Responsible Sensing Toolkit

6 steps on how to use sensors in public space in a responsible way.

In collaboration with the City of Amsterdam, our partner CITIXL designed the Responsible Sensing Toolkit that advises parties in 6 steps on how to use sensors in public space in a responsible way.

To deploy sensors in cities can have many advantages in the field of urban innovation. However, how do you take societal values as a starting point in doing so?

The Responsible Sensing Toolkit is a 6-step guide that informs you about important considerations and helps you navigate the dilemmas you may encounter in implementing sensors in public space in a responsible manner. It helps you create a tangible project plan and offers an overview of the available tools in this field. You can download the Decision Canvas to get started your own project and watch interviews with experts in snappy videos.

The Toolkit is available on our website in both English and Dutch

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The Responsible Sensing Toolkit was created by CITIXL in collaboration with the Responsible Sensing Lab and the City of Amsterdam, based on our shared experience and knowledge.

Feel free to share our Toolkit with anyone thinking about deploying sensors in public space.

Paul Manwaring

Co-founder CITIXL and initiator of the Responsible Sensing Toolkit


Tom van Arman

Smart City Strategist & Future City Maker, Tapp

Daan Groenink

Innovation officer, CTO Office City of Amsterdam

City of Amsterdam