Douwe Jan Joustra

Douwe Jan Joustra is partnering Stillare in the Placemaking: Cities in Green programme.

Douwe Jan Joustra is a system-ecologist based on his eduction in forestry, landscaping and nature-management. He is Head Circular Transformation at the C&A Foundation, worldwide.

Joustra was program coordinator Cradle to Cradle within Dutch government during the period 2007-2010. He also was program manager of the Dutch Innovation program Climate neutral Cities (2010-2012). In the Netherlands and international he is an expert on Circular Economy in business and the performance of governments.

As senior strategist/consultant in Circular Economy, Joustra is involved in many projects. He is partner in the Dutch RACE-coalition (Realization Acceleration Circular Economy), strategist on implementation of Circular Economy in the economic policy of the Province Zeeland, advisor on Resilient Cities for the Netherlands Enterprise Agency and Rockefeller Foundation (100 Resilient Cities network). He is also chairman of the ‘Joke Waller-Hunter initiative’ advisory board.

Key competences of him are the ability to work in multi-stakeholder processes, with transdisciplinary themes from a systems perspective. He knows how to manage transitions from practice and has a strong feeling for the energetic society: how can people get incorporated in new programs. Building Nature with Nature is his practical solution, day by day. Joustra is director/owner of ICE-Amsterdam. ICE (I See) is his think tank, research- an consultancy bureau on realization of visions, inspiration, implementation and innovation on circular economy, business- and policy development.

Douwe Jan is co-founder and chairman of ARC.