The Amsterdam Approach by Maaike Osieck

This is how we make the city of the future in Amsterdam. This is the Amsterdam Approach. An interview with Maaike Osieck.

The Amsterdam approach has become distinctive for the innovative way in which bottom-up movements and established institutions work together towards smart and creative solutions for urban issues. Amsterdam’s unique ecosystem of social and technological innovation is characterized by inclusiveness, innovation, and creativity, linking inhabitants, city makers, government, and organizations in creating optimal city living. The following interviews show the 8 iCapitals partners who each share their vision of the city of the future, and how the Amsterdam approach can help shape/realize this.

Let’s not just listen to the established voices of companies, councils and knowledge institutes. Let’s also listen to children and residents with good ideas and see how we can truly bring those ideas to life.

– Maaike Osieck, Head of Communications and Engagement, Amsterdam Smart City.