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23 april - Workshop: Big Data Van Bron naar Toepassing | Agenda | Nieuws

23 april - Workshop: Big Data Van Bron naar Toepassing | Agenda | Nieuws | Almere Smart City | Scoop.it
Op 23 april organiseert Almere DataCapital in Almere een gratis toegankelijke workshop. Big data wordt gezien als de nieuwe olie. Het kan leiden tot
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Turning a profit in the Netherlands: How a Dutch hyperlocal network has grown

Turning a profit in the Netherlands: How a Dutch hyperlocal network has grown | Almere Smart City | Scoop.it
Hyperlocal network Dichtbij has 44 local sites throughout the country, and brought in about €10 million in revenue last year.

While lots of U.S. media companies are still struggling to figure out how to make hyperlocal news financially viable, in the Netherlands, a four-year-old network of hyperlocal sites began turning a profit earlier this year. And now its corporate parent is turning to its traffic to help boost struggling newspapers.

Dichtbij is owned by Telegraaf Media Group, one of the largest media companies in the Netherlands, and it has 44 local sites throughout the country. (We first wrote about the Patch-like network back in 2012.) In its latest annual report, TMG reported that Dichtbij’s revenue increased by €2.4 million ($3.2 million) in 2013, up 32 percent. Dichtbij brought in about €10 million ($13.5 million) last year, still slightly lower than expenditures, but the report cited “significant improvement in comparison to 2012.” Dichtbij says it has about 4.5 million monthly visits to its sites. 

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“We think we can really grow there as well, compared to now, and that brings along a lot of business models from industry-specific business,” he said. “If, for instance, you have a health platform, and you have a theme around dental health…you can bring in two insurance companies that sponsor that platform for awhile, and they have the ability to bring forward a specialist who can do chat sessions with the local public when they have questions about their dental health, for instance. That’s just one of the examples we’re thinking of.”

Okay Dichtbij, dit staat ons dus te wachten: antieke marketing waarbij naast de vrijwilligers ook het bedrijfsleven voor het geld mag zorgen. Dan blijft het dus wel een achterlijk concept waarbij vrijwilligers, stagiaires en redactiekinderen voor de content zorgen. Voor mij is het gewoon een ordinair product dat geld wil verdienen over de rug van de burger. Ik werk daar niet aan mee.  

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Architecture in reverse: Agglomeration of Empty Shops

Architecture in reverse: Agglomeration of Empty Shops | Almere Smart City | Scoop.it

The on-going process of urban environment adapting its structures to the economic conditions of the past ten or fifteen years has resulted in an oversized infrastructure of empty spaces, that can be transformed into temporary citizen activity nodes, as we proposed a couple of years ago for the empty locals that are a consequence of bank merger processes. Now, this economic scenario has affected not only banking infrastructures, but traditional shops and neighbourhood local commerce. The conventional option would be to expect that these spaces will be absorbed by the real state market, through purchase or rent transactions; instead of that, we’re talking here about the notion of Urban Protocol coined by Aristide Antonas, which refers to a strategy concerning the condition of many European cities today, especially focused on the case of Athens. TheUrban Protocols are meant to introduce legal temporary occupancies of the abandoned city center that will be accepted and controlled by a municipal authority; and its main purpose would be to establish cluster-like micro-legislative constructions with communal functions. The system of rules they represent could be transformed and re-established easily.

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What Might Our Future Cities Look Like?

What Might Our Future Cities Look Like? | Almere Smart City | Scoop.it

In the future, high-rise buildings will be like small towns, with homes, shops, workshops – even gardens and farms – all under one roof. The spaces around will be flexible, changing to match our needs. Instead of owning things, we will pay to use a space or an item, then give it back, hand it off, or recycle after use. For example, we will invite friends to ride along in shared e-cars and rent space in community gardens. We may even order produce from our community gardens.

Technology and fluidity will enable us to live efficient lives. Many people will work from home, switching between business and leisure, the real and the virtual. Our new lifestyle will allow neighbors to join together in vibrant, dynamic communities.

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IOT companies (UK & Europe)

IOT companies (UK & Europe) | Almere Smart City | Scoop.it
As of May 13th 2013, started by Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino (@iotwatch). If your company isnt there, fill in https://designswarm.typeform.com/to/laEzXM
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Officially amazing – the global village records GOTTHARD BASE TUNNEL , SWITZERLAND

Officially amazing – the global village records GOTTHARD BASE TUNNEL , SWITZERLAND | Almere Smart City | Scoop.it
The Gotthard Base Tunnel consists of two 57-kilometres-long single-track tubes. These are connected together every 325 metres by cross passages. Including ...

