Open Source City

spatial planning of the future

data platform visualization research tools installations


OSCity steadily builds up a body of urban knowledge and develops tools that make it easy accessible and applicable


In our projects we apply pioneering techniques to tackle some of the most complex social-spatial problems today and anticipate the questions of tomorrow


OSCity was founded by Mark van der Net in 2013 and has since been on the forefront of the growing field of Smart Urbanism. With a hands-on approach and open mindset OSCity and partners seek new common ground for a spatial planning of the future.


OSCity works with- and for a variety of government agencies, businesses, platforms and research institutes with a strong sense of common goals, engagement and transparency.

Media and events(selection)

Part of all work is an emphasis on transparency to make sure the exponential possibilities of technology are accompied by a public debate on the social merits and dangers.