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Flevo Campus Live!

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8 DECEMBER - STADHUIS ALMERE - 09.00 until 14.00

As a partner of 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.

Situated in the Amsterdam metropolitan area amidst large-scale agricultural and horticultural projects, the relatively young city of Almere sets out to become the ultimate location for the training of future food professionals. Positioning itself as the place where new ideas, innovations, and projects are conceived, tested and implemented.

To accomplish this, we are setting up Flevo Campus to contribute to an improved organization of food supplies to cities – and we want your help. This is your chance to contribute to the future food supply of the Amsterdam-Almere metropolitan area.The aim of the session is to set the food agenda for the coming years.

Amongst the speakers are: dr. Sigrid Wertheim (Aeres Hogeschool Almere), dr. Saskia Visser (Wageningen University & Research), Arjen Spijkerman (AMS Institute), Jan Eelco Jansma (Aeres Hogeschool Almere, Wageningen University & Reseach), Anke Brons (PhD Researcher Wageningen University & Research)

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Maud Kaan, Communications Advisor at AMS Institute, posted

Stimulus Projects 2016/2017 Final Presenations

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After a year of hands-on research, the teams of AMS’ second Stimulus Call are ready to present their results. The aim of Stimulus Projects is to give to new and existing AMS partners support to innovative research that has a strong upscaling potential. The projects should realize short-term research outputs, which act as a catalyst of a new solution direction, concept or approach.

Curious to see the outcomes of these projects on - for example - healthy cycling routes in Amsterdam, sustainable re-use of urban heritage, using seaweed for 3D printing, circular kitchens and modeling of cyclists behavior? Join us on 15 November and get to know the collaborations, their results, and future plans. Stay for drinks and discussions afterward.

14.30 Introduction: The Stimulus Experience 16/17
14.45 Result pitches by the Stimulus Project teams 2016/2017

Healthy Urban Route Planner
Amsterdam Reloaded
Automatic 3D Reconstruction
Circular Supply Chain for the City
Circular Components in the Built Environment
Think Fast Go Slow

16.30-17.30 Drinks and networking opportunities

Find out more about the projects here:

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Mixing mobility

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AMS Science for the City #4
How can we optimise urban mobility in the most sustainable way?

'Mobility is key' when trying to keep the rapidly growing city of Amsterdam a liveable place, but what is the most environmentally and spatially friendly option to do so? While the political debate mainly focuses on either plans for car-free city centres, bicycle sharing initiatives or (responsive) public transport solutions, AMS scientists Serge Hoogendoorn and Niels van Oort believe that the answer lies in the creation of an optimal mobility mix. Which steps should be taken to obtain such an ideal mobility cocktail? And how can existing plans and interventions in the city be incorporated into this approach? During this event, AMS shares its research and insights towards a sustainable mobile city.

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AMS Science for the City #3 - Climate Proof Cities

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Climate change impacts urban life all over the world -and we need to start preparing our cities for it. Also in the city of Amsterdam, where hot summer days make the urban mercury rise 6-9 C higher than in its rural surroundings, do citizens face problematic living conditions due to extreme weather conditions. What - and who - do we need to improve the climate of the cities we live in? According to the AMS' climate responsive design specialist, Sanda Lenzholzer, the answer lies within the field of urban design and with you, the citizens. That's why Sanda and two other urban (micro)climate researchers present their insights on climate resilient cities, while challenging the audience to be part of the solution: how can you help to design a climate-proof city?

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