During the third # SDGCafé in the digital trilogy about the Corona crisis, we look to the future. Together with the business organization VNO-NCW, Sam Muller (The Hague Institute for the Innovation of Law) and many others, we are investigating what it takes to focus on human rights. How can governments, as well as companies, start-ups, citizens' initiatives and all of us, contribute to a world where everyone has access to a fair justice system, reduces inequality, sustainability is the foundation, and everyone can reap the benefits of the recovery?
With pitches from Linda van Beek (Global Compact), Aoife Fleming (SDG youth representative) and Maartje van der Woude (Leiden University), among others, and of course a central role for the visitor.
In many corners of the world, people choose to measure local air quality out of concern for their neighbourhood, their health, the climate or agriculture. These citizens collect data with the help of affordable and accessible sensor technology and sometimes come together to be part of a citizen sensing network - think of the global networks of open source hardware such as GOSH and Hackteria. And then there are international sensor communities, such as global platform Sensor.Community, Public Lab and Smart Citizen kit, and Dutch initiatives, such as Snuffelfiets, Meet je stad and Hollandse Luchten. These citizen sensing initiatives now have a wealth of knowledge and experience in making open source sensors. They form sensing communities that collaborate successfully on a local level. This often takes root in top-down measurement programmes aimed at a specific group in a specific location. But air quality knows no borders — it is an urgent matter across the globe. It’s about time we share knowledge, learn from each other, and make sensor technology accessible to a broad and international group with a common environmental concern.
Fast-tracking the digital transformation of Smart Connected Cities and Connected Spaces.
Last year, our inaugural Qualcomm® Smart Cities Accelerate event brought together over 400 leaders from more than 260 companies across the Smart Cities ecosystem. We were joined by CIOs, CTOs, city managers, ODMs/OEMs, system integrators, and mobile operators from across the U.S. as well as global technology solution providers.
We learned and heard from city leaders and created connections between end-to-end-solution providers on the latest technological advancements and deployments in a variety of smart city projects: smart street lighting, smart metering, smart logistics, transportation, public city Wi-Fi, and much more.
The ITU (International Telecommunication Union) is organizing, together with the Regional Center for Studies on the Development of the Information Society (Cetic.br) of the Brazilian Network Information Centre (NIC.br), a webinar on “Smart sustainable cities and frontier technologies in Latin America" which will take place from 15h00 to 17h00, Geneva Time, on 8 December 2020.
Frontier technologies have enabled cities to reimagine the way they manage urban complexities and infrastructure, from enhancing cities’ responsiveness, optimizing energy efficiency to improving access to public services. With proper guidance, frontier technologies can make cities smarter and more sustainable, and provide the opportunity for leapfrogging, accelerating the global progress towards the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Collaborate on the social challenge of (sustainable) mobility and urbanization
Mobility FFWD is the annual conference where the entire sector comes together to exchange ideas, knowledge and experiences. This year we are organizing, together with central government and the region, how we can develop the challenges in the field of mobility and urbanization in conjunction. The emphasis is on creating support for new ways of working together. By offering universities, government and industry (the triple helix) a place in the program, we want to bring the entire sector together to stimulate economic and social developments and to tackle the social challenge together.
Beyond GDP: Well-being and SDGs in policy making, organized by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Dutch Ministry of Finance and Netherlands Enterprise Agency, which will take place on December 7th. On this date the conference will be broadcast as a livestream through this platform. The platform also offers the opportunity to be in touch with other participants beforehand, and share ideas about how we can advance well-being and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To know who is who, we recommend registering and filling out your personal profile. In that way, we can all easily find new and relevant connections. For quick access to the platform, consider bookmarking it in your browser.
Increasingly, quality of life and well-being are considered key factors in the development of society. Measuring progress by solely looking at economic indicators such as gross domestic product (GDP) ignores the complexity of society and individual and societal well-being. Therefore, the interest of policy-makers to take non-economic factors into account is growing, but at the same time application is complex.
The annual Dutch Monitor of Well-being and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) looks at the different indicators of well-being for current generations, but also asks to what extent future generations will be able to reach a satisfying level of well-being and whether our lifestyle affects well-being in other countries. The integrated framework on well-being and SDG progress provides useful information on where we are on the road towards 2030, when all 17 SDGs need to be achieved.
The challenge we face, and the aim of this online conference, is 1) to better understand the complexities and the relationships between different indicators for well-being and the SDGs (both synergies and trade-offs) and 2) to learn how to apply information on well-being and SDGs in policy cycles. What tools can for example be used for forecasting, policy evaluations and explicit goalsetting?
