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Dave van Loon, Onderzoeker / adviseur stedelijke vraagstukken at Kennisland, posted

Kennisland-podcast #1: geen vernieuwing zonder ongemak

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Geen vernieuwing zonder ongemak. Maar durven vernieuwers het ongemak zelf in de bek te kijken? En wat kunnen we daarvan leren? In deze podcastserie ter ere van 25 jaar Kennisland gaan we in gesprek met sociale vernieuwers over scheve machtsverhoudingen, schijnparticipatie, gebrek aan diversiteit, preken voor eigen parochie, haperende verdienmodellen, de paradox van vernieuwing en andere olifanten in de kamer waar wíj het juist wel graag over willen hebben. In deze eerste aflevering gaat Marieke van Doorninck in gesprek met Tofik Dibi.

Eerste gast: Tofik Dibi

Tofik is een Marokkaans-Nederlandse oud-politicus, schrijver, activist en sinds 2018 bestuursadviseur van het stadsdeel Nieuw-West in Amsterdam. Hij richt zich onder andere op het vergroten van kansen van jongeren in grote steden. Tofik staat bekend om zijn gedrevenheid en is niet bang om de knuppel in het hoenderhok te gooien. Regelmatig zorgt hij met scherpe tweets voor reuring op X. Hij is bovendien lid van onze Raad van Advies. Marieke van Doorninck, directeur van Kennisland, gaat met hem in gesprek over ongemak en vernieuwing.  

> “De realiteit vraagt soms om een bittere toon.”

Ongemak inzetten en toch verbinden

Ze praten over hoe je ongemak kunt inzetten om de status quo te bevragen en de gevestigde orde uit te dagen. Belangrijk daarbij is om tegelijkertijd comfort te bieden. Ongemak werkt het beste in een veilige setting. Hoe kun je de confrontatie aangaan zonder de ander te verliezen?

Luister de podcast (28 minuten) via onderstaande link.

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Denis Yaa Kyerewaah, Student , posted

Enhance Your Business Processes with Expertise and Insight

Dear,

My name is Denis Yaa Kyerewaah, and I am a business administration student at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. For my project, I am seeking a current and relevant business challenge where I can provide insights and add value to your organization. I would like to propose a collaboration to optimize and improve your business processes.

Project Objective:

The goal of this project is to deliver a concrete advisory and implementation plan for a specific business process within your organization. This project will focus on one of three core areas: Operational Management (OM), Information Management (IM), or Organizational Behavior (OB).

Project Proposal:

  • Core Area: [Choose one: OM, IM, OB]
  • Challenge: [Briefly describe the relevant business challenge]
  • Objective: Provide insights into current processes and explore opportunities for optimization and improvement.

Project Approach:

  • Preliminary Research (3 weeks):
    • Conduct a minimum of 3 interviews per week with relevant stakeholders.
    • Analyze current business processes and identify optimization opportunities.
  • Research and Advisory Phase:
    • Conduct an in-depth analysis of the chosen challenge.
    • Develop a concrete advisory and implementation plan.
  • Implementation Phase:
    • Support the implementation of the advisory plan.
    • Evaluate results and make necessary adjustments.

Critical Success Factors and Requirements:

  • Time and Support: Access to multiple stakeholders for interviews, questions, and support throughout the project.
  • Organizational Requirements:
    • Minimum of 20 employees (exceptions possible upon approval).
    • At least 2 years of operational history.
    • Supervisor with at least a higher professional education (HBO) level.

Benefits for Your Organization:

  • Gain insights and optimize a key business process.
  • Receive a concrete and actionable implementation plan.
  • Collaborate with motivated and well-trained business administration students.

I believe this collaboration will be mutually beneficial, and I look forward to discussing this further with you. Could you let me know if you are open to a meeting to explore the possibilities?
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Kind regards,
Denis Yaa Kyerewaah
0634425063
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

#SmartCityAcademy
Laetitia Stuijt, Project employee at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

Powerlunchlezing: Missie first ondernemen? Wordt steward owned!

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Meld je aan voor de powerlunchlezing op 10 juni van 11.30 tot 12.30 uur 
 
Ben je op zoek naar een eerlijk een duurzaam bedrijfsmodel voor je onderneming? Vind je dat onze economie toe is aan nieuw eigenaarschap? Heb je altijd al willen weten wat ‘steward ownership’ nou precies is en wat het kan betekenen voor jouw bedrijf? Of misschien wil je er direct mee aan de slag? 
 
