Complete Session of TBA Consortium

The Netherlands is one of the most urbanized areas in the world. Challenges of climate change all 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.

In this session, several front runners from industry, science and government will present a New Innovation Approach to Tackle Major Infrastructure Challenges. The case at hand is the Future Poof Asset Consoritum and its six projects. And we will discuss this with Jacqueline Cramer, Lindy Molenkamp, Huub Keizer, Sacha Stolp and Kenneth Heijns.

The session took place in Dutch.

This presentation is part of the Scientific Conference of Reinventing the City, hosted bij AMS Institute.


Pitches from all TBA consortium projects by:

  1. Safe Space Dialogue by Jan Jorrit Hasselaar (Economist & Theologian, VU Amsterdam)
  2. Living Lab by Leendert Verhoef (Program Manager Living Labs, AMS Institute)
  3. Life time Extention by Sarah Bork (Head of Innovation, Programme Bridges & Quay Walls, City of Amsterdam)
  4. Mutifuctional Urban Quay Walls by Gerben Mol (Program Manager Climate Resilient Cities, AMS Institute)
  5. The New Street by Joke Duformont (Program Manager Circular Economy, AMS Institute)
  6. Building Industrial and Modular by Alexander Bletsis (Innovation & Systems, Province NH)

Discussion with:

  • 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)

Image credits

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