Nadina Galle

Nadina is a PhD Candidate in Ecological Engineering, jointly at University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin, and currently, a Fulbright Scholar at MIT Senseable City Lab, under the supervision of Prof. Carlo Ratti. She holds BSc (Hons) and MSc (cum laude) degrees in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Earth Sciences from the University of Toronto, National University of Singapore, and the University of Amsterdam. Nadina specializes in "urban technoecology", and within that, defined the "Internet of Nature" (IoN) to provide the framework for deploying emerging technologies to protect, restore, and enhance urban nature.


The Internet of Nature: examples and applications for urban forestry and green infrastructure management (Galle, Nitoslawski & Pilla, 2019)



Galle, N.J., Brinton, W., Vos, R.J., Duarte, F., & Ratti, C. (in press). Spatial variation in soil CO2 respiration across the urban forest: towards a robust sampling design for soil sensors. Accepted by Journal of Ecological Engineering

Galle, N.J., Ghahramani, S., Assem, H., Basu, B., Duarte, F., Ratti, C., & Pilla, F. (in press). Leveraging AI and machine learning to analyse citizens' opinions on urban green space based on TripAdvisor reviews. Submitted to Landscape and Urban Planning.

Galle, N. J., Nitoslawski, S. A., & Pilla, F. (2019). The Internet of Nature: How taking nature online can shape urban ecosystems. The Anthropocene Review, 6(3), 279-287. doi:

Nitoslawski, S.A., Galle, N.J., Konijnendijk van den Bosch, C.K., & Steenberg, J.W. (2019). Smarter ecosystems for smarter cities? A review of trends, technologies, and turning points for smart urban forestry. Sustainable Cities and Society, 101770. doi:

Roemers, G., Galle, N.J., & Giezen, M. (2016). Planning the Circular City: lessons from post-industrial Amsterdam. Resilient Cities: Rethinking Urban Transformation. UK: Springer Publishing.

Galle, N.J. (2016). What Comes Out, Must Go in: Macronutrient balance assessment of transitioning home gardens in southern Ethiopia (master’s thesis). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: University of Amsterdam. Retrieved from Wageningen University and Research Library:


Professional publications

Galle, N.J. (2018). The Metabolism of Amsterdam Open Air. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Metabolic.

Galle, N.J., & Kotvis, X. (2018). Circular DGTL Amsterdam 2018: Staging a revolution. Retrieved from Metabolic:

Galle, N.J., Van Exter, P., & Tauber, M,. (2018). Circulair Eigen Haard (Circular Eigen Haard). Retrieved from Metabolic:

Gladek, E., Van Exter, P., Roemers, G., Schlueter, L., De Winter, J, Galle, N.J., & Dufourmont, J. (2018). Circular Rotterdam: Opportunities for new jobs in a zero-waste economy. Retrieved from Metabolic:

Gladek, E., Galle, N.J., Kennedy, E., Mason, T., & Thorin, T. (2018). The Metabolism of Schiphol: Towards a circular airport. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Metabolic.

Galle, N.J., De Haes, S., & Hemmelder, A. (2017). Afvalvrij DGTL: Op weg naar het eerste circulaire festival ter wereld (Zero-Waste DGTL: Enroute to the world’s first circular festival). Retrieved from Metabolic:

Galle, N.J., De Haes, S., & Hemmelder, A. (2017). Handbook for a zero-waste festival: Transitioning to a circular economy. Retrieved from Metabolic:

Galle, N.J., & De Haes, S. (2017). Welcome to the Circular Village. Retrieved from Metabolic:

Galle, N.J., Roemers, G., Gladek, E., Verkooijen, L., & Roosendaal, J. (2017). Circulair Vlieland (Circular Vlieland). Retrieved from Metabolic:

Roemers, G., Faes, K, Gladek, E., Galle, N.J., & Blok, M. (2016). Amsterdamse roadmap voor circulaire gronduitgifte (Amsterdam’s roadmap for circular land tendering). Retrieved from the City of Amsterdam:

Roemers, G., Galle, N.J., & Kennedy, E. (2016). Notitie Rijk van Nijmegen: Regionale visie en uitvoeringsprogramma (Report on Nijmegen: Regional vision and implementation program). Retrieved from Metabolic:


Select conferences

Keynote Speaker, The Next Web, Tech for good and sustainable societies, Amsterdam, NL, 2020*

Keynote Speaker, CogX, The planet and smart cities, London, UK, 2020*

Keynote Speaker, Trees, People, and the Built Environment 4 (TPBE4), The next big idea in urban forestry, Birmingham, UK, 2020*

Abstract-accepted Speaker, The Nature of Cities Summit, Smarter ecosystems for smarter cities? Exploring the interface between green space management, smart planning, and digital technologies, Paris, France, 2019

Invited Speaker, Guangzhou Institute for Urban Forestry and Landscape Architecture, Innovations in urban forestry: lessons from Amsterdam, Guangzhou, China, 2019

Invited Speaker, Macquarie University, Towards the ‘Smart Urban Forest’, Sydney, Australia, 2019

Invited Speaker, University of Melbourne, The role of technology in ‘smart’ urban forestry, Melbourne, Australia, 2019

Plenary Speaker, World Forum for Urban Forests, What geospatial AI can mean for urban forestry in the 21st century, Mantova, Italy, 2018

Speaker, ICLEI World Congress 2018, Innovative approaches to nature-based solutions, Webinar, 2018

Abstract-accepted Speaker, Nature-based Solutions Conference 2017, Why nature-based solutions and circular economics need each other in the built environment: the case of De Ceuvel, Tallinn, Estonia, 2017

*postponed due to COVID-19.


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