A new urban development workflow for local governments

Transformcity is a complete toolkit for collaborative urban development, aimed at growing a sustainable and inclusive local community of co-owners. Transformcity is currently being implemented in two of Amsterdam’s largest transformation areas.

Transitioning cities

Cities are shifting from top-down development of new areas towards transformation and densification of existing ones. As a local government you have limited property in these areas and in order to reach your local development goals and boost resilience on issues like real estate, public space, energy and mobility, you need on-going and active collaboration with the different local stakeholders.

A new workflow

A new way of working is essential for you and your team to effectively manage these increasingly complex processes while maximizing the societal impact of your work. Our award-winning and fully interactive online platform brings together all stakeholders and the local government to directly share and discuss data, plans, ideas and resources and collaborate on local projects. The platform helps you to build a local community and empower it to structurally self-organise.

Transformcity in a nutshell

Imagine the future

By having a real-time overview of area data, plans and challenges, you stimulate the collective imagination and structure speculative thinking of what the future can hold.

Crowdfund capital

Everybody can bring in time, money, material or knowledge to collectively fund projects and reap the benefits of their investment.

Involve everyone

By giving all citizens, businesses, property owners and (bottom-up) organisations easy access and a voice in the development of their area, your Transformcity tool ensures inclusive engagement.

Save time

By automating a range of repetitive tasks and interactions, like generating local reports or responding to basic community questions or requests, we save your precious time to spend it on more creative and custom work.

Access knowledge

We keep your knowledge and skill set up-to-date through thematic training packages and integrate the latest smart digital technology as a natural part of your workflow.

Trigger positive attitude

By stimulating the community to actively explore and share their own dreams and ambitions, participation triggers a positive attitude rather than the traditional ‘not in my backyard’ responses.

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Awards & publications

The Transformcity toolkit was developed based on eight years of on-the-ground pioneering in one of Amsterdam’s most challenged office districts that needed to transform into a mixed-use urban neighbourhood. Our unconventional multi-stakeholder approach received worldwide recognition and we now closely collaborate with science to further develop new knowledge and insights.