Paul Hoekman

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



General Information

Member ID 0466
First Name Paul
Last Name Hoekman
Member Since Apr 10, 2013


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.

Contact Information

Organization Metabolism of Cities
Email Only visible to members
City Cape Town
Country South Africa

Website contributions from this member

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

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