Our cities as a catalyst for urban innovation

Cities play an essential role in our society. It’s where we live, work, recreate and care. It’s where we – with continuously growing numbers – concentrate our living environment. At the same time, the city is also the stage where major transitions come together. Precisely for that reason, our cities can be agenda-setting in the way we improve liveability and sustainability. 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.

Conference goal

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

‘Exchanging knowledge and expertise on the topic of urban innovation, to jointly equip all stakeholders involved to re-invent cities.’ 


The conference will bring together over 200 scientists, policymakers, students and 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 “Re-inventing Cities”; the title of our conference.

  • Reinventing the City
    February 16, 2022 - February 18, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registration is at an external URL for this event.


Kattenburgerstraat 5,, Building 027W,, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1018 JA


About us

AMS Institute is an internationally leading institute where talent is educated and engineers, designers, and both natural and social scientists jointly develop and valorize integrated metropolitan solutions.

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