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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

Computer Vision Pilot HvA (FMB) campus


In cooperation with HvA and Research Group Cities & Visitors “Moving Amsterdam Zuidoost” and CITIXL, we propose to use the UMBO Camera to conduct several impactful experiments to gain insights on social behaviour in public spaces which will help measure the social consequences of simple interventions in these spaces and effect more positive urban environments.

During this research, and in partnership Gemeente Amsterdam Zuidoost, we could replicate and scale these experiments as we experiment, test, gain insights and experience, establish best practices and help prepare actual public “Field Lab” experiments. Testing these technologies using the CITIXL agile approach can have a significant positive impact on market research, urban design and overall quality assurance for residents, students and visitors of the Zuidoost Amsterdam.

Computer Vision Pilot HvA (FMB) campus2018-10-12T13:00:26+01:00

Wireless Water Meter Pilot – Daegu City Mayor Visit


Meeting the Mayor of Daegu South Korea this week! We’ll be testing their Ksmartpia LoRa enabled Smart Water Meter as a part of our City Innovation Exchange Lab – 15 wireless water meters to measure water consumption at the clean tech playground De Ceuvel. We’ll be seeing how smart meters can create new water insights for occupants of their hotel, ateliers, studios and cafe.

Wireless Water Meter Pilot – Daegu City Mayor Visit2018-10-12T12:34:00+01:00

Camera Vision Experiment


Service vs Surveillance: Future of our Neighborhood Cameras?

For questions regarding the WARNING signs outside the Makerversity.  CITIXL is conducting an experiment in co-operation with The Makerversity and the Marineterrien from June 20-24 in the parking lot in front of the entrance to Building 027E.  This is only an experiment which takes place for and during the We Make the City festival to measure the public’s reaction to controversial privacy issues relating to camera surveillance.

If you have comments or questions we encourage you to attend a conversation and public debate with Tom van Arman, co-founder CITIXL and Marc Schoneveld of Data Labs on Thursday June 21 at 16:00 at Makerversity.

The results will be posted on this website and will include the details regarding the camera technology used.  Until that time we only want the public to know that nothing will be recorded about personal information nor will recognisable photographs or videos of people be stored.

We ask you to please not contact us in any way about this experiment for the time being.  If you e-mail us or contact us we will not reply or comment, so please respect our request and wait until after the results are made public or, even better join the debate.

Camera Vision Experiment2018-10-12T10:17:30+01:00
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