Using pilot projects and testing grounds, the focus of the World Smart Capital concept is on innovative technology combined with stimulating behavioural change of residents, businesses and local authorities. All projects should lead to sustainable investments and their benefits are tested in local small-scale projects and testing grounds. These projects are realised by bringing public, academic and private partners together. The projects that prove to be the most effective can be implemented on a large scale by cities worldwide.
Each pilot project has its Milestone Meetings – 4 times a year
Milestones are an important element of managing a pilot project. Milestone meetings provide an opportunity to pass in review the project so far. Milestone meetings are ideal for checking the achievement of intermediate objectives, the budget and for discussing the progress of the project including unforeseen events and problems and their possible consequences. This is also the time to discuss professional questions as well as necessary changes, inter-personal relationships, conflicts and other social topics. The World Smart Capital Milestone Meetings are scheduled quarterly and ought to include people from outside the project. The public, academic and private sectors will be invited to access the rich potential provided by milestone meetings. Periodic reflection on the activities within a pilot project generates creativity and innovation.
Site visits to the testing grounds/pilot projects will be part of the Milestone Meetings.
At the end of the year the fourth series of Milestone Meetings will be part of the programme of the World City Forum, the first single annual, global premier CITY event that joins the public and private interests. It’s new, practical, fresh and different from what’s happening now. Existing events have all separate, but incomplete pieces of the city agenda.
The concept of the World City Forum and the pilot projects combined with quarterly Milestone Meetings and visits provide a very effective and innovative knowledge-exchange, allowing to create a catalyst for smart urban developments and projects.
I. Existing pilot projects of Amsterdam Smart City
Amsterdam Smart City is a unique collaboration between the inhabitants of Amsterdam, businesses and governments in order to illustrate how energy can be saved, now and in the future. Together we are developing smart projects that will change the world. We test them first in Amsterdam.
The AMS-IX pilot project
The Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) is one of the largest Internet Exchanges in the world. It was founded as a not-for-profit organisation by the European internet community back in the nineteen-nineties. Now interconnecting hundreds of networks.
The Amsterdam smart grid testing ground
This project will serve as a testing ground to prove that smart grid technologies can better manage energy use and transmission while also reducing electricity outages and congestion. This pilot project touches four areas: working, living, mobility and public space.
Smart lighting is the future for urban lighting and is based on the priorities of low environmental impact, reduced light wastage for darker night skies and clever design. This pilot project is an universal approach for design and development of a smart lighting system with help of two global companies.
Dynamic Traffic Management
This pilot project will focus on how the city can leverage advances in traffic management technology to create more efficient, safer and cleaner communities.
Waste management is a major challenge in urban areas. This pilot project is geared towards finding a solution to waste management challenges. It provides a unique opportunity to demonstrate the technical and economic viability of the new technologies.
The Car2Go project in Amsterdam
Daimler has started the Amsterdam project with 300 full electric-drive vehicles (Smart fortwo) equipped with telematics technology that allows fully automated rental operations. The projected is supported by 1,000 charging stations by the end of 2012.
This pilot project is organized In a joint effort with the cities Barcelona, Berlin, Helsinki and Paris, the goal of this pilot project is how to achieve a more efficient city council and to achieve a very attractive environment for inward investments. The experiences and the results of the Open Data Hackethon (scheduled on 16 June 2012) will be discussed during the WSC Summit & Convention.
The aim of the pilot project is to illustrate that eHealth is an effective mean in increasing access to healthcare of high quality in urban areas
II. New World Smart Capital Pilot Projects
The following projects are scheduled to be included in the programme of the WSC Summit & Convention in Amsterdam on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 June 2012.
IIa New technology inspired pilot projects and testing grounds
New Urban Logistics
This pilot project aims to create constructive outcomes that urban areas can use in order to better integrate urban logistics into policies and plans for resilience. The results will ultimately be used as a substantive input for a road map being created for urban areas to enhance the resilience of the flow of goods and services, whilst simultaneously improving their adaptive capacity for emission reduction.
IIb 3-D Printing for disused buildings
We are in the middle of a second industrial revolution – 3D printing is about to transform every aspect of our lives. This pilot project provides research if 3-D Printing technologies are able to accelerate the use of empty buildings in urban areas as small-scale manufacturing places.
IIc Smart Harbour
The Pilot project aims at stimulating renewable energy for power and transport by optimizing energy usage and production.
IId City as a Platform
This Pilot project stimulates more interaction between citizens and the government with the integration of digital platforms.
IIe Optimizing parking citywide
This Pilot project implements an innovative parking management strategy and a master parking plan, based on the application of sensor and other ID-technologies.
IIf Insight in all traffic participants
With help of San Francisco, the subject of this Pilot project is to get a useable insight in traffic movements of all traffic participants
IIg new tendering method
The subject of this Pilot project is a new way of tendering. The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area will test the Service Approach in this project. The tender is built around the required level of services or usage.
IIh Collaboration in a smart grid project
The Amsterdam Smart City will introduce on 25 June a new smart grid project, where the way of collaboration will be monitored. This Pilot project should improve the way citizens, the public sector and the private sector work together.
IIi Amsterdam is a smart city since the Golden Age
This Pilot project maps all devlopments and data since the Golden Age, when the City of Amsterdam was not only the most important city in the world, but also its first smart city.
IIj Science for the City
Based in the Science park, this Pilot project involves top scientists to solve complex urban development issues. TNO is the initiator with help from the educational institutions in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.
III Citizens Inspired Pilot projects and testing grounds
These Pilot projects comprise all existing and new initiatives organised in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area to involve citizens in governing the city and increase awareness for a broad acceptance of all smart solutions.
IIIa New Urban Mechanics
A Pilot project to implement an approach to civic innovation focused on delivering transformative city services to residents. This Pilot Project is in a joint effort with the New Urban Mechanics project in Boston.
IIIb Using the Perfect Storm for smart city development
The Perfect Storm describes the accelerating confluence of four disruptive technologies: Smart Systems, Cloud Computing, Social Media and Mobile. This Pilot project wants to help (starting) businesses build the right services and products for citizens in a smart city. This Pilot project will teach and show entrepreneurs how to act.
IIIc Existing citizen projects in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.
This session describes the status of the various existing projects in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area and how attendees can join the pilot projects.