In this online conference, we will address these different questions in presentations, Q&A sessions and a panel discussion. We invite participants to ask questions, share insights and connect with each other.
TNO and the Municipality of Amsterdam are investigating how smart technology can enable larger groups of people to come together safely at busy locations and at public events. In collaboration with the Johan Cruijff ArenA, the Rijksmuseum and theater and musical producer Stage Entertainment, TNO and the municipality are starting testing grounds in and around these event locations. Following the first webinar Unlock on October 6 last. we invite you to the sequel. In this final edition we would like to share the next steps and results of our corona testing grounds and take the time for your questions.
In this first phase, TNO and the municipality of Amsterdam have investigated how smart technology could enable larger groups of people to come together safely at busy locations and at public events. In collaboration with the Johan Cruijff ArenA, the Rijksmuseum and theater and musical producer Stage Entertainment, TNO and the municipality have started this project in and around these locations.
Municipalities are more often making smarter use of data and new technologies to solve social issues. But should municipalities be willing to use all data and digital possibilities?
More and more municipalities are setting up a committee to advise on the ethical and social aspects of digitization projects. What do municipalities find socially acceptable? How is the human dimension taken into account? What is morally and ethically acceptable? Committees help municipalities answer these questions. The reason, approach and structure of such a committee differs per municipality. These can be internal or external, contain only citizens or just civil servants and councilors.
In this meetup, we show practical examples from Enschede, Hilversum and the Brainport Smart District in Helmond. We kick off with an introduction by Professor Peter-Paul Verbeek about this phenomenon and the approach to coaching ethics.
Professor Philip Brey researched ethics committees and shares his proceeds with us during this meetup of the Knowledge Network Data & Smart Society. Standardization organization NEN is also present: it discusses in outline how (international) companies and large government organizations have set up their ethics committees.
In collaboration with the Amsterdam Economic Board, Utrecht Sustainability Institute is organizing the 23rd Circular Economy Lab about circular data servers. This is in line with the previous lab on circular procurement of ICT in the workplace.
With increasing digitization, more and more data centers are emerging in the Netherlands. The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area has grown into the number one data center hub in Europe. These data centers are filled with hardware such as data servers and consume a lot of energy.
Data servers have a major impact on the environment. In addition to high energy consumption, the production of data servers also costs a lot of energy (embodied energy) and they contain critical metals. The growth of data centers and the short depreciation period of servers are causing critical metals to run out quickly. In the Netherlands, for example, half a million servers are discarded every year (7.4 ktonnes; based on figures for 2016).
There is a lot of potential for circular and modular solutions, but the demand for these solutions for data servers in the procurement and tendering process is still low. Together with experts and frontrunners, we identify the bottlenecks and determine how circular solutions can be reached and scaled up. In particular, the guiding role of clients in the context of circular procurement and tendering is discussed.
Join the panel discussions, learn from the experts and ask the questions that will help your organization. The Circular Economy Lab is online and you can participate in the conversation via chat.
Digital Society School is running a course, Sustainability by Design, which has been specially developed to take you through the process of creating a local challenge related to one of the global goals. Using sustainable design principles to create and redesign a solution to your challenge, you will create a new perspective on working with and for the SDGs.
This course is for anyone who wants to know how to apply the Sustainable Development Goals in their own professional context. You might be aware of all 17 goals, but you are not entirely sure how to translate them into local tangible action. You want to apply your knowledge of sustainability in a practical way; and you want to get inspired by different ways of approaching a challenge, making sure that both your question and solution is rooted in sustainability. You are curious how design can be done (more) sustainably, and how you can move beyond design (thinking) to systemic design. You want to enrich your own professional practice by learning how sustainability can inform creativity (and the other way around).
At this event, large organizations, governments, investors, scale-ups, start-ups and professionals come together to work together on a better future.
SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES (SDG 11)
Do you also want to tackle the Sustainable Development Goals together with other companies and organizations? Building a new economy? Do you want to work on solving social challenges? Are you willing to implement sustainable change in your company for a better future? And discover what it yields for you, your organization, the community and society?
Then come to the Social Enterprise Day in Utrecht! This will take place on Thursday, November 19, 2020! During this edition, SDG 17 (Partnership for the goals) will again be central. From here, the focus will be on SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities. The event will focus on collaborations in the field of sustainability in cities and communities.
Instead of the annual Smart City Expo World Congres at the location of Fira in Barcelona, Smart City Live 2020 has been an online event with a program of world-class content, all entirely free to access.
