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Green Urban Living Lab Arnhem

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The  Green Urban Living Lab Arnhem provides a innovative, cooperative learning and co-creating enviroment, in which multiple stakeholders jointly test, develop and create green metropolitan solutions.

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Smart City Exchange

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A mutually beneficial Smart City Exchange between you and Amsterdam's innovation ecosystem. Online meeting is possible.

The Smart City Exchange supports cities and organizations with their urban innovation ambitions. During these sessions Amsterdam Smart City (ASC) shares best practices and lessons learned from Amsterdam’s innovation ecosystem on one of four themes: energy, mobility, circular economy or responsible digitalization, or another topic of interest to you. In exchange we would like to hear from your city or organization’s experience and best practices on the same topic.

In this way we create mutually beneficial Smart City Exchange!

To enquire about the Smart City Exchange or any of the other of our programs, email <cornelia@amsterdamsmartcity.com> with a brief summary of the key challenges you are working, what projects and best practices you would like to share with ASC partners and community, and what you hope to get out of the Smart City Exchange.

Please note:

  • The Smart City Exchange is offered in-person in Amsterdam or online via the Zoom platform. In-person programs are currently limited to 5 people.
  • Due to high demand and limited resources we are not able to accommodate all requests. Initiating a request at least 3 weeks in advance will increase the chances of a mutually beneficial Smart City Exchange.
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Amsterdam Smart City-Zen Home Tour

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Amsterdam is a Smart City full of active and smart citizens. But what is a smart citizen? And what does a 21st century Dutch smart home look like? During this 90min tour you are invited to explore and interact with smart thermostats, smart lighting and smart metering other clean tech and other transformative home automation solutions.

In the Amsterdam Smart City-Zen Home Tour we’ll get you out of the powerpoint and into and the living room of an actual smart home located in Amsterdam Nieuw-West where you are invited to explore the smart energy pilot City-Zen Virtual Power Plant and other energy solutions like Toon smart thermostat and other connected devices.

Each tour is roughly 90min, with a focus on smart energy and home automation. Your group and organization will get to see and interact with these technologies in their native habitats followed by a presentation about what it means for our home, city and you!

Each tour & presentation includes locally sourced snacks & refreshments.

The talks will be in English.

Watch Gizomodo’s interview of our smart home here:

<https://gizmodo.com/this-house-is-a-living-experiment-for-the-future-of-ene-1826844445>

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Data Science for Smart Cities

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Responsible Data Science for Smart Cities; Can cities collect massive amounts of data on its residents and their daily practices, and yet remain safe, transparent and democratic? Today, cities are collecting more and more data, and the city of Amsterdam is at the forefront of publishing such "city data” and launching data driven services to improve its liveability. For example, data on the increasing use of electric charging points, smart waste collection systems, and good traffic flow can all be used to reduce costs and minimise waste. In this master class we provide an overview to the way Big Data is being used to make challenges in the city of Amsterdam more transparent and to develop new solutions. The master class is based on the work of Nanda Piersma, special lecturer in Big Data in the city at the HvA (the Faculty of Technology and the Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industry).

Responsible Data Science for Smart Cities

Can cities collect massive amounts of data on its residents and their daily practices, and yet remain safe, transparent and democratic? Today, cities are collecting more and more data, and the city of Amsterdam is at the forefront of publishing such "city data” and launching data driven services to improve its liveability. For example, data on the increasing use of electric charging points, smart waste collection systems, and good traffic flow can all be used to reduce costs and minimise waste.

In this masterclass we provide an overview to the way Big Data is being used to make challenges in the city of Amsterdam more transparent and to develop new solutions. The masterclass is based on the work of Nanda Piersma, special lecturer in Big Data in the city at the HvA (the Faculty of Technology and the Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industry).

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Become a Circular Entrepreneur

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Around the First European Upcycle Centre in Almere De Steiger you see what happens when you base your activities on the assumption that ‘waste’ is a human invention. Many innovative entrepreneurs are setting up their new businesses re-using materials and thinking in a collaborative way. Learn how we ended up in the Cities as they are today and learn how to become a more circular organisation yourself.

Around the First European Upcycle Centre you see what happens when you base your activities on the assumption that ‘waste’ is a human invention. Many innovative entrepreneurs are setting up their new businesses re-using materials and thinking in a collaborative way. This vibrant and energetic yet circular economy is getting attention of international visitors.

