From the kitchen table at AMS institute, the Mayor’s Manual podcast and (new!) the Mayor’s Manual Book Edition. Together with researchers, policymakers, and entrepreneurs we explore solutions to urban challenges. Solutions we see in the distance and those that need to be scaled up tomorrow. Contact us

About the podcast

The Mayor’s Manual Podcast taps into the solutions that frontrunners and changemakers – from the government, private sector and knowledge institutes – want to see on every mayor’s manual.

From the kitchen table at AMS Institute we explore solutions to urban challenges. Solutions further down the road, and solutions that can be scaled-up tomorrow. Together with thinkers and doers we discuss what should be on the agenda of every mayor. With the podcast we aim to inspire you and other thinkers and do’ers to accelerate global urban transitions.

We discuss major urban challenges and transitions such as: how do we move towards a circular city, what is the path to a safe digital city, which innovations already exist for our current mobility system and who will make our city climate proof?

Kenneth Heijns, Managing Director at AMS Institute, and Sacha Stolp, Director Future-Proof Assets for the City of Amsterdam, will be your podcast hosts.

CAS 2021 – Accelerating Adaptation Action

Our planet is getting warmer, which has a growing impact on our societies and economies. We need to adapt to a new, more extreme climate.

The online international Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021 on 25 and 26 January, hosted by the Netherlands, convenes global leaders and local stakeholders. It will see the launch of a comprehensive Adaptation Action Agenda that sets out clear commitments to deliver concrete new endeavours and partnerships to make our world more resilient to the effects of climate change.