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Amsterdam to get world’s first fleet of autonomous boats

In a collaboration with researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS […]

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Amsterdam Atmospheric Monitoring Supersite

The weather in urban areas is different from the weather in the countryside. The urban heat island effect is the […]

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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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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 at Innovation Expo

On 14 April the massive Innovation Expo took place in Amsterdam. Opened by the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark […]

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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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Netherlands Economic Mission to 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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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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Graduate Seminar

Friday 11 December, AMS organized its first graduates/alumni meeting for Delft and Wageningen MSc students, who do or have done […]

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8 projects selected for stimulus funding AMS Institute

AMS Institute has selected 8 projects to grant funding out of the so called Stimulus budget, which should realize short-term […]

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Harnessing social media data to support urban design

An increasing number of people are sharing on social media what they observe and do in their life. And by […]

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Prof Arjan van Timmeren appointed Scientific Director of AMS Institute

Prof Arjan van Timmeren is appointed new Scientific Director of AMS Institute. To date, Prof Van Timmeren has been heavily involved […]

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Retrospective: Summer School Thinking City

From 3 till 16 July the Summer School Thinking City took place. This year’s theme was “Beyond Resilience ‘. During […]

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Crowd Management at SAIL

AMS Institute, TU Delft and DAT Mobility are collaborating with the City of Amsterdam to develop a dashboard for monitoring […]

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3D printed bridge in Amsterdam

The 3D printed steel bridge in the heart of Amsterdam represents the next step in the development of 3D printing. […]

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Metropolitan Solutions Photo Contest

Do you know of a good metropolitan solution that contributes to a sustainable future of the urban environment? If so, […]

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Come to the public lectures Thinking City

The Summer School Thinking City is taking place from 3 to 16 July. Scientists, urbanists and designers from all four […]

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Scientific views on the ‘Circular City’

During the AMS Event on 27 May, five scientists from TU Delft and Wageningen University gave their views on the […]

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Learning by doing in Buiksloterham

Just do it: working towards the realization of the circular city of the future. AMS partners TNO, Wageningen UR, Deltares […]

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SWAT Studio: research on advanced technical solutions

Building Technology Students from TU Delft were recently in Amsterdam for an intensive 2-week studio workshop. The event was a […]

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Wisseling directie AMS Institute

Tijdens het AMS Event op 27 mei neemt onze Launching Director Renée Hoogendoorn afscheid. Mede dankzij haar inspanningen in het […]

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Video: Talk by Carlo Ratti on 30 April

On 30 April the fourth lecture in the AMS lecture series ‘Let’s Talk Solutions’ was given by Carlo Ratti (AMS/MIT) […]

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Unique traffic flow study

On Saturday 28 March, the Urban Mobility Lab (UML), part of the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute), […]

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Let’s Talk Solutions #3, Anthony Townsend

The socially inclusive city. On 12 March the third lecture in the lecture series ‘Let’s Talk Solutions’ was held, by […]

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Celebrating the collaboration

The AMS Institute event was held on Thursday 19 February, with the motto: ‘Let’s celebrate the collaboration’. During this event, […]

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Kick-start projects visible in the city

The three AMS kick-start projects, which are looking for practical solutions for daily life in the city, are becoming increasingly […]

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Let’s Talk Solutions #2, Michael Shin

What role does civic engagement play and how are citizens mobilized in order to take part in the smart city? […]

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Let’s Talk Solutions #1, Peter Sloot

On 15 January was the kick-off of the Spring 2015 lecture series ‘Let’s Talk Solutions’, by prof. Peter Sloot (UvA), […]

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BNR nieuwsradio #SmartCity

Article and interview in Dutch. Amsterdam wil door gebruik te maken van grote hoeveelheden data, de slimste stad van de […]

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Kick Start projects

The first three AMS projects, Rain Sense, Urban Pulse, and Urban Mobility Lab, will start this year. All three match […]

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Review AMS Launch Conference

At 20 June 2014 the official opening of AMS took place. For a compilation of the opening, please have a […]

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AMS opening

The official opening of the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS), the new institute for applied urban technology and […]

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About Amsterdam Metropolitan Solutions (AMS)

On April 2nd 2013 the City of Amsterdam launched a ‘design contest’ for Amsterdam Metropolitan Solutions (AMS). The purpose of […]

