Since October 2017, Marianne Linde is Sustainable City director for the city Tilburg. With a population of ca 214.000 it is the sixth largest in the Netherlands. Climate change, energy transition, quality and maintenance of urban spaces, implementation of circular economy and a smart mobility system are actual topics in this City. Before she was director of Research at a private company (Geodan BV), former director Urban Development at TNO and former member of the board at the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. She has published many reports on sustainable urban development and spatial impact of environmental policies. Her main interest is in the recursive relation between quality of the place, sustainable urban policies, public private partnership and innovative technologies.
Marianne Linde holds a Master of Science in Social Geography from the University of Utrecht and she received her Ph.D. in Geography from the same university.