What are the levels of air pollution around your home or business? And what about noise pollution? And air humidity? Imagine that you would have this information, and share it instantly and compare it with other places in your city, in real time. We have tested this idea with the Smart Citizen Kit in Amsterdam.

The low-cost sensors in the kit (version 1.1), developed at Fab Lab Barcelona, measured two toxic gasses in the air (CO and NO2), the temperature & humidity, the light intensity and noise levels. The kit existed of an open-source hardware device, a website where the data is being collected, an API and a mobile app. In this project, Waag, Amsterdam Smart City and the Amsterdam Economic Board created a temporary network of sensors in Amsterdam and during three months collected the measuring results.

By giving individuals the tools to conduct research themselves, an increased involvement in the immediate environment might be the effect. This can create new, dynamic relationships between citizens, scientists and policy makers. And urban issues can be proposed, argued and substantiated from different perspectives. The project Smart Citizen Kit Amsterdam studied how this works in practice, and we examined the results and impact.

Project duration

1 Feb 2014 - 30 Jun 2014

Links

Publications

Partners

  • Amsterdam Smart City
  • Fab Lab Barcelona

Financiers

  • Amsterdam Economic Board

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Past events

10
Sept
2015
17:00
17:00
Smart Citizens Lab

Smart City. In search of the Smart Citizen

18
Nov
2014
08:00
16:00
Smart Citizens Lab

Smart City expo world congress

17
Nov
2014
23:00
23:00
Smart Citizens Lab

Smart citizens @ Taiwan

14
Nov
2014
09:15
10:15
Smart Citizens Lab

Smart Citizen @ Innovation Awards

12
Nov
2014
14:45
15:45
Smart Citizens Lab

Border Sessions

6
Nov
2014
13:45
13:45
Future Internet Lab

Open Data Estafette Smart Cities

9
Oct
2014
06:45
14:00
Smart Citizens Lab

Open Development Camp

2
Sept
2014
6
Sept
2014
Smart Citizens Lab

ENoLL Summer School 2014

16
Jun
2014
16:30
18:30
Smart Citizens Lab

Smart Citizen Kit evaluation

16
Jun
2014
13:00
16:30
Creative Learning Lab

Fresh air!

5
Jun
2014
12:00
14:00
Future Internet Lab

Smart City symposium

13
May
2014
17:00
19:00
Smart Citizens Lab

Smart Citizen Café

16
Apr
2014
17:00
19:30
Smart Citizens Lab

Smart Citizen Kit: Hacking and knowledge sharing

19
Sept
2013
12:30
16:00

AUIW: Smart Citizens @ Waag Open Space