Smart Areas

Characteristics

Smart solutions / Field lab / Social innovation

Target

Working with residents / Connecting residents to problem solving / A broader name recognition by residents

Location

Ringzone Zuid, Nieuw-West

Smart Students

Twenty students of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences will perform research into smart solutions in Nieuw-West. They will then present their findings to residents in the area and monitor the residents’ reactions. The students participate through their undergaduate minor Urban Innovation and Sustainable Area Developement.

The students will split up into subgroups that take on the themes mobility, social & sharing, sustainability, children & playing, safety & the elderly and sports, exercise & health. The students will investigate the issues and come up with smart solutions, in collaboration with residents. The project’s main focus lies on the opinions the residents vocalise, about both the issues and the smart solutions.

The project has started. The students are currently investigating six smart solutions for the issues they have discovered in the neighbourhood. The students will interview residents in order to hear their opinions on the proposed smart solutions. The best solution will be investigated and developed further, in a collaborative effort of students and residents, and presented in a final report. 


TagsNieuw-West


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Living Lab Nieuw-west

The Living Labs put innovative technology to practice in a test environment.

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