Saskia Beer

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Transformcity is the winner of the International Placemarketing Awards 2020, category 'Territories with Specificity'.

On April 9 we gave a webinar for Archis/Volume, Academy of Architecture, Sandberg Institute, TU Eindhoven and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

We were featured in the French Smart City Magazine as one of Amsterdam's smart city best practices with our online interactive platform.

We regularly host lectures and excursions for (inter)national groups of students and professionals. By now it has become an annual tradition to host the Dutch NRP Academie (education programme for renovation and redevelopment professionals) for a lecture and excursion inside our Amsterdam project. Every year they see the project evolve and the area transform gradually [...]
In 2017 AD (Architectural Design) Magazine released a special publication about hyper-local digital urban tools and projects. Our founder Saskia wrote a chapter for this edition, sharing elaborate background information about our online platform and how it was conceived and prototyped in our Amsterdam field lab. The book can be found here. 
In 2016 our Amsterdam project was published in 'Blauwe Kamer' year book, showcasing remarkable Dutch urban and landscape design projects. The publication highlighted the design of our online platform and the new urban vision we had co-created with the local community and the municipality. 
How a Dutch architect became a role model for urban develeopment. "Many of the greatest initiatives are born out of a crisis situation. Saskia’s amazing case is not different." Read the full article here!
In December 2016, just after releasing the first prototype of our interactive online platform, Transformcity founder Saskia Beer gave a TEDx talk about the art of engagement and understanding and seeing the city in split screen: on the drawing board and on the street.
In 2016, at the moment of launching our very first platform prototype, we won the second prize in Le Monde International Smart City Innovation Awards, category Civic Empowerment. Le Monde published an article about us that you can read here. 
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