Speaker details

TWINS | Conference Ruhr

Jost Wilker

Green Infrastructure Office, Ministry for Environment, Agriculture, Conservation and Consumer Protection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf, Germany

"Green Infrastructure offers a great opportunity for cities to strategically cope with climate change while also addressing biodiversity and people's needs. Cities will intentionally use multifunctional approaches for the development of green networks which simultaneously improve ecological functions, provide fresh air, mitigate heat island effect, help cooling, sequestrate carbon and contribute to environmental justice."

Jost Wilker (born in 1983) is working in the green infrastructure office at the Ministry for Environment, Agriculture, Conservation and Consumer Protection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia since 2016. He studied spatial planning and graduated as an engineer (Dipl.-Ing.) at Technical University of Dortmund in 2010. Following this, he worked as a researcher at ILS - Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development in Dortmund focusing his research on green infrastructure and ecosystem services. Jost took part in several European projects and case studies where he mainly explored the potential of economic valuation and participation for green infrastructure planning. He is currently completing his PhD about this topic.