AMS Studio Metropolitan Solutions

AMS Living Lab studio Metropolitan Solutions (AR0053)

For who: Delft University of Technology and Wageningen University MSc graduate students
Start: April 2016
End: June 2016
Contact: Remon Rooij, AMS / TUD education programme coordinator

– Registration is open –

Exploring Future Europe:
Celebrating Dutch culture   

During the Dutch Presidency of the European Union in the first half of 2016, a temporary Creative Campus will arise at Kop Java-Island, near the Marine Establishment in Amsterdam, where all Ministerial Council meetings will take place. The AMS Metropolitan Solutions studio will be embedded in this wider city initiative, where all kinds of educational activities will take place addressing questions such as: What will our cities in Europe look like in the future? How will we be governed? How will we move about? How do we anticipate our energy needs? What will we eat and where will it come from? What will we do with our waste?

The AMS Metropolitan Solutions studio will contribute to the Creative Campus by studying a small number of cases in the city-region of Amsterdam focusing on the flows of the city: energy, waste, food, mobility, data and/or water an developing socio-technical solutions.

Project content
In this AMS based studio a group of students work together on an AMS themed issue in the Amsterdam metropolitan region, commissioned by a client from the private or public sector. Based on the terms of reference received from the client, students develop a consultancy or project plan, including a problem field definition and analysis, a plan for data generation and analysis and a description of the envisaged output or design. An applied training in project management, data collection, observation & interview techniques, and interdisciplinary teamwork is offered. A number of lectures are given providing students with additional background information to tackle the issue at play in their case. Every student is expected to contribute his / her own knowledge and expertise to the group assignment and to (individually) reflect on this.

Project approach
Interdisciplinary project approach with, via and in the Amsterdam AMS institute:

  • supervised group meetings
  • expert consults
  • case based lectures and site visit(s)
  • excursion
  • workshops (project management/leadership, metropolitan data, interview & observation techniques, interdisciplinary & intercultural communication)

project report + oral presentation

For more information and registration Remon Rooij, AMS / TUD education programme coordinator