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 info@mayorsmanual.org.

Sacha Stolp

Sacha Stolp is the Director of Innovation for Future-Proof Assets for the City of Amsterdam. As Director of Innovation it is her task to prepare the existing city and her assignment to the consequences of climate change, energy and raw material transition and the on-going development of smart city.

“Let us immerse ourselves in the mass of people and learn from each other, share knowledge, be optimistic, trust and cooperate. Because we can not only learn from nature. We can also do that from technology, from each other, and from one of the greatest technical achievements that people are capable of: building fine, ingenious and sustainable cities.”

Kenneth Heijns

“Once you truly feel the scale, scope and speed at which we need to transform our cities, then it is clear we need to act now and act together. With the Mayor’s Manual we have conversations with thinkers and doers, on the best ideas, brightest talent and unusual partnerships to speed up and scale up the transition.”

Maartje Molenaar

Maartje Molenaar, MSc MADE Alumni (AMS Institute), part of the editoral team and host of the Mayor’s Manual Podcast. A young urban engineer who is committed to building better cities by researching, sharing, and putting into practice their knowledge of innovative solutions.

“After a year of producing, editing, and hosting our
podcast, we believe that storytelling has the
power to shape and change our world.”

Scipio Kok

Scipio Kok, Strategic Advisor Future Proof Cities at City of Amsterdam and part of the editoral team and host of the Mayor’s Manual Podcast. A young urban engineer who is committed to building better cities by researching, sharing, and putting into practice their knowledge of innovative solutions.

“One of the things we’ve learned over the past few months is that urban challenges and solutions are deeply connected and interwoven.”

Jaleesa Schaap

Jaleesa Schaap, Strategic Advisor Future Proof Cities at City of Amsterdam and part of the editoral team and host of the Mayor’s Manual Podcast. A young urban engineer who is committed to building better cities by researching, sharing, and putting into practice their knowledge of innovative solutions.

“We hope to see our children live in cities that are
welcoming and safe for all living beings and that
they can look to the future with hope, optimism,
and ambition.”