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Radical co-op plan to let families build dream home in city centre

Radical co-op plan to let families build dream home in city centre | Almere Smart City | Scoop.it
FAMILIES will be able to cut out property developers and plan their own homes on vacant sites in co-operation with others looking to experience the next generation of city centre living

A radical plan by Dublin City Council aims to address the shortage of suitable homes in the capital while steering away from building more semi-detached houses in far-off suburbs.

It is offering a city centre site for just €150,000 to a group of people willing to form a co-operative and build a six-storey block with room for at least two family-sized homes.

Instead of settling for poky apartments reminiscent of the Celtic Tiger years, families are expected to opt for spacious maisonettes cleverly designed to fit into the space available.

- See more at: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/radical-coop-plan-to-let-families-build-dream-home-in-city-centre-30446354.html#sthash%2EYppuiPx3%2Edpuf

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This Texas Professor Is Turning A Dumpster Into The World’s Ultimate Tiny Home

This Texas Professor Is Turning A Dumpster Into The World’s Ultimate Tiny Home | Almere Smart City | Scoop.it
It's ambitious. It's a little crazy. It's 30 square feet.

For the last four months, environmental science professor Jeff Wilson has been living in a 30-square-foot dumpster on the campus of Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas,plotting ways to turn the former trash bin into one of the world’s most sustainable tiny homes.

Why a dumpster? Wilson wanted to rethink the resources used by a typical single-family home, and dumpsters happen to be about 1% of the size of the average new American house. He also likes the symbolism.

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Billboard Houses For The Homeless

Billboard Houses For The Homeless | Almere Smart City | Scoop.it
Slovakian architecture agency Design Develop has launched a plan to turn roadside billboards into houses for the homeless.

According to the initiators of the Gregory Project, the triangular space in between the four sides of the roadside billboards are mostly unused, though they offer great spaces for housing. The houses would contain two separate rooms. One room combines the entrance hall with a kitchen, a small desk, and a raised bed with storage space underneath, while the other room functions as a bathroom. One of the advantages of using these spaces for living is that the billboards are already connected to electricity as the billboards are illuminated during nights. Also the revenues of the advertisements partly pay for the maintenance of the apartments.

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Dutch conference on virtual worlds in education

Dutch conference on virtual worlds in education | Almere Smart City | Scoop.it
On November 13, 2014 the research group on pedagogy for language education in a changing learning enviroment at the Teacher Education Faculty of Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Tilburg, Ne...

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Smart or stupid: will our cities of the future be easier to hack?

Smart or stupid: will our cities of the future be easier to hack? | Almere Smart City | Scoop.it
As more and more machines are entrusted with managing city infrastructure systems, the prospect of disruption – and worse – through cyber terrorism appears ever more real

News update: cyber terrorists have hacked into the electricity company supplying a residential area of the city and caused a blackout. They’ve sent an email with their demands to restore power - it’s a significant amount of money. The city’s cyber defenders have been tasked with retaking control of the compromised machines and restoring power to citizens.

Don’t panic. Not yet, anyway. This isn’t a real city. Nor is it a scene from Watch Dogs, Ubisoft’s much-hyped new game in which hacker Aiden Pearce takes control of Chicago’s infrastructure (from traffic lights to private data) via the smartphone in his pocket.

Instead, the scenario comes from CyberCity, a virtual urban environment set up by US government contractor Counter Hack to train officials in the threats facing our ever more computer-controlled cities. Trainees access the networked devices running the city from a remote location, but there is a physical aspect too: a six-by-eight-foot, 3D model of CyberCity with all the facilities you’d expect.

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'Digital Shadow' Is Stalking You and It Knows More Than You Think

'Digital Shadow' Is Stalking You and It Knows More Than You Think | Almere Smart City | Scoop.it

It might not be a person who knows us best, but instead our computers, thanks to the digital crumbs of seemingly innocent personal information many of us put online.
 

Digital Shadow, a promotion for the Ubisoft game called "Watch Dogs," which comes out later this month, scrapes consenting users' Facebook profiles and prepares a dossier of private information about them that is eerily accurate.

"We collectively are being scraped all day everyday. Not just by Facebook, but by virtually every website we visit via our browser and the various website technologies that we have built in," Robert Siciliano, an identity theft expert with McAfee, told ABCNews.com.

