RePublica21 – Crowdboost Digitalstrategie Berlin


The State of Berlin wants to shape the digital transformation in terms of sustainability, participation and economic development. Paul joins the leaders on the digital stage to discuss the CITIXL participatory processes.

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RePublica21 – Crowdboost Digitalstrategie Berlin2021-05-20T11:30:41+01:00

Festival de Géopolitique de Grenoble

The Festival Géopolitique 2020 has been rescheduled for March 24-26, 2021.  Paul Manwaring will deliver a paper: Smart Cities versus Smart Citizens are Living Labs the answer?  If we are going to create sustainable value in urban environments we need to radically change our thinking from the current top-down/bottom-up dichotomy to a more egalitarian side-by-side collaborative approach. He will explain how it is possible to cultivate a productive dynamic between socio economic power and the power of the crowd in Living Labs.  
Festival de Géopolitique de Grenoble2020-10-06T13:12:59+01:00

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:

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: (Language: Ukrainian – use Google Chrome w/ English Translation on!)

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