Author: Letty Reimerink

Letty is a freelance journalist who writes stories about cities and the people inhabiting them. She also works as an independent urban researcher. Letty holds Master’s degrees in Social Psychology, Communication Science and Latin America Studies. For the latter, she conducted three months of research in the summer of 2014 on the socio-economic impact of outdoor electric escalators in a hilly low-income neighborhood in Medellín, Colombia. She is currently a PhD candidate at CEDLA (Center for Education and Documentation on Latin America) at the University of Amsterdam, researching the 'New Urban Commons in Latin America.'

Articles by Letty Reimerink

  • Every Drop Counts in Making Amsterdam “Rainproof”
    Published on February 09, 2017 in Sustainability
    Even Amsterdam’s fairly modern sewage system and the ubiquitous canals and rivers are not likely to withstand the kind of intense rainfall Europe has recently experienced. Expanding the existing infrastructure to process ever-larger amounts of water is also not viable. The ultimate solution lies in a variety of measures ranging from very small ones, such as individuals putting water tanks in gardens, to larger projects like installing permeable surfaces in public spaces.
  • The Edge: Setting a New Standard for Smart and Sustainable Offices in Amsterdam
    Published on June 22, 2016 in Sustainability
    Located in the Amsterdam financial and business district Zuidas, the Edge has been awarded the highest rating ever by the Building Research Establishment, the global assessor of sustainable buildings. With a combination of existing and new innovative technologies, it has set a standard for future office development that will completely change the way people work.