A future-curious mind with a background in civil engineering and urban planning, Maéva is a research fellow Urban energy at AMS Institute. Her research focus is on the pressing energy challenges in Amsterdam’s historic inner city. She investigates how the energy transition could be shaped for the old city center, in combination with the complexity of existing urban functions and stakeholders. Her project is a collaboration between the Department of Architectural engineering + Technology, Climate design (Prof. & AMS PI Andy Van Den Dobbelsteen) and the AMS Institute.
She believes that redesigning our systems and cities around sustainability takes bravery and imagination: we must not fear to dream, to try, or to fail. Maéva is striving to combine the latest in technology with real-world problem-solving. She earned her Ph.D. in Parametric design & Civil Engineering from the Vienna University of Technology. She focused on the potential for rooftop agriculture to enhance food security, to rebind fragmented green corridor networks and to mitigate the urban heat island effect in the cities of Vienna and Rio de Janeiro.
Next to her research experience she has worked in parametric modelling, interdisciplinary design and education.