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Sharing knowledge

Sharing, applying, unlocking and securing knowledge: it is an important foundation for making cities smarter and more sustainable. The Knowledge theme works on the (further) development of instruments and methodologies, validation of outcomes, reuse of best practices, knowledge and competence development and the connection between sectors and domains. We are also looking at what is needed to accelerate knowledge transfer, development and assurance in the ecosystem from the questions and opportunities of ecosystem participants. This can be done online through the collaboration platform, through various types of meetings at the DMI Center or on site on location with those directly involved. We also actively contribute from Knowledge on how the DMI-ecosystem can contribute to the broad prosperity goals in the physical domain.
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We want to achieve the following

Within the Knowledge theme, we stimulate integral data-driven decision-making, and the integral way of thinking and acting that this requires. We make the knowledge available in the ecosystem visible and retrievable, and we identify which knowledge is lacking. If necessary, we ensure the development of the right knowledge, together with the themes and parties within DMI. We pay specific attention to data-driven decision making within municipalities - we visualize the opportunities, threats, alternatives and effects associated with different choices. Finally, we are concerned with monitoring and evaluating the DMI-ecosystem itself. Are we doing the right things and doing them well? Are we indeed making the right progress in sustainability and information technology deployment? We think about how we measure in context the improvements per city and area in sustainability, urban densification, mobility renewal. And then offer new solutions and instruments so that it becomes visible and manageable.

To start with

How can a municipality realize a car-free center where the facilities are still easily accessible and supply is possible for stores and restaurants? How do you then guard the connection with the rest of the city and suburbs? How do you take into account the infill with new housing and making the city natural gas-free? And what does that mean for residents' behavior, charging facilities and energy availability?

These are examples of questions that guide our thinking. We are working to make the sustainable city measurable. What indicators help municipalities make data-driven decisions? Which data, information and applications help make the goals on the street understandable and achievable? And which examples can we learn from quickly?
Under the Knowledge theme, we look for the connections between these. We link our connections to (inter)national policy and the objectives of the municipalities (e.g. from the Environmental Vision). This also allows us to visualize what we can still learn or develop within DMI.

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Your point of contact

Do you want to know more? Then please contact Sonja Hulshoff, theme leader of Knowledge.

  The DMI-ecosystem is designed to help cities become more sustainable in an integrated way and to support companies in scaling up new solutions. In doing so, we deploy all the possibilities of information technology. And knowledge and knowledge use are then essential in both the physical and digital worlds. 

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