Earlier this summer I was interviewed by Ioana Păunescu for Igloo magazine about what makes Amsterdam so unique as a smart city. Simply said, Amsterdam has always been a laboratory for experiments. Since the Renaissance, citizens have always street-tested new concepts of religion, economics, politics and social justice. Today we are celebrating a new ‘digital’ renaissance where our municipality and communities remain committed to experimentation to develop brand new tools and solutions to make Amsterdam more responsive, resilient and sustainable for its residents and tourists alike.
Before visiting Amsterdam, check out these Top 10 Living Labs to see these experiments first hand.
Want to test your own experiment in Amsterdam? or learn how you can transform your own street or public space into a living lab? contact us at City Exchange Lab - firstname.lastname@example.org