Sacha Stolp is the Director of Innovation for the Future Proof Assets Program of the City of Amsterdam. In that position, it is her task to prepare the existing city and assignment to the consequences of climate change, energy, and raw material transition and the on-going development of a smart - future proof - city.
Today, over half the world’s population lives in urban areas. And, according to the United Nations, that number will grow to two-thirds by 2050. Cities will have to adapt, in order to be safe and sustainable in the face of extreme weather and other climate hazards – like massive, intense rainfalls and severe droughts. Technologies and strategic partnerships will play a key role in transforming our cities by making them greener and more livable.
Climate crusaders like Sacha Stolp lead the world by example. As Director of Innovation for the Future-Proof Assets Program for the City of Amsterdam, Sacha devotes 100% of her time to one mission: creating a climate-resilient and future-proof Amsterdam by 2050. But time is of the essence. She wants to create new standards… a new normal – in collaboration with universities, knowledge institutions and the business community. Click here to read more.
Sacha Stolp and her co-host Kenneth Heijns (managing director at AMS institute) aim to inspire the world to accelerate global urban transitions through the ‘Mayor’s Manual podcast’. Together with change makers, font runners and decision makers from knowledge institutes, corporations and government they discuss and explore new idea’s, concepts and explore what it necessary for implement and scale up their application.
The name Mayor’s Manual is a reference to the importance of cities and their governing bodies, led by mayors. More than 50% of the world population lives in cities today which will growing to more than 7 billion people in 2050. At that time the Mayors of the world are not only responsible for the safety, welfare and wellbeing of their citizens, but also their prosperity. In 2050 we need to be a circular city, a smart city, an energy neutral city and a climate adaptive city.
“We want to improve the resiliency of the city by finding fiercely attractive solutions to our urgent challenges. Therefore, we work in triple-helix collaborations with knowledge partners like AMS Institute and business partners. Together with AMS Institute, we take the initiative and integrate the principles of resilience thinking into the city’s processes, encourage new kinds of cross-sectoral collaboration and support bottom-up initiatives by communities.”
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