Category Archives: Research blog

Play the City

Play the City Buiksloterham (I) Developing a common agenda for a Circular Buiksloterham

The City Innovation Game Buiksloterham from HackableCity   On Thursday November 26, around thirty stakeholders involved in the (re)development of Buiksloterham (BSH) – a brownfield transformation and regeneration project in the northern part of Amsterdam – assembled in Pakhuis de

Play the City

Play the City Buiksloterham (I) Developing a common agenda for a Circular Buiksloterham

The City Innovation Game Buiksloterham from HackableCity   On Thursday November 26, around thirty stakeholders involved in the (re)development of Buiksloterham (BSH) – a brownfield transformation and regeneration project in the northern part of Amsterdam – assembled in Pakhuis de

15053_Parool-MdeLange

Opinion article in Dutch newspaper Parool about The Hackable City

For the Saturday May 30 2015 edition of national newspaper Parool (with a strong basis in Amsterdam), I wrote an opinion article called “Een echte slimme stad is een speelse stad” (“A truly smart city is a playful city” –

15053_Parool-MdeLange

Opinion article in Dutch newspaper Parool about The Hackable City

For the Saturday May 30 2015 edition of national newspaper Parool (with a strong basis in Amsterdam), I wrote an opinion article called “Een echte slimme stad is een speelse stad” (“A truly smart city is a playful city” –

Eric Gordon

How games are playing us – Eric Gordon on civic gaming

Many governments have over the last few years taken an interest in the use of games and playful strategies for interacting with – or even ‘empowering’ – their citizens. “How can we use games for civic purposes?” is the main

Eric Gordon

How games are playing us – Eric Gordon on civic gaming

Many governments have over the last few years taken an interest in the use of games and playful strategies for interacting with – or even ‘empowering’ – their citizens. “How can we use games for civic purposes?” is the main

Meeting with the minds

“Smart City is opportunity to change the ‘defaults’ in our society” Report Meeting of the Minds Amsterdam

Last December, more than 150 professionals came together in an event organised by the city of Amsterdam, Cisco and Meeting of the Minds to debate on the trends of smart city development. One of the highlights was the vision on

Meeting with the minds

“Smart City is opportunity to change the ‘defaults’ in our society” Report Meeting of the Minds Amsterdam

Last December, more than 150 professionals came together in an event organised by the city of Amsterdam, Cisco and Meeting of the Minds to debate on the trends of smart city development. One of the highlights was the vision on

Waves, Bits & Bricks

“Owning the city: New media and citizen engagement in urban design” – First Monday article

The Mobile City contributed a paper to the very interesting special November 2013 issue of First Monday called “Waves, Bits & Bricks: Media and The Social Production of Urban Space“. How has media affected cities in real, concrete terms? How do

Waves, Bits & Bricks

“Owning the city: New media and citizen engagement in urban design” – First Monday article

The Mobile City contributed a paper to the very interesting special November 2013 issue of First Monday called “Waves, Bits & Bricks: Media and The Social Production of Urban Space“. How has media affected cities in real, concrete terms? How do

Smart Cities, Smart Citizens

Smart cities vs smart citizens

PBL expert meeting on Smart Cities with Dan Hill Over the last few years the South Korean New Town of Songdo has emerged as the epitome of the ‘smart city’ of the future – a city that uses software and

Smart Cities, Smart Citizens

Smart cities vs smart citizens

PBL expert meeting on Smart Cities with Dan Hill Over the last few years the South Korean New Town of Songdo has emerged as the epitome of the ‘smart city’ of the future – a city that uses software and