Op 10 juni organiseren we van 11.30 tot 12.30 uur een power lunchessie rondom 
‘steward ownership’. 
 
Programma 

  • Steward-owned 'guru' Melanie Rieback van Post-growth Entrepreneurship neemt ons kort mee in het wat en waarom van steward ownership. Hoe draagt het bij aan een betere wereld en de missie van jouw bedrijf? 
  • Daarna neemt We Are Stewards ons via de ‘How To(ols)’ mee in de praktische stappen om Steward Owned te worden.

  

 
Zien we je op 10 juni? Aanmelden doe je door op deze mail reply’en of te mailen naar l.stuijt@amecboard.com. Let's get steward owned! 
 
Nieuw economisch denken. Nieuw economisch doen.  
Deze power lunchsessie is onderdeel van het project 'Nieuw economisch denken, nieuw economisch doen' op het Marineterrein. Samen met gebruikers, omwonenden, beleidsmakers en nieuwe-economie-denkers geven we vorm aan een nieuwe economie die handelt binnen de grenzen van de planeet en zijn we op weg naar het Marinterrein als ecologisch stadsparadijs. 
 
Wat: Power Lunchsessie ‘steward ownership’ 
Waarom: Samen ontdekken van duurzame bedrijfs- en eigendomsmodellen 
Waar:  AHK Culture Club op het Marineterrein - Gebouw 27K 
Wanneer: 10 juni van 11.30 tot 12:30 uur 
Wie: alle ondernemers op het Marineterrein: van start- en scaleup tot large corporate😉  

Meet-up on Jun 10th
Rachid Kherrazi, CTO , posted

Harmonious Cultural Cooperation In Amsterdam: Dutch & Chinese Young Talents United in the ENJOY AI NL Competition!

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Harmonious Cultural Cooperation In Amsterdam: Dutch & Chinese Young Talents United in the ENJOY AI NL Competition!

Dear parents, enthusiastic young people, Dear school board and teachers,
We are excited to let you know about an exciting opportunity for your school and students! The ENJOY AI NL competition is coming to the Netherlands and we cordially invite your school to participate in this prestigious event.
Organized by the WailSalutem Foundation in collaboration with the Federation of Global Youth Artificial Intelligence, the ENJOY AI competition provides a platform for young innovators to showcase their creativity and develop their skills in robotics and AI.
What can you expect from the ENJOY AI NL competition:
– An exciting mix of robotics and AI challenges designed to explore the boundaries of STEAM.
– A unique opportunity for students aged 9-14 to demonstrate their talent and ingenuity.
– A stimulating experience in which Dutch students compete with 50 talented young minds from China in a cultural exchange and collaboration.
– A free introductory course for teachers and students on working with robots and programming them, in preparation for the competition.
– A lasting reward for your school, as each participating school will receive a robot set worth 325 euros after the competition, thanks to our valued partners WhalesBot and PMOT.
Event details: Date: July 14 Location: Sports Center VU – Uilenstede 100, 1183 AM Amstelveen
Participation in the ENJOY AI NL competition is free, and we strongly encourage your school to participate and give your students the opportunity to explore and develop their passion for technology.
For more information and to register your school, please contact us at
info@wailsalutem-foundation.com
https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7196094012175400961/
We look forward to welcoming you and your students to the ENJOY AI NL competition and creating an unforgettable experience together!
Yours sincerely,
WailSalutem Foundation
https://wailsalutem-foundation.com/

Masterclass / workshop on Jul 14th
Rihards Dzelme, Inclusive Cities & AI / Trained Architect and Urbanist , posted

😀Resultaten - Is betrokkenheid van de gemeenschap de moeite waard? 😀

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We hebben uiteenlopende en interessante reacties ontvangen van stedenbouwkundigen, architecten en gemeenten. Als u wilt weten wat andere professionals denken, vul dan deze enquête in met uw e-mailadres en wij delen de inzichten met u.

Bedankt! 😀

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We've received varied and interesting responses from urban developers, architects, and municipalities. If you want to know what other professionals think, please fill out this survey with your email, and we will share the insights with you.

Thank you! 😀

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Cornelia Dinca, International Liaison at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Highlights from the Intelligent Cities Challenge Implementation Lab

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From March 4 to April 5, Amsterdam Smart City (ASC) collaborated with international peers from 77 cities across Europe in a series of online knowledge and inspiration sessions during the Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) Implementation Lab. The focus was on sharing best practices and building knowledge for implementing Local Green Deals (LGDs) to accelerate the transformation towards sustainability based on the principles of good governance, policy integration, partnership with local stakeholders.
 
