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User Centric Digital Cities: Generating Value with Experimentation in Living Labs


Paul Manwaring will discuss is current focus with the City of Amsterdam CTO office to test, distribute and scale community driven Smart City solutions for crowd monitoring in public spaces. He will share his experience working with Tom van Arman at the Marineterrein Living Labs to generate urban value through inclusive experimentation and discuss their unique Data + Dialogue approach.

User Centric Digital Cities: Generating Value with Experimentation in Living Labs2020-10-06T13:31:04+01:00

Virtual Sensor World Week


Smart Cities, Energy & Infrastructure

Tom will be speaking to sensor specialists within the smart city and infrastructure sector. With a core focus on IoT, AI and advanced sensing technologies for smart cities – including sustainable technologies, managing assets with sensing technologies and reducing energy and waste.

How to Future-proof Your City in The Age of Corona?

Since Corona, we realize there is a huge discrepancy between the policy versus practice of safe social distancing. Using Computer Vision (AI, object detection & machine learning) we have been able to safely capture, store, process and share real-time insights with the public to make informed decisions. During this talk, Tom will be showing fellow civic-innovators how to use this open-source (GDPR ready) technologies to communicate ‘spatial health’ of urban parks, squares, terraces, waterfronts and other social spaces.

Join us here: https://transformindustry.com/virtual-sensor-world-week/

Virtual Sensor World Week2020-10-04T19:44:30+01:00

Kyiv Smart City Forum 2020


How to Future-proof Your City in The Age of Corona?

Smart Architecture? Inclusive Cities? Excited to be speaking at the Kiev Smart City Forum 2020 w/ Yulian Chaplinsky , Chief Archiect of Lviv and deputy minister of the Ministry of regional development. We’ll be discussing how to future proof cities in the era of corona. For those interested in Tom’s mission and vision for smart cities check out: https://bit.ly/36rtGA2 (Language: Ukrainian – use Google Chrome w/ English Translation on!)

Kyiv Smart City Forum 20202020-10-04T19:39:16+01:00

Business For Smart Cities


Business For Smart Cities – Congress. 


Congress and Exhibition Center (map)

Tom will be speaking on personal projects that have become“SUCCESFUL EXAMPLES OF TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION OF CITIES” with a presentation “Digital Technologies and Solving Societal Problems of Citizens: how to find a right balance in transformation cities to smart & sustainable”.

Business For Smart Cities2020-01-07T23:10:29+01:00

Smart Cities and Municipalities


Smart Cities and Municipalities Congress and Exhibition

Jan. 15-16, 2020 Ankara, Turkey
Paul Manwaring has been invited by the Union of Municipalities of Turkey to to give
a speech on the topic of ‘’Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Smart Cities”.  He will focus on the value
generating dynamic of Living Labs and discuss specific cases from CITIXL and the City of Amsterdam
to demonstrate experimentation as a driver of innovation in Urban environments.


Smart Cities and Municipalities2020-01-07T23:07:58+01:00

Urban Living Lab Summit


For the upcoming WeMakeThe.City Festival, Paul will be on stage for the Urban Living Lab Summit – A Deep Dive into the AMS Urban Living Lab Way of Working panel group discussion. How to learn in a Living Lab? He will be discussing how CITIXL uses Living labs to exchange innovations and showcase some test we’ve done in Amsterdam, Taipei, Daegu and Boston. Register here: 

Summit Description:

Transitioning to a sustainable, just, and stable society is necessary, on an unprecedented scale and speed. In many innovation projects, scientific programs and municipal organizations, (urban) living labs are achieving good results. But are these Labs well understood and well implemented? Are they solving the problems better, cheaper, more sustainable? What are actionable prescriptions?

In this first edition of the Urban Living Lab Summits we take a deep dive into one specific methodology: the AMS Urban Living Lab ‘Way of Working’. We offer an interactive program where presenters show their knowledge while interacting with the audience. The co-creative workshops in the afternoon also shows the development of the Living Lab Marineterrein.

The questions addressed in the Summit are:

  • What is a Urban Living Lab?
  • How to design a Urban Living Lab?
  • How to measure impact of Living Labs?
  • How to collaborate within Living Labs?
  • How to learn in a Living Lab?

In co-creation we want to increase knowledge and common understanding, refine the challenges and define the outlines of an action agenda.

Urban Living Lab Summit2019-06-10T16:47:32+01:00

Data Dilemmas #2: Sensing the City


Municipalities all over the world are collecting, measuring and analyzing colossal amounts of urban data. All this sense-making creates new dilemmas for citizens. On Thursday June 6th, Tom will be talking about the upcoming CITIXL Open Camera Lab inviting citizens to design and test their own experiments to improve their public space. Register here. Date: 6 June @16:00 – Location Datalab Amsterdam Weesperstraat 113 BG, Amsterdam 

Data Dilemmas #2: Sensing the City2019-06-10T16:35:57+01:00

Reclaiming Space Official Book & Video


The Reclaiming space official video and Field Book is out now! Many thanks to Accelerate – Wentworth Institute of Technology for producing these wonderful artifacts that we feel truly capture the energy of the community from the day. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy it. View the Field guide here: Watch the Video here:

Reclaiming Space Official Book & Video2019-06-10T17:02:27+01:00

Exchange Lab – Reclaiming Space


The Dutch don’t waste space and are famous for quickly turning derelict properties into more productive and profitable districts. To help reach the goals of “Imagine Boston 2030”, Boston City Council is working with CITIXL and WIT (Wentworth Institute of Technology) to organize a high-impact 24hrs hands-on workshop that uses digital tools and strategies of relevant data collection, applying design thinking, and immersion techniques, and rapid prototyping.

Visit the event page here: https://www.citixl.com/reclaiming-space/

Fully Booked! Go To Waiting List
Exchange Lab – Reclaiming Space2019-06-10T16:05:11+01:00

Amsterdam Living Lab – New Years Resolution


There’s a lot of talk about ‘Living Labs’ these days, but what does that mean exactly?

On Friday, January 25 we asked Amsterdam policy makers, knowledge partners and community leaders to help define what Living Labs are, what role they play and what potential they have to really make a differences to peoples lives.

Now it’s your turn!

We’ve created this living survey to ensure you have a voice to help define what a living lab means for Amsterdam. Please find below the same questions we asked the experts at the “Amsterdam Living Lab – New Year Resolution” event.

Please take your time and answer these simple questions and provide insight into what Living Labs mean to the city and how we can improve the way we work and communicate to become a more inclusive, sustainable and resilient!

We’ll post the results 08 February 2019

Quick Scan

The following questions require quick, instinctive answers. Your answers help provide a snap shot, or “quick-scan” of Amsterdam living labs. There are 17 questions in total that you will agree or disagree with. Don’t over think it, just follow your instincts!

To answer, click on texts “I agree” or “I disagree” below the question.

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What are some alternatives to the term ‘Living Lab’?

There are many interpretations for the term “Living Lab”. In your opinion what are some better words to describe living labs in Amsterdam?

Add your term here

Amsterdam Living Lab – New Years Resolution2019-01-30T14:14:46+01:00
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