A small selection of my presentations on topics ranging from circular economics to urban design to ecological engineering.
I gave a TEDx talk! In it, I introduce the ‘Internet of Nature’, a novel paradigm for sustainable cities which weaves biology with the modern world of technology, in a surprising new way
I had the opportunity to share my story at Oslo Urban Arena, a conference for innovative urban solutions. On stage, I discussed 'What cities can learn from human bodies', and the circular economic interventions we are working on to help cities develop in a more resilient way.
At DigitalGlobe’s headquarters in Denver, Colorado, my co-founders Chris, Jim, and I had the opportunity to share the story behind ‘Green City Watch’ and what we’ve learned since winning DigitalGlobe’s GBDX for Sustainability Challenge.
After a very successful first year, the Amsterdam-based ‘Circular City’ summer school will be running again in 2019! The program takes an innovative approach to urban studies, rethinking the ways in which we live, and asking questions about resource (re)use, and the potential of neighbourhoods, cities, and ultimately global economies to transition to circular and sustainable systems. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2C226Kc
In this short knowledge clip, put together by students from the Metropolitan Analysis, Design and Engineering master program (MSc MADE) at AMS Institute, I explain how Material Flow Analysis forms the backbone of our work at Metabolic.
We need festivals, like DGTL, to experiment and test circular interventions. In this talk, I discuss the insights that can be used to also build more sustainable cities. Talk in Dutch, with English subtitles.
The Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) is a platform which aims to shift mindsets and inspire action towards a circular economy. Currently, cities are governed by money and short term gains; they are not adaptive or resilient by design; and urban dwellers behave in unsustainable ways. In this talk, I discuss our vision for circular cities.