The Municipality of Rotterdam attaches great importance to the theme of sustainability. The municipality's ambition is to be a natural gas-free city by 2050 and there are all kinds of subsidies available for residents and entrepreneurs to make this happen. However, finding the right information about these initiatives proved to be a challenge. Both for residents and the companies and institutions that have established themselves in the Rotterdam area.
Over the years, Harborn has built a good relationship with both the Municipality of Rotterdam and Leene Communication. We were commissioned by these parties to build a new website, where all the information can be found in an intuitive way for every visitor.
We built a new website called Sustainability 010, to present all the information on sustainability in one place. We used the open-source content management system (CMS) WordPress, for the realisation. WordPress is the most widely used CMS worldwide, because it’s very user-friendly for relatively simple, content-driven websites. The CMS also provides tools to make the website search engine easy to use. For Sustainability 010, we chose to build a custom template rather than using an existing one.
The new website needed to provide residents and entrepreneurs with the right information on how they can live and work more sustainably. In addition, the website had to inform them about the (financial) support they can receive. Lastly, the website should counteract the proliferation of websites in the field of sustainability, by offering a more comprehensive and clearer alternative.
The website has achieved a score of AA for accessibility.