Arjan van Timmeren

Arjan van Timmeren is professor of the chair in Environmental Technology & Design at the faculty of Architecture at TU Delft and lead Principle Investigator of the Amsterdam-based Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS). He was awarded his PhD with distinction for his research into the optimum scale for the preservation of the water, energy and nutrient flows in the built environment (2006, TU Delft). Arjan heads various research projects in the field of sustainable area development and integration of sustainable technologies in buildings and urban areas. In his spare time Arjan likes to paint, run, do Pilates, avant-garden and enjoy Mediterranean meals and wines.

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Sustainable Urban Development (edX)

Learn why cities are key in resolving global urbanization and sustainability challenges and how you can engineer tomorrow’s cities today. Did you know that cities take up less than 3% of the earth’s land surface, but more than 50% of the world’s population live in them? And, cities generate [...]

Nature Based Metropolitan Solutions (edX)

Discover the potential benefits of nature-based solutions (NBS) in metropolitan areas and develop strategies for their implementation. How can ecosystems contribute to quality of life and a more livable, healthier and more resilient urban environment? This course establishes the priorities and highlights the direct values of including principles based [...]