Sustainable Urban Systems and Circular Cities of the Future

Calendar 6 September 2018
Time 1.30 pm – 3.00 pm. Registration from 1.00pm, seated by 1.30pm 
Location  MND Auditorium, MND Annex A, 5 Maxwell Road Singapore 069110
Calendar Office Attire
rsvp Free event. Registration is full.
cpd 2 BOA-SIA CPD pts, 2 SILA CPD pts


Lecture Poster (136KB)
Lecture Report (954KB)
Lecture Slides (42.6MB)


Eva Gladek shares her vision on circular cities and the circular economy, particularly on the urban systems approach adopted by Metabolic.

Starting with the development of De Ceuvel - Amsterdam’s sustainable business park and ‘cleantech playground’ - Metabolic has driven numerous circular urban development projects across the Netherlands and worldwide. Based on recent work with the city of Rotterdam and the city of Charlotte in the United States, Ms Gladek shares strategies for transforming cities to a circular economy - and the integral next steps that cities need to take to realize the transition.


Ms Eva Gladek

Founder and CEO of Metabolic

Eva Gladek is the founder and CEO of Metabolic, a leading consulting and venture building company that uses systems thinking to tackle critical sustainability challenges. She is an expert in technical environmental management techniques and has developed leading frameworks for systems thinking and the circular economy. She is consistently listed among the top influencers in sustainability in the Netherlands, a country recognized as leading the transition to the circular economy.


Ms Jessica Cheam

Managing Editor Eco-Business
Adjunct Research Associate Centre for Liveable Cities

Ms Jessica Cheam is the Managing Editor of Eco- Business, an award-winning journalist, TV presenter, director, producer, and a social entrepreneur. She has more than a decade of experience in journalism with a particular expertise in sustainable development. She has been awarded numerous accolades in the field, including the Earth Journalism Awards at the UN climate change meeting in Copenhagen in 2009 and the Young Journalist of the Year by Singapore Press Holdings in 2010.


Poster Image Courtesy of Metabolic