REPAiR project

Building & Demolition waste in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area

SocialGlass

Using information from open source social media data

SocialGlass

Social media activity Sail

SocialGlass

Flows of people during Sail

Tech can improve the quality of life in the city and enhance sustainability, livability, plus citizen engagement and empowerment.

We research, develop and integrate advanced and novel ICT and data science technologies to improve the quality of life in the city and work on solving urban challenges.

Simultaneously we research the central values for society and citizens on topics arising from these new tools and technologies, such as autonomy, privacy, transparency, inclusiveness and empowerment.

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DCODE: rethink design

Responsible Urban Digitization

DCODE will train 15 PhD students in design(-anthropology), media studies, science and technology studies & data science, and equip them with an holistic understanding needed for the human-centric design of product service systems powered by Big Data & AI.

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Responsible Sensing Lab

Responsible Urban Digitization

Our Responsible Sensing Lab explores how to integrate social values in the design of sensing systems in public space.

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BRIDE - A Smart Bridge

Responsible Urban Digitization

An interactive bridge that is equipped with sensory technology will help understand Amsterdam’s “cityness” better. Citizens can make the bridge their own and answer this big philosophical question by collecting data about activity, place and time.

The three main domains we focus on:

  1. ICT and data technologies for urban challenges
  2. Smart governance and citizen engagement
  3. User- and Citizen-Centric Design.

ICT & Data Technologies for Urban Challenges

Within the first domain, research, development and integration of these new technologies with dynamic sensor networks (AI, big data, open data, crowd sourcing and robotics) are performed to improve city operations and planning. It can help with collection, analysis and optimization of critical city operations and services to take care of roads or bridges, for instance.

Operating and maintaining infrastructure assets (e.g. roads, bridges, parks, public green, buildings, waterways, sewers, public lighting, parking places, sidewalks, waste collection). This domain also addresses the improvement of public safety for navigation or in crowds and overall livability. And it enables regulation and inspection of traffic, parking, housing and pollution. Making new, larger and diverse urban data sets accessible and easy to use affords improved the city and spatial planning process in terms of quality and cost.

Smart Governance & Citizen Engagement

The focus of citizen engagement and ultimately smart governance are made possible with new ICT technologies and tools that are the subject of this domain. Citizens in large groups can have a say in city operations and planning by crowdsourcing. More effective and adequate problem-solving from local government is possible. Citizens impact on policy and decision making is an important research and innovation topic. Where the public, private partners and citizens have diverse interests, the governments and organizations still oversee distribution of responsibility, authority and control.

User & Citizen-Centric Design

The domain of human-centric design explores the requirements for new ICT tools & technologies in terms of designed so that it truly benefits the end users and citizens and not only city or industrial stakeholders. Usually, new ICT with clear benefits for the city is implemented to improve city operations or services, yet the implications for the end-user and citizen are overlooked. Moreover, recent and strong concerns about the legitimacy and privacy of ICT tools and technologies collecting personal data become more relevant to research and design to integrate principles into these innovative approaches. Cities are to follow democratic principles when it comes to sharing personal data in the private and public domain to safeguard societal values.

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First findings on the Shuttercam sensors

Responsible Urban Digitization

First findings on the Shuttercam sensors

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Wrap-up: Launch Responsible Sensing Lab

Responsible Urban Digitization

On 28 January 2021, we officially the launch of the Responsible Sensing Lab and openend the exhibit Senses of Amsterdam

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Simple Sensors for responsible sensing

Responsible Urban Digitization

The Simple Sensors project prototypes show what is measured, who uses the data and for what purpose.

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Simple Sensors for responsible sensing

Responsible Urban Digitization

The Simple Sensors project prototypes show what is measured, who uses the data and for what purpose.

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Shuttercams for a responsible smart city

Responsible Urban Digitization

The Shuttercam project explores how the design of cameras in public space can contribute to a ‘responsible’ Smart City.

Project

Responsible Sensing Lab

Responsible Urban Digitization

Our Responsible Sensing Lab explores how to integrate social values in the design of sensing systems in public space.

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Robots in the city

Responsible Urban Digitization

Imagine walking down the street and a robot tries to cross your path. From a technological point of view, a situation li

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Robots in the city

Responsible Urban Digitization

Imagine walking down the street and a robot tries to cross your path. From a technological point of view, a situation li

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World's first 3D printed bridge

Responsible Urban Digitization

Today the world’s first stainless steel 3D printed bridge is placed in our city center. Equipped with a sensors, this in

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First findings on the Shuttercam sensors

Responsible Urban Digitization

First findings on the Shuttercam sensors

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First findings on the Shuttercam sensors

Responsible Urban Digitization

First findings on the Shuttercam sensors

News

Wrap-up: Launch Responsible Sensing Lab

Responsible Urban Digitization

On 28 January 2021, we officially the launch of the Responsible Sensing Lab and openend the exhibit Senses of Amsterdam

News

Wrap-up: Launch Responsible Sensing Lab

Responsible Urban Digitization

On 28 January 2021, we officially the launch of the Responsible Sensing Lab and openend the exhibit Senses of Amsterdam

News

Wrap-up: Launch Responsible Sensing Lab

Responsible Urban Digitization

On 28 January 2021, we officially the launch of the Responsible Sensing Lab and openend the exhibit Senses of Amsterdam

News

Wrap-up: Launch Responsible Sensing Lab

Responsible Urban Digitization

On 28 January 2021, we officially the launch of the Responsible Sensing Lab and openend the exhibit Senses of Amsterdam

Project

Simple Sensors for responsible sensing

Responsible Urban Digitization

The Simple Sensors project prototypes show what is measured, who uses the data and for what purpose.

Project

Shuttercams for a responsible smart city

Responsible Urban Digitization

The Shuttercam project explores how the design of cameras in public space can contribute to a ‘responsible’ Smart City.

Project

Simple Sensors for responsible sensing

Responsible Urban Digitization

The Simple Sensors project prototypes show what is measured, who uses the data and for what purpose.

Project

Shuttercams for a responsible smart city

Responsible Urban Digitization

The Shuttercam project explores how the design of cameras in public space can contribute to a ‘responsible’ Smart City.

Project

Responsible Sensing Lab

Responsible Urban Digitization

Our Responsible Sensing Lab explores how to integrate social values in the design of sensing systems in public space.

Project

Responsible Sensing Lab

Responsible Urban Digitization

Our Responsible Sensing Lab explores how to integrate social values in the design of sensing systems in public space.

Project

Responsible Sensing Lab

Responsible Urban Digitization

Our Responsible Sensing Lab explores how to integrate social values in the design of sensing systems in public space.

Project

Responsible Sensing Lab

Responsible Urban Digitization

Our Responsible Sensing Lab explores how to integrate social values in the design of sensing systems in public space.

News

Robots in the city

Responsible Urban Digitization

Imagine walking down the street and a robot tries to cross your path. From a technological point of view, a situation li

News

Robots in the city

Responsible Urban Digitization

Imagine walking down the street and a robot tries to cross your path. From a technological point of view, a situation li

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World's first 3D printed bridge

Responsible Urban Digitization

Today the world’s first stainless steel 3D printed bridge is placed in our city center. Equipped with a sensors, this in

News

World's first 3D printed bridge

Responsible Urban Digitization

Today the world’s first stainless steel 3D printed bridge is placed in our city center. Equipped with a sensors, this in