Reinventing the City 2022 – AMS Institute

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Reinventing the City 2022 – AMS Institute

februari 16 - februari 18

| Sustainable Urban Transformations |

Cities play an essential role in our society. It’s where we – with ever growing numbers – live, work, recreate and care. At the same time, the city is also the place where major transitions (also visibly) occur. Precisely for that reason, our cities set the agenda for the improvement of the liveability and sustainability of the world we live in. They can kick off, accelerate, and embrace urban innovation of mobility, circularity, energy transition, climate adaptation, urban food systems and digitization. With our cities growing, the need for innovative solutions to tackle these challenges is on a rise, and more relevant than ever. The conference ‘Reinventing the City’ sets the stage to spark a dialogue between scientists, policymakers, students, and industry partners from different backgrounds and areas of expertise.

Join the conference
From February 16 to 18, 2022, we as AMS Institute host the scientific conference “Reinventing the City” with a program of Keynotes, Panel Sessions, Workshops, Special Sessions and Paper presentations. These are focused around six key urban challenges that guide the way towards innovative, inclusive and sustainable cities. We are honoured to host Carolyn Steel (architect & author Hungry City: How Food Shapes our Lives) and Wouter Veldhuis (Chief Government Advisor on the Built and Rural Environment) as two of keynote speakers, and as of now the Workshops and Special Session can be found via the program page. Paper presentations will be published mid-January. Register now here. Please note: we have special fees for students.

Conference goal
Working on urban challenges requires cooperation on a multi-stakeholder level. This is what we do as an institute, and is also the primary goal of the conference:

“To share and discuss multidisciplinary insights and inspire each other to take actionable steps towards sustainable urban transformations.”

Who will attend?
The conference will bring together over 200 urban innovators ranging from scientists, policymakers, students to industry partners. We will discuss how cities can transform their systems on a metropolitan scale, to become more liveable, resilient, sustainable and offer economic stability. We call this “Reinventing the City” by transforming the system.

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


februari 16
februari 18
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