My name is Paul Hoekman. I am passionate about open collaboration initiatives, exploring the challenges and opportunities around urban sustainability, and learning from and about nature.
In my work, I have been involved in a variety of initiatives and projects. I have (co-) founded a number of companies and non-profits, and my roles have included that of manager, researcher, web developer, teacher, and consultant.
Between 2018-2022 I was the Executive Director at the International Society for Industrial Ecology. I was co-founder of Metabolism of Cities and was involved in this initiative from 2014-2023. My academic focus continues to relate to industrial ecology, and I am involved in a number of urban metabolism teaching and research projects.
I grew up in The Netherlands but spent my adult life in Nicaragua, South Africa and Colombia. I enjoy nature photography and am currently trying to learn more about the fauna and flora in Gauteng, South Africa.
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- Photos and images used in my blog, when not created by me (credits are generally listed within the blog post itself)