At Almere - De Steiger the first European Upcycle Centre was opened in January 2018. During the short period the centre has opened their doors, it has attracted many people from various backgrounds such as circular economy- and social impact entrepreneurs, designers, craftsmen, tech & Smart City entrepreneurs and many curious visitors from all over the world. Innovation is their daily food.

When you visit Almere De Steiger, or ‘AllyTown’ as the city is sometimes called, you’ll witness what happens when you bring together entrepreneurs with a focus on circular and sustainable business models.

Examples of people you’ll meet are

  • Craftsmen, producing unique circular marketing products,
  • Craftsmen, producing unique and trendy lamps and furniture,
  • Providers of sustainable and circular Smart Energy solutions,
  • Designers and Manufacturers of Smart & Sustainable Fashion,
  • Innovators sharing knowledge regarding entrepreneurship and new tech,
  • Students with a focus on Tech, Sustainability and Circularity
  • Smart City Designers & Architects
  • ...

During the visit you’ll get an interactive talk of an experienced entrepreneur about innovation and entrepreneurship in a circular economy. Next to that you will go on a tour and visit 2-4 circular entrepreneurs who will explain how they work in this ecosystem, what their product looks like and how they make a living from their circular organisations.

Almere - De Steiger is not just a circular hub, it is a circular economic hub and is slowly becoming an example for others too. Many national and international celebrities have found this area for the unique handcrafted and sustainable products.

A standard visit complies:

  • Presentation about the innovation journey to Smart Cities Today
    How did we get to the point where the world is today? What trends do we see to make our world more sustainable and what can you do to help?
  • Interactive sessions with innovative & circular entrepreneurs examples are:
    • Total solution for Circular & Sustainable households,
    • Unique handcrafted Circular Marketing Materials,
    • Smart Fashion (3D)/Circular Fashion,
    • Upcycled trendy lamps & furniture
    • New Tech developments

The visit can be accommodated to individual requests and can be enriched with sessions such as:

  • running circular workshops: how to make your business more circular, learn from experts;
  • start-up sessions such as coaching or pitch events;
  • run a design sprint to solve complex (business) problems in a sustainable & circular way;
  • Learn how to innovate by using new technologies such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, 3D technologies or Robotics;
  • visit the circular ateliers of the local entrepreneurs

Almere De Steiger is easily accessible by both car and public transport and is situated next to the Floriade area.

Want to book the tour? Mail to manuela@krullsolutions.com

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Contemporary Amsterdam and its challenges

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Introduction to the Amsterdam urban region and its major policy challenges. How has the city developed in the last decades and what are the major policy issues at the moment regarding economic, social and spatial development? How does the city government attempt to involve citizen knowledge in its development?

Introduction to the Amsterdam urban region and its major policy challenges. How has the city developed in the last decades and what are the major policy issues at the moment regarding economic, social and spatial development? How does the city government attempt to involve citizen knowledge in its development?

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Evaluating smart city projects: Lessons from Amsterdam

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This lecture is based on University of Applied Sciences research evaluating smart city projects with a focus on non-technological aspects, including forms of cooperation and partnerships, business models and scaling potential. The focus is on key lessons learned and factors for success for setting up and scaling multi-stakeholder smart city projects. Benchmark Amsterdam-based projects and learn the factors for success for developing, launching, and scaling up multi-stakeholder smart city projects.

This lecture is based on University of Applied Sciences research evaluating smart city projects with a focus on non-technological aspects, including forms of cooperation and partnerships, business models and scaling potential. The focus is on key lessons learned and factors for success for setting up and scaling multi-stakeholder smart city projects. Benchmark Amsterdam-based projects and learn the factors for success for developing, launching, and scaling up multi-stakeholder smart city projects.

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Amsterdam Urban Living Labs

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Policy innovation through collaboration between private, public and civic partners together with knowledge institutions is increasingly seen as the best way to address complex urban challenges. One way to this is through so called “Urban Living Labs” where residents, companies, governments, students and researchers collectively tackle metropolitan problems by immersing themselves in the solution as it is being developed. What are the benefits and pitfalls of these types of living labs? In this session we share the experience and lessons accumulated by Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences with innovating through Urban Living Labs and provide specific examples and lessons learned from several projects in Amsterdam.

Policy innovation through collaboration between private, public and civic partners together with knowledge institutions is increasingly seen as the best way to address complex urban challenges. One way to this is through so called “Urban Living Labs” where residents, companies, governments, students and researchers collectively tackle metropolitan problems by immersing themselves in the solution as it is being developed. What are the benefits and pitfalls of these types of living labs? In this session we share the experience and lessons accumulated by Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences with innovating through Urban Living Labs and provide specific examples and lessons learned from several projects in Amsterdam.

