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Project team

IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

Johan Holmqvist has a doctoral degree in Biogeochemistry and works as researcher and senior project manager at IVL in sustainable urban development. He has 7 years of experience as a CSR specialist and manager in Global Head of Sustainability in the ICT business and has 8-9 years of experience as a Senior Environmental Advisor and Risk Assessor at a consultancy.

Steve Harris holds a PhD in Industrial Ecology and has 19 years’ experience in applied sustainability research and consultancy. Having led research in the UK, Australia, Sweden and the EU, he has extensive expertise in urban development and assessment, industrial symbiosis and sustainability/life cycle assessment. He has extensive experience with sustainable systems assessment using such tools as LCA, MFA and multi-regional input output, and currently leads and works on several projects within urban development, circular economy and industrial

Sjoerd Herlaar is a researcher at IVL and a research engineer at KTH, with interest in sustainable consumption, circular economy, and data science, and where these fields overlap. At KTH, Sjoerd investigated the application of unsupervised neural networks on consumption data to find trends in household spending. Sjoerd will aid in several tasks throughout RECREATE, one of which is the calculation and application of regional IO tables for Malmö and other modelling and urban metabolism analysis activities.

Alexandra Wu holds a M.Sc. in Environmental Management and Policy at Lund University, International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE). She has extensive experience in managing international and European environmental projects. Alexandra’s specialist fields are in sustainability strategies, cleaner production and communications.

Chalmers University

Leonardo Rosado is an Associate Professor at the Architecture and Civil Engineering department at Chalmers focusing on the Urban Metabolism field, in particular using a holistic approach to develop methods to study all resource flows of cities. Leonardo Rosado has developed a groundbreaking method to account for materials in urban areas – the Urban Metabolism Analyst. The main goal is to study cities and regions to provide valuable information to stakeholders on different levels: circular economy, waste management, urban planning, industry and households.

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Brian Fath has a doctoral degree in Systems Ecology and Senior Research Scholar at IIASA. He has worked in the Advanced Systems Analysis Program at IIASA since 2002 with specialization in ecological network analysis, socio-ecological modelling, and resilience. He is also Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Towson University (Maryland, USA), Editor in Chief of the journal Ecological Modelling, Editor in Chief of the Encyclopedia of Ecology, and visiting professor at Beijing Normal University.

Fabian Wagner is a Senior Research Scholar at the IIASA. At IIASA he supports various international processes with modeling tools to guide the development of effective and efficient environmental policies. During 2014-16, he was Gerhard R. Andlinger Visiting Professor at Princeton University. Before joining IIASA in 2004, Dr. Wagner was a researcher at the IGES in Japan, and at LBNL. Dr. Wagner received both his PhD and two master's degrees from Cambridge University (UK). He is the author for more than 150 publications, including international assessments, IPCC, UNEP, and the European Commission. He has co-developed the GAINS model, an IIASA flagship product.

Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer is an Emeritus Scholar in IIASA’s Risk and Resilience (RISK) Program. An economist by training, her current interest is global change and the risk of catastrophic events, and she investigates options for mitigating and transferring risk with a focus on the most vulnerable communities, cities and countries. This research is part of her broader interest in governance and resilience building especially in the context of adaptation to climate change. She is also active in designing and carrying out deliberative stakeholder processes, including smart gaming approaches, that co-generate policy options for disaster risk reduction and resilience. Dr. Bayer has served as lead author and editor on the International Panel of Climate Change (IPCC). She is a founding member of the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative and serves on the board of the Austrian Climate Research Program, and until recently on the European Commission Environment Advisory Committee. Other affiliations include the faculty of Beijing Normal University and the Science Committee of the Chinese Academy of Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management.

Beijing Normal University

Bin Chen has a doctoral degree in Environmental Science and is a distinguished professor of environment modeling at Beijing Normal University. Dr. Chen has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers in prestigious international journals such as PNAS, Trends in Biotechnology, and Nature Climate Change. He has years of research experience in urban resource nexus study and urban resilience management. He is serving as Editor-in-Chief of Energy, Ecology and Environment, Associate Editor of Journal of Cleaner Production, Subject Editor of Applied Energy, and an editorial board member of Ecological Modelling, Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Hydrodynamics and Ecological Informatics. etc.

Delin Fang is a post-doctoral fellow at Beijing Normal University. She used to attend Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) in 2013 and 2015, and visit University of Maryland for one year. Dr. Fang has published 10 peer-reviewed papers in international journals.

Fudan University

Yutao Wang is a professor of Environmental management at Fudan University. Educated at Shandong University, he has published 50+ peer-reviewed academic papers in journals like Applied Energy and Science of the Total Environment. He is serving as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Cleaner Production, Subject Editor of Chinese Journal of Population Resources and Environment, Guest Editor of Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Editorial board member of Journal or Environmental Accounting and Management, and deputy Chief of Industrial Ecology Committee of the Ecological Society of China.

Marie Harder has a ten-year prestigious China National ‘Thousand Talents’ professorship. She has a PhD in physics and brings rigorous scientific method to study of wicked problems; she integrates social and cultural dimensions in the design of new systems. She has 70+ peer-reviewed papers and 70+ projects totaling over 3M Euros with commercial, government and civil society partners. She was the Coordinator of the EU FP7 Research project named ESDinds which initiated the values-led approach now known as WeValue.

Huan YanYan is a Research Officer with three years of using WeValue in UK and China, in English and Mandarin, and across languages and cultures in Thailand and Hong Kong.

This project has received funding in the framework of the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe: Sustainable and Liveable Cities and Urban Areas, with support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857160.

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