The Regional Data Team answers questions about the digitization assignment for mobility data (the Data Top 15). How can you get started with unlocking your data? Which national facilities can I use and how? What do I have to do to connect to the NDW? What dates can I easily start with? etc.
Answers to these and many other questions available via the Datapedia, launched at the Smart Mobility Festival 2020. Central to this is a concrete approach for all Data Top 15 items. But also various examples of application and an overview of available mobility data. As a municipality you can even go through the Data Top 15 step-by-step, indicate per item what your current status is and what the next steps are to be taken.
Jasper Soetendal (Platform Smart Mobility MRA)
Tijmen van Heukelingen (City of Amsterdam)
Alex Smienk (Province of Overijssel en Vervoerregio Amsterdam)
This event is the road to Smart City Live. Smart City Live is organised by FIRA as an online edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona.
Smart City Live is about what is available now, and current tenders running in cities. This event is focused around 2 other things; developing the innovation system within Europe and be connected in an early stage of developing solutions for city challenges. The focus around innovation and cooperation for solutions for the future is what is setting this event apart from the tradeshow Smart City Live.
The purpose of this Digital Event is to provide government, city representatives, start-ups, SME’s, corporates, experts and investors with a platform to initiate long-term partnerships. National organizations and cities from all over the world will be brought together to establish new alliances and build on existing ones. Innovators and experts will share their solutions and it will be a great opportunity for investors with a smart city focus to find investment opportunities.
The Event builds on the success from last year when it was hosted in Barcelona in relation to the Smart City World Expo. Last year we welcomed 500 participants from all over the world to join in. The feedback was very positive and participants particularly liked that is was action-oriented and interactive with the workshops and the match-making possibilities. In fact, since the Event, many new international alliances has been formed and great progress is being made.
ImpactCity continues its mission of ‘doing good & doing business’ to drive innovations for a better world with the 5th edition of ImpactFest. Together we take on the challenges the world is facing.
Utilizing online possibilities, impact makers from around the world will connect. From sharing lessons learned and investors meeting innovators to master classes, ImpactFest once again provides impact makers with the opportunity to take new steps in their mission and accelerate innovation.
Please join the round table session: Smart City Dashboard, hosted by Tine van Heerikhuize. During this round table Olaf Müller will explain the Smart City Dashboard of the UN United 4 Smart Sustainable Cities Program.
Roundabout during ImpactFest: Smart City Dashboard
Hosts: Tine van Heerikhuize and Olaf Müller U4SSC Program
Tuesday 27-10-2030: 14:00 - 14:45 15:00 -15:45
Wednesdag 28-10-2020 10:00 - 10:45 11:00 - 11:45
Thursday 29-10-2020 10:00 - 10:45 11:00 - 11:45
Impression of needs and necessity of a City Dashboard using approved Key Performance Indicators. Olaf will show the example of the UN program U4SSC for benchmarking Cities and how to measure progress.
Since 2016, the lighthouse cities of Lisbon, London and Milan have implemented several smart city measures in the framework of the project Sharing Cities. Based on that knowledge and technical experience, Sharing Cities is launching a series of short webinars to explore each of those measures one by one: digital social market, e-bikes, building retrofit, sustainable energy management system, smart lampposts, e-mobility, and urban sharing platform. Each measure is also supported by a smart booklet and playbook which go into greater detail on how to replicate and scale-up in your city.
What does e-mobility cover?
Electric vehicles (EV) sharing schemes: it is a model of car rental thanks to which people can rent an electric car for short periods of time. They are often managed by mobility sharing service providers. From the municipalities’ perspective, EV sharing is an instrument which provides the local community with an alternative mobility service for their daily or occasional commuting, reducing the number of private vehicles in the city.
E-logistics: cities are hubs for the global goods distribution networks and an estimated one half of all road freight mobility takes place in cities. The road congestion and pollution this entails are expected to grow because of the increase of delivery via e-commerce. Electric logistics (e-logistics) is a way to cope with this issue. E-logistics is an electric fleet of vehicles that transport goods within cities. This can be made up of electric cars or vans, autonomous vehicles or electric cargo bikes.
The EIT-KIC project CityFlows aims to improve the liveability of crowded pedestrian spaces through the use of Crowd Monitoring Decision Support Systems (CM-DSS) to manage pedestrian flows.
In three partner cities, Amsterdam, Milan and Barcelona, the CityFlows project tests and evaluates various innovative crowd monitoring techniques in real-life settings where large crowds meet, such as mass events, tourist spaces and transfer hubs.
The CityFlows project also prepares a CM-DSS for market launch which incorporates state-of-the-art monitoring techniques.