Colleagues, partners, and experts from the Amsterdam Smart City network shared insights in several thematic and training sessions, including:
•      Mobility & Transport Thematic Session: Pelle Menke shared the approach and lessons from ASC's Mobility Justice Challenge, while Diederik Basta introduced the City of Amsterdam's participation in the Gemini project, supporting residents in starting local, shared mobility cooperatives through a "Mobility as a Commons" (MaaC) approach.
•      Local Green Deals Training Session: Egon van Wees presented Amsterdam's experience in setting up nine Impact Deals with social enterprises under the CLIMAA Local Green Deals project. The evaluation indicates that these deals have resulted in the creation of 105 jobs for people with barriers to the labor market and a reduction of 92 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Amsterdam, in collaboration with Aalborg (Denmark), also developed a framework now utilized by other cities in setting up similar Impact Deals.
•      Social Economy Thematic Session: Frits Verhoef shared lessons from his involvement in two local energy cooperatives, including the pioneering work of NDSM-Energie in developing a 15MW wind park in the NoorderIJplas area, highlighting various financial and political barriers yet to be overcome. Frits also his work with MeerEnergie, a cooperative aiming to establish a heating network owned by local residents in the Watergraafsmeer district of Amsterdam, utilizing waste heat from nearby data centers.
 
What's Next?
Amsterdam Smart City is excited to host the ICC network in Amsterdam for a Mobility Field Visit in May, showcasing best practices for public-private collaboration in sustainable and smart mobility. We also look forward to connecting with ICC peers in person during the upcoming ICC conference in Porto in June.
 
More Information
For further details about the Implementation Lab and upcoming ICC activities, visit the ICC website: https://www.intelligentcitieschallenge.eu/events/icc-implementation-lab-1

Stakeholders in the Amsterdam Region interested in more information or wishing to connect to the ICC network during upcoming labs or other similar sessions can reach out to ASC International Liaison via cornelia@amsterdamsmartcity.com

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Debby Kruit, Advisor Startup Scaleup Ecosystem at Gemeente Almere, posted

No Failure No Glory

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Flevo Campus, Food Innovators and UPALMERE! are organizing this No Failure, No Glory evening.
Entrepreneurship is having courage, seizing opportunities, and above all, sticking your neck out. Mostly with success and at the same time, running the risk of making wrong decisions due to all the challenges.
Often the focus is on the successes, and we like to share those, but there is much to be learned from mistakes others have already made. That's why Flevo Campus and UPALMERE! are organizing this No Failure, No Glory evening. Let yourself be nourished and inspired by candid entrepreneurial stories.

Program:
Networking with Drinks and Bites: From 17:00 to 17:30, you can network in a relaxed atmosphere and enjoy delicious snacks and drinks.

From 17:30-18:00 we start the No Failure, No Glory stories: Led by Janno Lanjouw, journalist at Flevo Campus, various entrepreneurs will share their most instructive moments of failure in sessions of 15 minutes each. Expect vulnerable, yet humorous stories about companies that struggled in the start-up phase, reacted too late to market changes, or were ahead of their time. What went wrong? And what did they learn from it and how did it make them more successful?
Q&A: After each story, you have the opportunity to ask your questions. Dive deeper into the experiences of these entrepreneurs and learn from their insights.

Wrap Up and Drinks: At 19:00, we will conclude the evening with drinks, giving you the opportunity to continue conversations, exchange ideas, and make new connections.

Sign up via link and join this event!

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A Lab, Where Curious Works at A Lab Amsterdam, posted

Art-Up Seminar

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Kom naar het Art-up Seminar #inalab op woensdag 24 april en verken samen met ons de kracht van bottom-up innovatie in de cultuursector.

Dit wordt een middag vol inspiratie, ontmoetingen en gesprekken; voor ondernemers, instellingen, fondsen en beleidsmakers in de culturele en creatieve sector die meer willen weten over bottom-up innovatie en hoe dit gestimuleerd kan worden.

🗓️ Woensdag 24 april 2024
🕐 13:00 - 17:00
📍 A Lab Amsterdam, Overhoeksplein 2

#bottomup #amsterdamnoord #ondernemer #cultureel

A Lab's picture Lecture / presentation on Apr 24th
Redactie ADC, Intern Communication ADC at Amsterdam Donut Coalition, posted

When Business Meets The Amsterdam Donut

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Op 11 april 2024, van 13.30 tot 17.30 uur, nodigen wij jullie uit voor een inspirerende workshop in het hart van Amsterdam! Samen met de Amsterdam Donut Coalitie en Erinch Sahan (Business and Enterprise Lead bij het Doughnut Economics Action Lab) zullen we dieper ingaan op hoe bedrijven kunnen bijdragen aan een duurzamere en rechtvaardigere economie.

