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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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Amsterdam Smart City Deep Dives

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During this programme we take a deep-dive into a key topic of interest to your delegation. By interacting with an expert on the subject or industry, 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 City of Amsterdam has set high ambitions for transitioning to sustainable energy and becoming a “city without natural gas” by 2040. Book this session to dive deeper into the policies and innovations which are accelerating the energy transition in Amsterdam and the metropolitan area.

Smart Mobility Deep Dive

Amsterdam is already widely recognized as a leader in sustainable mobility. Currently the city and its partners are experimenting with new mobility concepts, including Mobility as a Service (MaaS), mobility hubs and autonomous boats. Book this session to dive deeper into innovative mobility solutions in Amsterdam and its metropolitan area.

Digital City Deep Dive

The proliferation of the internet, use of data, and new digital technologies are drastically changing the way we live, work and interact with each other. But while new technologies are making our lives more connected, digitalization creates many new challenges. Book this session to dive deeper into key polices and projects related to responsible digitalization in Amsterdam and its metropolitan area.

Circular City Deep Dive

The way we produce and consume goods in a linear economy is not sustainable long term. By 2025, the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area aims to become a frontrunner in the field of smart solutions for the conservation of raw materials. Book this session to dive deeper into the policies and innovations accelerating the transition to a circular economy in Amsterdam and the metropolitan region.

Looking for Another Program?
Our programs match the needs of any local, national and international stakeholder who is interested in discovering Amsterdam’s innovation ecosystem and we’re always open to tweaking it to your needs. Learn more about our Knowledge Exchange Program and find a selection of the most popular programs.

Good to know:
• This program can be booked via the “Book now” button. To request a program outside the timeslots, send an email to cornelia@amsterdamsmartcity.com
• We offer this program in Amsterdam or online. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions groups are currently limited to 5 people.

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Architour

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architour organizes high-quality guided tours to architecture and urbanism in the Netherlands, guided by local architects.

architour organizes programmes, tours and lectures for groups, focussing on architecture and urbanism in Amsterdam and beyond.

We offer a range of ready-to-book tours, but also develop customized programmes according to your wishes. Lectures on city development, visits with local stakeholders, tours on specific themes - everything is possible. You'll be accompanied by an expert local architect, who will give you a first-hand insight into the Dutch approach to urban issues.

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B. Amsterdam Startup & Innovation Ecosystem

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Europe's largest innovation ecosystem, focused on international scale-ups, corporate innovation and public-private partnerships to accelerate international business growth.

Do you want to learn from the largest start-up and innovation ecosystem in Europe? Make sure to visit B. Amsterdam, an innovation hub covering 40.000m2.

B. Building Business offers a tour to share insights on how government, start-ups, corporates, investors and incubators co-build this innovation- and tech ecosystem on a global scale.

Our programs focus on building a global startup ecosystem, future talent and corporate innovation. Interested? Click the link to B.visits and fill in the request form to book a tour now!

Costs for a 1 hour tour + introduction about B. Amsterdam:
Commercial group (max. 20 persons) - 300 euro (excl. VAT)
Non-commercial group (max. 20 persons) - 200 euro (excl. VAT)

*Due to high demand, we kindly ask you to share your request at least 2 weeks before your visit.

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Smart City the Amsterdam Way

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During this interactive session you will get a “crash-course” on the Amsterdam Smart City program and the Amsterdam approach to innovation. You will gain insights into the history and evolution of the program, as well as on its key projects and the lessons learned in the past years. It’s also the place to ask all your questions about the Amsterdam Smart City organization, governance and key projects.

Since 2009, Amsterdam Smart City has been exploring, connecting and accelerating technological and social innovation projects for a future-proof metropolitan region. Through a public-private partnership and an international community, we create impact on four societal transitions: Energy, Mobility, Digital City and Circular City.

Where do the Amsterdam Smart City Programs take place?

Most programs take place, or at least start at, the Smart City Lab on the Marineterrein Innovation District. This is a "small space for big ideas" where we showcase examples of smart city solutions from Amsterdam. Groups visiting the Experience Lab can also visit the Marineterrein Amsterdam Living Lab on their own or as a part of an organized program.

Time: 1,5 hours
Cost: 200 euro

Looking for Another Program?

Our programs match the needs of any local, national and international stakeholder who is interested in discovering Amsterdam’s innovation ecosystem and we’re always open to tweaking it to your needs. Learn more about our Knowledge Exchange Program and find a selection of the most popular programs.

Good to know:

• This program can be booked via the “Book now” button. To request a program outside the timeslots, send an email to cornelia@amsterdamsmartcity.com
• We offer this program in Amsterdam or online. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions groups are currently limited to 5 people.

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IoT Living Lab

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The IoT Living Lab provides public networks, open infrastructure and data for developers to accelerate emerging IoT innovations for Smart City solutions. We do this by engaging developers and citizens in public spaces using a bottom up, crowd sourcing approach to innovate by "sandboxing" the city.

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Circular Expo

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An inspiring and stimulating exhibition on the prominent role of the Netherlands in the transition from a linear towards a circular economy.

An inspiring and stimulating on the prominent role of the Netherlands in the transition from a linear towards a circular economy. The Circular Expo tells the story of the earth and nature as the source of inspiration for sustainable use of resources. Circular organizations, processes and activities will be brought together in one psysical location where "best practises" will show the scalable ideas and techniques developed in the Netherlands for a circular economy. Through the interaction with, by and between participants, the Circular Expo will function as the meeting point of the circular economy, and therefor the icon project within the NL Circular Hotspot Campaign.