To facilitate knowledge exchange between project partners and stakeholders, the CityFlows project is hosting a webinar series. Through four, one hour webinars you will get insights from project partners and engage in a discussion with crowd-management researchers and practitioners.
Various digital sub-sessions with a multitude of partners and live from Studio 21 in Hilversum. plenary program. Despite the special times EBU present a program full of inspiration, creation, collaboration and meeting.
Together with our network, we are optimistic about the future. With 'healthy urban living' as our common compass for several years now, we are working on a future-proof living environment with healthy people and a focus on valuable digitization.
We do not close our eyes to the consequences of the corona pandemic. For example, since the beginning of April we have been working together as a region in the Utrecht Region Economic Corona Alliance, in which we help entrepreneurs to be able to continue to do business even in corona time. The annual conference will not only pay attention to this, but also to the impact of corona on jobs in the region.
The Utrecht Sustainability Institute organizes the 22nd Circular Economy Lab in collaboration with the Amsterdam Economic Board.
This time, the focus is on circular options for ICT equipment in the workplace. Computers, servers and monitors have a huge impact on the environment. Production and use require a lot of energy and the products contain critical metals. The short depreciation period results in the disposal of millions of tons of electronic equipment every year, which means that critical metals are quickly depleted. There is a lot of potential for smarter and circular solutions, such as life extension. But in practice, little use is made of this in the workplace.
During the Circular Economy Lab: Circular procurement of ICT, we identify the bottlenecks together with experts and front-runners and determine how we make circular solutions accessible and upscale. We focus on purchasing organizations (buyers, category and contract managers, maintenance and service around ICT) and on vendors / suppliers of ICT equipment. At the end of 2020 we will organize a Circular Economy Lab about data servers.
Utrecht Sustainability Institute & Amsterdam Economic Board
SDG Action Day, this year in a virtual setting. Together with young professionals, CEOs, students, visionaries and experts, we share online inspirations, new collaborations and action plans to get started with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
WasteBuild 365 - It's Time For Action - is all about sharing inspirational circular built environment content and facilitating new business meetings that have completely dried up during the Coronavirus lock-down.
Digitization and technology can no longer be ignored from our society and therefore also from our cities. Forecasts assume that by 2050, more than 70% of the world's population will live in cities.
Municipalities are increasingly aware that they must ensure a city that is in tune with the digital society and that makes use of the new technological possibilities.
The city network of 40 large municipalities (G40) has drawn up a strategic agenda. The digital transition is essential to realize the ambitions in this. During this digital conference we will discuss themes from this agenda.
SDG Cafe Summer School 2020 on Museums and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals is took place in Leiden and Rotterdam from Monday 24th to Thursday 27th of August 2020. The Summer School is a unique opportunity to gain insight into the revolution that is taking place in the museum world concerning sustainability and becoming future proof. There will be plenty of opportunity to meet and discuss with experts.
The participating museums are:
Maritime Museum, Rotterdam
National Museum of Antiquities (RMO), Leiden
Museum of Ethnology, Leiden
A triptych with the basic theme: the corona crisis and the SDGs. The Cafés will take place on July 8, then in September and November. The focus is on sustainability and human rights. Together with you - # SDGCafé visitors, start-ups, SDG workers and companies, national and international - we will gradually explore the impact of the corona crisis.
The crisis has exposed the contradictions more sharply than ever, but on the other hand, opportunities have become visible for the further development of the SDG goals: a sustainable restart is emerging.
The largest online Real Estate which starts futureproof with various online events and 5000 attendees..
Infopact organized this 'digital round table', together with Eurofiber, Brink, Atos, A&O Fund and Municipalities and will exchange the way entrepreneurs can anticipate and benefit from the" new way of working "in the Gigabit Society?
Disruptive times call for innovative solutions ... and we offer them together with our GO! -NH participants! The province of North Holland and Innomics organize the GO! -NH Accelerator to support and accelerate sustainable SMEs and entrepreneurs.
Why you don't want to miss this program? The afternoon is packed with good content, made possible by the entrepreneurs in our program and collaborations with our partners. The event will kick off with a keynote from none other than Kate Raworth. Raworth is the author of Donut Economics and is involved in the Amsterdam Donut Coalition. There will also be a GO! -NH On Stage section, and breakout and roundtable sessions will be held by our participants and partners.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the UN General Assembly, calls all countries and stakeholders to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The European Green Deal puts the SDGs at the heart of EU policy making and action.
The engagement of the standardization community is also crucial for the achievement of the goals.
