inclusive citizenship

Inclusive citizenship is a form of direct democracy in which all citizens are involved in policy making and the government of their city in a bottom-up way rather than top-down.

 

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The WeMakeThe.City festival was held for the second time in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. Where could you find Waag?

 

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Marleen Stikker of Waag will join the morning programme of the Metropolitan Mobility Conference during WeMakeThe.City.

 

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Hidde Kamst examines a more cooperative city with a participatory model and some trade-offs that are involved in participation. 

 

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We have been measuring particulate matter over the past 6 months in Amsterdam. What are the results?

 

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Join DSI4EU in Warsaw on 25th June to help shape new urban visions.

 

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Residents from Buitenveldert tested the MUV app during a walk through the neighbourhood. Can it be further developed?

 

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In this blog series Hidde Kamst examines different ways of using technology in cities, and the corresponding roles these imply for citizens.

 

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A second evening workshop by ClojureBridge, teaching the Clojure programming language.

 

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Inclusive programming workshop by ClojureBridge, teaching the Clojure programming language.

 

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Marleen Stikker of Waag will join a keynote discussion at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin.

 

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How can scientists, entrepreneurs, policy makers, citizens and creatives best work on solutions for urban issues together?

 

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How can scientists, entrepreneurs, policy makers, citizens and creatives best work on solutions for urban issues together?

 

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How can scientists, entrepreneurs, policy makers, citizens and creatives best work on solutions for urban issues together?

 

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Socrates Schouten will participate in the Tegenlicht Meetup 'Ons basisinkomen' at Pakhuis de Zwijger on Wednesday 28 November. This event is Dutch spoken.

 

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Tomo Kihara graduated on the use of 'smart' security cameras in the city. He developed a game that makes us aware of all that supervision.

 

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In the documentary a Citizen Science Revolution, we follow citizen science groups and take a unique look behind the scenes of this European research project with the question: how do we involve communities in mapping their living environment, and how do we turn this into action?

 

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In the Digital Democracy Lab, the possibilities for strengthening democracy are investigated by applying new digital participation tools to Dutch municipalities.

 

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The idea was: a meeting between city makers and the minister. But it proved to be the mayor and the king.

 

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How can blockchain help solving sustainability challenges? We look at the much-discussed blockchain technology and look critically at it from a sustainability perspective.

 

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How could open-source technologies help in solving sustainability challenges?

 

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On Thursday the 21st of June, the exciting conference Next Generation Cities took place. During the conference the positive and negative effects of technology were debated.

 

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During this workshop we research noise and noise pollution, explore measuring strategies and use sensors to measure noise.

 

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26-04-2018

WeMakeThe.City

WeMakeThe.City is the festival that makes cities better.

 

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During this crash course we measure noise in the city by experimenting with sensors and map different types of noise.

 

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21-02-2018

Waag is open

On Thursday, everyone is welcome to come and unravel technology with us

 

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Frank Kresin (Waag) will give a first reaction on the presentation 'The socially inclusive city' of Anthony Townsend (NYU) at AMS Institute on 12 March 2015. This special lecture is organized in collaboration with the John Adams Institute and moderated by Tracy Metz.

 

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The Lab of Labs at Design & The City consists of hands-on design charrettes that explore a variety of approaches for living labs and design research practices, with high-profile international practitioners concretely demonstrating their own methodologies. Each lab will conduct a two-day charrette, open to the active participation of Design & The City participants.

 

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An active group of citizens makes great progress with sustainable mobility and connectedness in the area. Intern Hub Coumans about the pilot of the EU project MUV.

 

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A five-day workshop followed by a one-day seminar about enabling citizens to make their cities more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges of the 21st century.

 

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Frank Kresin (research director) is one of the speakers at the TransparanCEE Meetup in Tbilisi, Georgia, a network of Central Eastern European NGOs interested in using technology in transparency and accountability work.

