WASTECOSMART spin-off ‘geodesign tool’ presented

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Tool to support allocation of waste containers in the public space has been developed by VU University

Ron Janssen from VU University has presented their Geodesign tool, a spin-off from the WASTECOSMART project, at two prestigious events in the Netherlands this month.


The Territory matters: Keeping Europe and its regions competitive seminar on the 16 and 17 June 2016, was organised as part of the Dutch EU Presidency and hosted by the European Observation Network for Territorial Development and Cohesion (ESPON). The event, held at the Marine Etablissement in Amsterdam, focused on geodesign in land use planning, inviting participants to share their needs and offers for (environmental) spatial data.


Following an introduction from Noud Hooyman, Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, who explained how the INSPIRE directive can support the supply of spatial data, Ron Janssen’s lecture A geodesign tool to support allocation of waste containers in the public space dealt with the use of this spatial data to support geodesign workshops. 


A second presentation was made later in the month, during the 13th International Conference on Design & Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning, held in Eindhoven on June 27 and 28 2016. Here the participants were mostly academics from urban planning and design, operations research and geography, complementing the make-up of the audience at the ESPON Seminar, which included more policy makers, stakeholders, practitioners, scientists and experts.


Together with the Dutch cluster partners, the VU University intend to further develop the tool and are making plans to implement a prototype in IJburg, in the North East of Amsterdam.