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Discussing Waterfronts – Toronto

Waterfront Toronto: urban playground meets aquatic habitat

What does it really take to build a booming public waterfront? According to Project for Public Spaces a successful waterfront needs 10 qualities to flourish. Does this mean that if these former ports do indeed lack certain assets, they will not develop into booming public spaces? Or are some qualities maybe more important than others for long term sustainable waterfront development?

In a series of three blogs we are discussing the waterfronts in Barcelona, the harbour front in Rotterdam and the Waterfront in Toronto. From Barcelona Harbourfront and coastal area we learned that a strong community vision advocating local character, promoting historic identity and safeguarding accessibility are important for long term success. This vision however can be lost easily or be encouraged through good management. Rotterdam understood that every neighbourhood had its own atmospere and they looked and listened well in order to make things work in future projects.

What can we say about these qualities when looking at Toronto’s waterfront? Read More…

Talking Smart Cities @ City Age Toronto

Building an innovation economy

Caroline Vrauwdeunt – our City Work’s founder will be on the cast of CityAge: Build the Future on October 8 & 9 at the MaRS Centre in Toronto.

Cities are where we must implement the ideas and partnerships that build an innovation economy: new ideas in transportation, energy management, economic development, and resilient infrastructure that will build the future. Read More…

Discussing Waterfronts – Rotterdam

Waterfront Rotterdam: The right mix of social and water resilience

What does it really take to build a booming public waterfront? According to Project for Public Spaces a successful waterfront needs 10 qualities to flourish. Does this mean that if these former ports do indeed lack certain assets, they will not develop into booming public spaces? Or are some qualities maybe more important than others for long term sustainable waterfront development? Read More…

Discussing Waterfronts – Barcelona

Waterfront Barcelona: balancing between tourists & local identity

What does it really take to build a booming public waterfront? According to Project for Public Spaces a successful waterfront needs 10 qualities to flourish. Does this mean that if these former ports do indeed lack certain assets, they will not develop into booming public spaces? Or are some qualities maybe more important than others for long term sustainable waterfront development? Read More…

Ontdek de NDSM-werf met ons expeditieteam

Verdien je ticket voor onze Spring Amsterdam NDSM Shipyard Expedition.

Schermafdruk 2015-02-22 12.39.55 Ontdek dit ruwe havengebied, aan de rand van de stad. Geregeld terug te vinden in diverse top 10 noteringen. Of het nu gaat om lekker eten of de beste hipster spot. Maar hier vinden niet alleen hippe en trendy festivals plaats, de komende jaren ondergaat dit gebied een grote revitalisatie. De eerste mooie stappen zijn daartoe al gezet. Read More…

Erasmus studenten omarmen co-creatie

Enthousiasme en ambitie bij uitwisselingsstudenten van het Urban Management Instituut van de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (IHS) tijdens onze GoCreateWithUs-Masterclass om meer te leren over “open source stadmaken” en het benutten van de waarde van stakeholders in hun toekomstige projecten.

De voornamelijk Braziliaanse studenten zijn in Nederland voor een 12 maanden durende opleiding Urban Management & Development, waarbij de focus ligt op Sustainable Urbanism. Woensdag 26 november woonden zij onze GoCreateWithUs Masterclass bij, als extra curriculair onderdeel georganiseerd in samenspraak met IHS. 2014-11-28 15.25.23 Read More…

De toekomst van open source stad maken

Open source urbanisme speelt een steeds grotere rol in de huidige stedelijke ontwikkeling. Vraag jij je ook wel eens af hoe de toekomst van je stad eruit ziet?

Met een kleine tijdreis vanuit het verleden naar de toekomst geven we inzicht in waarom we op zoek zijn naar nieuwe manieren van het bouwen aan de stad. Waarom we zoeken naar nieuwe verbindingen en hoe we dit verder kunnen brengen dan waar we nu zijn. Laat je meevoeren door onze gedachten, we wensen je “safe travels”.

No Rules No Refs in New Urban Development Game

The world of urban development is changing faster than you can say “innovate”.

The playing field of urban development – in the Netherlands especially – is experiencing fundamental shifts in power. Not only the playing field is changing also it’s players. This new game knows no rules or referees. All players are starting up or starting over. Read More…

Going International!

Our Startup finds itself in the midst of international attention

Recently we were the focus of international attention with our startup activities. Our interview by Jeroen Beekmans on PopUpCity spiraled an unbelievable amount of international interest on what we aim to achieve. Suddenly we found ourselves mentioned, shared and (re)tweeted and receiving an incredible amount of support. That is how US largest platform an magazine on world changing and innovative idea’s Fastcompany found us Read More…

Wat laat jij hier gebeuren?

Op 7 april stonden de deuren van de Lasloods op NDSM open

Maandagmiddag 7 april verzamelden ondernemende pioniers zich bij de Lasloods op het NDSM-terrein in Amsterdam-Noord om een kijkje te nemen in de hal en vragen te stellen over het co-creatie proces. Mogelijke food, store en event concepten, ze kwamen allemaal langs. Read More…