As program developer Circularity in Urban Regions, Joppe builds collaborations between public organisations, businesses and researchers, across disciplines. Joppe initiates and develops projects that address the challenges cities and citizens face in the transition to a circular economy. His aim is to find solutions that stick, that create value for everyone involved, and that help us forward into a sustainable future.

Topics include, among others, monitoring the circular economy, green public procurement, circular area development, sustainable digitalization and circular solutions for the energy transition. Joppe has multiple years of experience in national and European sustainability projects, and advisory work on circular economy policies.

Having a background in physics, philosophy and history of science, Joppe loves connecting the complex world of technology with the even-more-complex world of humans. With professional experience in creative writing, theater and museum design he cares about reaching people.

Joppe believes that a more inclusive and more sustainable society is possible. He sees so many Amsterdam citizens, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers and policymakers working hard to make this transition happen, and is happy to join forces.

“Of course a sustainable future is possible. Our current economy of overconsumption is very recent. It comes from the mid-twentieth century. For ages we have lived differently together, and we will again.””

Joppe van Driel

Program Developer Circularity in Urban Regions

Project

Circular Resource Planning for IT

Circularity in Urban Regions

We only use IT hardware, like laptops or data servers, for an average of 3 to 4 years. With increasing digitization and

Event

Demoday: Circular & Digital innovations

Circularity in Urban Regions

Tuesday July 6 | 14:00 - 16:00

How can we take circularity into account when it comes to digitization? Join the Demoday July 6!

News

Flax and hemp for a circular city?

Circularity in Urban Regions

Like many cities worldwide, Amsterdam aims to be climate-neutral and circular. To realize this, we need to change the way we use (natural) resources. In the past, regional crops were important for urban development in our city. What if history repeats?

News

Flax and hemp for a circular city?

Circularity in Urban Regions

Like many cities worldwide, Amsterdam aims to be climate-neutral and circular. To realize this, we need to change the way we use (natural) resources. In the past, regional crops were important for urban development in our city. What if history repeats?

News

Circularity of solar panels

Circularity in Urban Regions

How can we increase circularity of solar panels? This Circular Economy Lab we discussed existing applications and future

Event

Launch: Monitor Amsterdam Circular

Circularity in Urban Regions

Friday February 11th, 10:00 - 12:00AM CET

It's the week of the Circular Economy. No better time to premiere: the Monitor Amsterdam Circular. This world's first mo

Event

24th Circular Economy Lab

Circularity in Urban Regions

Monday 28th of June | 14:00h - 16:00h CEST

24th Circular Economy Lab

Event

24th Circular Economy Lab

Circularity in Urban Regions

Monday 28th of June | 14:00h - 16:00h CEST

24th Circular Economy Lab

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

Project

Circular Resource Planning for IT

Circularity in Urban Regions

We only use IT hardware, like laptops or data servers, for an average of 3 to 4 years. With increasing digitization and

Project

Circular Resource Planning for IT

Circularity in Urban Regions

We only use IT hardware, like laptops or data servers, for an average of 3 to 4 years. With increasing digitization and

Event

Demoday: Circular & Digital innovations

Circularity in Urban Regions

Tuesday July 6 | 14:00 - 16:00

How can we take circularity into account when it comes to digitization? Join the Demoday July 6!

Event

Demoday: Circular & Digital innovations

Circularity in Urban Regions

Tuesday July 6 | 14:00 - 16:00

How can we take circularity into account when it comes to digitization? Join the Demoday July 6!

Event

Demoday: Circular & Digital innovations

Circularity in Urban Regions

Tuesday July 6 | 14:00 - 16:00

How can we take circularity into account when it comes to digitization? Join the Demoday July 6!

Event

Demoday: Circular & Digital innovations

Circularity in Urban Regions

Tuesday July 6 | 14:00 - 16:00

How can we take circularity into account when it comes to digitization? Join the Demoday July 6!

News

Flax and hemp for a circular city?

Circularity in Urban Regions

Like many cities worldwide, Amsterdam aims to be climate-neutral and circular. To realize this, we need to change the way we use (natural) resources. In the past, regional crops were important for urban development in our city. What if history repeats?

News

Circularity of solar panels

Circularity in Urban Regions

How can we increase circularity of solar panels? This Circular Economy Lab we discussed existing applications and future

News

Flax and hemp for a circular city?

Circularity in Urban Regions

Like many cities worldwide, Amsterdam aims to be climate-neutral and circular. To realize this, we need to change the way we use (natural) resources. In the past, regional crops were important for urban development in our city. What if history repeats?

News

Circularity of solar panels

Circularity in Urban Regions

How can we increase circularity of solar panels? This Circular Economy Lab we discussed existing applications and future

Event

Launch: Monitor Amsterdam Circular

Circularity in Urban Regions

Friday February 11th, 10:00 - 12:00AM CET

It's the week of the Circular Economy. No better time to premiere: the Monitor Amsterdam Circular. This world's first mo

Event

Launch: Monitor Amsterdam Circular

Circularity in Urban Regions

Friday February 11th, 10:00 - 12:00AM CET

It's the week of the Circular Economy. No better time to premiere: the Monitor Amsterdam Circular. This world's first mo

Event

Launch: Monitor Amsterdam Circular

Circularity in Urban Regions

Friday February 11th, 10:00 - 12:00AM CET

It's the week of the Circular Economy. No better time to premiere: the Monitor Amsterdam Circular. This world's first mo

Event

Launch: Monitor Amsterdam Circular

Circularity in Urban Regions

Friday February 11th, 10:00 - 12:00AM CET

It's the week of the Circular Economy. No better time to premiere: the Monitor Amsterdam Circular. This world's first mo

Event

24th Circular Economy Lab

Circularity in Urban Regions

Monday 28th of June | 14:00h - 16:00h CEST

24th Circular Economy Lab

Event

24th Circular Economy Lab

Circularity in Urban Regions

Monday 28th of June | 14:00h - 16:00h CEST

24th Circular Economy Lab

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