"What you're seeing here is a collective of a variety of tech all harnessed into this stunt that provides a transparent look of what's going on behind the scenes," he said.

Digital Shadow pulls from your tagged photos, even boasting: "We know who you are."

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Vergaderen bij MAC3PARK

Vergaderen bij MAC3PARK | Almere Smart City | Scoop.it

Uw bijeenkomst in goede handen
Een vergaderruimte bij MAC³PARK is snel geboekt en goed geregeld! Mac3Park beschikt over 14 vergaderzalen van diverse afmetingen in Almere, Lelystad, Emmeloord en Dronten.

Ook de Creative Campus in Almere biedt unieke mogelijkheden voor uw bijeenkomst. Naast 5 vergaderzalen met een capaciteit tot 90 personen is er De Beurshal van maar liefst 2.700 m2. Een veelzijdige ruimte met een industriële uitstraling en zeer geschikt voor grootschalige exposities, beurzen, seminars en diners.

Alle locaties van MAC³PARK beschikken over een bemande receptie, ze zijn goed bereikbaar, er is volop gratis parkeergelegenheid en gratis Wi-Fi.
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Smart Cities Need Smart Citizens

Smart Cities Need Smart Citizens | Almere Smart City | Scoop.it

The final public report of the SMARTiP project was launched in March 2014 at the Future Internet Assembly in Athens, where over 500 delegates were able to find out about a wide range of “smart city” initiatives. SMARTiP was one of a number of “Connected Smart City” projects that was profiled at the event, with a special seminar on smart cities taking place on the Monday directly before the conference.

You can read and download the report here.
Smart Cities Need Smart Citizens 

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Wat is Stadsinitiatief RiF010?

Watersporten op hoge golven.


Aan het begin van de Rotte in het hart van Rotterdam ontstaat volgend jaar een watersportgebied waar iedereen kan golfsurfen, kajakken, raften en bodyboarden op golven van 1,5 meter hoog.
In het gezuiverde water van de Rotte kan je straks ook zwemmen en scuba duiken.

Meer info op www.rif010.nl

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The rise of the smart city

The rise of the smart city | Almere Smart City | Scoop.it
We examine the top 20 cities that look the likeliest to drive change in the future, in The New Economy’s Smart Cities 2014


For the first time in history the majority of the human population are city dwellers, according to the World Health Organisation. As few as two in every 10 people lived in urban areas 100 years ago: by 1990, that figure had risen to 40 percent and by 2010 exceeded 50 percent. Those figures are a testament to the growing importance of cities in modern economies.

The number of urban residents is forecast to grow by approximately 60 million every year and the overall number of city dwellers is expected to almost double between 2009 and 2050 – from 3.4 billion to 6.4 billion. This state of affairs is leading to increasingly sophisticated technological, societal and economic gains in some of the world’s most advanced cities.

Not to be confused with the all-too-familiar patchwork of office blocks and assorted greys, these ‘smart’ cities are instead vibrant hubs for research and progress. The concept might sound foreign to the many who’ve come to associate cities with pollution and over population, but it is one that is steadily gathering momentum.

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Ach God, Almere zit er helemaal niet bij,... Kan mij niet aan de indruk onttrekken dat in Almere de werkelijkheid van een 'Smart City' inmiddels passé is. Iedereen hier neemt - zover ik kan zien - een wel zeer afwachtende houding aan richting de nieuwe linkse coalitie.
Tja, en als die er eenmaal zit, zie ik geen mogelijkheid meer voor 'Almere Smart Society/City'.

In Amsterdam bijvoorbeeld heeft die gemeente met Cisco op 8 april 2014 een MoU getekend in het kader van The Internet of Everything (IoE)! Dat is ná The Internet of Things (IoT) en ná Smart City. 


Misschien dat er tussen multinationals en hoofdsteden als Amsterdam nog samenwerking is. Het MKB of de burger doet hierin niet echt niet mee,.... Nou ja misschien nog wel als een soort 'datacel', of als wandelende sensor vanwege het Mac-adres in je verrader, jouw eigen smartphone(...)

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Ach God, Almere zit er helemaal niet bij,... Kan mij niet aan de indruk onttrekken dat in Almere de werkelijkheid van een 'Smart City' inmiddels passé is. Iedereen hier neemt - zover ik kan zien - een wel zeer afwachtende houding aan richting de nieuwe linkse coalitie.
Tja, en als die er eenmaal zit, zie ik geen mogelijkheid meer voor 'Almere Smart Society/City'. In Amsterdam bijvoorbeeld heeft die gemeente met Cisco op 8 april 2014 een MoU getekend in het kader van The Internet of Everything (IoE)! Dat is ná The Internet of Things (IoT) en ná Smart City.

