AMS Let’s Talk Solutions! Learning from New York

The theme of our fall public lecture series Lets Talk Solutions is completely dedicated to ‘Learning from Others’. Numerous cities around the world are working on the grand challenges of urbanization and do so in new alliances between government, universities, industry and citizens.

We will bring 4 inspiring perspectives on urban innovation to Amsterdam with contributions from Helsinki, Mumbai, London and New York!

Learning from New York, by Henk Ovink
Henk Ovink is Special Envoy for International Water Affairs at the Kingdom of the Netherlands. He is Principal of ‘Rebuild by Design’ and has been Senior Advisor for Secretary Shaun Donovan of HUD and the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force.

In his contribution Henk Ovink will elaborate on making cities resilient by this collaborative and comprehensive approach. “Rebuild by Design is aimed at building social and physical resilience on true understanding, inclusive collaboration and design driven innovation”. RBD was named #1 in CNN’s 2013 top 10 of most innovative ideas.

Let’s Talk Solutions! is a series of public lectures, hosted by the AMS Institute. The monthly talks are inspiring, critical and interactive. Through different topics we will explore solutions for metropolitan challenges. Always bringing together engineering, entrepreneurship and Amsterdam. Entrance and drinks are free after registration.   


15 Sept 1600h          Learning from Helsinki

15 Oct 1700h           Learning from London