Gerard grew up in the Netherlands. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Spatial Planning at the University of Groningen, and a Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Development from the University of Utrecht.
Gerard joined Metabolic in 2014 as systems consultant. As a member of the consulting team he uses his multidisciplinary background to discover the leverage points through which the material- water- and energy cycles in regions and cities can be closed. He is also engaged in strategic consultancy with a focus on systemic interventions within different sectors of the global and regional economy.
Keywords and expertise: industrial ecology, systems thinking, urban and regional metabolism.