The world is urbanising at a tremendous rate. Cities increasingly face challenges of sustainability and quality of life, challenges that put resource and food security, mobility and logistics, water and waste management, health and wellbeing at risk. Cities need metropolitan solutions. Such solutions are made possible by today’s revolution of new technologies and design methods.
The Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) aims to become an internationally leading institute on applied technology in urban themes such as water, energy, waste, food, data and mobility, and the integration of these themes. Amsterdam is its home base and test bed. AMS is built by a unique consortium of academic, public and private partners: TU Delft, Wageningen UR, MIT, Shell, KPN, Accenture, Alliander, IBM, Cisco, ESA, Waternet, TNO, City of Boston and Waag Society. AMS advocates an open model that lets others, who share its vision, participate in its research and valorisation activities, make use of its infrastructure, and contribute to and benefit from AMS.