Develop Circular City Insights of the Future

May 8, 2018 · Brooklyn, United States of America

This workshop is part of Smart Cities New York 2018. Once you register to SCNY18, use the code you received in your confirmation email to register for any of our workshops. You cannot sign up for workshops without registering for Smart Cities New York 2018.


Waste, water, materials, and energy: these are the essential ingredients of any urban environment. While cities become increasingly popular places to live, we have lost sight of these essentials in our urban ecosystems. How can we create truly sustainable cities that take into account how people live as well as what they produce, consume, reuse, and waste?

Moving from a linear to a circular economy means minimizing the waste and pollution by reducing, recycling and reusing. Amsterdam champions innovative solutions for this change! The city aims to redesign twenty product- or material chains. The implementation of material reuse strategies has the potential to create a value of €85 million per year within the construction sector and €150 million per year with more efficient organic residual streams.

The Circular City approach is about managing waste, commodities and energy smarter and more efficiently. This means less pressure on the environment, new business models, innovative designs and new alliances and cooperation between different stakeholders. However, all change begins with proper insights. The workshop is a call to action!

The goal of the workshop is to develop data driven urban solutions between cities and companies. During the workshop we will align what common issues cities are facing and what insights are of value. Then the workshop will gather innovative solutions. Finally, no call to action is complete without short-term deliverables! This process of the workshop will prove how quickly cities and companies can identify solutions and build them together, a data driven insight at a time. Join us and let’s make the world a circular place!

Themes: Circular Building, Circular Urban Development, Data driven, Living Labs, Rapid Prototyping, Industrial Symbiosis


Sladjana Mijatovic
Program Manager Circular Economy
City of Amsterdam

Sladjana Mijatovic is responsible for the Amsterdam Circular Innovation Programme since 2015. Digitization as a means for sustainability and circularity is crucial for Amsterdam, and that is partly due to the many partnerships and projects that Sladjana is involved with. Because of her role within the municipal organization she knows how to set up and accelerate many circular initiatives together with knowledge institutions and the business community. Her approach strategy in the early phase of these initiatives has been crucial to get them off the ground in a successful way.

Juan-Carlos Goilo
Program Director Data Innovation
City of Amsterdam

Juan-Carlos Goilo is the program manager Data innovation projects in the city of Amsterdam. He is a front-runner of big data analytics solutions for the city and also an initiator of multiple bottom-up community movements. Currently he is working on data driven solutions for the management of public space. During the workshop Juan-Carlos aims to co-develop inter-city open data, API’s & IoT models in the field of circular economy.

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