Judith Veenkamp

Judith VeenkampLead Urban Ecology Lab & Head of Life Programme

Judith Veenkamp is the lead of Waag's Urban Ecology Lab and head of Life programme at Waag.

Judith has a passion for new technologies and data solutions for societal issues. She develops concepts and shapes projects to create innovative solutions together with citizens and stakeholders. 

Judith previously worked as a communication advisor on the edge of governance, policy and citizenship at EMMA. She studied Politics, Conflict Studies and Human Rights at University of Amsterdam and Utrecht University. In her spare time she is part of DataMission: a network that connects organisations with a social mission to data scientists, developers and coders.

Current projects

Science in the Cloud

Co-creatie public stack summit Waag
Smart Citizens Lab
The project Science in the Cloud researches how online platform KennisCloud should be designed for scientists, citizen scientists and knowledge institutions to collaborate on social and scientific issues.

Social Initiative in the Energy Transition

Mensen in een groene omgeving met op de achtergrond een kas met zonnepanelen
Smart Citizens Lab
Commissioned by the Nationaal Klimaat Platform (NKP), Waag Futurelab is working on the design of an programme on Social Initiative in the Energy Transition.

Human Values for Smarter Cities

Beveiligingscamera in de stad
Smart Citizens Lab
In Human Values for Smarter Cities, Waag Futurelab investigates the process of procurement when applying smart city technology in public spaces.

Imagining public connectivity

FabLearn onderwijsconferentie
Smart Citizens Lab
The lack of meaningful imaginaries about 5G and the knowledge concentration within industries are catalysts of public distrust. We aim to create a shared knowledge base among citizens and governments to include citizens in official local decision-making processes around 5G.


Platformcoöp Accelerator
Smart Citizens Lab
With a broad coalition of social organisations, Waag works to strengthen the local, cooperative community economy in the Amsterdam metropolitan area.

Public Civil Cooperation

expeditie toekomst
Smart Citizens Lab
In this project, Waag investigates new knowledge and process models, which support sustainable cooperation between citizens and governments.


Smart Citizens Lab
Together with citizens, investigative journalists and scientists, Waag research heat stress in the Netherlands.


Opening Planet B @ Amsterdam Science Park
Urban Ecology Lab
Within T-Factor, Waag will help enrich and steer the Amsterdam Science Park masterplan towards urban ecology-related innovation and enterprise.

NWA Route Smart Liveable Cities

NWA route Smart Liveable Cities
Smart Citizens Lab
Waag organises the route management around public programmes relating to ‘Smart, liveable cities’, aiming to better connect science with society.

Hollandse Luchten

Woman with sensor
Smart Citizens Lab
Hollandse Luchten is a citizens science project where we involve citizens in measuring air quality in their environment in the Province of North Holland.

Closed projects

Healthy life, healthy microbiome

Waag_Microbiome Center_Gezond leven
Smart Citizens Lab
Waag and the Microbiome Center are joining forces to research how technological solutions contributing to more control for patients in diseases related to their microbiome.

Shared Cities, Smart Citizens

Data visualisation - data graphics
Smart Citizens Lab
This project examines the conditions for building a future smart city. Public values and the rights and needs of citizens play a central role.

Tipping the Balance

opening planet b
Smart Citizens Lab
The aim of Tipping the Balance is to investigate which factors and strategies play a role in encouraging citizens to make healthier food choices.

Participation @ Waternet

Participatie Waternet
Smart Citizens Lab
Waternet strives to make the participative approach their standard approach in working, when possible and relevant. Waag's Smart Citizen Lab, aimed at citizen science, will help Waternet in taking the first step from pilots to a new policy.

Sentinel Citizen

Sentinel Citizen. (c) Copernicus, CAMS.
Smart Citizens Lab
Sentinel Citizen connects air quality data generated by citizen measurements of the project Hollandse Luchten, with data from satellites of the European Space Agency.

Embassy of Health

Dutch Design Week - Embassy of Health
Smart Citizens Lab
The Embassy of Health explores challenges within healthcare and unites different perspectives on the crossings of technology, design, science, arts and healthcare.

Mobility Lab Bicycledatacommons

Cyclists in Amsterdam
Commons Lab
The Mobility Lab Bicycledatacommons explores the role of data commons in the usage of bicycle data.

Digital Identity Lab

Digitale Identiteit visual
Future Internet Lab
The Digital Identity Lab looked for new ideas, concepts and concrete tools that can include a reliable and secure digital identity.

Amsterdam Sounds

Amsterdam Sounds project
Smart Citizens Lab
Making cooperative tools for civic participation and citizen science in the field of noise pollution.

Co-creation navigator

Co-creation navigator map
Co-creation Lab
Co-creation is a powerful way to deal with 'wicked problems' and innovate your professional practice.

Mobility Urban Values

MUV Buitenveldert
Future Internet Lab
Mobility Urban Values (MUV) is a three-year European project that examines how to engage citizens with 'gamification' in stimulating towards sustainable mobility choices in their neighbourhood.


Amsterdam IJ
Co-creation Lab
Cities-4-People is a three year project that aims to implement a pilot program running at five urban and peri-urban areas where citizens, city authorities and innovation experts will work together as ‘communities’ to define the transport and mobility challenges and priorities that interest them, co-design ideas and concepts, put these concepts to the real test and then scale up those more potent.