The circular economy - it's the latest hug theme for sustainability. Where after 30 years of sustainable development we are hardly a step further in solving the climate and biodiversity problem, the concept of the circular economy offers new hope. But doesn't that new concept hide all the same tensions and pitfalls that have existed for years, preventing us from moving forward in the transition to a sustainable world? In fact, according to the new circularity gap report, the world itself has become less circular: from 9.1 to 8.6 percent.
Arnold Tukker, professor of Industrial Ecology in Leiden, indicates where the opportunities lie, when circular design and revenue models really work, and why it would not work without an active government.
Climate Bonds Initiative invites you to the online discussion on financing options for sustainable transport infrastructure in cities.
- Sustainable transport financing options
- Low Carbon Transport Criteria and the Climate Bond Standard
- Case studies Green Bond finance: BTS Group in Thailand, finance for urban mobility
Moderator: Dr. Helena Wright, Vice President - Sustainable Infrastructure & Energy Finance - WWF Singapore.
Location: Impact Hub Amsterdam
Many more people today are living healthier lives than in the past decade, but people are still suffering needlessly from preventable diseases, and too many are dying prematurely. SDG 3 is about ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages.
➜ Lindy van Vliet | SDG3 National Coordinator
➜ You! | The event will continue with an interactive process facilitated by C-Change’s Partnership Lead, Josephine Damstra. In this part of the event, we will generate insights for overcoming challenges and accelerating solutions for SDG 3.
Corona painfully exposes the problems of our current economy. But can this crisis also be the decisive turning point and usher in a new era, with breakthroughs towards a more sustainable and social future? If so, how then?
While we literally have nowhere to go, we yearn for more appealing new perspectives than ever.
In this brand new webinar series, we will therefore talk to fresh new thinkers, visionaries and contemporary prophets about setting up a new era. How do we want our post-corona society to look like? What economy do we need for this, and what is the role of the government, our tax system and the financial sector? And where are the opportunities - despite all the challenges - to take the first steps in that direction? click on foto for replay webinar
Green Pepper continues online! Unique and short webinars for a week between 10am and 12pm. The Green Pepper webinars are a must see for anyone who focuses on sustainability within education.
The subject of sustainability, as broad as it is, does not stop at higher education. Facility managers, IT coordinators, students, professors, basically everyone who is connected to an educational institution in secondary education can learn a lot from each other. With the NDDHO we want to facilitate this for universities, HBO and MBO. The only thing is, it's the word: higher education.
That's why it's time for something else. Sustainability is a fun, green and spirited subject.
And that includes a provocative name, so from now on NDDHO is called: GREEN PEPPER
The sustainability event for the education of the future
click on logo for more info (Dutch)
Accountability Day. Every year on the third Wednesday of May, the Minister of Finance reports on behalf of the Cabinet about the policy and finances of the past year. At the same time, Statistics Netherlands will published the Monitor Brede Welvaart and SDGs 2020. (click on foto for replay recap)
The fourth National SDG report has also been published. These are all important pieces that tell us how we stand in the transition to a world in which economic, ecological and social values are in balance. And therefore an excellent time to start a discussion about this and also to look ahead during the corona crisis. What must be done to achieve the SDGs?
Aafke den Hollander of Rebel will give an open lecture in which the investment timeline for traffic management assets will be discussed. The world around us is changing, including that of traffic management
Due to a growing need for mobility and a significant urbanization task, the pressure on the existing road network will increase in the coming years, as a result of which the task of effectively carrying out traffic management will also increase.
In close cooperation with GSMA and attended by State Secretary Mrs. Mona Keijzer of the Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate Policy the first edition of Holland Digital House has been organized by Enterprise Summit.
Almost 800 persons worldwide had registered for this content rich event to learn more about innovation and digitization initiatives in The Netherlands. The proven Mobile World Live platform of GSMA has been deployed for this event
According to a much cited statistic, about 80% of all mobile data traffic
consumed indoors. What are the expectations with regard to 5G indoor?
When 3G switched to 4G and smartphones were indispensable
changed the coverage of mobile networks
quickly from fun to a must-have for one
increasing number of managers of buildings and property.
Users expect 100% coverage. Fixed networks were replaced by mobile only. And what does this mean for 5G?
adjustments and investment required. Think about improved real-time image connection between ambulance and
hospital doctor and the upload of data by drones.
KPN shares their vision during this Round Table indoor 5G. Paul Cobben, Sector Developer Manufacturing
KPN hereby incorporates its technical knowledge with regard to manufacturing and indoor. And also shares Philadelphia Care their learnings regarding their current indoor techniques and expectations of 5G