Printer Friendly

image

City Highlight: Rotterdam

Rotterdam's rather unique urban infrastructure offers plenty of opportunities to achieve its pillars of Digitalisation & Sustainable and Renewable Energy. Their Roadmap leads the way!

July 08, 2019


image

Smart City Strategy: The Netherlands

The Netherlands has developed a national Smart City Strategy and their five largest cities are translating it to their own city

June 10, 2019


image

City Highlight: Amsterdam

Amsterdam's approach to Smart Cities is clear and focused: sustainability!

June 10, 2019


image

Living Labs: Privacy & Ethics

What does a Living Lab actually mean? How does it affect the citizens living in such a lab and how are ethical and privacy related aspects considered?

June 10, 2019


image

Welcome to Next Generation City

We just launched, and here's what to expect over the coming months!

June 10, 2019




City Highlight: Rotterdam



jurriaan_snikkers_F7I6sexmIS8_unsplash.jpg

Rotterdam's rather unique urban infrastructure offers plenty of opportunities to achieve its pillars of Digitalisation & Sustainable and Renewable Energy. Their Roadmap leads the way!

Introduction

Rotterdam is the second largest city of the Netherlands with over 640.000 inhabitants in 2018. It is a multicultural city with approximately 170 different nationalities.

Being vastly destroyed during the second World War, the city is rather uniquely characterized by a combination of a few historic parts in the city centre (such as the City Hall and an old harbor area called “Historic Delfshaven”) and a majority of areas that are newly constructed (for example the direct surroundings of what is now Rotterdam Central Station).  

Having such a uniquely characterized city infrastructure, there is ample opportunity for the city to invest in smart city projects. This is in contrast with cities that mostly consist of historic centres such as in Amsterdam, which have to find (usually suburban) areas to experiment with Smart City projects.

Rotterdam is also the host of Europe’s largest port. Until 2004, the Port of Rotterdam was the busiest port in the world (in terms of throughput1) and is internationally known for being the first port that makes use of Automated Guided Vehicles and automated terminals.



Back

About the author:

Tijn Kuyper
Smart City Enthousiast | Entrepreneur

Tijn Kuyper

Netherlands

Founder of Next Generation City

MSc. International Management & Msc. IT and Strategic Management

It is my ambition to play a connecting role in initiatives that further shape the future of cities and society in relation to the technological challenges they face.




This news item is from Next Generation City - Knowledge Platform on Smart Cities
https://nextgeneration.city/news/city-highlight-rotterdam.html