There is no shortage of urban mobility data as it relates to cars & trucks. For the last 30 years cities have been collecting highly detailed data like traffic flows, congestion and parking. Cities of the future however will be centered around people, how then do we measure inner-city improvement projects and livability? Cities all over Europe are quickly transitioning from car to people centric cities. From Oslo, London, Paris to Barcelona, municipalities are conducting bold experiments to make city centers cleaner, safer and more accessible to all. In the summer of 2023, the City of Amsterdam tested road closures transform big streets & thoroughfares into public spaces and pocket parks. Tapp – Smart City Architecture used environmental and activity sensors monitor the before & after snapshot and unexpected behaviors in between. In this talk director Tom van Arman gives highly visual and animated talk on the role of sensors and open urban data and how it can help future proof your own city.
At the World Urban Forum held in Katowice Poland June 25-29, CITIXL co-founder Paul Manwaring will speak about Living Lab best practices in Amsterdam and share his experiences at the Urban Lab Forum on June 26 with a panel of speakers from 17:00 to 19:00. For more information visit https://urbanlab.net/en/join-us-at-the-urban-lab-forum-during-wuf11/
Paul Manwaring and Gert- Jan Staal of The Netherlands Police will share the CITIXL story of how The Netherlands Police used the Responsible Sensing Toolkit to co-create an ethical solution to make public spaces safer.
User Centric Digital Cities: Generating Value with Experimentation in Living Labs
CITIXL co-founder Paul Manwaring will speak at GOTO Amsterdam June 13 at 16:30.
The rapidly changing technical landscape is the battlefield of today’s invisible wars, and data is the weapon of choice. The key to victory is in the data, who controls it and how it is used.
Internet of things (IoT) interactive environments, the data they generate and the next generation applications they enable will shape the urban landscape in the years to come.
Open and inclusive living labs are safe and ethical public spaces where we can experiment with the public to co-create user-centric, interactive applications for our future cites.
As more cities adopt cyber-physical systems (CPS), digital twinning, camera vision, sensors and other IoT related technologies, they also increase feedback loops via human-generated data which can and should be used in a co-creation relationship with designers and developers as an intermediary. The roles of ideator, designer and intermediary are defined and discussed in a service exchange dynamic in Living Labs where IoT interactive environments are being tested and, with our participation, will help us solve serious urban problems.
In this context, Paul will discuss the “data plus dialogue” approach with specific CITIXL experiments and demonstrate how empirical research in Living Labs — the data generated and the value created — has lead to insights about the nature of sustainable value production in urban living labs and can lead us to more participatory and inclusive user-centric digital cities.
In this talk, you’ll learn:
How to create impactful IoT enabled “data plus dialogue” interactive applications in living labs
Tom and Willem Koeman of the Amsterdam Economic Board will demonstrate the AMdEX new data exchange to the public. In this demo we’ll showcase some killer cases of the urban data collected and share from the Marineterrein Living Lab. Stories of digital sovereignty, security and governance of future public space.
Tom will be moderating the Smart City Session, with a presentation on “How to Future Proof Your Own City With Purposeful loT”
Uber, AirBnB and COVID have profoundly changed our cities faster than any authority could have predicted. IoT, AI and Edge Computing are already empowering future city makers to design, rapid-prototype and test solutions for 21st century city and citizens. In this talk, smart city architect Tom van Arman will share some ground-breaking open source IoT & AI solutions that have been developed for the Amsterdam municipality to make a more resilient and inclusive city. This presentation will outline how you and diverse teams of developers can help future proof your own city with purposeful IoT.
THE FUTURE OF REALITY IS VIRTUAL: SPATIAL COMPUTING, DIGITAL TWINS AND AI MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND
No matter if it’s social, economical, or environmental: Sustainability is a thing. What role can future coders, engineers & developers play in this hot new market? Based in Amsterdam “The front line of a circular EU city, Tom van Arman of will showcase personal and transformative API’s, Open Source Codes, Artificial Intelligent “municipal projects for good” and what it means for the talented developers of Ukraine.
Oct. 6 11AM – Paul Manwaring will be part of the first panel discussion at the DTPS conference 2021 “Data Visibility Frameworks and Law” with Keynote speaker Beryl Dreijer – Privacy Officer at the City of Amsterdam, and Sage and Naomi from the organising committee who will open the program Oct. 6 at 10:50 AM. Paul will speak about the “The Responsible Sensing Toolkit: Data transparency applied to an ethical framework for city sensing projects in public spaces.” The DTPS2021 schedule has been posted and registration is still open -sign up now https://www.utwente.nl/en/bms/bride/DTPS2021/Schedule/#talks
Paul Manwaring will take part (remotely) in a panel discussion on June 24 “Urban Lab – Urban Laboratories in Smart City 3.0” to share his experience as the panel discusses empowering citizens: how to build civil society in Urban Living Labs. More information coming soon.