Geert van der Meulen is a PhD candidate in the Section of Urban Design of the Department of Urbanism at TU Delft.
As a creative water management engineer, his specialization lies in interdisciplinary water sensitive urban design approaches with ecology at its core to address aggravating climate conditions fit for diverse unique contexts.
Geert has a background in Water Management, Architecture, and Museology, and holds degrees in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences from the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft (2014) and a Master in Water Management from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, TU Delft (2018).
Before starting his PhD, Geert worked as project manager of the edX MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Nature Based Metropolitan Solutions in partnership with AMS Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions and IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, and principal investigator of the Sea Level Impact Knowledge Collective in collaboration with ZUS Zones Urbaines Sensibles.
His graduation project on transitional flood risk management in anticipation to extreme future sea level rise, an interdisciplinary project with the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment and the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, TU Delft and IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, has received (inter)national media attention (e.g. VPRO Tegenlicht, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, France5).