Julie Marin is engineer architect (UGent 2007) and urban designer (Columbia University New York (2012). She is currently postdoctoral scholar (FWO) at KU Leuven’s Research Group on Urbanism and Architecture (OSA) where she develops urban design strategies for place-based circular economies in Flanders. Julie continuously navigates between public, private and academic realms building experience as designer, researcher and project leader in Belgium and abroad. She was urban designer at Scape Landscape Architecture in New York City, design researcher in Antwerp and teaching associate at Columbia University. Today Julie employs design to build bridges between stakeholders and experts in complex and multi-actor circular economy transition processes, such as Pilot Project Terug in Omloop Houthalen-Helchteren, commissioned by the Flemish Bouwmeester and the Flemish Waste Agency (OVAM).