Paul Hoekman
Metabolism of Cities
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Medellín, Colombia
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.


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.

Currently I am the Executive Director at the International Society for Industrial Ecology and I am involved in a number of urban metabolism teaching and research projects run by Metabolism of Cities.

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 the Valle de Aburrá, Colombia.

Website contributions from this member

23 Nov 2021 Watch out for fake mails
08 Oct 2021 PostDoc: Reducing Environmental Impacts through Zero-Emission Neighbourhoods - NTNU
05 Oct 2021 Two Tenure-Track Positions in Engineering (Environmental and/or Energy) - Boston College
29 Sep 2021 Industrial Ecologist Data Analyst - Circle Economy
14 Sep 2021 Postdoc: Life cycle assessment and sustainable supply chain at Cornell University - Cornell University
01 Sep 2021 RCR Outreach Editor - Elsevier
26 Aug 2021 Associate or Senior Editor (Climate/Energy economics and policy) - Nature Communications
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: Environmental assessment modelling of plastic flows – the role of additives in circularity (ESR 14) - Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
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)
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