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Flows of Food: what can a Food Council mean for the Metropolitan Region of Amsterdam?

“Flows of Food” is a two day international conference which will establish the Food Council MRA (Metropolitan Region of Amsterdam).   The event will bring together innovators, change agents and decision makers from all sectors of the regional food chain.  This includes entrepreneurs, governments, academic institutes, and individuals driven by a common sense of urgency
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Dam Prijs 2017 – in search of Amsterdam’s most sustainable entrepreneurs

This is a guest blogpost by Noémi Mené who is currently carrying out a six month internship supporting Sustainable Amsterdam study tours and research projects.  Noémi is a recent graduate of Political Science from University of Lille II in France and is now taking a year off to work and travel before starting her Masters in
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The Roboat: autonomous floating vessels soon to make an appearance on Amsterdam’s canals

This is a guest blogpost by Noémi Mené who is currently carrying out a six month internship supporting Sustainable Amsterdam study tours and research projects.  Noémi is a recent graduate of Political Science from University of Lille II in France and is now taking a year off to work and travel before starting her Masters in
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Houthaven: Amsterdam’s first climate neutral district

Amsterdam’s former timber harbour is being transformed into the city’s first climate neutral district characterizing by va variety of building types and styles, in a high quality built environment that offers abundant access to water and green spaces. From industrial to residential use This previously industrial terrain is being reshaped into seven green, car-free peninsulas
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Sustainable Food Choices & the story of YFM Amsterdam

This is a guest post by Elisabeth Tschoegl who has recently moved to Amsterdam after studying Entrepreneurship in Vienna. Elisabeth has a special interest in sustainable and circular entrepreneurial concepts within the agro-food sector.  Together with the Youth Food Movement Amsterdam she promotes clean, fair and good food among young consumers. Connect with Elisabeth on LinkedIn to discuss
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New tours in 2017: Amsterdam Happy City and Innovation Capital

To kick off 2017, Sustainable Amsterdam is launching two new tours:  Amsterdam Happy City Smart, just, resilient, eco, creative.   These are some of the most popular urban ideals in the policy-making arena at the moment. But shouldn’t the ultimate goal be to create a city that makes people happy?  This is in fact what Amsterdam
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2016 Sustainable Amsterdam Year in Review

2016 was a busy year for Sustainable Amsterdam! We organized 36 study tours and presentations for over 400 participants in private, public and academic groups from more than 20 countries. A majority of these tours were by bike, which is simply the best way to experience the Amsterdam approach to creating a sustainable, smart and
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Creating a Fab City in Amsterdam

What is your vision of what makes a really great city? For me, the key things that come to mind would be green space, urban farms, bikes, and happy people everywhere (sounds a bit like Amsterdam, doesn’t it?). Asking different sorts of people –  engineers, designers but also artists and kids – to share their
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Greenery Goodness Part II: Trees in the city

This is a guest post by Jean Roe with photos by Thomas Schlijper.   As the days get longer and the sun heats up, the tulips bloom, and the terraces in Amsterdam become filled with people eager to embrace the first days of sunshine. I knew it was truly springtime the other day in Amsterdam, when practically overnight,
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Greenery goodness

This is a guest post by Jean Roe with photos by Thomas Schlijper.   As the spring weather gets warmer, the parks and streets in Amsterdam become greener and our moods get brighter. Many links have been made between exposure to green spaces and enhanced well being. People who experience daily doses of nature are proven
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