Green space in cities is rapidly decaying

Urban ecologists and planners are responsible for safeguarding urban green. But they often feel powerless due to the lack of insights they need to reverse this trend. If nothing changes, they will continue to:


Waste time and money on inefficient research methods.


Lack solid arguments to influence policies that protect green areas.


Watch the decay of urban ecosystems accelerate.

It doesn’t have to be this way, technology offers solutions for building greener cities.

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Internet of Nature is the answer for building healthy urban ecosystems

Internet of Nature makes use of sensors, satellite imagery, and computer algorithms to represent urban ecosystems and turn green spaces into data that helps us better understand how to manage them.

Together we can make cities flourish

Hire me to inspire people, inform teams, or lead projects to implement technologies with the goal of improving urban ecosystem management.




Book me give keynotes, lectures or moderate events on how technology can support the preservation of urban green space and share success (and failure) stories that motivate people to act.

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Invite me to facilitate a series of workshops to support your team in getting a better grasp of your particular challenges and the technology that may be used to tackle them.

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Leverage my unique subject matter expertise to build strategic partnerships for your tech-driven (urban) forestry company or step in to advise on how to solve specific problems your team is stuck on.

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Hi, I’m Nadina

I'm an ecological engineer and entrepreneur dedicated to working with urban ecologists and planners to apply today’s technology to improve urban ecosystems for future generations of city dwellers. I believe in science for all and aspire to translate technological and scientific discoveries into public knowledge.

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I work at the forefront of smart urban ecology

From inspirational keynotes to building partnerships, my work focuses on leveraging technology to protect the urban environment.


Cities and the Internet of Nature

Launching the framework to bring nature online.

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Urban Nature Amsterdam

Creating the green and blue map of the city.

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Amsterdam’s Arboreal Wonders

Taking Amsterdammers on a virtual tour of the city’s trees — and how technology can help protect them.

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My work in the words of others

I've had the pleasure of working with passionate individuals and teams dedicated to building the urban ecosystems of the future.

If you know Nadina and her work, or if you ended up on this website, you know she is a passionate ecology lover with a deep understanding of modern technology. We've worked together on several projects. It’s always a joy and huge inspiration to work with Nadina: she is hands-on, enthusiastic, a good listener, ambitious, and always well-prepared. For me personally one quality does stand out: her willingness to share and help out. Looking forward to many years of collaboration!

Ioana Biris, Founder, Nature Desks

Nadina is a natural entrepreneur and inspiring to work with. She is a skilled communicator and a passionate leader for positive change. It was a pleasure to work with her myself, to draw on her professional enthusiasm and watch as others around her started to raise their game to keep up.

— Adam Stones, Communications Strategist, A’DAM Communications

Nadina is an eloquent and sharp speaker on the topic of urban metabolism and circular economy in cities; she brought a fun and conversational dynamic to our panel and I look forward to working with her again in the future.

— Ashima Sukhdev, Government & Cities Programme Lead, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Dr. Nadina Galle crafted an attractive speech in which she spoke eloquently on the role of emerging technologies in urban forestry. Nadina took great care to make the webinar engaging and interactive, despite the Covid-19 restrictions. I highly recommended Nadina to anyone seeking an inspiring keynote speaker.

— Dr. Caroline Law, Assistant Professor, Technological and Higher Education Institute

Still buzzing after an inspiring workshop by Nadina on the transformative power of urban experimentation.

— Dr. Flor Avelino, Assistant Professor, Erasmus University
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Science for all

Scientific discoveries worth translating.

Urban deforestation and what we can do about it

Whilst many think that deforestation happens only in the Amazonian jungle or deep into the heart of Borneo, our cities are facing tree loss at a massive and unprecedented rate.

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How technology can unlock urban environmental stewardship — if we pay the price

The coronavirus pandemic has had far-reaching effects on all aspects of society, many of which won’t be felt for years to come. For those living in cities during the height of lockdowns around the world, urban nature began to take on roles it hadn’t before (much like many other facets of urban life).

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What cities can learn from human bodies

Recently, I spoke on the Oslo Urban Arena stage to discuss the potential of urban metabolism and the evidence-based interventions we’re working on to accelerate circular cities. Here I describe why the concept is at the heart of Metabolic’s work and how it ultimately inspired our company’s name.

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