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Mini Consultation

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Have all your questions about Amsterdam Smart City answered in a small group setting. Online meeting is possible.

In person in Amsterdam or online via Zoom

A unique opportunity to have all of your questions about Amsterdam Smart City answered in a more intimate, small group setting. This “mini” consultation session yields maximum benefits for group participants due to the nature of small group dynamics vs. presentations delivered to larger audiences. This 45min session can be booked by delegations of maximum five participants.

Looking for another program?

We offer six main types of programs depending on the interests and needs of your organization:

Please note:

  • This program can be booked at pre-set times via the “Book now” button.
  • The program is offered in-person in Amsterdam or online via the Zoom platform. In-person programs are currently limited to 5 people.
  • For programs cancelled less than one week in advance, we apply a cancellation fee of €100 VAT exempt fee.
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Innovation Tour at Johan Cruijff ArenA

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Our Innovation Tour will take you into the World of Innovations.

The Johan Cruijff ArenA is a host Stadium for the UEFA EURO 2020 and is one of the most Innovative and Sustainable Stadiums in the world. A Stadium is a place where people come together, for Leisure, Business or Sports. The Johan Cruijff ArenA is a mulitfunctional building that, with thousands of visitors at once, becomes a small, smart city during events. This makes the Johan Cruijff ArenA a perfect place for Innovation; the Stadium of tomorrow.

Our Innovation Tour will take you into the world of Innovations. we will show you how we've achieved becoming a sustainable, innovative stadium together with our partners.

During the Tour we will answer the following questions;

  • How do we create the best fan Experience?
  • How do we manage an event day with 55.000 people visit ArenA?
  • How do we get 55.000 people safe and, secure in and out the ArenA?
  • How do we use batteries from second hand cars for our energy?

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Small scale Waste Transformer | Organic waste into value on your own site

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A Waste Transformer is a small-scale anaerobic digester which organisations place on their own site, transforming their own organic waste into green energy (biogas, electricity, heat) and fertilizer. A circular economy around your own waste streams.

A Waste Transformer is the perfect solution for organisations which produce between 600KG and 3600KG of organic waste per day. Normally waste is a cost, with a Waste Transformer it becomes a source of positive (financial) change. It is a high tech installation, but with low tech daily usability. This Waste Transformer in Amsterdam, transforms the organic waste from 10 restaurants, a hotel and micro brewery into green energy. The fertilizer is given back to the park, and the energy created turning the lights on in the restaurants.

A Waste Transformer is suitable in many situations, worldwide. It provides jobs for people with a distance to the labour market, it reduces greatly your waste handling costs, and it creates green energy and fertilizer. Then we have not even discussed the positive stories each Waste Transformer owner can share with their clients and stakeholders.

Upcycling waste, on your own premises.

By the way. A Waste Transformer is a closed systems, which means you don't smell it once it is inside the Transformer. Good energy!

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Amsterdam Innovation Tour (self-guided via app)

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The app is designed to help international delegates and local city users experience some of Amsterdam’s innovative approaches and solutions for smart and sustainable urban development.

During the 2018 We Make The City innovation festival, Amsterdam Smart City and the City of Amsterdam released an app-based, self-guided innovation tour which is now available via the Apple Store and Google Play.

The app is designed to help international delegates and local city users independently experience some of Amsterdam’s innovative approaches and solutions for smart and sustainable urban development.

There are two routes to choose from, both starting from Central Station.

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The first route “Culture of Innovation” takes users on a two-kilometer walk along Oosterdokseiland development to Marineterrein, the former navy base that is being converted to innovation district. The second route, “Transformational innovations” leads users through Amsterdam North to De Ceuvel living lab and finishes at NDSM-wharf.

App download: Apple Store and Google Play

Information: mail to innovationtour@amsterdamsmartcity.com

Smart Stories

Check out the article about the Innovation Tour featured in our online magazine 'Smart Stories':

Looking for another tour?

We offer six main types of programs depending on the interests and needs of your organization.

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MX3D Visitor Center

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We are 3D printing a 12 meter stainless steel bridge for the City of Amsterdam.

We are creating an innovative metal 3D printing technology with a high deposition rate and almost unlimited building envelope. To show what our technology is capable of we are 3D printing a 12-meter stainless steel bridge for the City of Amsterdam.

