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Arjang Tajbakhsh

Industries Consultant

Arjang’s journey to becoming an industrial ecologist began in traffic jams on the way to work in Texas. Living in Houston, the Iran-born, Canada-raised chemical engineer found the massive sprawl and inadequate spatial planning so frustrating that he moved to the Netherlands in order to learn how to better develop cities – particularly industrial spaces.

There, Arjang undertook a Masters in Industrial Ecology at TU Delft and Leiden University, where he completed a thesis on industrial development in Indonesia. Drawing on his expertise in technologies such as satellite remote sensing and chemical process intensification, Arjang believes industrial spaces can be transformed from a blight on cities into beautiful spaces that enhance not only productivity, but also quality of life.