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Stadsbewoners nemen hitte in eigen hand met de UrbanClimadApp Het is eindelijk zomer in Nederland. Tijd voor ijsjes, korte broeken […]

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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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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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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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Allegro: Unraveling slow mode traveling and traffic

To make the city a more cyclist and pedestrian friendly place, it’s imperative that people like city planners are able […]

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

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Marije Schilder graduates with an AMS certificate

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

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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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Paris’ Food Future, workshop during COP21 in Paris

How will we feed our cities in the future? Producing sufficient food for the global population in a changing climate […]

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Learn how you can respond to metropolitan challenges

You are the city, the city is you. You, me, we are all part of the metropolitan challenges as well […]

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Opening of the AMS-3D Building FieldLab

The world’s first 3D-printed metal bridge is taking shape at the NDSM-Wharf in Amsterdam. The bridge will eventually span the […]

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Real-time insight into flow of visitors to SAIL 2015

AMS Institute and the Municipality of Amsterdam have performed an unique experiment concerning the flow of visitors during SAIL 2015. This involves […]

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Unravelling Urban Pedestrian and Cycle Flows

In recent years, we have seen that cities are becoming increasingly busy, yet the space available has not increased to […]

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Rain Sense test with social weather app

Rain Sense, a project of AMS Institute and TU Delft, is now working to realise a lab on Wibautstraat, and […]

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AMS certificate for graduate Sjouke Wieringa

The Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) awarded Sjouke Wieringa with an AMS certificate. She is the first […]

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First certificate AMS Institute for Sander van der Drift

New methods delivering meaningful insight into the spatial and temporal patterns of tourists in urban spaces. As final part of […]

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ERC Advanced Grant for unravelling pedestrian and cyclist flows in cities

AMS Principal investigator and TU Delft’s Prof. Serge Hoogendoorn has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant for five-year research into […]

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Working towards the realization of a circular city

Amsterdam as a circular city: sustainable with a closed cycle of food and materials. This is an ambition that Amsterdam […]

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Future prospects for Amsterdam and the results of the launching year

The AMS Institute one year after the launch. With the above in mind, we and our partners and other contacts […]

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27 May – The municipality of Almere and the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) signed a Memorandum of […]

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REGISTER! AMS Event ‘Circular city’, 27 May

No waste, sustainably produced food, clean energy and drinking water from your own neighbourhood. Is this Amsterdam 2025? You are warmly invited to […]

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Two weeks left to apply: Summer School Thinking City

From 3 to 16 July the Foundation Thinking City organises a unique interdisciplinary Summer School on city planning and city […]

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Summer School Thinking City 3-16 July

Application open: Early bird discount until 1 April.  In collaboration with the University of Amsterdam, AMS Institute for Advanced Metropolitan […]

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Amsterdam krijgt Living Lab voor circulaire stad

Cities are responsible for the consumption of no less than 75% of the world’s natural resources and 60 – 80% […]

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URSES: Smarter energy systems for Amsterdam

Testing fuel-cell cars for providing energy to residential neighbourhoods or improved systems for ground source heating and cooling. These are […]

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AMS Education

AMS researches practical solutions to the challenges of daily life in the city as part of its projects and programmes. […]

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NWO, Shell en AMS zetten in op slimme energiesystemen

NWO, Shell en Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) bundelen hun krachten in het URSES-onderzoeksprogramma, dat zich richt op […]

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A learning city for all

‘Since 2008, humankind has become completely urbanized, the internet has gone fully mobile and the web no longer concerns virtual, […]

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Signing statement of intent on Amsterdam Rainproof

AMS signs statement of intent on Amsterdam Rainproof: working together for dry feet and a beautiful city!  Naturally Amsterdam’s inhabitants […]

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AMS Home Opening

On 19 September 2014, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS), the new institute for applied urban technology and design, […]

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AMS sets up house in KIT

Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS), the new institute for applied urban technology and design, will be moving to […]

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Establishment of Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) moves a step closer

The Amsterdam City Executive and the Executive Boards of TU Delft and Wageningen UR have reached agreement on the establishment […]

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TU Delft, Wageningen UR and MIT win Amsterdam Technology Institute competition

For its new Institute of Technology, the City of Amsterdam has chosen the proposal for a consortium comprising TU Delft, […]

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