In June we kicked off a new phase of Amsterdam Smart City. Amsterdam Smart City is a collective of citizens, businesses, knowledge institutions and public authorities that are convinced that the changes necessary for the city and region, can only be achieved through collaboration.
More partners than ever are pooling their networks, knowledge and skills. Who are they? We will present some of them one by one. City of Amstelveen: 'Work collectively to improve the quality of life!'
What is the main reason for you to join the open collective Amsterdam Smart City?
We believe in cooperation, and we think this is a great opportunity to bring together our knowledge and expertise. We aim to solve challenges together with Amsterdam Smart City, and scale up successful Amsterdam Smart City projects.
What is your ambition for the city and the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area?
We are looking forward to work collectively to improve the quality of life in our cities and create a sustainable future for everyone!
What do you think is the biggest challenge for the city and the region in the future?
Creating a sustainable Metropolitan Area, that provides space for everyone to achieve his full potential.
How do you see the role of the residents and citizens in your plans?
Amstelveen Smart Society aims both to make our citizens smarter, and use the knowledge in our society (citizens, residents, entrepreneurs) to create the most fitting solutions.
What do you hope to work on in the upcoming years?
In Education: Programming and robotics in primary education
In Digitalising welfare in order to give children in low income families easy access to sporting clubs and cultural activities.
A pilot with Automated Vehicles for the first/last mile from Metro to destination
A fast broadband connection for every citizen in Amstelveen.
Picture: Stefan Cornelissen, Bill Kuipers, Guido Israels, Simone Doornbosch.