Amsterdam Smart City
Amsterdam Smart City is a partnership between businesses, authorities, knowledge institutes and the people of Amsterdam with the goal to develop the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area into a smart city. Initiated in 2009, it has grown into a broad platform, with more than 90 partners involved in a variety of projects focusing on energy transition and open connectivity. Examples of multiparty coalitions include: bottom-up sustainable renovation of 1000+ households in Amsterdam West, real time information on multimodal transport to and from the city and private companies’ cooperative production, purchase and exchange of energy.
City of Boston
Boston is the capital city of the US state of Massachusetts and anchor of the larger metropolitan area of Greater Boston (population of 4.5 million). The city is known as a tech, innovation and academic hub, with the highest concentration of students in the US and 58 places of higher education, 9 of which are globally renowned research universities (MIT, Harvard, etc.). Over the past several years Boston has become a leader in developing and deploying cutting edge experimental solutions to many pressing urban challenges. The city is fostering a culture of innovation that is having profound impact on the urban fabric.
Waag Society is an international Institute for Art, Science and Technology, rooted in Amsterdam. It aims to achieve social innovation by developing products, services and practices with a strong involvement of users. It has a research and development program, an events program, an academy and several facilities, amongst which Amsterdam Fablab, Open Wetlab and incubator MediaGuild. Waag Society is part of the FabAcademy, founding partner of Amsterdam Living Lab, and participates in the European Network of Living Labs. It strongly advocates open data and has developed an open source linked data platform, CitySDK, that enables developing mobile, interoperable city services.
La Fabrique de la Cité
La Fabrique de la Cité is a think tank on urban transitions, created on the initiative of the VINCI Group. From an international perspective, La Fabrique de la Cité focusses on seeing major trends and promoting pioneering initiatives by supporting exchange between various players. As an observatory on the evolution of cities, La Fabrique de la Cité contributes to creating a shared vision between architects, urbanists, builders and residents of cities.