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AMS Institute joins forces with the Human Cities Coalition

All over the world many inhabitants live in informal settlements, better known as slums, shantytowns or favelas. They live in […]

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Urban Living Labs A Living Lab Way of Working

NOW AVAILABLE
The Visual Summary of the book
“Urban Living Labs: A Living Lab Way of Working”

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Workshop ‘Van afvalstromen naar Industriële Symbiose’

Workshop with a.o. Amsterdam Economic Board and City of Amsterdam. Invitation only

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Student presentations at FabCity Campus

This spring, students from TU Delft​, Wageningen UR and several other institutes​ created solutions for different challenges in Amsterdam. On […]

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Young Professionals Think Tank

On 12 May and 14 June a group of young bright minds of our partnering organizations gathered for our Young […]

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Paris in Amsterdam: exchanging ideas on public space and food production

On Thursday 23 June AMS Institute held its annual event for partners and friends at FabCity. A festive celebration of […]

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Deadline Stimulus Call 2016

This spring, AMS Institute released the second Call for Stimulus Projects. The aim of Stimulus Projects is to give new […]

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From (urban) mine to building, and back into the supply chain written by: Luuk Gremmen, student Industrial Ecology at TU Delft & Leiden University

Traditionally almost every blog about circular economy starts with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s famous quote: ‘Imagine an economy in which […]

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Metal stock estimations and community driven open source databases for urban mining written by: Michelle, Elena, Ella, Sidney and Josefine, students Industrial Ecology at TU Delft & Leiden University

Before, the life cycles of products have been considered to be linear, but this concept makes it possible to make […]

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Prospecting the Urban Mines of Amsterdam: student blog written by: Hsiu-Chuan Lin, student Industrial Ecology at TU Delft & Leiden University

The circular economy, and everything it involves, is a focus of research of the academic discipline of Industrial Ecology and […]

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Circular Amsterdam ArenA – Student presentation

A project of AMS Institute and Wageningen UR The past two months, 14 students from Wageningen UR carried out a consultancy […]

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Smart Wasting in Amsterdam: project update written by: Robin Ammerlaan, Wageningen UR

Waste is something we would all rather do without. Eliminating waste is key to establishing a circular economy. We are, […]

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PhD summer school: Smart Solutions for the Urban Metropole (Amsterdam & Bologna)

3-15 July 2016, Amsterdam & Bologna Turn your research into practice with our two-week PhD summer school on the circular […]

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Smart Energy in Practice: The Smart Urban Retrofit (presentation think tank outcomes)

AMS Institute is organizing a Young Professionals Think Tank on May 12 and June 14. Hosted especially for the young […]

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Green Junkie wind tunnel test & launch

Green Junkie the hairy honeysuckle… It sounds like something out of a horror movie, but it isn’t. Green Junkie is a […]

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Summer Drinks at FabCity Campus (invitation only)

This summer, AMS Institute is ringing in its third year of existence with some festive summer drinks. We invite our […]

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Mobile City – Cyclists vs Pedestrians

Amsterdam is by far the cycling capital of the world. Together with pedestrians, cyclists represent the traffic behaviour of Amsterdam. […]

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Towards clean air: The Green Junkie, addicted to pollution written by: Bert Heusinkveld & Charlotte Lelieveld, Wageningen UR

Human health within the city is greatly impacted by air pollution. On the map of Amsterdam (Fig. 1) you can […]

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ASFP group process workshop: How do groups work best?

Do you enjoy group work? Are you member of a group? Or wanting to start one? Or maybe you are […]

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EFC Annual Conference – Green metropolitan solutions

Since 2005, the industrial area of Buiksloterham, just across the IJ river, has become a leading example of smart urban […]

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AMS Call for Stimulus Projects 2016

This spring, AMS Institute releases the second Call for Stimulus Projects. The aim of Stimulus Projects is to give new […]

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AMS Institute pops up at FabCity Campus

FabCity Campus is the exciting project that turns Amsterdam’s Java-eiland into a micro city full of sustainable innovations for 11 […]

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3D Printing in the Circular City: Project Update written by: Foteini Setaki, TU Delft

Every day, a huge amount of plastic waste is generated in cities. It is even estimated that plastics represent about […]

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Young Professionals Think Tank: Smart Urban Retrofit (2nd day)

FabCity Campus is the exciting project that turns Amsterdam’s Java-eiland into a micro city full of sustainable innovations for 11 […]

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Urban AirQ: Science for society or society for science? Written by: Matthijs Danes, Wageningen UR

Air quality in cities and its impact on public health is currently a growing concern, receiving ample attention from policymakers, […]

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Matchmaking event Stimulus Call

On May 2nd, AMS released the second Call for Stimulus Projects. The aim of Stimulus Projects is to give new and […]

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The Student Hotel as living lab

How do gifts, commitment and feedback influence people’s energy saving behavior? By subjecting students and hotel guests to multiple social […]

