Frank Halsema - Almere: An Example of a Poly-Nuclear Urban Design Enhanced By Broadband

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Frank Halsema - Almere: An Example of a Poly-Nuclear Urban Design Enhanced By Broadband

  1. 1. City of Almere www.Almere.nl Building a Complete City Smart Working and Smart Working Environments Frank Halsema Sector Developer ICT & Broadband Economic Affairs 24th September 2008
  2. 2. City of Almere Almere New Town in Europe www.Almere.nl Almere Almere Amsterdam Netherlands Amsterdam Schiphol
  3. 3. City of Almere Poly nuclear set-up www.Almere.nl Buiten Pampus Stad Hout Poort Haven
  4. 4. City of Almere Population growth 1980 - 2030 www.Almere.nl 400.000 350.000+ 300.000 250.000 180.000 200.000 140.000 100.000 100.000 50.000 10.000 0 1980 1986 1994 1999 2005 2015 2030 Prognoses
  5. 5. Challenges Stimulation of economic development www.Almere.nl • Create 100.000 new jobs • Solve imbalance housing – employment • Create better environment for entrepreneurs • Develop new business parks • Build new city centre • Develop academic education • Stimulate innovation
  6. 6. Almere Smart City Mission: Apply ICT for a Better Quality of Life www.Almere.nl Objective: development of new services in the field of: • Living Digital Life • Working Increase employment • Learning e-learning and Next generation networking and • Welfare Personal healthcare services building a complete city www.almerekennisstad.nl
  7. 7. Almere Smart City Focus on strategic projects www.Almere.nl Expansion of Almere as a Smart City Development of the Digital Gateway to Europe Excellence in Service Innovation (ExSer) Smart Work Center (e-working) High-quality interactive video communication Precondition • Next Generation Broadband Network Almere Fiber City Speed up sustainable economic growth and enhance social inclusion
  8. 8. Almere Fiber City Broadband as important precondition www.Almere.nl Roadmap • 2001: Establishment of SARA Computing & Networking Services, creating the Almere Internet Exchange (ALM-IX connected with AMS-IX), the centre of the Almere Fiber Network and data centre facilities • 2003: Almere Fiber Pilot, first building site of Almere Fiber City in public private partnership • 2006: FttI-backbone, fiber connectivity for public offices and schools • 2006: FttB-expanding the backbone, fiber connectivity for business parks • 2007-2010: FttH, expanding the network to the whole city in public private partnership
  9. 9. Almere Fiber City Broadband as important precondition www.Almere.nl ALM-IX AFP FttI FttB
  10. 10. Almere Fiber City AlmeerNet www.Almere.nl
  11. 11. Almere Fiber City Some results www.Almere.nl • Attracted new (ICT) companies: created 1000 new jobs and fast growing in the media sector and datacenters • Retention of SME’s: retention of 1000 jobs • Presence of advanced Broadband Services Center • Over € 450M new investments in the city • All basic schools connected saved the city € 5M • Pupils & Teachers have internet broadband access • Increase of community websites (social benefits) • Development of innovative broadband services • Increase of interest of public organizations and companies to develop a common strategic agenda
  12. 12. Almere Fiber City Conclusions www.Almere.nl • A Next Generation Broadband Network Unleashes Infinite and Unimaginable Possibilities Focus on the most important goals in I-vision Almere the city and the region Make a strong link between ideas, proposals and the long term goals • Dare to invest a little to stimulate www.almerekennisstad.nl public and private investments building a complete city City and Province investment € 15,5M New investments: € 450M • Dare to invest to challenge the Service Providers
  13. 13. Ideas, Relations and Inspiration The Next Generation Broadband Network of Almere is powered by

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