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The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


Collective reflections about development practice and cities


Tina Ziegler (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

I’m currently working as a young professional in a renewable energy and energy efficiency programme within the German-Brazilian Cooperation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I realised at a young age that I want to see the world and leave a positive impact behind. Since a teacher at high school got me really excited about the idea of using ‘free’ energy from the sun I became engineer for environmental technologies and renewable energies at the FHTW Berlin. After some time working for a consultancy in sustainable building services in London I decided to further widen my horizon towards more social and political issues to be able to contribute with a wider approach to projects all over the world and not only by understanding the technical side. Therefore I studied a MSc of Environment and Sustainable Development at the DPU London. My main professional interests are sustainable energy, housing and food and how to pursue a harmonious and participatory way of living whilst challenging existing paradigms. I have project experience in Nepal, UK, Ghana, Germany and Brazil. Personally I love to explore the world and listen to stories.
In my blogs I will be writing about environment in all its facet’s.