The Netherlands is one of the most urbanized areas in the world, and all the challenges of climate change come together on our 60,000 km2. Governments are faced with an enormous task here. The maintenance of civil infrastructure within the urban environment, in particular bridges, quay walls and pavements, is overdue and suffers from a scarcity of resources for replacement, reinforcement and maintenance.
The old ways of maintaining, strengthening and renewing civil infrastructure simply no longer suffice: renovation and replacement are not happening fast enough and the costs are too high, while opportunities for future-proofing the city are missed.
Cities worldwide are faced with the same challenges: from Amsterdam to New York and from Rotterdam to Tokyo, solutions are being sought to make the infrastructure of cities future-proof.
Pitches from all TBA consortium projects by:
- Safe Space Dialogue by Jan Jorrit Hasselaar (Economist & Theologian, VU Amsterdam)
- Living Lab by Leendert Verhoef (Program Manager Living Labs, AMS Institute)
- Life time Extention by Sarah Bork (Head of Innovation, Programme Bridges & Quay Walls, City of Amsterdam)
- Mutifuctional Urban Quay Walls by Gerben Mol (Program Manager Climate Resilient Cities, AMS Institute)
- The New Street by Joke Duformont (Program Manager Circular Economy, AMS Institute)
- Building Industrial and Modular by Alexander Bletsis (Innovation & Systems, Province NH)
- Jacqueline Cramer (Professor Sustainable Innovatie Universiteit Utrecht, oud Minister VROM)
- Lindy Molenkamp (Directeur (B&U) at Provincie Noord-Holland)
- Huub Keizers (MT lid BTIC)
- Sacha Stolp (Director of Innovation, Municipality of Amsterdam)
- Kenneth Heijns (Director at AMS Institute)
In de videos below you can watch the panel discussion of this session.