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On 30 August 2019 we were honoured by a visit from Femke Halsema, Mayor of Amsterdam and member of our Board of Trustees.

Amsterdam Mayor Femke Halsema at IAS

After an introductory presentation about the IAS and its mission by Scientific Director professor Peter Sloot, four examples were presented of research that is conducted in close collaboration with the city of Amsterdam:

The presentations clearly showed that all these challenges are complex in itself, but also highly interconnected. When studying these problems, the interrelationships should therefore be analysed as well. To further elaborate on this urban complexity, the Mayor proposed to jointly organise a think tank later this year.