Ever since I saw the first TED talks on YouTube, I have been inspired and uplifted by them. I relish the opportunity to contribute to the Leiden chapter of TED, to hopefully inspire others. I have studied history and urban planning, and in daily life I focus on sustainability, durability and resilience.
We are living in exciting times: Technological development has accelerated, and the world has never been this connected. As a historian, I am keen to see what lies in our future, to see this world become more ecologically sustainable and a better place for all of us.