In deze workshop zullen we bespreken hoe bedrijven kunnen helpen Amsterdam 'binnen de donut' te brengen, waarbij de behoeften van alle mensen worden vervuld binnen de grenzen van onze planeet. Je zult radicale ideeën ontdekken om jouw organisatie te transformeren en effectieve tools krijgen om deze ideeën in de praktijk te brengen.

De workshop biedt niet alleen waardevolle inzichten en praktische instrumenten, maar ook een kans om deel uit te maken van een netwerk van gelijkgestemde zakelijke pioniers die zich inzetten voor positieve verandering.

Gedurende het evenement zullen deelnemers de kans krijgen om:

  • Inzicht te krijgen in de huidige stand van zaken van Donut Economics in Amsterdam, inclusief lopend onderzoek, strategieën en beleid.
  • Innovatieve tools en methodologieën te verkennen die zijn ontwikkeld door het Doughnut Economics Action Lab om bedrijven te begeleiden bij het herontwerpen van hun bedrijfsvoering.
  • In contact te komen met lokale pioniers en na te denken over hun rol binnen het bredere Amsterdamse ecosysteem.

Door deel te nemen, zullen deelnemers niet alleen waardevolle kennis en praktische vaardigheden opdoen, maar ook deel uitmaken van een netwerk van toegewijde individuen die zich inzetten voor positieve verandering in de zakenwereld.

Dit evenement is ideaal voor professionals uit bedrijven van alle groottes die enthousiast zijn om hun organisaties te transformeren en bij te dragen aan de opbouw van een veerkrachtige en inclusieve economie.

Registreer nu om je plek te reserveren!

Redactie ADC's picture Masterclass / workshop on Apr 11th
Sem Rudolph, Fieldlab voor de bouwsector en industrie at BouwLab, posted

Cursusdag 'Werken aan een lerende organisatie'

Stel je voor: je werkt in een team waarin iedereen actief bijdraagt aan verbeteringen en innovatie. In plaats van weerstand tegen nieuwe werkwijzen, denken je teamleden hierover mee. Werknemers dragen zelf actief ideeën aan om het bedrijf en zichzelf verder te ontwikkelen. Samen breng je de organisatie naar een hoger niveau.

Dat is hoe een lerende organisatie eruitziet. Maar hoe krijg je dat voor elkaar? BouwLab R&Do vertelt je er alles over in de eendaagse training van de Smart Makers Academy. Tijdens de volledig verzorgde cursusdag op 25 april laten we je zien hoe je een lerende organisatie vormgeeft en een leerplan opstelt dat past bij jouw bedrijf. Na deze dag kun je zelfs kiezen voor persoonlijke begeleiding om de implementatie binnen jouw organisatie te versterken.

Wat maakt een lerende organisatie zo belangrijk? Het gaat niet alleen om individuele ontwikkeling, maar om een gedeelde visie waarbij elke medewerker bijdraagt aan de vooruitgang. We gaan, onder leiding van Wilfried Hoffman, dieper in op dit aspect tijdens de cursusdag en leggen uit waarom een lerende organisatie essentieel is voor succes op lange termijn. Met behulp van concrete activiteiten krijg je praktische handvatten aangereikt om zelf aan de slag te gaan.

Deelname aan de cursusdag bedraagt €49,50
De cursusdag duurt van 09:00 tot 17:00 uur.

Masterclass / workshop on Apr 25th
Rihards Dzelme, Inclusive Cities & AI / Trained Architect and Urbanist , posted

Is community engagement worth it? 1 Minute Help

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Hallo allemaal, Fijne woensdag, 😀 (English below)

Wij willen graag begrijpen en leren oof participatie in de gebouwde omgeving de moeite waard is en welke uitdagingen je daarbij bent tegengekomen.

Vul deze enquête van 30 seconden (max. 1 minuut) in en kijk wat andere professionals ervaren.

Cheers,

Playground Team

www.plgrnd.city

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Hello all, Happy Wednesday, 😀

We would like to understand and learn if participation in the built environment is worth it and what challenges you have experienced with it.

Please complete this 30-second (max 1 minute) survey and see what other professionals experience.

