8 to 15% disease burden and 10-15% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

A new generation of smart cities

Despite some setbacks here and there, on a global or national scale, metropolises, communities and neighborhoods have followed the path of progress, with more concrete results. According to many futurists, we are in the midst of a new generation of smart cities with a more pragmatic sense of city management. Cities that not only apply intelligence to their macro-systems, but seek to optimize micro-sites for global transformations.

A true smart city uses dynamic 3D digital basemaps to obtain real-time information on the condition of neighborhoods, residential areas or buildings down to the lowest level (floor, corridor and housing) or highest (above existing structures such as the roof).

By making all this information accessible to managers; police officers, firefighters and first aid personnel, public transport employees, care providers, grocers and traders, distributors, teachers, social workers, and especially to the inhabitants, each individual will be able to know where the bus is and at what time it will arrive, where a leak has occurred on the water distribution network, in which car parks there are still free spaces,

The coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated the value of a collective city-wide solution, which involves knowing where people in difficulty are and how to help them. For Alison Brooks, a pioneer on innovative ideas:

As we have seen, a smart city must respond to four major challenges:

  • Operational Efficiency: Streamline business processes and workflows to improve decision making and locate resources for maximum benefit. The digital dashboard is the ideal tool for this. 
  • Data-driven performance: take advantage of data flows from the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile devices, but also sensors that are part of the city's infrastructure, vehicles and buildings, then analyze the whole this data thanks to artificial intelligence. This has made it possible to achieve concrete results such as the adaptive regulation of traffic lights, or real-time (and no longer static) decision-making at the scale of the city and professional services. 
  • Citizen involvement: Some smart cities of the first wave encountered cultural and societal obstacles in deploying the technology without asking the opinion of the inhabitants. True smart cities involve communities from the start, identifying the priorities of the inhabitants, responding to the specific concerns and needs of different groups and working for greater social equity. 
  • Planning and engineering: 3D modeling, profoundly transformed by the digital revolution and human-centered design, makes it possible to anticipate and mitigate economic, environmental or social upheavals and the resulting tensions. These cards, also known under the name of “digital twins”, take into account a multitude of elements (buildings, infrastructure, vegetation, transit, etc.) down to the smallest level (floor or room, for example). They are the underlying platform of the true smart city.

The history of our species, that is to say of human civilization, in fact merges with the history of the city ; both have the same Latin origin. The city and its systems have allowed a real concentration of resources and the emergence of an entrepreneurial spirit and collective creativity that have won over the entire planet. Thanks to powerful leaders who think outside the box and the cutting-edge tools available to us today and the lessons we have learned from this experience, we have the possibility of reinventing these systems to promote a fairer, more sustainable and more harmonious development model.

Note from ASC: Have a question? Let’s hear it in the comments.

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Lucas Parkker, Software Developer , posted

Intelligent Transportation System – Best Option for Smart Cities

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Growing population, aging infrastructure, lack of mobility-related resources, and inefficient transport networks are leading to higher traffic congestion, road safety, and supply of mobility services in urban areas. It has become important for cities to look for smart mobility solutions to tackle these problems. Intelligent Transportation System is one such innovative concept that enables reliable and more personalized travel experience to move around in cities. Let’s have a look at the concept in detail.

What is an Intelligent Transportation System?

Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) strives to innovate, plan, operate, evaluate, and manage transportation systems by leveraging advanced information and communication technologies. ITS refers to the use of technology to collect and analyze information related to the sector to deliver integrated transportation solutions.

It focuses on various modes of transportation, infrastructure, vehicles, traffic management, stakeholders, and smart mobility. From a holistic point of view, it rectifies errors related to transportation, infrastructure and enables systematic management of the entire transport system by leveraging a wide range of technology. It is one of the important components of many innovative transportation solutions like Mobility as a Service, Connected, and automated mobility.

Moreover, effective use of infrastructure, capacity, technology in ITS requires a lot of planning well in advance by ITS specialists. That can be implemented by collaboration or public-private partnerships. Because there are so many things that need to be taken into consideration while implementing ITS, e.g., transport modes, design, routing, vehicles, technology type, and traffic flows, to make transportation safe and well-coordinated.

What is the need For ITS?

Transport authorities continue to raise the bar for safe and hassle-free transportation for commuters, but there are other challenges that commuters face related to urban congestion, inadequate road infrastructure, aging infrastructure, road safety, inefficient public transportation, and higher energy consumption. ITS can play an important role in solving these problems and better manage and control the transportation systems in real-time.

