Daniela is Professor of Landscape at the University of Louvain, Belgium. Her research investigates the relationships that urban communities establish with natural resources. Recent projects concentrate on the integration of urban metabolism models with ecosystem service assessments, with a focus on green infrastructure strategies to mitigate the resource intensity of cities. Daniela currently leads the interdisciplinary research initiatives “Urban Metabolism and Nature-based Solutions” (UMaNS) at UCLouvain. She serves/has served as PI for several research projects on integrated urban metabolism modelling approaches, in collaboration with local authorities and industry in Europe, China, and South America.
Urban Metabolism, Ecosystem Services, Urban Ecology, Environmental Philosophy, Political Ecology