How do we ensure sustainable energy in cities? Join the Clean Energy Challenge and sign up for our workshop What Design Can Do. During this actively workshop we support you in hitting upon new starting points for innovative services, and developing strategies for future-proof cities.
About half the world's population currently lives in cities, and they continue to grow. Most energy is used in large cities, and the largest part of the energy that we use comes from fossil fuels. This energy source is the biggest cause of climate change. In short: all cities are exposed to various challenges due to their bustle and climate change. This requires, among others things, a new interpretation of facilities in the city. How do you make cities with a rich history, such as Amsterdam, sustainable and keep them resistant to climate change? How do you ensure that people are more connected with each other and with their environment?
Do you know how we can make energy supply more sustainable? This workshop is free and suitable for students, policy makers, designers, creatives etc. to inspire, devise, test and launch solutions for the Clean Energy Challenge. This Design Jam is part of the Embassy of Urban Transformation by Make Design Work.
What Design Can Do has created the Clean Energy Challenge. What Design Can Do, IKEA Foundation, Gemeente Amsterdam, Metropoolregio Amsterdam, Universiteit van Amsterdam and ABN AMRO invite designers and creative entrepreneurs to re-think about how we produce, distribute and use energy in our cities. This challenge is aimed at tackling different aspects of energy use in large cities, such as energy interventions in the public space, campaigns and neighborhood initiatives to make people aware or alternatives to cooling or heating the city.
More information: https://cleanenergychallenge.whatdesigncando.com/