Cheers,

Playground Team
www.plgrnd.city

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Peyton Gibson, Infrastructure, Policy, and Economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), posted

Looking for Coworking Space with other Urban Design/Architecture/Smart City Firms

Hi all!

I'll be joining a small urban design & analytics firm as a contractor soon and am looking for a desk or coworking space that has folks in the same discipline/industry. The rest of my team is based in the US and Spain so I'm looking for a place with a nice community feel :)

Cheers!

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Beth Njeri, Digital Communications Manager at Metabolic, posted

Unlocking circular innovation: Launch of the Circular Innovation Collective program guide

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Exciting news! We're happy to announce the launch of the Circular Innovation Collective program guide!

Launched during the #WeekofCircularEconomy2024, the guide is a practical roadmap for local governments to foster circular innovation within their cities and regions.

Gathering insights from its first pilot program in the Metropolitan Region Amsterdam, the guide offers practical and comprehensive instructions for scoping out, designing, and executing local innovation programs. Here’s what Egon van Wees from Amsterdam Impact said about the program:

"To transition to an impact economy we need to radically change our approach. We need to work with front runners and entrepreneurs that tackle societal challenges and influence the broader ecosystem. With the CIC approach you can do just that.” - Egon Van Wees, Program Coordinator, Amsterdam Impact (CIC program Funder).

Wanting to empower other cities and regions across Europe, the CIC is sharing its FREE program guide to accelerate the transition to the new circular economy.

Download the guide in the link below

The Circular Innovation Collective is a consortium of impact-driven organizations initiated by Metabolic, Impact Hub Amsterdam, and Bankers without Boundaries. With the support of the City of Amsterdam (Amsterdam Impact), The DOEN Foundation, and Goldschmeding Foundation, this initiative specifically targeted achieving 70% circular textiles in the Metropolitan Region Amsterdam by 2030. Demonstrating the potential for impactful change, CIC is now dedicated to sharing its knowledge, experience, and strategies in an open-source manner.

#circularinnovationcollective #circularcities #ventures

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Mark Hinch, I spend my time thinking about technology and human experience, concocting new and wonderful ways for us to thrive together. , posted

Making Interactive Objects 101

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A smart city is made out of connected objects. Sometimes we buy already-made "smart" objects, but it's also possible (...and really quite easy indeed) to make them ourselves.

In this hands-on workshop we’ll quickly cover the basics of microcontrollers and then we’ll work together to create your very own interactive object. It’ll even be able to connect to the Internet!

Specifically, we’ll be focusing on making a motion-activated light component. With your learnings you’ll easily be able to take the next steps to using other real-world inputs to invoke other real-world outputs.

With your ticket (€50-) you’ll get your own electronic components set (to take home with you after the workshop) and together we’ll hook them up to your computer and program them. This includes an ESP32 microcontroller, a PIR motion sensor, LED lights and all required jumper and USB cables.

Absolute beginners are more than welcome! This workshop will involve some basic programming, and if you don’t have any experience or this sounds intimidating, rest assured that you won’t need to write any code yourself and you can simple copy paste your way to interactivity.

Note: Discounted Stadspas tickets are also available - please get in touch with me for more information on this.

Mark Hinch's picture Masterclass / workshop on Apr 20th
Caroline Heijkoop, Communicatieprofessional , posted

True Price Lab is launched

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The True Price Lab is a project focusing on willingness to pay the true price for food and drink.

From 26 February to mid-June 2024, the restaurant and espresso bar in the Corry Tendeloo Building of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences will be dedicated to the True Price Lab. For four months, students and staff will be able to choose between paying the normal or true price for a number of products. This project is an initial exploration of consumers' willingness to pay the true price, which includes hidden environmental and social-impact costs.

True price versus consumer price

The true price can be defined as the price applicable after calculating and improving the true price of a product. The true price is based on the retail price plus the sum total of external social and environmental costs. Traditional pricing disregards these external costs, which are effectively paid for by society. For example, the retail price of a cup of coffee does not include the environmental damage of pest control or the underpayment of the farmers who grow the coffee.

The full extra amount that participants pay when they voluntarily opt for the true price will go to the non-profit organisation Solidaridad. Solidaridad wants to make the world a place where everything is made and bought in solidarity with people, the environment and future generations. Visitors to the restaurant and espresso bar can learn more about what their contributions will be used for by scanning a QR code.

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Jurre Kuin, Communication at City of Amsterdam: Digitalization & Innovation, posted

Open evenementen voor het testen van innovatie [Innovation wanted!]

