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Moving to temporary location

Starting September 3rd, we will move to a temporary location, Marineterrein (Building 025), which will be our primary visiting address […]

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AMS MID-CITY graduation show

On July 12th, the students of the Complex Projects AMS MID-CITY exhibited their work in the Orange Hall of the […]

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AMS Science for the city #10 – From water to waste to product

The next step of water recycling: how to upcycle waste-water into useable material? On a daily basis, we use 130-160L […]

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Re-learning public space – An alternative city guide

On June 28-30, Amsterdam was home to Relearning Public Space – An Action Research Event. This turned around the concept […]

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Amsterdam Smart City partnership

Open Collective for positive city change We are happy to announce we are an official partner of Amsterdam Smart City. […]

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AMS Science for the City #9 – Food-proof cities – Summary of the evening

On May 8th, we got together in Pakhuis de Zwijger for AMS Science for de City #9 – Food-proof cities. […]

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Annual Report 2017

2017 was our third year of operations. Our drive is to educate talent and develop innovative metropolitan solutions for the […]

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Summer Schools 2018

We are happy to announce that we have several exciting new opportunities for our summer schools! All courses are designed […]

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City Rhythm Publication

“City Rhythm, logbook of an exploration” was launched on April 19th. The City Rhythm study explores the potential of using […]

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AMS Institute will relocate to innovation environment Marineterrein Amsterdam

With a research portfolio of more than 80 projects, over 30.000 online students & experts worldwide following our MOOCs, and the launch […]

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La Fabrique de la Cité & AMS Institute extend partnership

AMS Institute and La Fabrique de la Cité signed a renewed and extended version of the MoU that was first […]

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Exhibition of AMS-MID CITY graduation studio

In close collaboration with TU Delft Chair of Complex Projects, we investigated the role and challenges Amsterdam will be facing in […]

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Re-run of of the first MOOC: Sustainable Urban Development

Proud to see that almost 28.500 participants already enrolled for the first two rounds of our MOOC ‘Sustainable Urban Development’. […]

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Wrap up Stimulus Projects 2017

The aim of Stimulus Projects is to give new and existing AMS partners support to innovative research that has a […]

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OUT NOW: UNDER PRESSURE, WATER AND THE CITY

Water, Blood, Money In Under Pressure: Water and the City AMS Institute’s Research Fellow Laurence Henriquez and Scientific Director prof. dr. […]

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AMS Science for the City #6 – Energy & Spatial Changes

For this year’s final AMS Science for the City in Pakhuis de Zwijger, we’ll dive into the complex dynamics of […]

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AMS Science for the City #5 – Democracy by Design – 22 Nov

Electric cars, smart homes, and parking apps: cities all over the world are testing and rolling out smart technologies to […]

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Looking for young talents in food and argiculture solutions

As a partner of the Flevo Campus, we are happy to invite ambitious students and young professionals (up to 35 years old) who are interested in and have expertise in the fields of food, health, agriculture and the city for Flevo Campus Live! on December 8. In an interactive morning session, we will join forces with seven experts in the field of urban food supplies and help set the agenda for cities of the future and develop Flevo Campus towards 2022.

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Mapping the water quality with help of 250 Amsterdammers

This summer, over 250 Amsterdammers participated in the research ‘Het Schone Waterexperiment‘ to test the quality of the waters in […]

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AMS Science for the City – Mixing Mobility

‘Mobility is key’ when trying to keep the rapidly growing city of Amsterdam a liveable place, but what is the […]

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Towards possible use cases for Roboat in Amsterdam

On September 1st 2017, AMS Institute and MIT co-hosted a workshop to mark the end of the first year of the Roboat project. The purpose of this event was to build connections with members of the Amsterdam academic and industry communities, continue conversations and collaborations between researcher teams, and to share the progress of the project…

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Amsterdam becomes living lab for MSc MADE

This academic year Wageningen University & Research and TU Delft introduce a new two-year joint master’s program in the city of Amsterdam. MSc MADE focuses on the metropolitan challenges of Amsterdam as a booming city, using the city of Amsterdam as a case study and a living lab.

In collaboration with AMS Institute, the program connects students to real life cases, business, the city and its citizens – training them hands-on for the multidisciplinary challenges of today’s and tomorrow’s cities.

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Robots among humans

€250.000,- NWO Veni grant for highly promising, young scientists awarded to Javier Alonso-Mora for research proposal “Robots among humans: safe and socially intuitive navigation.”

Autonomous robots have the potential to dramatically change the future of transportation, industry, science and society. Crucial to a successful implementation of mobile robots in city life however, is their ability to autonomously navigate safely through often complex, changing and crowded environments.

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Science for the City #3 – Climate proof cities

Climate change impacts urban life all over the world and we need to start preparing our cities for it. Also […]

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Out now: Urban Living Labs, A Living Lab Way of Working

Following a quick scan of 90 local innovation projects in Amsterdam’s metropolitan region and an in-depth literature review, Professor Ellen van Bueren and Research Fellow Kris Steen present their findings in Urban Living Labs, A Living Lab Way of Working.

