Amsterdam knows the typical phenomenon of former politicians playing an important role in the supervision of housing corporations, NUL20 wrote six years ago. This has not changed since: the number of supervisory board members with a political background has in fact risen slightly. In 2010, large housing corporations in Amsterdam had on average 1.7 politicians serving on the supervisory board, compared to 1.1 nationally.
The Fryske Akademy is creating a digital map of Amsterdam using the lots described in the 1832 land registry. It will be possible to link this map to other maps and to data including the 1851-1853 censuses, which are being digitalised simultaneously. Next Tuesday, preliminary results will be presented.
Each year, 325 cyclists end up in hospital due to accidents involving bollards on bicycle paths. Cyclists’ organisation Fietsersbond has launched a volunteer campaign to photograph and describe bollards on major Amsterdam bicycle paths. The results will be presented to the district administrations.
In two weeks, Apps for Amsterdam 2012 will be launched, the competition for apps that use open data from government and businesses. This year it will not suffice to create a smart app; successfully putting it on the market will also be a criterion by which submissions are evaluated. Last year, 47 apps participated in the contest.
The makers of the Classic Dutch Racing Bicycles website have created a jersey with the Amsterdam logo. As they explain: