Joke works a Program Developer Circularity in Urban Regions at AMS Institute. In this role, she is responsible for consolidating the program in collaboration with other Program Developers, Research Fellows, Principal Investigators, as well as public and private partners. Her primary aim is to valorize scientific research in translating it to innovative solutions that advance the city’s circular economy.

Circular economy projects at AMS Institute focus on an integrated circular built environment and valorizing organic waste streams, as well as monitoring the city’s material flows in support of effective policy making. With circularity as an operating principle to urban development, the program is closely intertwined with other programs at AMS Institute.

In her work, Joke pays particular attention to advancing circularity as a systemic solution to achieve human prosperity within planetary boundaries. As such, she continuously aims to connect environmental with societal challenges and bridge the gap between science, policy, industry and people.

Before joining AMS Institute, Joke has worked as a researcher on inclusive urban planning and green jobs. She then worked on circular economy policy development at Circle Economy, where she set up the Circular Jobs Initiative, devoted to promoting an inclusive and just circular economy.

Joke is grateful to be working on the circular economy, as it provides concrete solutions for some of the most pressing challenges we are facing. She is committed to advancing cutting edge circular solutions that benefit the environment and the people of Amsterdam.

News

Facts & Fiction: Availability of timber

Circularity in Urban Regions

Europe has enough forests available to make building in timber possible on a large scale. Fact or foe?

Project

Timber for a climate-neutral Amsterdam

Circularity in Urban Regions

Using bio-based instead of abiotic materials in the built environment can help realize a climate neutral Amsterdam.

News

Green Deal Timber Construction signed

Circularity in Urban Regions

Last Friday, 32 municipalities signed the Green Deal Timber Construction. Today, we proudly joined this effort. Why?

News

Green Deal Timber Construction signed

Circularity in Urban Regions

Last Friday, 32 municipalities signed the Green Deal Timber Construction. Today, we proudly joined this effort. Why?

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

Book presentation | Circular renovation

Circularity in Urban Regions

Thursday March 25 | 10 - 12:15am CET

What if you want to renovate in a circular way, what's possible? And what are lessons learned by housing corporations?

Event

Is a kitchen for life possible?

Circularity in Urban Regions

March 4 at 12:00 till 13:30

About 1.5 million kitchen cabinets are replaced each year, mostly for aesthetic rather than functional reasons. This leads to unnecessary waste and the use of raw materials. The Circular Kitchen aims to come up with a solution.

Event

Is a kitchen for life possible?

Circularity in Urban Regions

March 4 at 12:00 till 13:30

About 1.5 million kitchen cabinets are replaced each year, mostly for aesthetic rather than functional reasons. This leads to unnecessary waste and the use of raw materials. The Circular Kitchen aims to come up with a solution.

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

Facts & Fiction: Availability of timber

Circularity in Urban Regions

Europe has enough forests available to make building in timber possible on a large scale. Fact or foe?

News

Facts & Fiction: Availability of timber

Circularity in Urban Regions

Europe has enough forests available to make building in timber possible on a large scale. Fact or foe?

Project

Timber for a climate-neutral Amsterdam

Circularity in Urban Regions

Using bio-based instead of abiotic materials in the built environment can help realize a climate neutral Amsterdam.

Project

Timber for a climate-neutral Amsterdam

Circularity in Urban Regions

Using bio-based instead of abiotic materials in the built environment can help realize a climate neutral Amsterdam.

Project

Timber for a climate-neutral Amsterdam

Circularity in Urban Regions

Using bio-based instead of abiotic materials in the built environment can help realize a climate neutral Amsterdam.

Project

Timber for a climate-neutral Amsterdam

Circularity in Urban Regions

Using bio-based instead of abiotic materials in the built environment can help realize a climate neutral Amsterdam.

News

Green Deal Timber Construction signed

Circularity in Urban Regions

Last Friday, 32 municipalities signed the Green Deal Timber Construction. Today, we proudly joined this effort. Why?

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

News

Green Deal Timber Construction signed

Circularity in Urban Regions

Last Friday, 32 municipalities signed the Green Deal Timber Construction. Today, we proudly joined this effort. Why?

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

Book presentation | Circular renovation

Circularity in Urban Regions

Thursday March 25 | 10 - 12:15am CET

What if you want to renovate in a circular way, what's possible? And what are lessons learned by housing corporations?

Event

Book presentation | Circular renovation

Circularity in Urban Regions

Thursday March 25 | 10 - 12:15am CET

What if you want to renovate in a circular way, what's possible? And what are lessons learned by housing corporations?

Event

Book presentation | Circular renovation

Circularity in Urban Regions

Thursday March 25 | 10 - 12:15am CET

What if you want to renovate in a circular way, what's possible? And what are lessons learned by housing corporations?

Event

Book presentation | Circular renovation

Circularity in Urban Regions

Thursday March 25 | 10 - 12:15am CET

What if you want to renovate in a circular way, what's possible? And what are lessons learned by housing corporations?

Event

Is a kitchen for life possible?

Circularity in Urban Regions

March 4 at 12:00 till 13:30

About 1.5 million kitchen cabinets are replaced each year, mostly for aesthetic rather than functional reasons. This leads to unnecessary waste and the use of raw materials. The Circular Kitchen aims to come up with a solution.

Event

Is a kitchen for life possible?

Circularity in Urban Regions

March 4 at 12:00 till 13:30

About 1.5 million kitchen cabinets are replaced each year, mostly for aesthetic rather than functional reasons. This leads to unnecessary waste and the use of raw materials. The Circular Kitchen aims to come up with a solution.

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.