Misschien dat er tussen multinationals en hoofdsteden als Amsterdam nog samenwerking is. Het MKB of de burger doet hierin niet echt niet mee,.... Nou ja misschien nog wel als een soort 'datacel', of als wandelende sensor vanwege het Mac-adres in je verrader, jouw eigen smartphone(...)

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WAKKER WORDEN! De waakhond valt in slaap!

WAKKER WORDEN! De waakhond valt in slaap! | Almere Smart City | Scoop.it

De journalistiek staat onder druk. Steeds meer verhalen blijven liggen door gebrek aan tijd en geld bij redacties. Lokaal is er soms al geen controle op de controle meer, geen tegenmacht van de macht. De landelijke kranten investeren steeds minder in onderzoeksjournalistiek. Dat moet anders. Samen kunnen we de waakhond wakker krijgen. Maak kennis met Yournalism.

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Instant Peeping

Instant Peeping | Almere Smart City | Scoop.it
Instant Peeping is a project that explores behaviour patterns through data analysis among Instagram users.


http://instantpeeping.dareville.com/amsterdam


Instant Peeping is a project that explores behaviour patterns through data analysis among Instagram users.

With the rise of social media and mobile location services, Instant Peeping acts as a realtime live experiment to generate greater insight into the what, where and when of posting habits.

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Do not be a Gl***hole, use Face-Block.me!

Do not be a Gl***hole, use Face-Block.me! | Almere Smart City | Scoop.it

If you are a Google Glass user, you might have been greeted with concerned looks or raised eyebrows at public places. There has been a lot of chatter in the “interweb” regarding the loss of privacy that results from people taking your pictures with Glass without notice. Google Glass has simplified photography but as what happens with revolutionary technology people are worried about the potential misuse.

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Ik vraag al langer af hoeveel Google Glasses straks, als 'iedereen' er mee rondloopt, van de neus geslagen worden? Heel hard roepen dat je aanvallers dan maar een app hadden moeten installeren is de omgekeerde wereld,.. En waarschijnlijk te laat.  

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Creating successful Smart Cities in 2014 will be an economic, financial and political challenge, not an engineering accomplishment

Creating successful Smart Cities in 2014 will be an economic, financial and political challenge, not an engineering accomplishment | Almere Smart City | Scoop.it

Why insurers, pension funds and politics will be more important to Smart Cities in 2014 than "Living Labs" or technology.


I hope that 2014 will be the year in which we see widespread and large-scale investments in future city technology infrastructures that enable sustainable, equitably distributed economic and social growth. The truth is that we are still in the very early stages of that process.

In 2012 I spoke with a Director at a financial consultancy who’d performed a survey of European Smart City initiatives. She confirmed something that I suspected at the time: that the great majority of Smart City initiatives up to that point in the mature markets of Europe and North America had been financed by research funding, rather than on a commercial basis.


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European Commission Calls for More Openness on “Smart Cities”

European Commission Calls for More Openness on “Smart Cities” | Almere Smart City | Scoop.it
The EU’s ruling body wants greater transparency around data-driven, tech-enabled city building.

In a new press release, the European Union’s governing body asks those working on data-driven, technology-enabled city building to do more to publish on the progress of that work. It’s part of an effort to bake openness about planning into the Commission’s work on "smart cities" from the start:

The challenge is being issued to city administrations, small and large companies and other organisations to go public with their ICT [information and communications technology], energy and mobility plans, so that all parties can learn from each other and grow the smart city market. Through collaboration as well as traditional competition, the Europe will get smarter, more competitive and more sustainable.

The European Commission certainly isn’t skeptical of the "smart city" concept. Under its auspices is the relatively new European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities. That effort is just getting off the ground, and this notice comes as part of the process for soliciting proposals for participation in that partnership. Indeed, European Commission vice president Neelie Kroes also says of "smart cities" in the press release, "Nothing else makes sense. And nothing else is such a worldwide economic opportunity."