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Evenementen in de stad willen we verder verduurzamen en toegankelijker maken. Vaak vinden evenementen plaats op centrale plekken waar mensen bij elkaar komen en waar veel afval, drinkwater en consumptievoorzieningen zijn. Dit zijn goede plekken om nieuwe innovaties te testen en verder te ontwikkelen. Tot 29 februari kunnen ondernemers zich inschrijven om hun innovatie te testen via het In Residence programma Open Evenementen.

In Residence programma

Innovatieve ondernemers kunnen zich inschrijven voor het In Residence programma van het stedelijk innovatieteam, waarin open evenementen in Amsterdam worden ingezet voor het testen van innovaties. Het doel van dit programma is om kennis te ontwikkelen voor zowel het verduurzamen van evenementen, als voor het vinden van praktische oplossingen voor een toekomstbestendige stad.

Geselecteerde ondernemers krijgen daarbij professionele begeleiding bij het verder ontwikkelen van hun innovatie en de mogelijkheid samen te werken met ambtenaren en evenementenorganisatoren. Voor het testen van hun innovatie krijgen ondernemers een budget tot €15.000,- toegewezen. Het programma duurt 6 maanden, van mei tot en met oktober 2024. Op 26 april worden de 8 ondernemers bekend gemaakt die dit jaar aan het programma mee zullen doen.

Het In Residence programma Open Evenementen vindt plaats in aanloop naar het jubileumjaar 2025 – het jaar van Amsterdam 750 en SAIL – dat groots gevierd zal worden in de hele stad. Innovaties die de komende tijd op evenementen worden getest en door ontwikkeld kunnen mogelijk een rol hebben tijdens de grootschalige evenementen die dat jaar plaatsvinden.

Evenementen als proeftuin

Meerdere grote evenementen nemen deel aan het programma. De organisaties van onder andere Pride en de Marathon bieden geselecteerde ondernemers mogelijkheden om innovaties op thema’s als duurzaamheid, circulair, mobiliteit, inclusie en toegankelijkheid te testen tijdens deze evenementen. Kansrijke innovaties krijgen hierdoor de mogelijkheid om door te ontwikkelen en een positieve bijdrage te leveren aan de opgaven van de stad.

Innovatieve ondernemers kunnen innovaties opgeven binnen de volgende thema's:

  • Voedsel
  • Circulaire materialen
  • Circulaire verpakkingen
  • Mobiliteit
  • Inclusiviteit en toegankelijkheid
  • Extreem weer
  • Digitale veiligheid

Er is ook een wildcard voor een kansrijke innovatie die buiten deze categorieën valt.

De Inschrijving verloopt via: https://innovatiepartners.nl/project/open-evenementen-2024/ en sluit op 29 februari.

Meer informatie over hoe wij samenwerken met ondernemers vind je op:www.innovatiepartners.nl. Op 6 en 8 februari vinden er twee informatiewebinars plaats waarin meer verteld zal worden over het In Residence programma en de selectieprocedure. Ook is er dan ruimte om vragen te stellen.

#CircularCity
Emma van der Vet, Digital Marketing at Deloitte, posted

Gevraagd: menselijke maat. Hoe de overheid een bijdrage kan leveren aan herstel van vertrouwen

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Deloitte experts Channa Dijkhuis en Franklin Heijnen delen in deze whitepaper hoe de overheid een bijdrage kan leveren aan het herstel van vertrouwen en hoe de menselijke maat een verschil kan maken.

Vertrouwen is de startmotor voor dingen die vanzelf lijken te gaan. Dat de auto zal starten en de tram zal rijden. Dat de collega's zich op tijd melden voor de meeting. Zonder vertrouwen raken processen geblokkeerd. Als dat op grote schaal gebeurt, gaat er maatschappelijk heel veel mis.

Deze whitepaper gaat over de vicieuze cirkel van wantrouwen — en hoe we die vanuit de overheid kunnen doorbreken. Hoe de menselijke maat een bijdrage kan leveren aan herstel van vertrouwen en welke zaken daar een rol bij spelen.

Want hoe belangrijk instituties, wetten en procedures ook zijn: uiteindelijk gaat het om mensen en relaties. Precies daarom is de menselijke maat de onmisbare norm bij alles wat we doen.

