Leonie van den Beuken is an urban development expert. Driven to create social value and convinced that only by working together across boundaries we can create smart and liveable cities and regions for all. She now works as a program director for Amsterdam Smart City. This is an independent open innovation platform accelerating transitions in order to create a liveable metropolitan region. The public private partnership, connected with ngo’s and citizens, searches for innovative solutions for social, economic and ecological problems that affect the metropolitan region.