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CLIMADAPTOOL: Project Update Written by: Sanda Lenzholzer, Wageningen UR

Our CLIMADAPTOOL project is in full swing now. We started the interactive part of our project in the beginning of […]

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Call for Stimulus projects opens

Great news! AMS released the second Call for Stimulus Projects. The aim of Stimulus Projects is to give new and existing […]

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Stimulus: blog series starting soon Written by: Natasha de Sena, AMS Institute

In 2015, AMS Institute released a call for Stimulus Projects and the top 8 submitted projects received funding for developing […]

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ALLEGRO with innovative data to a new theory for pedestrians and bicycles

The ALLEGRO project covers five years of research with a group of 8 PhD students and 3 postdocs under the […]

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Hidden Amsterdam

This project supports the Hidden Amsterdam Festival, a 3-day festival, to be held in 2017, that aims at letting citizens […]

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AMS Smart City Workshop at Routes to Urban Research and Innovation (RURI) Event

For urban professionals and researchers there are multiple options to participate in European research projects on urban development. An example […]

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Innovation Expo

At the Innovation Expo 2016 we will present 3 projects: Rain Sense 3D Building Fieldlab Crowd Monitoring during SAIL2015 Curious? […]

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ASFP Meeting (AMS’s student network for Sustainable Food Planning)

Media workshop: how to popularise a message in the (mainstream) media Dissimination of knowledge via the traditional and new media […]

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Addressing ethical concerns in smart energy system design

Smart energy systems are considered to be important enablers in the transition to a more sustainable energy system. However, ethical […]

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Saving energy when others pay the bill Living Lab at The Student Hotel

The goal of this project is to stimulate energy conservation in situations where people don’t pay for their energy bill. […]

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NEW COOPERATION WITH FRENCH PARTNERS

During the economic trade mission to France, AMS Institute signed two seperate Memoranda of Understanding with Suez and La Fabrique […]

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AMS INSTITUTE LEADS SMART CITIES SESSIONS IN TRADE MISSION FRANCE

To exchange knowledge and come to further cooperation, AMS Institute joined the Dutch delegation in the economic trade mission to […]

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PUMA Prospecting the Urban Mines of Amsterdam

The buildings of Amsterdam contain tons of steel, copper, aluminum and lead. Amsterdam can be seen as an urban mine. […]

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Economic mission and state visit France – The Netherlands (Paris)

Both French and Dutch cities are increasingly facing challenges of sustainability and quality of life and therefore need smart metropolitan […]

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Closing the chain of mineral building materials Industrial symbiosis in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Region

One of the ambitions of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Region is aimed at improving its security of supply by significantly reducing […]

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Planning support systems (PSS) in urban development in the Netherlands Understanding the constraints and benefits of PSS

TU Delft student Marije Schilder graduated as the first Architecture, Urbanism & Building Sciences graduate (MBE track) with an AMS […]

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City of Amsterdam Tour de Ville: Circular Innovation

The City of Amsterdam is organising a ‘Tour de Ville’ about Circular Innovation at AMS Institute. The goal is to […]

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ASFP Meeting (AMS’s student network for Sustainable Food Planning)

Prof. Arnold van der Valk (Land Use Planning Group-Wageningen UR) and Beatriz Pineda Revilla (PhD candidate at the University of […]

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UrbanAirQ Filling in the blind spots of urban air quality together with citizens

Air quality in cities and its impact on public health is currently a growing concern, receiving ample attention from policymakers, […]

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3D Printing in the Circular City Closing the loop of plastic waste flows by using large scale 3D printing for recycling plastic waste

3D Printing in the Circular City explores the potential to provide an innovative way to reduce the municipal waste volume […]

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BalanCity Smart Traffic Load Balancing for Sustainable Cities

Managing motorized traffic flows is an important issue in every major metropolitan area. Especially in Amsterdam, which should take into […]

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Green Junkie Exploring added value of a new green innovation for an economical vital city

Amsterdam, as many other cities, suffers from high particulate concentrations which have a negative impact on the air quality and […]

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Persbericht (Dutch): Amsterdam als voorbeeld voor duizenden cursisten wereldwijd

AMS Institute start online cursus over duurzame stad van de toekomst Amsterdam, 25 januari 2016 – Met Amsterdam als voorbeeldstad […]

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Smart Wasting in Amsterdam Waste between the front door and the waste container

Smart Wasting in Amsterdam is on citizen waste produced by households and its path to the waste container on the […]

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CLIMADAPTOOL Developing the urban CLIMate ADAPtation TOOL

Amsterdam has urban climate problems and these can be solved with many design interventions. In this project, we will develop […]

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Starting 26 January: AMS MOOC Sustainable Urban Development

Over 6,500 participants from 163 countries have already registered for the free AMS MOOC on Sustainable Metropolitan Solutions, and you […]

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