Beyond technology…

A smart city is a sustainable city. CITTAIDEALE holds the opinion that ‘smart’ goes beyond technological improvements in our cities. The design of an urban neighbourhood, a village or region requires smart connections of the water, energy transport, and social and communications networks. The so-called small world networks theory tells us that networks in whatever form they appear are driven by the same rules. They consist of nodes and connections, and the more connections come together in a node, the more intense it becomes and the more development and emergence it will perform. This is a strong law for a single type of network, but even stronger for a combinatory of networks, and therefore an important backbone in urban design. Smart design creates effective, sustainable and beautiful urban environments in which networks close cycles of resources and people live, work and spend their free time in the spaces in between and attached to the networks. CITTAIDEALE  designs these sustainable and smart urban environments for you, on its own, as project manager or as member of a collaborative design team.  Some examples of smart urbanism of CITTAIDEALE are Veenkoloniën, Westerpark, Jinze and the Windows of Groningen.