A brief history
I’m Nadine (“Na-di-neh”) and as a Joint-PhD Candidate in Ecological Engineering at University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin, I explore and implement ways to improve urban ecosystems with emerging ‘smart city’ technologies. Much of my research, ranging from circular economics to urban engineering, is viewed through an ecological lens.
I’ve given dozens of talks and keynotes across Europe, Asia, and North America, where I explore my views on urban metabolism, circular economics, and geospatial analytics.
I hold degrees in ecology and evolutionary biology (BSc. Honours) from the University of Toronto, with a minor from the National University of Singapore, and in earth sciences (MSc. cum laude) from the University of Amsterdam, with a thesis on agroecology input-output models at Wageningen University and the University of Hawassa (Ethiopia). For details, please visit my LinkedIn.
TEDxPDC, on ‘Cities and the Internet of Nature’
‘Circular City’ Summer School, the world’s first intensive summer course on ‘circular cities’ in cooperation with the University of Amsterdam
#UrbanNatureAmsterdam, the first green and blue map of the city
Keynote Oslo Urban Arena, on 'What cities can learn from human bodies’
VIVA400, annual list of 400 women who have been nominated for outstanding work in their field (2018)
DJ100, jury-selected list of 100 young, sustainability change-makers in the Netherlands (2018)
T500, list of Dutch digital top talents under 26 (2018)
New Amsterdam Council, selected for the independent advisory board of 45 talented Amsterdam millennials chosen to provide advice to the real city council (2018)