Smart Society

Characteristics

Hackathon / Citizen participation / Education / Future citizens

Target

Citizen participation / Learning / Problem-solving

Location

Science Park 402, Amsterdam

NxtCity Amsterdam

A city is a wonderfully complex environment with a diverse set of challenges. With topics ranging from transportation to energy and from education to the environment, there is a need for a generation of creative problem solvers. By involving young citizens early on, we can benefit from their fresh perspective. We furthermore have a chance of triggering their long-lasting engagement and cooperation for the city of tomorrow.

The first edition of NxtCity will be held in Amsterdam at the end of August. After two introductory workshops, teams of high school students will focus for two days on one of the issues of the city. Guided by domain experts and mentors, they will work towards concrete proposals. Real solutions for real problems. Real learning.

The registration for NxtCity Amsterdam is open. High schools can now enroll a team, consisting of high school students and a teacher. Furthermore, the organization of NxtCity is currently preparing the event. In collaboration with partners and schools the event is currently being designed.

After NxtCity Amsterdam (2015), the ambition is to expand this initiative to multiple cities in the Netherlands and Europe.


TagsSmart MobilitySmart LivingSmart SocietySmart AreaSmart EconomyBig & Open Data InfrastructureLiving Labs


“NxtCity strives to be an environment where creativty and problem-solving skills are nurtured and stimulated. I strongly believe our schools would benefit from doing so as well”
Sander Latour
NxtCity
“NxtCity empowers youngsters to build the cities of tomorrow. I strongly believe that the fresh perspectives of young citizens can help solve the urban challenges of tomorrow.”
Camiel R Verschoor
NxtCity