On Thursday 1 September 2016, Vice Mayor Daniel Helldén, head of the Stockholm Traffic Division and three deputy mayors and their teams visited Amsterdam Smart City.
The Swedish mayors are looking for best practices to improve the urban mobility in the Stockholm region. The Swedish capital has a population of 900.000 and with it's surroundings the region has 2,2 million inhabitants in total, quite comparable with the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.
After meeting alderman Pieter Litjens of Amsterdam (mobility), the delegation visited the Amsterdam Arena. They got a short tour through the sustainable football stadium and some presentations in the Arena Innovation Lab. The Amsterdam Economic Board and Amsterdam Smart City were discussed, as well as the research on electric mobility of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.
They also saw presentations of the Amsterdam Arena Innovation Lab and the Geodan geographical information systems (<http://www.geodan.com/>). The delegation concluded its visit with a bike tour in the city.