In the face of global crises and mounting challenges here in Amsterdam Nieuw-West, including rising costs of food and energy, depleting fresh water, and escalating waste levels, the need for a cohesive vision and roadmap is more urgent than ever. While numerous experts, citizen initiatives, and stakeholders tirelessly work on projects in food, water, energy, and waste, the lack of alignment hampers implementation and scalability. During a series of work sessions we propose a revolutionary collaboration model to address these issues head-on. Through our Holistic Methodology & Co-Creation Tools, we aim to continuously map and link knowledge and activities, providing insights into systems, changes, and necessary trade-offs. This approach will pave the way for a more sustainable, inclusive, and profitable system for all. Sign up for this session and join the movement for sustainable change in Amsterdam Nieuw-West!

Location: New Metropolis Nieuw-West (Burgemeester Rendorpstraat 1, 1064 EL).

The Circular HUB – A Nexus for Solutions:

At the heart of our initiative is the Circular HUB, a convergence of proven technologies fixing issues with food, water, and energy. This model fosters transparency and a win-win-win-win dynamic, linking key stakeholders such as Waternet, AEB, ReNewi, Rijkswaterstaat, and municipalities. We see it as an opportunity to strengthen existing local activities through collaboration.

Putting Ideas into Action:

To put our approach to the test, we’re hosting a series of events in the coming time. These gatherings aim to explore opportunities for an optimal, sustainable, inclusive, and profitable system for all. If successful, we will repeat until we have enough support for a scalable pilot. By actively involving contributors, we aspire to design a vision, roadmap, business, and governance system that is co-owned by the community.

Be Part of the Change:

Join us at our upcoming event on the 19th of February, 19:00 – 21:00! Learn about systems, integrate your knowledge, ideas, dreams, and skills.

If you have any questions, ideas, or suggestions in advance, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected].

Presentation (19:00 - 19:30)

Introduction to the event and the initiative. You will learn about our reasons, plans and a vision behind this and coming events. The sessions will be highly-structured and supported with a visual framework for easy communication and co-creation among participants.

Workshop Part 1 (19:30 - 20:00)

Let’s fall in love with the problems. You will learn about problems of different stakeholders; share yours, and identify synergies & priorities. As a result, we will have a dependency matrix for all problems in the area and region.

Break (20:00 - 20:10)

Coffee, tea and water provided!

Workshop Part 2 (20:10 - 20:30)

Linking the dots. You will learn about the Design, Performance & Impact of the Circular HUB (new model of thinking & trust); identify relations with the initiatives; and share other solutions that can fill the gaps.

Workshop Part 3 (20:30 - 20:50)

Vision-Making. You will learn about the currently envisioned business and governance model, types of technologies/providers and human skills we’d need in place to enable this new model to work for each and one of us. We will map your feedback, and ideas.

Next Steps (20:50 - 21:00)

In this part we will discuss next steps and ask you about a follow-up e.g. how was your experience of the session; and a report with the results.

About the initiator

Maxim Amosov is a systems engineer with a background in real estate development, sustainability, carpentry and holistic systems modelling. Maxim was a Research Fellow at TU Delft and in collaboration with TU Delft, MIT, Waternet and Rijkswaterstaat (among others), he developed a model to facilitate Amsterdam’s shift towards greater sustainability and profitability. Now, his goal is to enhance this model by fostering collaboration among local communities, businesses, and stakeholders in Nieuw-West, translating it into more actionable and practical terms.