ITS facilitates new opportunities and more transportation choices integrated with easy-to-use technology. It is a multi-disciplinary concept that presents much-needed and cost-effective transportation solutions for smart cities. ITS can:

  • Use resources and infrastructure effectively (existing as well as new)
  • Plan, design, and implement comprehensive transportation systems
  • Offers multi-modal, adequate, and on-demand transportation options
  • Enhance public transportation management and its attractiveness
  • Combat urban congestion
  • Improve road safety and security
  • Reduce fuel and energy consumption levels
  • Control and manage traffic in the cities
  • Make transport safe, efficient, manageable, and sustainable
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David Bosch, Communication Consultant at Gemeente Amsterdam, posted

16% car owners considering replacing car with shared transport

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Amsterdammers are a lot more positive about shared transport than day trippers and commuters, and cost savings are seen as the biggest advantage. It also appears that many Amsterdammers have old assumptions with regard to availability and costs. The municipality of Amsterdam has therefore launched a campaign to draw attention to the many advantages of shared transport.

Research
The municipality of Amsterdam has commissioned a survey among Amsterdammers, day trippers and commuters. It is clear that Amsterdammers are much more positive about shared transport (49%), than day trippers (36%) and commuters (32%). No less than 16% are considering replacing their car with shared transport. Cost savings (39%), convenience (25%) and environmental benefits (19%) are the main advantages of shared transport. The arrival of mobility hubs, MaaS (mobility as a service) apps and more insight into current car costs are also reasons to opt for shared transport.

Campaign
The campaign makes it clear to the Amsterdammer that there are many advantages when it comes to shared transport. Do you drive less than 10,000 kilometers per year? Then a shared car is quickly cheaper. And it also results in a lot less hassle. In addition, there is the freedom of choice from a wide range of bicycles, scooters and cars, better accessibility in the city and cleaner air because much of the shared transport is electric. But also more space on the street, because if we share bicycles, scooters and cars with each other, fewer means of transport are needed.

Availability significantly increased
In the past year, the supply of shared transport in the city has increased considerably. The number of shared cars in public space has risen from 1,250 to almost 2000 and it is expected that hundreds more shared cars will be added this year. In addition, you can choose daily from about 750 shared cars of Amsterdammers who share their own car. Since last summer, 700 shared scooters have been driving through the city as an experiment and from 15 June, also as part of an experiment, 1300 shared bicycles and 100 community cargo bikes will be added step by step.

Note from ASC: What are your thoughts on this? Let us know bellow.

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Ananda Binkhorst, projectmedewerker at De Gezonde Stad, posted

Van Afval naar Oogst

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We gooien in Amsterdam nog steeds ons gft-afval bij het huishoudelijke afval. Zonde vinden wij! Van dit gft-afval kan namelijk goede compost gemaakt worden. Daarom zijn we in mei 2020 samen met Stichting Onschatbare Waarde van start gegaan met het project Van Afval naar Oogst.

De centrale locatie van het project is in de buurttuin van I Can Change The World With My Two Hands, een initiatief van Onschatbare Waarde, in Amsterdam West. Onze gezamenlijke ambitie was 100 Amsterdammers te betrekken bij afvalscheiding en hergebruik. Meer dan 100 mensen hebben zich aangemeld en leveren nu wekelijks hun gf-afval in bij de buurttuin waar waardevolle compost van wordt gemaakt.

De Gezonde Stad werkt aan een groene, circulaire en inclusieve stad, niet door er lang over te praten, maar door te doen, samen met een community van bewoners, bedrijven, overheden en andere organisaties. We planten bomen, leggen buurtparken en moestuinen aan, we organiseren events om lokaal voedsel op de kaart te zetten, we zijn trekker van het platform Van Amsterdamse Bodem en we sluiten kringlopen, zodat afval weer tot iets waardevols kan worden omgezet.

Volg ons op social media of check degezondestad.org om op de hoogte te blijven.

#CircularCity
Zola Can, Editorial office & Communication at Openresearch Amsterdam at City of Amsterdam, posted

Openresearch: Make sure your theses gets read

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Are you worried that no one besides your supervisor will ever read your thesis? This year openresearch.amsterdam will publish all theses that are relevant for the greater Amsterdam area.

At openresearch already more than 2500 civil servants, academics and designers find each other’s work. The aim of the platform is to:

• Share knowledge
• Show relations between different kinds of knowledge
• Work together in research projects

A great place for students and starters to work on their own professional network in the city by sharing their work, in line with our motto: Dare to share.

Dare to share
So, is your thesis about the Herengracht in the 17th century, dyslexia in Amsterdam Zuidoost, the Amsterdam energy transition or another topic that relates to the city? Send your thesis to: openresearch@amsterdam.nl

For more information and terms and conditions, click here.

Something to share with your interns
Are you not a student, but do you work with graduating or graduated students in your organisation? Bringing this post to the attention of your colleagues is appreciated.

Note from ASC: Have a tip for Zola? Let’s hear it in the comments.

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

Lunchroom | Food Webinars | #1 Alternative proteins

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Get to know the latest from the alternative proteins industry and learn about acceleration opportunities in just 30 min during lunchtime!

