Buiksloterham - Learning beyond urban experiments from Living Labs - AMS institute

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What is the goal of the project?

Buiksloterham in Northern Amsterdam is the key location, now and in the coming years, for experiments and research in the field of renewable energy and closed cycles of, for example, power and materials on a local scale. Experiment, research and innovation are actually being implemented for all aspects of circular construction. It has become home to a variety of innovation partners. For example, Waternet is gaining experience with the installation of a local bio-fermenter. It is also important to assess the impact of innovations on, for example, residents (the purchase of a vacuum toilet) and external safety (biogas in the neighbourhood) before new technologies like these can also be used in other neighbourhoods. In addition to Buiksloterham, a comparison is being carried out of other living labs.

What is the result of the project?

In the year ahead, AMS is going to gain an insight and knowledge by coming up with a suitable definition of the term living lab. After that, the generic and specific lessons from Buiksloterham will be defined. This will enable the generic circular knowledge and insights to be used smartly in other areas in the future.

Who initiated the project and which organizations are involved?

AMS institute, Stadslab Buiksloterham