Er ligt een grote uitdaging. Overheden zullen het goede voorbeeld moeten geven. We zullen het moeten aandurven om vertrouwen te geven, voordat we het krijgen. En op de weg daarnaartoe zijn veel obstakels te overwinnen. Maar gelukkig hoeft niemand dat werk alleen te verrichten. Herstel van vertrouwen kan alleen in samenspel gebeuren.

Want in één ding hebben wij het volste vertrouwen: de menselijke maat mag bescheiden zijn — het resultaat is groots.

Download onze whitepaper voor diepgaande inzichten in het herstel van vertrouwen en de cruciale rol van de menselijke maat.

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Pelle Menke, Communications and Programme officer Mobility at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

My personal highlights and learnings from the World Smart City Expo 2023

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At the start of November, I was lucky enough to visit Barcelona for the World Smart City Expo 2023. Together with my Amsterdam Smart City colleagues and a group of our network partners, I organized -and took part in- keynotes, panel discussions, workshops and visits to international pavilions. As this was my second time visiting the Expo with our network, I was able to keep my focus on the content amidst the overwhelming congress hall and side activities. The following text describes some of my best insights and discoveries.
 
Informal Transport: Challenges and Opportunities
My mobility colleague Chris de Veer took part in a panel discussion on public transport and mobility options in urban environments. Following a plea on the implementation of micro subsidies (increasing equity and efficiency of subsidies), Chris explained the Dutch efforts to get people out of theirs cars and onto bikes and public transport, and making shared mobility solutions accessible for everyone. An important story but something I’ve been working on and getting really familiar with the past year. However, when Maria Nieto, a DU60th PhD Scholar, entered the conversation the discussion took an unexpected turn.

Maria introduced the topic of Popular, or Informal, Transport. For some years, she had been studying this topic of individuals and small scale entrepreneurs organizing ‘unregulated’ transport services. While many would say  that this is ‘just chaos on the streets’ (think of the Rickshaws in New Delhi, or the moped taxi’s in Asian countries), she argued how it’s actually quite an efficient and demand responsive service. With the help of public authorities, this source of livelihood for many could be implemented in urban mobility systems. And if electric vehicle alterations would be relatively cheaper, these entrepreneurs would be happy to help make this large fleet more sustainable overnight. Furthermore, they could help please our obsession for data on travel behaviour. These drivers know exactly where people are traveling to- and from!  

But where to start? Randolf Wilson, head of the Department of Transport at Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (Ghana) and Ajoy Sharma, Principal Secretary at the Government of Punjab (India) shared stories from their own districts and how they’re trying to improve this sector. They explained how the main challenges revolve around unsafe working (& traffic) conditions and unregulated pricing mechanisms. In order to get a grip on these problems they are currently doing their best to map this sector. Unions play a key role in getting as many entrepreneurs registered as possible. Through these unions, governments are able to (micro)subsidize this growing sector, collaborate with the drivers, and ‘tidy up the chaos’.

This panel made me realize how every country and region is dealing with their own mobility challenges, and how extremely organized our own mobility system is.

Pikala Bikes in Marrakech
During the congress, I had the pleasure of meeting Cantal Bakker, founder of Pikala Bikes. With Pikala Bikes, she is introducing the city of Marrakech to cycling culture and the benefits it brings to people, their health and the city as a whole. Unknowingly, I had actually visited her repair café in March, when I travelled though Morocco.

With the help of financial income from bike tours, bike rentals, repairs and the café, Cantal is training and employing Moroccan youth in the cycling and tourism sector. At the same time, the growing presence of bikes in the urban environment inspires citizens to consider biking as a means of transport instead of the popular mopeds.

However, because the local government is still hesitant in giving cyclists more space in their infrastructure plans, she’s now putting extra effort in convincing local authorities of all the benefits a growing cycling culture could bring to the city. As this is one of the Netherlands’ great export products, we look forward to help her in connecting with Dutch ambassadors and high profile names within the Dutch cycling sector and add some persuasive power to the table!
 
Affordable and sustainable housing
During the final day of the Expo, I decided to join a talk on the challenges and opportunities regarding affordable and sustainable housing. While I’m not professionally involved in this sector, I do have great personal interest in this global challenge.

The panel consisted of a combination of architects, researchers and city officials. I was especially impressed by John Roberson, Chief Operating Officer for the City of Chicago. His way of talking and the Chicago projects he described were inspiring. I decided to hang on for a while afterwards to speak to him.