For whom

  • Startups that would like to grow their business
  • Idea owners that would like to turn their idea into business.
  • Anyone who would like to learn more about alternative proteins

Why join

  • The latest development in alternative proteins
  • First hand experience about our accelerator and incubator programs on food
  • Ask all your questions to our alumni and team
  • Expand your network

About Alternative proteins
Alternative protein companies that relate to plantbased protein, cultured meat, and cultured fish are growing strongly. With only about one-tenth the carbon costs of animal-based foods but more “meat-like” product entrants every day, they could transform the food industry completely. While plantbased proteins are derived from pea or wheat ingredients, cultured lab-grown products attempt to make meat from animal cells grown or cultured in a lab, cruelty-free. What are the opportunities in the alternative proteins market in 2021/2022? Join us for a webinar over lunch and get acquainted with the trends and acceleration opportunities.

Program
12:30 intro
12:35 expert talk: 2021 market trends in alternative proteins
12:50 Q&A about our food accelerators

Speakers
FCA alum Brad Vanstone, Willicroft
IRP alum Mark Kulsdom, The Dutch Weedburger

Henrike Slob's picture Online event on Jul 8th
Henrike Slob, Marketing Communications Lead at Impact Hub Amsterdam, posted

Lunchroom | Food Webinars | #2 Regenerative agriculture & biodiversity

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What are the opportunities for biodiversity in the market this year? Conventional farming is a huge driver of climate change and biodiversity loss. The good news is that regenerative agriculture could be the answer to turning it all around! However, scaling regenerative agriculture should not fall on farmers alone – it should be a joint effort across the supply chain.

Food companies and retailers should reward farmers who embrace these practices as well as governments, and intergovernmental organizations must reshape policies or plans and even incentivise regenerative agriculture. Consumers should be educated about this problem and encouraged to make conscious food choices, which will grow demand for sustainably produced products. Join us for this webinar and get to know more about the possibilities for your food startup to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable food system.

Get to know the latest from the regenerative agriculture & biodiversity industry and learn about our programmes in just 30 min during lunch!

For whom

  • Startups that would like to grow their business
  • Idea owners that would like to turn their idea into business.
  • Anyone who would like to learn more about regenerative agriculture and biodiversity

Why join

  • The latest development in regenerative agriculture and biodiversity
  • First hand experience about our accelerator and incubator programs on food
  • Ask all your questions to our alumni and team
  • Expand your network

Program
12:30 intro
12:35 expert talk: 2021 market trends in regenerative agriculturen& biodiversity
12:50 Q&A about our food accelerators

Speakers
Felipe Villela, reNature
Wij.land

Note from ASC: Would you like to know more? Let Hendrike know in the comments.

Henrike Slob's picture Online event on Jul 15th
Henrike Slob, Marketing Communications Lead at Impact Hub Amsterdam, posted

Lunchroom | Food Webinars | #3 Short & fair value chains

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Get to know the opportunities for short & value chains in the food sector and learn about acceleration opportunities in just 30 min!

For whom

  • Startups that would like to grow their business
  • Idea owners that would like to turn their idea into business.
  • Anyone who would like to learn more about a short & fair value chain in the food industry

Why join

  • The latest trends in a short & fair value chain
  • First hand experience about our accelerator and incubator programs on food
  • Ask all your questions to our alumni and team
  • Expand your network

Short & fair value chains
The value chain is defined as the set of activities performed to design, produce, market, deliver, and support products. The sustainable food system starts with fair and ethical chains, emphasising quality, safety, diversity, responsibility, and traceability. What are the opportunities for short & fair value chains this year in the market? What do we need to change to be a part of the Sustainable Food Ecosystem? Join us for a discussion over lunch during our webinar and get the answer to these and more chains-related questions. At the end of your lunch break, you will be acquainted with the possibilities for your food startup to accelerate the transition.

Programme
12:30 intro
12:35 expert talk: 2021 market trends in short & fair value chains
12:50 Q&A about our food accelerators

Speakers
Alum Yorick Bruins, co-founder Wakuli
Mentor & sector expert Drees Peter van den Bosch, chairperson Taskforce Korte Keten

Henrike Slob's picture Online event on Aug 27th
Henrike Slob, Marketing Communications Lead at Impact Hub Amsterdam, posted

Lunchroom | Food webinars | #4 Packaging & Circularity

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Learn about the opportunities in the market and our acceleration programs in just 30 min during lunchtime!

For whom

  • Startups that would like to grow their business
  • Idea owners that would like to turn their idea into business.
  • Anyone who would like to learn more about packaging & circularity in food

Why join

  • The latest developments  in packaging & circularity in food
  • First hand experience about our accelerator and incubator programs on food
  • Ask all your questions to our alumni and team
  • Expand your network

Program
12:30 intro
12:35 expert talk: 2021 market trends on packaging & circularity
12:50 Q&A about our food accelerators

Speakers
Pieter Pot

Henrike Slob's picture Online event on Sep 1st