Speakers

 

Erik Andersson
Stockholm Resilience Centre (Project Coordinator for ENABLE)

Professor Andersson is interested in how ecological conditions and processes together with governance and human perceptions and values shape multifunctionality and how we understand and appreciate nature. Andersson has served as expert on a number of panels, reports and inquiries, primarily for green infrastructure or ecosystem service related projects and processes. Andersson is also more informally involved in a continuous dialogue and knowledge co-creation with authorities and actors at levels from local to international. Andersson is also the PI and coordinator for ENABLE. 
Aleksandra Kazmierczak
European Environment Agency

Aleksandra is working at the European Environment Agency, specialising in urban and social aspects of adaptation. She was previously a researcher and has worked on urban climate change adaptation since 2009. One of her main interests is understanding the vulnerability of people living in cities to climate impacts and enhancing their capacity to adapt. 
Jakub Kronenberg
Lodz University

Jakub Kronenberg, PhD – associate professor at the Faculty of Economics and Sociology, University of Lodz, Poland. His research interests focus on economy–environment interactions, in particular from the perspective of ecological economics. His current research focuses on the governance and integrated valuation of urban ecosystem services, including from the perspective of environmental justice. He co-edited the special issue of Landscape and Urban Planning on urban ecosystem services (vol. 109), and several guides for decision makers focused on urban green and blue infrastructure. He is member of the board of the Sendzimir Foundation that promotes sustainable development in Poland. 
Johannes Langemeyer
Barcelona Laboratory for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability

Johannes holds a doctorate degree in Sustainability Science from the Stockholm University (Stockholm Resilience Centre) and in Environmental Science and Technology from ICTA UAB. He is a transdisciplinary researcher focused on urban social-ecological systems and their complexities, such as the pluralism of values people hold in relation to green spaces. His research aims at better understanding the relationship between urban green infrastructure and human health and well-being. His current research examines the distribution of social effects related to urban green infrastructure and innovative nature-based solutions for urban challenges, and addresses participatory approaches and bottom-up initiatives for urban green regeneration. 
Magnus Rothmann
City of Stockholm

Magnus Rothman is a green space project manager at the City of Stockholm, with an interest in the social and technical components of urban greenery. He is especially devoted to analyze and bridge the gap between man-made and nature-based solutions, focusing on utilizing multifunctional ecosystem services while sustaining public health & biodiversity in metropolitan settings: A professional area for 25 years, mostly carried out in interdisciplinary urban planning projects. Magnus has worked with numerous municipalities and agencies, both around his native Sweden as well as internationally, and is often engaged as an appreciated guest speaker. His creed: “Without greenery, no resilience!” 
Patrycja Wojtaszczyk
City of Lodz

An officer responsible for the municipal revitalisation programme’s monitoring, Area Revitalisation Projects’ dissemination and development of new international projects. She has 10 years of experience in research projects on health promotion, over 5 years of experience at the Lodzkie Region Marshal’s Office as a coordinator of cooperation with non – governmental organizations. She also worked as a specialist at the Ministry of Infrastructure in the Spatial Planning Department responsible for guidelines, research, and educational activities regarding revitalisation and as an expert for the City of Lodz Office in the area of participation and animation within pilot revitalisation projects.
André Mascarenhas
Humboldt University Berlin

André is interested in how cities and regions can be planned for a better human-nature relationship and a more sustainable urban development. This demands an inter- and transdisciplinary approach to research applied through a broader sustainability lens. In the research he conducts he explores different methods and approaches from different disciplines to gain new insights on those topics of interest.
Sandra Naumann
Ecologic Institute

Her work focuses on the evaluation and enhancement of European and national land use, agricultural, soil, and biodiversity conservation policies and their links to climate change. Her particular interest is on green and blue infrastructure, nature-based solutions and ecosystem-based approaches to climate change. Focusing on the policy and institutional context, the linkage between green infrastructure, biodiversity and ecosystem services as well as citizen’s perceptions of urban nature, she currently works on the H2020 projects projects NATURVATION and CLEVER Cities, the BiodivERsA ENABLE project and the EUKI-project ‘Climate NBS Poland’.
Hilde Eggermont
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences – Belgian Biodiversity Platform

Hilde Eggermont is biologist by training (graduated 1999 at Ghent University, Belgium). Her postdoc focused on the impacts of climate change on Afrotropical lake biota. In 2012, she became the coordinator of the Belgian Biodiversity Platform, a science- policy interface for biodiversity. Hilde is Vice-Chair of the BiodivERsA Partnership, a Pan-European network of national programmers and funders of biodiversity research. She also acts Belgian Focal Point for the Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES); and as Belgian Focal Point and Councillor for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Julie Delcroix
European Commission DG Research and Innovation

Julie Delcroix is Policy Officer in DG Research and Innovation, in the Climate Change and Planetary Boundaries Unit. She has worked previously on climate change, spatial planning and socio-ecological transition towards sustainability for the World Wide Fund as well as for national and local governments, including in France and England. She is keen on better articulating the different scales of governance as well as connecting people across disciplines and policies. Her inspiration in work and life: Nature and the solutions it provides to many key societal challenges.