Call for Bottom-Up Projects

ARCAM is currently making an inventory of innovative initiatives that stimulate urban development. We are specifically searching for bottom-up initiatives.

To make the inventory as complete as possible, ARCAM is asking for help. Do you know a spot in Amsterdam where a bottom-up initiative is taking place?
Is a vacant lot being transformed in a vegetable garden? Are student residences realized in an office? Or is a company taking up residence in a scheduled monument? We want to know about it!
We would like to hear who the initiators are, how they arranged their project and what kind of obstacles they found on their way.

The most innovative initiative will be included in the symposium that will be organized by ARCAM on this topic, where the initiators will get the chance to tell about their project in front of an interested crowd.

Please e-mail your suggestions to