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Science for the City #3 – Climate Proof Cities

Join us May 31 in Pakhuis de Zwijger and find out how urban design can help to create thermally comfortable […]

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Thomas H. Kolbe visits AMS for workshop on smarter urban applications

How can we use 3D geoinformation to improve our urban areas? And how can different initiatives work together in doing […]

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Let’s Talk About Water

This week, AMS Institute hosts the Amsterdam Edition of the award-wining festival ‘Let’s Talk About Water’ on 8 and 9 […]

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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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AMS INSTITUTE LEADS SMART CITIES SESSIONS IN TRADE MISSION 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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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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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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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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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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ROBOAT Update

The Roboat research project is entering its next phase of development. This five-year project is a collaboration between AMS Institute […]

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Heat in the city – looking for climate proof solutions

According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) a heat wave is “a marked warming of the air, or the invasion […]

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At the Singapore International Water Week 2018: exploring opportunities to implement zero waste systems

In December last year, AMS Institute signed the covenant ReCirc Singapore. The covenant is a collaboration between the Netherlands and Singapore […]

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The first edition of WeMakeThe.City is a fact

The first edition of WeMakeThe.City is a fact. The 5-day festival included numerous programs and activities about making the Amsterdam […]

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The Future Urban Professional

Education within fast changing urban dynamics   Introduction Innovations in technology are changing our lives at a tremendous pace. In […]

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MX3D wins STARTS Prize for 3D Bridge Project

The MX3D 3D Printed Bridge project has been awarded the prestigious STARTS Prize. The European Commission has launched the STARTS […]

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Update on Amsterdam Atmospheric Monitoring Supersite

A sunny week in Amsterdam: new measurement equipment installed for Amsterdam Atmospheric Monitoring Supersite! The weather in cities is crucial […]

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AMS Research Fellow Peter Mooij nominated for the Science Talent Award

AMS Research Fellow Peter Mooij is nominated by New Scientist for the Science Talent Award 2018 with his research on […]

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Prof. dr. Leonie Janssen-Jansen passed away April 11th, 2018

It is with great sadness that we have to share that Prof. dr. Leonie Janssen-Jansen passed away peacefully on the […]

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Stations of the Future – March 15 & 16

Last week, AMS Institute co-organized a successful workshop on Stations of the Future, together with the Embassy of the Netherlands […]

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MSc MADE in Het Parool: Amsterdam is not only its location, but also its living lab

The MSc MADE uses the city of Amsterdam not only as its location but also as a living lab. Which […]

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MSc MADE students visiting Sydney

For their first international study visit, the MSc MADE students travel this year to Sydney. Together with TU Delft students […]

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AMS Science for the City #8 – Carlo Ratti (MIT): The autonomous city

What happens to cities and citizens when smart technologies start making their own decisions? Imagine a city in which traffic […]

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AMS Science for the City #6: Energy & Spatial Changes – Editorial

During AMS Science for the City #6 we delved into the dynamics and explored possible solutions for the sustainable energy […]

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Collaboration Singapore and the Netherlands on resource recovery solutions for a circular economy

On 15 December, Jaya Ratnam, Ambassador of Singapore, and Henk Snoeken, Deputy Director of International Affairs of the Ministry of […]

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Seminar on Social Urban Data Science

The AMS Social Urban Data Lab (SUDL) organizes the 1st European Seminar on Urban Data Science on December 4, 2017 […]

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Appointment Kenneth Heijns as Managing Director

Entering the next phase in developing the institute, there will be changes in the governance structure of AMS Institute. The […]

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Circular Expo City Hall, 9-26 October 2017

As part of the Circular Expo, which is held 9-26 October, AMS Institute officially presents the result of the Stimulus Project “3D Printing in the Circular City”.

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Metabolic and AMS Institute kick off new strategic partnership

Metabolic and AMS Institute are proud to announce a  joint research program that will identify and build new smart solutions […]

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MX3D Bridge Update!

Amsterdam based start-up MX3D reveals the first part of its 3D printed steel bridge by releasing an update video. The printing of the pedestrian bridge is scheduled to be finalized early 2018 and to be installed on the Oudezijds Achterburgwal in the Red-Light District of Amsterdam in late 2018.

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Visual Summary of the book “Urban Living Labs: A Living Lab Way of Working”

Read more about the Urban Living Labs project and download the book here.

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MOOC: Co-Creating Sustainable Cities

Around the world, major challenges of our time such as population growth and climate change are being addressed in cities. Here, citizens play an important role amidst governments, companies, NGOs and researchers in creating social, technological and political innovations for achieving sustainability.

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Erin Baumgartner talks Roboat at NYTimes’ CtF conference

“(They)’ll be collecting data in real-time. But what does this mean?
And what can it actually do for you?
What kind of questions can it answer for citizens?”

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AMS Institute joins forces with the Human Cities Coalition

All over the world many inhabitants live in informal settlements, better known as slums, shantytowns or favelas. They live in […]

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A Healthy Appetite for Knowledge

Future of food, feeding the city. Being relentlessly intertwined with almost every aspect in society however, a push towards a sustainable and equitable food system is a highly complex matter
to achieve. Working closely with Aeres,
the Province of Flevoland and the City of Almere, AMS Institute launched The Feeding City this year, a comprehensive research program on the future of food at the Flevo Campus, Almere.

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Pakhuis de Zwijger – SCIENCE FOR THE CITY #2 – Printing Circular Cities

We would like to inform you with the full program of Science for the City #2 at Pakhuis de Zwijger […]

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AMS Science for the City @ Pakhuis de Zwijger

How can big data, prototyping, 3D-printing and scientific innovation help to solve the complex challenges that the metropole Amsterdam faces? […]

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AMS kicks-off research programme The Feeding City

Together with the Flevo Campus Partners city of Almere, province of Flevoland, and Aeres Group, AMS kicks-off a new research […]

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UrbanClimadApp

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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NEW COOPERATION WITH FRENCH PARTNERS

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

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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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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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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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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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