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PED Start Guide

Start learning about Positive Energy Districts via this short e-learning module!
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Learn about Positive Energy Districts

To whom: professionals & individuals interested in smart city solutions 
Level: introductory online course explaining the different aspects of Positive Energy Districts 
Speakers: Nine (academic) experts & practitioners
Video time: the duration of the videos divers between 7 and 19 minutes.
Please register above to be able to start the course!

The development of this course has been sponsored by the Centre of Expertise City Net Zero of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

PEDs are experimental, just like this platform and this very first introductory module. We aim to build a PED Learning Community together with YOU and be able to develop many more online courses and other learning activities.
We invite you to comment, review, share and express your interest for future courses. Please also let us know if you have an idea for a PED related course topic or if you wish to contribute as an expert or co-developer. 
Experts & Project members

Meet our team

Frans Verspeek

City of Amsterdam
Frans is responsible for the overall coordination of of Smart Cities and Communities project ATELIER. He is an internationally acknowledged sustainability expert, successful in project and programme development through complex multi-stakeholder consultative processes.

Han Vandevyvere

Han is project manager & senior researcher at EnergyVille. He is expert on sustainable urban development, energy transition of the built environment, low carbon economy, transition management and social innovation.

Jeroen Brouwer

Jeroen is senior research scientist and project manager at TNO. He is expert on project management of large, interdisciplinary and international projects.

Karen Williams 

Amsterdam University of AS
Karen is researcher Enegy & Innovation. She is a sustainability professional with ten years of experience in environmental compliance reporting, building performance analysis, energy, water and waste management.

Marije Poel

Amsterdam University of AS
Marije works on the ATELIER project and responsible for this PED Learning Community Platform. Her ambition is to contribute to city development & sustainability. 

Mark van Wees

Amsterdam university of AS
Mark is project manager and responsible for the ATELIER project implementation at the AUAS. He has more than 23 years of experience in energy, climate & environmental research and consultancy.

Renée Heller

Amsterdam University of AS
Renée is professor of Energy & Innovation at the AUAS. She is expert on realization of large innovation projects, feasibility studies, product development and conceptual design in the field of renewable energy, horticulture en built environment.

Rudy Rooth

City of Amsterdam
Rudy is a project manager at the City of Amsterdam. He has worked in the energy sector for more than 35 years. He is leading the local activities in the Amsterdam Lighthouse project ATELIER.

Socrates Schouten 

Socrates is lead of the Commons Lab at Waag Futurelab, Institute for Technology and Society in Amsterdam. He researches the societal impact of digitalisation and the sustainability transition. In 2016 he published the book 'The Circular Economy'.

Viktória Balla-Kamper

Amsterdam university of AS
Viktória is project manager at the Faculty of Technology working on professional education (L&D). Together with Marije, Viktória has initiated the idea of a PED Learning Community and manages this platform.

Shakila Dhauntal

Amsterdam University of AS
Shakila supports research projects at the AUAS, among others project ATELIER. She is the first point of contact for this platform and for the PED learning community.