Smart Cities NL research by design

18 December 2014



“Spatial planning should focus on improving the connectivity and sustainable mobility, developing hubs and marketplaces, and improving the public realm.”

That is one of the conclusions of the design research into the opportunities and challenges of Smart Cities in the Netherlands, conducted by VenhoevenCS architecture+urbanism, commissioned by the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. In three cases in the participating municipalities of Amsterdam, Delft and Assen we explored, together with experts and local stakeholders, how smarter technology, spatial planning and urban management contributes to more sustainable and efficient cities and regions. The results of the design research and the resulting policy recommendations are compiled in the book Smart Cities NL.

The Smart city survey was commissioned by the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, in collaboration with Platform31, TNO, Amsterdam Municipality, Municipality of Delft, Municipality of Assen.

The abstract of the publication Smart Cities NL can be downloaded in the pdf below.

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