Thanks to its multifunctional character, the Circular Expo can be rented for conferences, meeting, inspiring workshops and client events.

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Residential Living Lab

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The International Residential Living Lab (IRLL) stimulates and facilitates the founding of residential living labs. Residents test new housing solutions, components, materials, energy concepts and smart devices in collaboration with stakeholders to develop future-proof housing solutions. The IRLL has developed specialized methods and tools to co-create successful and continuous residential living labs. They cover the city of Amsterdam as other interesting sites in The Netherlands and abroad.

The tours offered differ in terms of length and content consisting of visits to sites, presentations, knowledge transfer, discussions with stakeholders and in-depth project developments. The prototype of the International Residential Living Lab has been placed on the campus of TUDelft and can be visited in combination with a special program on circular and smart urban housing. Different Residential Living Labs are under development with real life users, co-creation and data collection.

For more information or special programs get in touch with the IRLL.

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Visit Pampus

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A visit to a temporary exhibition on Pampus will explain how the battery will help the island achieve its sustainability targets. Besides that the

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Play the City: Circular City Tour

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

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

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

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

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

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De Gebouwengids

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Architecture and urban planning tours in Amsterdam

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

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North/South metro line (via app)

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Take a peak into the new metro line

From 2017, the North/South metro line will run 9.7 kilometres fromBuikslotermeer in the north of the city to Amsterdam Zuid station in the south.At Stationsplein 7, Amsterdam, the visitors center is located. Here you willget information on the status of the project and which innovative techniquesare used to build a tunnel right below the city centre. From our visitorscenter, also tours are provided. If construction work allows, the tour enters the underground building site. You can reserve a tour via phone or online. Photo: Gé Dubbelman

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Pakhuis de Zwijger

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Sparking inspiring discussions, connections, creativity, bottom up initiatives and innovation

There is no place in Amsterdam like Pakhuis de Zwijger, an independent and cultural warehouse that is all about sparking inspiring discussions, connections, creativity, bottom up initiatives and innovation. PDZ invites live speakers and hosts many events devoted to creative industries and urban city development. The magic does not only happen on stage; the discussions and unexpected connections that follow are key. Since PDZ opened its doors in September 2006, it has grown a big community that tunes in on a regular basis for network meetings, lectures, discussions and workshops that are linked to creation and innovation.

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Park 20|20

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Cradle to cradle working environment

Park 20|20 is the first full service Cradle to Cradle working environment in The Netherlands. In Park 20|20 a unique level of sustainability is created together with a human centered design approach to realise the cleanest, most inspiring and productive working environment to date.

Cradle to Cradle® is an innovation platform developed by architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart for designing beneficial economic, social and environmental features into products, processes and systems. Rather than seeking to minimize the harm we inflict, Cradle to Cradle reframes design as a positive, regenerative force—one that creates footprints to delight in, not lament.

20|20 Experience Center

The 20|20 Experience Center is a valuable meeting point of know-how and skills in the field of Cradle to Cradle. Alongside this, it acts as a showcase for the new way of working and its practical application. Visitors are welcome to come and discover more about Cradle to Cradle and the development of Park 20|20 on weekdays from Tuesday through to Friday. The Center is also available for hire for meetings, conferences and various types of events.

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Science Center NEMO

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Discover a world of science and technology in NEMO Science Museum

Science Center NEMO has strong links with an extensive international knowledge network that is focused on science and technology. The science center make this knowledge available in many different ways. The central principle is to encourage people to discover things for themselves. In addition to being a fun and educational museum, NEMO is an institution where different groups within society can debate the implications of scientific and technological advances.

Science Center NEMO in Amsterdam welcomes 500,000+ visitors each year and sends them on a journey of scientific discovery. The exhibitions are organized around different themes and designed to encourage all kinds of people from all age groups to ask their own questions and to go in search of the answers. This interactive approach perfectly reflects NEMO’s vision of learning. In addition to the full museum experience in the centre of Amsterdam, people can also get a taste of NEMO at Schiphol Airport.

Photos: DigiDaan

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The Edge Amsterdam

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The world's most sustainable office building

OVG Real Estate, the Dutch commercial real estate developer andinvestor, has created the world’s most sustainable office building after itsnewest property was awarded the highest score ever recorded by the BuildingResearch Establishment (BRE), the global assessor of sustainable buildings. TheEdge, located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, achieved a BREEAM new constructioncertification of ‘Outstanding’.

The building is Energy Neutral, collects and uses rainwater, has LEDsthat provide real time data on the efficiency of the building and promotescycling by making it as comfortable as possible to arrive by bike and park it.

Photo: The Edge

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Van Eesterenmuseum

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Be surprised by the cultural-historic heritage of Amsterdam

Find out more about the reconstruction architecture and art of Amsterdam

The Van Eesterenmuseum let you meet the cultural-historic heritage of the urban planner Cornelis van Eesteren. His work is one of the highlights of the postwar urban planning and architecture in Amsterdam. In New-West, Buitenveldert and parts of Amsterdam North, the interesting spatial plan is still in place.

The Van Eesterenmuseum is the information point about special urban planning. There is a museum outside, a museum inside, and a nineteen fifties museum house. The museum organizes many different walks, excursions, talks and many other activities.

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