Philip STESSENS

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Department of Geography

Université libre de Bruxelles
Room C5 215
Avenue Adolphe Buyl 87
1050 Brussels | Belgium

Phone: 
+32-2-650 66 04

I am a civil engineer-architect and landscape urbanist, studying the potential of ecosystem-service based urban design as a response to climate change effects and demographic growth in Brussels.

My work concerns modelling of cultural and regulating ecosystem services in a GIS environment, and combines research and research-by-design on the themes of urban vegetation, water balance and heat fluxes, for developing policy measures and tools for scenario testing.

My expertise includes:

  • Urban green infrastructure and ecosystem services
  • Geographic information systems and GIS modeling
  • Urban remote sensing
  • Scenario building for urban development
  • Urban design
  • Landscape urbanism

Ecosystem services for the sustainable development of the Brussels Capital Region: Towards an ecological approach for urban design and planning
Innoviris Prospective Research for Brussels funding  | 2014−2018
Promotors: Frank Canters, Marijke Huysmans (VUB)

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