The MX3D doors are open! This is a great opportunity for professionals and the curious-minded to learn more about the technique, the bridge project and see the robots in action.

Are you looking for an innovative experience?
Groups can book a presentation and tour at our facility.
For more info or special requests: visit@mx3d.com

We are open every Friday for walk-ins from 12:00-16:00.
If one of us is available, we are more than happy to answer (all) your questions!

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Amsterdam Innovation Trail

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Learning from the places you visit and directly applying this to your own challenges

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The Amsterdam Approach is famed for creating a comprehensive innovation ecosystem for addressing urban challenges. As the former European Capital of Innovation, Amsterdam aims to create a level playing field in which the municipality, corporations, knowledge institutions and citizens collaborate for innovation. But how do we actually do that in Amsterdam?

Social innovation-think tank Kennisland and design research agency STBY observed how many curious visitors are struggling to learn and benefit from the Amsterdam Approach. Translating the experiences and lessons to their own context proves to be difficult for many international delegations and organisations that are keen to learn. Therefore, Kennisland and STBY designed the Innovation Trail, aimed at learning from the places you visit and directly applying this to your own challenges. We help you to understand what you are going to do differently the moment you get back home, and how you are going to do it.

For many of the complex challenges that cities and societies face there are no easy answers. Luckily, there are many examples of people and organisations that have overcome struggles by creating new opportunities to address complex challenges and simply trying things out. We help you to learn from them, and apply your insights to your own organisation or initiative, using three principles:

  • Go where the action is. To learn from innovation approaches, you need to understand the context it is happening in and the people who are creating breakthroughs. Being innovative means broadening your perspective and going beyond your usual limits. We get you there with visits to social innovators around Amsterdam who broken through limits too.
  • Learn and reflect in context. Understanding the action is your next goal. Our guidance helps you to reflect on how other people innovate, and draw your own lessons from that. We create tools for you based on, for instance, the Experience Tour tool and Problem Definition tool, to work systematically and apply lessons to your own work immediately.
  • Tailor the Innovation Trail. Whether you are an industry, government or NGO delegation, whatever phase of the innovation spiral you are in with your work, we will customise your trail to allow for the learning goals you have. We can help you reframe problems, explore opportunities, and even aim for systemic change.

The Amsterdam Innovation Trail combines exciting visits with active learning and network opportunities. At the beginning and end of each excursion day, your team meets for preparation, discussion and reflection under our guidance. These small workshops are based on cases from the extensive practice of Kennisland and STBY of more than a decade, and introduce the tools you will work with during the visits. At the sites, teams are encouraged to use these tools to deepen their understanding of the initiatives and to foster conversations that go beyond a simple introduction, to look at issues such as new business models, impact claims and reframing mechanisms. The hosts of the sites share their stories, successes and challenges.

See an example of an Innovation Trail Kennisland and STBY organised for Finnish city makers from Sitra. The 4-day event was focused on ‘reframing societal challenges’, and was evaluated by the participants as “excellent”.

Based in a home for radical innovation Spring House, Kennisland and STBY are networked and tuned into the latest developments in (social) innovation in the Netherlands. We have a track record in creating learning environments for city makers, teachers, directors and many other players in society and industry. We combine this extensive experience with our deep understanding of dilemmas around (social) innovation internationally to create the Amsterdam Innovation Trail.

The duration of the trail can be anything from a day to five days, and topics can be thematic (health, data, smart cities, social innovation or circular economy, for instance) or process-focused (reframing, scaling, disrupting, for instance).

For more information on the possibilities of the Amsterdam Innovation Trail contact Tessa de Geus from Kennisland (<a>tg@kl.nl</a> / +31 614153916) or Shay Raviv from STBY (<a>shay@stby.eu</a> / +31 6 48579739)

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Play the City: City Expansion Game Training

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Explore urban expansion challenge through an interactive gaming method.

Learn about the city expansion through the Play the City method. We welcome teams that have a serious interest in the new urban development challenge of urban expansion. In an interactive, multi-actor environment you can test your ideas, build a strategy to test design and finance for new city development rules with your peers.

Are you an investor, project developer, city official or a non-profit organization? Would you like to know how the city of Almere used city gaming to test the Do-it-Yourself Master Plan in Oosterwold?

City gaming is a working method that allows participants to collaborate, learn and experiment in a realistic yet safe environment. This method allows experts to step outside their usual environment to think freely about ideas and scenarios that might help develop an integrated approach to new city development.