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21 Technologies That Will Decentralize the World

21 Technologies That Will Decentralize the World | Almere Smart City | Scoop.it
Across the planet, new technologies and business models are decentralizing power and placing it in the hands of communities and individuals. 
"We are seeing technology-driven networks replacing bureacratically-driven hierarchies," says VC and futurist Fred Wilson, speaking on what to expect in the next ten years. View the entire 25-minute video below (it's worth it!) and then check out the 21 innovations below.
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Geef je maar over aan Big Data, verzet is zinloos

Geef je maar over aan Big Data, verzet is zinloos | Almere Smart City | Scoop.it

JOS DE MUL - Voor de één een ideaal, voor de ander een schrikbeeld: ons brein, gekoppeld aan dat van anderen, en aan computers. Zo worden we heel slim, maar raken we onze privacy kwijt. Is dit sciencefiction? Ja. Maar niet lang meer.

De spectaculaire groei van de laatste tien jaar is voorbij, maar het aantal gebruikers van sociale media is indrukwekkend. Facebook heeft in Nederland acht miljoen gebruikers, YouTube zeven, LinkedIn vier en Twitter drie miljoen. Voor de meeste Nederlanders zijn ze een deel van hun leven geworden.

Maar nu zwelt de kritiek aan. Sociale media zijn verslavend. Dat komt, schreven de Harvardpsychologen Tamir en Mitchell in 2012, doordat het onthullen van privé-informatie dezelfde genotcentra in de hersenen activeert als eten, het ontvangen van geld of het hebben van seks. Weliswaar geeft het plaatsen van een status update op Facebook niet hetzelfde plezier als een goede vrijpartij, maar als je er maar genoeg plaatst, kom je een heel eind. Dit verklaart ook waarom gebruikers, zelfs wanneer ze zich zorgen maken over het misbruik van persoonsgegevens op het internet, volharden in hun informatie-exhibitionisme.

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Zo verbind je slim het internet met de transitie sociaal domein

Zo verbind je slim het internet met de transitie sociaal domein | Almere Smart City | Scoop.it

"Dit is een eerste aanzet voor een moderne, toegankelijke en gebruiksvriendelijke wijkwebsite. Eentje die kan groeien tot hét stadsdekkende webplatform voor Almere. Eigenlijk voor iedere stad. De gemeente Almere had hier al 10 jaar geleden aan kunnen beginnen. De kansen waren aanwezig! Visionaire politici en moedige ambtenaren jammer genoeg niet."


Zelfregie – Eigen kracht
Wie zoals ik de lokale politiek goed volgt, zal het niet ontgaan zijn dat Almere aan het kantelen is op sociaal gebied. Officieel noemen we dat hier de ‘Transitie Sociaal Domein’. Vanaf 1 januari 2015 worden, zo ligt in de planning, (sociale) overheidsdiensten, landelijk en van de provincie, overgeheveld naar de gemeente. In Almere is er een website Almere Kracht met informatie over samengesteld. In de rechterkolom staan de relevante documenten. In het voorjaar van 2013 kwam het ene na het andere document met als voorlopig sluitstuk de kadernota ‘Doen wat nodig is‘. Dit is hét besluitstuk voor de gemeenteraad waarin de raadsleden momenteel de laatste wijzigingen, in een lange raadsessie, mogen aanbrengen. De raadsleden wilden nog minuscule wijzigingen aanbrengen en inmiddels is er consensus.

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Almere en Rijk starten Woningbouwatelier

Almere en Rijk starten Woningbouwatelier | Almere Smart City | Scoop.it

De gemeente Almere heeft - in navolging van de afspraken over de groei van de stad - met minister Blok voor Wonen en Rijksdienst afspraken gemaakt over de start van een gezamenlijk Woningbouwatelier. Hierin worden innovatieve ideeën en experimenten op het gebied van wonen ontwikkeld en in Almere in praktijk gebracht met als doel het weer aanjagen van dynamiek in de woningmarkt.
 

Het is de bedoeling in Almere experimenten op te zetten die op landelijk niveau een voorbeeldfunctie kunnen gaan krijgen. Wethouder Mulder van Almere: “We hebben het in eerste instantie vooral over experimenten gericht op bijzondere woningen, betaalbare woningen en zelfbouw.” Minister Blok: “Ik ben met name geïnteresseerd in nieuwe oplossingen, bijvoorbeeld ten aanzien van de vraag of er rendabeler gebouwd kan worden.”

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Watch Dogs Trailer - E3 2012 - YouTube

With everything in the world controlled by computers, what would you do if you could hack the planet? Watch this trailer and find out more about this intrigu...
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Mayor Annemarie Jorritsma: "The concept of Almere Smart Society does not exist in isolation but creates conditions in the city that enable services, businesses and residents to be smart in what they do and how they live."