During 2021, Scholars United for a Sustainable Amsterdam (SUSA) brought together Amsterdam’s academics to help Amsterdam realise its ambition to align with the model of donut economics. Amsterdam’s citizens shared stories about obstacles standing in the way of more sustainable ways of living or doing business. During this conference, four interdisciplinary teams of academics will share their ideas and work with the audience to overcome key barriers to a sustainable city. The conference is in English.

Conference Schedule

9:30–9.45 Coffee & Registration
9:45–9.50 Welcome by the organisers
9.50-10.00 Introduction by André Nollkaemper, dean of the Amsterdam Law School
10:00–11.00 Keynote address by Kate Raworth, professor of economics at the University of Oxford and author of the book Doughnut Economics
11.00 –11.15 Coffee
11:15 –11:45 Roundtable 1: A Bottom-up City. Trust and collaboration in Amsterdam’s neighbourhoods.
11.45–12.15 Roundtable 2: Rethinking Garbage. A proposal for improving information and awareness about waste.
12.15 –13.15 Lunch
13.15 –13.45 Roundtable 3: Measurability. An exploration of the potential of measurability for big system change
13.45 –14.15 Roundtable 4: Flipping the Donut. Living in harmony with urban nature
14.15 –14.30 Closing remarks by Philipp Pattberg, professor environmental policy analysis, VU
14.30-15.00 Speed networking & discussion
15.00 Drinks


This conference will be hybrid and may be attended in-person or online via zoom.

  • Please note: in person places may be limited and are subject to availability and current government coronavirus guidelines.
  • If you will be attending in-person, please be prepared to show your coronacheck QR code at the door.

Attendance is free, please see below for registration information.


For online registration, please register via Eventbrite. You will recieve the zoom link in your confirmation email.

To attend in person, please contact the team SUSA, via the link below.

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