There are no prescriptive scenarios or solutions. The game training serves players who, with their real-life expertise and experience, create scenarios based on tested policies. Then they assess their decision with and against other players. It is fast-paced and competitive, yet there are no winners and losers — everyone learns!

In this training, we present the City Expansion Game - a game designed to be played by stakeholders involved in developing empty urban land, localized for the future development of Oosterwold in Almere. To trigger creative partnerships, players take on game roles, which include politicians, city officials, designers, private investors, and developer. Game materials introduce ideas and innovations from around the world on decentralized clean technologies for flows of people, food, water and energy.

By learning about this method, you will:

*Enhance effective decision-making

*Learn from real world cases while networking with professionals from diverse sectors

*Learn how to adapt to and take action in multidisciplinary environments

*Elaborate on the new role of government, companies and communities

*Learn about your own negotiation skills, how they are perceived by other professionals and how you can improve them

If your team is interested in playing with another team from a particular stakeholder group, we can engage actors from municipalities, city-networks, universities, companies and citizen groups to test-play with your team for more diverse knowledge-exchange.

You may choose to book:

Demo session - lasts 1.5 hours

Full training session - lasts 3 hours

More info about Play the City’s practice: www.playthecity.nl

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Play the City: Circular City Game Training

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Explore circular city strategies through an interactive gaming method.

Learn about working circular city development through Play the City method. We welcome teams that have a serious interest in circularity. In an interactive, multi-actor environment you can test your ideas, build ‘circular city’ scenarios and exchange knowledge with your peers.

Are you an engineer, investor, urbanist, project developer, politician or a non-profit organization? Would you like to know how Buikslotherham neighborhood engages influential stakeholders to enable exchange of knowledge on circular urban transition through a city game?

City-gaming is a working method that allows participants to collaborate, learn and experiment in a realistic yet safe environment. This method allows experts to step outside their usual environment to think freely about ideas and scenarios that might help integrate clean technologies and urban metabolisms for overcoming the complexity of circular transformation.

There are no prescriptive scenarios or solutions. The game training serves players who, with their real-life expertise and experience, create scenarios based on tested policies. Then they assess their decision with and against other players. It is fast-paced and competitive, yet there are no winners and losers — everyone learns!

In this training, we present The Circular City game - a game that merges clean technologies and urban development principles. Built to become applicable both at the institutional and household level, the game’s dynamic relies on the principles of renewable sourcing, repair, reuse and recycling of materials, biodiversity, and attractive human-scale built environment.

By learning about this method, you will:

*Enhance effective decision-making

*Learn from real world cases while networking with professionals from diverse sectors

*Learn how to adapt to and take action in multidisciplinary environments

*Elaborate on the new role of government, companies and communities

*Learn about your own negotiation skills, how they are perceived by other professionals and how you can improve them

If your team is interested in playing with another team from a particular stakeholder group, we can engage actors from municipalities, city-networks, universities, companies and citizen groups to test-play with your team for more diverse knowledge-exchange.

You may choose to book:

Demo session - lasts 1.5 hours

Full training session - lasts 3 hours

More info about Play the City’s practice: www.playthecity.nl

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Play the City: Affordable Housing Game Training

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Explore housing strategies through an interactive gaming method

Learn about housing policies through the Play the City method. We welcome teams that a have a serious interest in housing affordability. In an interactive, multi-actor environment you can test your ideas, build housing scenarios and exchange knowledge with your peers.

Are you a housing provider, investor, project developer, city official or a non-profit organization? Would you like to know how Dublin and Amsterdam engage influential stakeholders in addressing their housing affordability through a city game?

City gaming is a working method that allows participants to collaborate, learn and experiment in a realistic yet safe environment. This method allows experts to step outside their usual environment to think freely about ideas and scenarios that might help overcome the barriers to providing sufficient, good quality affordable housing in their city.

There are no prescriptive scenarios or solutions. The game training serves players who, with their real-life expertise and experience, create scenarios based on tested policies. Then they assess their decision with and against other players. It is fast-paced and competitive, yet there are no winners and losers — everyone learns!

In this training, we present the Affordable Housing Game - a policy-making game for developing an implementable agenda for affordable housing across European Cities.

By learning about this method, you will:

*Enhance effective decision-making
*Learn from real world cases while networking with professionals from diverse sectors
*Learn how to adapt to and take action in multidisciplinary environments*Elaborate on the new role of government, companies and communities
*Learn about your own negotiation skills, how they are perceived by other professionals and how you can improve them

If your team is interested in playing with another team from a particular stakeholder group, we can engage actors from municipalities, city-networks, universities, companies and citizen groups to test-play with your team for more diverse knowledge-exchange.

