AMS Let’s Talk Solutions! Learning from Helsinki

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 form Helsinki, by Jari Niemelä and Marja-Leena Rinkineva

Jari Niemelä is Professor of urban ecology at the University of Helsinki. Marja-Leena Rinkineva is Director of Economic Development of the City of Helsinki.

Their contribution will focus on The Urban Academy, a new platform and network that brings together multidisciplinary research, teaching and societal impact in the field of urban studies. The main partners are University of Helsinki, Aalto University and City of Helsinki. Their method is co-creation, which enables the demolishing of boundaries between traditional academic disciplines and also between government organizations. Urban Academy brings together researchers and students, policymakers, urban planners, officials and residents to learn from each other through concrete case studies and problem solving.

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.


Oct 15, 1700h            Learning from London, by Dan Hill

Dec 10, 1700h           Learning from New York, by Henk Ovink