 

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According to popular media we are living in a post-fact society. As we moved beyond a society in which facts and truth are used to prove a point, we arrived in a society which doesn't even care about what is truth or not.

 

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Pilot in the neighbourhood of Buitenveldert in Amsterdam. This event is Dutch spoken.

 

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Pilot in the neighbourhood of Buitenveldert in Amsterdam. This event is Dutch spoken.

 

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Pilot in the neighbourhood of Buitenveldert in Amsterdam. This event is Dutch spoken.

 

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Pilot in the neighbourhood of Buitenveldert in Amsterdam. This event is Dutch spoken.

 

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Waag and the City of Amsterdam organize four events with locals to find out how the neighbourhood Buitenveldert can become more sustainable and healthier.

 

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An evening at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam about sharing platforms and their influence on the city.

 

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Through platforms such as vTaiwan and Pol.is, the democracy of Taiwan is starting to make moves towards becoming one of the first liquid democracies in the world. This development did not happen out of nowhere.

 

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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.

 

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The government is rapidly developing a large number of digital services. This has been ongoing for a number of years, but there is growing awareness that the digital infrastructure of the future is now being shaped. This has a major impact on our daily lives and how the government evolves. We do not want to leave the development of this digital infrastructure to corporate giants like Google and Microsoft.

 

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Through this project, we supported city-makers, active citizens and social entrepreneurs with their initiatives to make our city a better place for everyone.

 

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30-06-2017

Wemakethe.city

WeMakeThe.City is the festival that makes cities better. A five-day event in which we will tackle urgent challenges in urban daily life.

 

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It is hard to participate in classical EC Research programs for civil organisations, social enterprises, co-operations, communities and creative SME’s.

 

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More and more opinion leaders are mistaking a few big corporate platforms for the collaborative economy. We need a pro-active policy framework that bends the collaborative economy towards the public good.

 

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During the fifth episode of the Smart Citizen Talks we present young agents of change. How can you take control of your own environment when you are young?

 

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What are the urban, social and economic implications of ICT and how could technology be truly inclusive?

 

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The Cinekid Festival 2016 takes place from Saturday 15 until 21 October at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. Waag is present at the Medialab of the festival, with a special installation for kids in which they can measure their environment.

 

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During the Dutch presidency of the EU, the Dutch consulate in Rio de Janeiro and the Rio Prefeitura brought together designers, civil servants, citizens and entrepreneurs for a week-long design workshop and a one-day seminar.

 

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In collaboration with GGD Amsterdam, the KNMI, the Long Fonds, Wageningen University, and ECN Netherlands, we rolled out a programme in which citizens cooperated with experts and worked together for several months while learning how to measure their environments with low-cost technologies: Urban AirQ.

 

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Als het aan de tech-bedrijven ligt woont een steeds groter deel van de wereldbevolking in de toekomst in slimme steden. Maar wat betekenen deze 'maakbare' steden voor haar bewoners, en moet een stad efficiëntie wel boven privacy plaatsen?

 

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In 2016, Waag hosted a group of refugee students on Sunday in the historic building de Waag.

 

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This first edition of the Smart Citizen Talks, we’ll explore participatory sensing. How do we collectively measure and make sense of our environment? How do we - along with citizens, scientists, and designers - stay in tune with the ever emerging smart city? How do wé make sense of a (smart) city that likes to make sense of ús instead?

 

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Frank Kresin (research director) will participate in a Stadslab meeting on 22 March in Utrecht.

 

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Hacking Habitat is a large-scale, international exhibition on the cutting edge of art, technology and social change.

 

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The Amsterdam University Press has published the book EU@Amsterdam, which contains an article by Frank Kresin (Research director Waag) titled (translation) "Smart cities foster their smart citizens". Most of the articles in the book are in Dutch.

 

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Marleen Stikker will participate in a programme at Pakhuis de Zwijger on 27 October to celebrate the 740th anniversary of Amsterdam and to look forward to the celebration of 750 years in ten years time.

