Arnout is the program developer for ‘Circularity in Urban Regions’ at AMS Institute. Simultaneously, he works as a doctoral researcher at the Chair of Environmental Technology & Design (Department of Urbanism) of the Delft University of Technology and is co-founder and CEO of geoFluxus.

His expertise lies within the field of urban metabolism and how to translate thinking in systems and flows into the built environment. With Amsterdam’s high-reaching ambitions and commitment to a 50% reduction of primary resources by 2030 and climate neutrality by 2050, the city forms the ideal playground to develop, implement and measure circular economy projects from the micro to the metropolitan scale.

Before joining AMS Institute and TU Delft, Arnout held positions at the Future Cities Laboratory (Singapore) and at Urban-Think Tank (Zurich) as a researcher, and at the Organization for Permanent Modernity in Brussels as an urbanist.

In this last capacity, he was part of the core team curating the redevelopment and capping of the ring road of Antwerp, the largest infrastructural project in the history of Belgium. Together with Alexander D’Hooghe (director of the Centre for Advanced Urbanism at MIT), the team led a 1.25 billion EUR design competition, building a highly collaborative and common framework to leverage infrastructure design to create a more sustainable, healthy and qualitative urban environment.

“The spatial translation of the circular economy into the built environment: My mission and passion for the city of Amsterdam.””

Arnout Sabbe

Program Developer Circularity in Urban Regions

Arnout is part of the Circular Built Environment Hub, a trans-disciplinary platform at TU Delft promoting the development of knowledge towards a circular built environment that enables the design of future materials, buildings, cities and infrastructures. Furthermore, he is active within the H2020-project CINDERELA: aiming to develop new circular business models for more sustainable urban construction.

Event

New York Circular City Week | Webinar

Circularity in Urban Regions

Friday March 26 | 2:00pm CET (9:00am EDT)

Measuring and monitoring progress is key for the circular transition. Join our webinar this NY Circular City week to hea

Event

CINDERELA conference

Circularity in Urban Regions

CINDERELA is a European consortium aimed at reducing the loss of raw materials in the construction sector with the aim of working towards circular construction. On Thursday 23 May we will share and discuss our results.

News

Data monitoring to turn waste into value

Circularity in Urban Regions

By mapping waste flows, monitoring tool geoFluxus leads the way to a circular economy.

News

Data monitoring to turn waste into value

Circularity in Urban Regions

By mapping waste flows, monitoring tool geoFluxus leads the way to a circular economy.

Event

Circularity and the built environment

1 Oct | 18:30 - 20:00

During this event Arjan van Timmeren will steer a discussion about the ongoing conversation that, understanding the city as an organism, proposes to change our linear society into a circular one, closing urban inflows and outflows into cycles.

Event

New York Circular City Week | Webinar

Circularity in Urban Regions

Friday March 26 | 2:00pm CET (9:00am EDT)

Measuring and monitoring progress is key for the circular transition. Join our webinar this NY Circular City week to hea

Event

New York Circular City Week | Webinar

Circularity in Urban Regions

Friday March 26 | 2:00pm CET (9:00am EDT)

Measuring and monitoring progress is key for the circular transition. Join our webinar this NY Circular City week to hea

Event

CINDERELA conference

Circularity in Urban Regions

CINDERELA is a European consortium aimed at reducing the loss of raw materials in the construction sector with the aim of working towards circular construction. On Thursday 23 May we will share and discuss our results.

Event

CINDERELA conference

Circularity in Urban Regions

CINDERELA is a European consortium aimed at reducing the loss of raw materials in the construction sector with the aim of working towards circular construction. On Thursday 23 May we will share and discuss our results.

Event

CINDERELA conference

Circularity in Urban Regions

CINDERELA is a European consortium aimed at reducing the loss of raw materials in the construction sector with the aim of working towards circular construction. On Thursday 23 May we will share and discuss our results.

Event

CINDERELA conference

Circularity in Urban Regions

CINDERELA is a European consortium aimed at reducing the loss of raw materials in the construction sector with the aim of working towards circular construction. On Thursday 23 May we will share and discuss our results.

News

Data monitoring to turn waste into value

Circularity in Urban Regions

By mapping waste flows, monitoring tool geoFluxus leads the way to a circular economy.

Event

Circularity and the built environment

1 Oct | 18:30 - 20:00

During this event Arjan van Timmeren will steer a discussion about the ongoing conversation that, understanding the city as an organism, proposes to change our linear society into a circular one, closing urban inflows and outflows into cycles.

News

Data monitoring to turn waste into value

Circularity in Urban Regions

By mapping waste flows, monitoring tool geoFluxus leads the way to a circular economy.

Event

Circularity and the built environment

1 Oct | 18:30 - 20:00

During this event Arjan van Timmeren will steer a discussion about the ongoing conversation that, understanding the city as an organism, proposes to change our linear society into a circular one, closing urban inflows and outflows into cycles.