Paul Hoekman
Metabolism of Cities
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Cape Town, South Africa
Member ID 0466
Member since Apr 10, 2013
Status Active


Web developer turned industrial ecology researcher. Focus on urban metabolism, and combining Industrial Ecology with IT tools.


Paul Hoekman is involved in a variety of different projects revolving around industrial ecology – with a focus on urban metabolism – as well as web development. Paul is Co-founder and Programming Task Force Leader at Metabolism of Cities. He has helped this initiative grow from a side project into an open source platform run by a global network of collaborators who organize events, develop tools, and share knowledge around urban metabolism. Paul is also the Executive Director of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, and he teaches web development through The Penguin Collective.

Paul has done consultancy work for the United Nations Environment Program and the Inter-American Development Bank. He holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Cape Town. Paul grew up in The Netherlands but spent his adult life in Nicaragua and South Africa.

Website contributions from this member

21 May 2021 ISIE introduces online Happy Hours
30 Nov 2020 Alipay now available for membership registrations and renewals
14 Jul 2020 "Data harvesters" needed to trial new urban metabolism data platform
02 Jun 2020 ISIE Administration: Thank you Lizelle! Welcome Nina.
11 May 2020 Post-doc position in the field of Urban Sustainability and Innovation Policy Research - Université Gustave Eiffel in Paris/Marne La Vallée
05 May 2020 Two postdoctoral positions - Tsinghua University
24 Dec 2019 New SEM board elected
13 Dec 2019 Manager, Sustainability - American Iron and Steel Institute
10 Dec 2019 Ph.D. position: Design for Circularity: Importance of material properties for the recyclability of plastic products (ESR 3) - Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
10 Dec 2019 Ph.D. position: Environmental assessment modelling of plastic flows – the role of additives in circularity (ESR 14) - Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
11 Aug 2019 ISIE member proposals: results
17 Jul 2019 AGM 2019 proposals: voting period extended
15 Jul 2019 Professor, Research Fellows, and Post Doctoral Researchers - Newcastle University and Northumbria University
25 Jun 2019 Integration of member maps on the ISIE website
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17 May 2019 Climate and Sustainability Scientist - Aramco Services Co.
29 Nov 2018 2019 Membership Renewals
28 Oct 2017 Update to ISIE Newsletter
25 Jun 2017 New ISIE website launched