We had a conversation about one of the aspects of our current housing crisis that intrigues me; apart from the need for more physical buildings for housing, there also needs to be more ‘flow’ in our current housing market. There are too much house owners and tenants living in a house that’s not ‘suited’ for their current stage and situation in life. Think of; elderly who are living alone in a spacious multiple bedroom house, and a starting family cramped up in a studio. He explained to me how culture and pride make this a difficult matter; people consider their (family)homes their biggest pride and property in life. Furthermore, the longer people live and settle in a place, the harder it gets to move and build up a life and social network in a different place. To overcome this lack of flow in the housing market (e.g. elderly occupying big family homes), we shouldn’t focus on measures to get people out of their houses, but we should make housing options for elderly as attractive as possible and distributed throughout the country. Moving away from family and the social circle you’ve build up throughout life, is one of the biggest reasons not to move!
 
A big thank you to all people involved in making this International trip happen, and I’m excited to follow up with all the new people and organizations I’ve met! See you next year Barcelona!

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Community meet up - resultaten van de donut dag

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Op 13 november hadden we de eerste wereldwijde donut dag en ook in Amsterdam was het weer een waar feest. Nu is het natuurlijk belangrijk om die energie vast te houden! Daarom organiseren we op donderdag 14 december een community meetup waar de goede gesprekken die tijdens het donut festival weer kunnen worden voortgezet. 

Geen zorgen, aanwezigheid bij het festival is geen vereiste. Kon je er niet bij zijn? Dan is dit een mooi moment om weer aan te sluiten!

In aanloop naar de meetup gaan we alle mooie resultaten van de Amsterdam Donut Dag verwerken en dan horen jullie meer van ons voor de planning van deze community meet up. 

Schrijf je hier in voor de sessie.

Dan ontvang je ongeveer een week voor het community meet up een zoom link. 
Tot dan!

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23. Governance

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This is the 23st episode of a series 25 building blocks to create better streets, neighbourhoods, and cities. Its topic is the way how the quality of the living environment benefits from good governance.

In 1339 Ambrogio Lorenzetti completed his famous series of six paintings in the town hall of the Italian city of Siena: The Allegory of Good and Bad Government. The image above refers to the characteristics of governance: Putting the interests of citizens first, renouncing self-interest, helpfulness, and justice. These characteristics still apply.

Rooted in the community

The starting point of urban policy is a long-term vision on the development of the city that is tailored to the needs and wishes of citizens, as they become manifest within and beyond the institutional channels of representative democracy. In policies that are rooted in the community, knowledge, experiences, and actions of those involved are also addressed. Each city has a pool of experts in every field; many are prepared to commit themselves to the future of their hometown.

Participation

Governance goes beyond elections, representative bodies, following proper procedures and enforcing the law. An essential feature is that citizens can trust that the government protects their interests and that their voices are heard. The municipality of Amsterdam has access to a broad range of instruments: co-design, Initiating a referendum, subsiding local initiatives, neighbourhood law, including the 'right to challenge' and neighbourhood budgets. I will deal with participation in the next post.

Two-way communication

Barcelona and Madrid both use technical means to give citizens a voice and to make this voice heard in policy. Barcelona developed the platform Decidem (which means 'We decide' in Catalan) and Madrid made available Decide Madrid ('Madrid decides'). Both platforms provide citizens with information about the policy, allow them to put topics on the policy agenda, start discussions, change policy proposals, and issue voting recommendations for the city council.
Madrid has developed its participatory electronic environment together with CONSUL, a Madrid-based company. CONSUL enables cities to organize citizen participation on the internet. The package is very extensive. The software and its use is free. Consul is in use in 130 cities and organizations in 33 countries and has reached some 90 million citizens worldwide.

City management

Each city offers a range of services and facilities, varying from the fire brigade, police, health services, municipal cleaning services to 'Call and repair' lines, enabling residents to report defects, vandalism, damage, or neglect. Nuisance has many sources: non-functioning bridges, traffic lights, behavior of fellow citizens, young and old, traffic, aircraft noise and neighbours. In many cases, the police are called upon, but they are too often unable or unwilling to intervene because other work is considered more urgent. This is detrimental to citizens' confidence in 'politics' and seriously detracts from the quality of the living environment.

Resilience

Cities encounter disasters and chronic problems that can take decades to resolve. Resilience is needed to cope and includes measures that reduce the consequences of chronic stress (e.g., communal violence) and - if possible - acute shocks (e.g., floods) and eliminate their occurrence through measures 'at the source.'
For an adequate approach to disasters, the fire brigade, police, and ambulances work together and involve citizens. This cooperation must be learned and built up through practice, improvisation and trust and is not created through a hierarchical chain of command.
 
 
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