Tom van Arman is architect and urbanist using open data and applications to create more social, sustainable and resilient cities. He is founder of Tapp and co-founder of CITIXL, member of the board of Appsterdam and curator for Amsterdam Smart City. In the following we talk about the Smart City programmes he uses as a citizen, on the latest projects he is working on as specialist, and on the must-see smart city tours and projects that travellers can check around central Amsterdam.
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Indeed it has, and for me at least, as journalist, it was amazing to discover the high level of the implication of the community in creating and developing so many of these projects!
The good thing is that Amsterdam has many experiments and pilots, often together with citizens. More attention should be paid to their evaluation and scaling up succesful examples.