Nico Tillie – Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Urbanism, chair Urban Landscape Architecture / City of Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Researcher Urban Landscape Architecture, Delft University of Technology + Advisor Sustainable Development, Landscape Architect and European Union Liaison, City of Rotterdam. The Netherlands
Nico Tillie (1972) formerly worked as a landscape architect in Amsterdam. He holds two Msc. degrees from Wageningen University in plant breeding & botany and in landscape architecture. As a researcher urban metabolism in Urban Landscape Architecture he teaches landscape technology, ecology and sustainable development. He has lectured in various places across the world. In addition to this, he is completing a doctorate (PhD) in livable low carbon cities, focused on integrating sustainable development and energy planning into the overall planning process.
In the city of Rotterdam he works on citywide projects as a leading advisor on energy, water, resilient, and green city strategies. He worked on the ‘Museumpark’ and the International architecture biennale Rotterdam 2012 project ‘People make the inner city’ and Urban by Nature, Urban metabolism 2014. He is the Dutch representative of the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington DC and a senior Fellow of the Global Cities Institute at the University of Toronto. Currently he is coordinating several European projects on sustainable development, energy transitions and ecosystem services. Nico is initiator of the GIS resilience profile, a smart city planning tool which helps to accelerate transition into more resilient cities . Within these fields he is responsible for the sustainability strategy of the Southern part of Randstad Holland Metropolis.
Furthermore he works as a freelance garden designer & writer on plants and is chairman of the Ber Slangen Gardens in Maastricht.