Paul Hoekman
Johannesburg, 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.


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.

From 2018 until the beginning of 2022 I was the Executive Director at the International Society for Industrial Ecology. I was one of the co-founders of Metabolism of Cities. 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.

Website contributions from this member

13 Sep 2023 Call for Trustees
31 Jan 2022 A word of thanks
23 Nov 2021 Watch out for fake mails
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 Aug 2019 ISIE member proposals: results
17 Jul 2019 AGM 2019 proposals: voting period extended
25 Jun 2019 Integration of member maps on the ISIE website
29 Nov 2018 2019 Membership Renewals
28 Oct 2017 Update to ISIE Newsletter
25 Jun 2017 New ISIE website launched