In this conference we will explore and discuss how cities can transform their systems, to become more livable, resilient and sustainable, while offering economic stability. Please visit the event website for more information or to register.

16-18 February, 2022

AMS Institute & Online
Kattenburgerstraat 5, Building 027W, Amsterdam
This event setup is hybrid; activities take place at AMS Institute and some parts are streamed online.

* If possible within the measures regarding COVID-19 at that moment. If not, the conference will be held online.


Conference topics at center stage
The conference sets the stage to spark a dialogue between scientists, policymakers, students, and industry partners from different backgrounds and areas of expertise. We will cover topics such as urban green and circular strategies, new urban mobility frameworks, the energy transition, and local urban food production.

The conference program is structured around the following sections to structure the daily programs and guide discussions to jointly work towards actionable steps:

  • Challenging the system: During the event's daily kick-off, we will set the scene: what is the urgency of the topic at hand?
  • Transforming the system: What is needed to transform the system? What could be the tipping point to create the change needed?
  • Co-designing the system: In this section, science, industry partners, and policymakers come together to explore each other’s strengths and possible contributions to transform the system.
  • Exploring the innovation system: What are the factors involved in the design of successful ecosystems for innovations and what are examples of such ecosystems in Amsterdam?

We look forward to seeing you February 16-18, 2022! For questions or more information, don't hesitate to reach out:

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This event is hosted by AMS Institute, in collaboration with the City of Amsterdam