You may choose to book:
Demo session - lasts 1.50 hours
Full training session - lasts 3 hours

More info about Play the City’s practice: www.playthecity.nl
The Affordable Housing Game is developed in collaboration with Urban Land Institute Europe.

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WikiHouse

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See what a WikiHouse can look like and how it is made. What is offers and learn about the possibilities of building a WikiHouse.

Our mission

  1. To put the design solutions for building low-cost, low-energy, high-performance homes into the hands of every citizen and business on earth.
  2. To use digitisation to make it easier for existing industries to design, invest-in, manufacture and assemble better, more sustainable, more affordable homes for more people.
  3. To grow a new, distributed housing industry, comprising many citizens, communities and small businesses developing homes and neighbourhoods for themselves, reducing our dependence on top-down, debt-heavy mass housing systems.
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Smart City Experience

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A full day program including an introductory presentation to Amsterdam Smart City. Online meeting is possible.

The Smart City Experience is a full day immersive program with expert meetings and site visits to innovative projects and living labs. These customized programs are specifically developed to address your delegation’s key topics of interest. Smart City Experience programs are only available by special request. To initiate a request, click on “More information”.

Looking for another tour?

We offer six main types of programs depending on the interests and needs of your organization:

Please note:

  • Due to Dutch government regulations in response to the corona crisis, in-person programs are currently limited to 5 people.
  • We strive to deliver customized programs that suit each delegation’s needs, however we are not able to accommodate all incoming requests. Initiating a request at least 3 weeks before your visit will increase the likelihood of a successful program.
  • For Smart City Experience programs cancelled less than one week in advance, we apply a cancellation fee of €200 VAT exempt.
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Smart City Deep-Dives

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The programme is a deep-dive into a key topic of interest to your delegation. Online meeting is possible.

In person in Amsterdam or online via Zoom

By interacting with an industry/subject matter expert, participants are welcome to immerse themselves into one of the four societal transitions: mobility, energy, circularity, or digital city. This session includes the introduction to Amsterdam Smart City plus an in-depth expert presentation, and Q&A session.

We offer programmes on four tranisitional themes:

Smart Energy Deep Dive

The transition from fossil fuels to sustainable energy sources is probably the most difficult and urgent societal transition we face. The role of citizens in the energy transition is also becoming more important. Citizens are no longer passive consumers, but they are now producing, and in the near future trading, their own local and sustainable energy. During this session, in addition to being introduced to Amsterdam Smart City, you will hear about smart energy projects and pilot programs such as those that are part of the City-zen project.

Smart Mobility Deep Dive

We want Amsterdam and the Metropolitan Region to be as accessible as possible, and we also aim for sustainable solutions. Amsterdam is already widely recognized as a leader in electric and shared mobility solutions. Currently, the City of Amsterdam is experimenting with Mobility as a Service (MaaS), AMS Institute is working on the world’s first fleet of autonomous boats and Post NL is experimenting with new last-mile solutions for logistics. Besides getting introduced to ASC during this session, you will get answers to all your smart mobility questions.

Digital City Deep Dive

The proliferation of the internet, use of data, and new technologies are drastically changing the way we live, work and interact with each other. Everything we do becomes digital or at least has a digital dimension. But while new technologies are making our lives more connected, the transition from the industrial age to the digital age also creates many new challenges. Besides getting introduced to Amsterdam Smart City, during this session you will get an idea of the key digital connectivity and data-driven innovations and dilemmas currently under development in Amsterdam and the metropolitan area.

Circular City Deep Dive

The way we produce and consume goods in a linear economy is not sustainable for the long term. By 2025, Amsterdam Metropolitan Areas aims to become a frontrunner in the field of smart solutions for the conservation of raw materials. In this way, raw materials are used longer and more efficiently. In this session, in additional to being introduced to Amsterdam Smart City, you will get an overview to policies and innovations accelerating the transition to a circular economy and hear about the role of various public, private partners.

Looking for another tour?

We offer six main types of programs depending on the interests and needs of your organization:

Please note:

  • This program can be booked at pre-set times via the “Book now” button. To request a program outside the pre-determined times, email your request to <cornelia@amsterdamsmarticity.com>.
  • The program is offered in-person in Amsterdam or online via the Zoom platform. In-person programs are currently limited to 5 people.
  • For programs cancelled less than one week in advance, we apply a cancellation fee of €100 VAT exempt fee.
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