The Airbnb effect: Melbourne, Berlin and Amsterdam edition

Airbnb has opened up opportunities for tourists to break away from the norm and enjoy the city as locals do. With millions of people worldwide renting their homes for short stays and shaking up the tourism industry, how did the cities adjust? Melbourne, Berlin and Amsterdam showcase different reactions to the online platform. Melbourne was …

Amsterdam smart city

In the end, Amsterdam again

The feeling you get from being in a truly smart city is absolutely indescribable! No second-level marketers and third-grade advertising gibberish, nor putting Amsterdam at the top of the rankings with artificial and empty events. In Amsterdam everything is different: it is a truly ‘cool’ movement. More than smart. There is a clear acceptance of difference and …

Amsterdam’s new urban quarter

The municipality of Amsterdam planned to built a new urban quarter just west of Amsterdam’s city center. The chosen place was a barren land of a former railway station marshaling yard. Dutch residential neighborhoods have a traditional layout of streets, pavements, parking spaces, front-and back gardens. But the municipality wanted this quarter to be landscaped differently. The design …