 

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During SAIL 2015, eight different innovative water projects will present themselves to the audience at Pakhuis de Zwijger on 20 August 2015. Each project will show their idea in ten slides.

 

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On 13 May 2015, the first Amsterdam Smart Citizens Lab was held. More than 50 citizens, scientists and technicians gathered to gain more insight in their city. By measuring the city themselves in the next months, to investigate and get into action based on the results.

 

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The Facebook Liberation Army fights for a digital meeting place that doesn't focus merely on boosting advertising revenue.

 

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By taking away initiative, enforcing top-down control, and focusing on maximizing efficiency instead of possibility, the smart city is a disaster waiting to happen. Our hope lies in its constituents: the citizens. Citizens can become smart, engaged, and illuminated through mastering the technologies that help them express themselves, connect to others, share their resources and thoughts, and that helps them to reflect so they can decide the best course of action. In short, the technologies that help them to solve their own problems in a better and more thorough way.

 

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5-06-2014

Fresh air!

How healthy is our environment? What about the air quality and noise levels around your home and can you measure and improve these? As part of the Smart Citizen kit project, the artists of Cascoland show you during "Fresh air!" what Coughing Shrubs are, how stressed a tree can be, and serve you herby soup.

 

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In Amsterdam, the Smart Citizen project started in April 2014. Citizens in Amsterdam are measuring air quality in their own environment.

 

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On February 25, 2014 the first Smart Citizen Kit Install Party took place: a 'man only' event with tech-savvy people.

 

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Cities are the dominant and most successful organisations of human endeavour. This intense form of cohabitation has developed over thousands of years, attracting an increasingly larger part of the human population. While they have vibrantly developed in terms of size, density and quality of life, technology has sped up, leading to problems and possibilities that we still have to fully apprehend.

 

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FutureEverything Publications has published a new booklet titled 'Smart Citizens'. This publication aims to shift the debate on the future of cities towards the central place of citizens, and of decentralised, open urban infrastructures. It provides a global perspective on how cities can create the policies, structures and tools to engender a more innovative and participatory society.

 

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From 16 till 20 September, our part in the European project ECLECTIS took place in Amsterdam North. During this week, zeven international artists worked with 150 pupils of the Hyperion Lyceum to research the their environment and experiment with technology.

 

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We, citizens of all cities, take the fate of the places we live in into our own hands. We care about the buildings and the parks, the shops, the schools, the roads and the trees. But above all, we care about the quality of the life we live in our cities.

 

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24-05-2013

ECLECTIS

Within the ECLECTIS project, we want to encourage citizens to learn more about their living environments by conducting their own research and experiments.

 

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In 1998, Waag opened a website with answers on frequently asked questions about the public domain, titled 'FAQ Publiek Domain 2.0'.

 

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This event is in Dutch. There is no translation available. Het Ministerie van Economische Zaken, de Digitale Steden Agenda, de G32, Stedenlink en de G4 organiseren gemeenschappelijk een bijeenkomst waarin de stand van zaken wordt doorgenomen rondom de Digitale Agenda op Europees, nationaal en lokaal niveau.

 

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Forms of Today's Futures was a programme series about how we can map contemporary power structures in our society.

 

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The Open Innovation festival in Amsterdam kicked off on 26 November with the soft launch of openinnovationamsterdam.com. This new website will inform you on the innovation projects of the City of Amsterdam, among which are the so-called City Challenges. These challenges will soon appear on the website, but were presented today at the C4EU City Challenge Pitch.

 

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The City of Amsterdam has won the first prize at the World Smart City Awards 2012 in Barcelona, with the open data program of DIVV.

 

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An increasing number of people is not satisfied with the way we are living. We have been drawn apart from our neighbours, our means of production and the way our food is produced. Words like 'sustainability', 'ecologic' and 'social' are empty, until we really get involved and try to make our own life greener. In Poland, a movement is emerging that takes these ideas very seriously.