On June 14th, the I-CHANGE Amsterdam team from the Wageningen University organised a stakeholder workshop at the Amsterdam Institute of Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute).
The workshop brought the team in contact with experts from other institutions in the field. Stakeholders from the Wageningen University, Delft University, AMS Institute, municipality of Amsterdam and a representative of the local inhabitants came together to discuss the urban heat in the city.
The day started with a plenary presentation by Esther Peerlings, explaining how the living lab will install small indoor weather stations in 100 homes throughout Amsterdam to assess the city’s indoor climate. After this, the stakeholders and the team got together in a creative brainstorming session where they discussed the opportunities and potential pitfalls of local community engagement, participant engagement and potential collaboration with third parties for the project. The collaborative and creative input by the stakeholders was much appreciated by the I-CHANGE Amsterdam team.
After the participants were refreshed with afternoon tea and cookies, it was time start the outdoor excursion where the team showed the stakeholders the impressive meteorological measurement cargo bicycle and other measurement devices. During the walking excursion through Amsterdam, the team showed the stakeholders a project in the city that is already mitigating the effects of heat in the city in the form of a green-blue roof installed by Resilio. After a wonderful tour by Resilio around their project, the stakeholders were put to work. They measured the air temperature with their meteorological sensors, like MeteoTrackers, on different spots around a square to understand the differences between sunny and shaded spots, for example. This concluded the workshop and left all participants inspired with new ideas on tackling urban heat in Amsterdam.