Before jumping into 2020 we'd like to look back at 2019. We’d like to thank you for your support this year – it was another exciting one, with numerous milestones. This would have been unimaginable if not for the vast amount of expertise, effort, and enthusiasm brought to the institute by all the people we work with. For which we warmly say: thank you!

These are 9 highlights of 2019:

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Introducing a new MOOC

Climate Resilient Cities

Our new and third MOOC will start on May 21. During this course you will discover the potential benefits of nature-based solutions (NBS) in metropolitan areas and develop strategies for their implementation.

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Wrap-up Amsterdam City Challenge

Ingredients for a successful Amsterdam City Challenge: 24-hours of non-stop ideating, uncovering insights, fun, 45 young bright minds in 8 multi-disciplinary teams. All this resulted in 8 amazing innovative solutions to the city's urban challenges!

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Marineterrein Amsterdam Living Lab

The Marineterrein Amsterdam will become available to research, experiment and test in a real-life setting.

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"Feeding the city" available in English

Metropolitan Food Systems

After the publication of the essay book 'De buik van de stad' last December in Dutch, the English translation 'Feeding the city: Farming and the future of food' is now available. Here you will find a free downloadable version.

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MSc MADE Living Lab results

Education

After months of hard work, co-creation sessions, research, stakeholder interviews, design, and product development, the first cohort of MSc MADE students revealed their urban solutions and prototypes in a Living Lab exhibition.

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Weather balloons measure urban heat

Climate Resilient Cities

To better understand the city's climate, we will be launching weather balloons every 2 hours during the 24 hours that fo

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Roboat Year 3 results

Smart Urban Mobility

In its third year of research the Roboat research team has improved technical and functional capabilities.

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First graduation ceremony MSc MADE

Education

The first cohort of MSc MADE students has graduated! They received their well-earned MSc diploma during a festive graduation ceremony at AMS Institute.

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This is how the city awakes

Data are at the core of understanding the city. Did you ever imagine how the city is kept clean and safe, day in and day out?