In the 21st century, we are witnessing the erosion of the “human” habitat. Too many American cities are designed in ways that instigate fear, isolation and insecurity. As an engineer and urban planner, Cornelia Dinca will draw on her own experiences in Amsterdam to detail how it’s possible to transform urban environments into places of discovery and joy that foster feelings of community and empowerment.
Cornelia Dinca is an urbanist with a passion for livable cities. She is the founder of Sustainable Amsterdam, a platform devoted to sharing Amsterdam-based approaches for sustainable urban development. She is also the Delegations Lead for CycleSpace, an Amsterdam-based not-for-profit that helps international delegations bring people and bicycle-friendly development to their cities. Cornelia holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary and a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Amsterdam. Previously Cornelia worked on energy, climate change, waste management, and cycling projects in Canada, Germany, and the Netherlands.