Welcome to M-NEX project, an innovative challenge to urban food-water-energy nexus through design-led approaches. Our team consists of an international group of acclaimed climate scientists, sustainable engineers, urban designers, landscape architects and planners, computer scientists, environmental economists, food, energy and water experts in participatory design processes and FEW assessment, urban regeneration in institutions with established and first-rate records of research achievement in climate science, sustainable design, engineering, and farming, environmental assessment, and climate adaptation. It is also a transdisciplinary combination of diverse researchers of partner universities and stakeholders including local governments (City of Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Yokohama City, Japan), private companies such as Maccreanor LavingtonUK, Non-profit research institute and thinktank (IGES Japan) and public-private-academic networks (UDCK, Japan; AMS Institute, the Netherlands, SU_I in Sydney ). The partners were selected to complement the strengths of the other partners.

Project Coordinator/Main Applicant

  • Prof. Wanglin Yan, KEIO University (KU), Japan
  • Prof. Rajib Shaw KEIO University (KU), Japan

Keio University is the oldest universities in Japan with its origin tracing back to 1858.The main members of Japan team are affiliated to Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC) established in1994, aiming at education and research in a real multi-disciplinary setting with an emphasis on practical output.

Project Partner

  • Prof. Kasper Oosterhuis, Qatar University (QU), Qatar
  • Assi. Prof. Anna Grichting, Qatar University (QU), Qatar

Qatar Universityhas an independent budget and is governed by an appointed Board of Regents and University President. Qatar University (QU) is the first and main national institution of higher education in the country and was founded in 1973.The University has seven colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Engineering, Education, Law, Sharia and Islamic Studies, Pharmacy, and Medicine. The University has a separate Male and Female campus.

  • Asso. Prof. Geoffrey Thün, University of Michigan (UM), USA

The University of Michigan (U-M) was founded in 1817 in Detroit, and is a now a R1 public research university located in Ann Arbor Michigan, USA. U-M is one of the world’s leading research universities, currently ranked #1 as a public research university by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

  • Prof. Andy van den Dobbelsteen, Delft University of Technology (DUT), NL

The Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) the oldest and largest technical university in the Netherlands, was founded in the year 1843 (celebrating its 175thanniversary in 2017). Currently, it is ranked highest of all universities in the Netherlands.

  • Prof. Greg Keeffe, Queens University Belfast (QUB), UK
  • Dr. Bijon Kumar Mitra, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)—a non-profit policy research institute and think tank, headquartered in Hayama, Japan. IGES conducts practical and solution-oriented research, looking at environmental, economic and social aspects of sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Mr. Kevin Logan,  Maccreanor Lavington (ML), UK

An urban and architectural design studio established in London and Rotterdam in the early nineties by Gerard Maccreanor and Richard Lavington.

Collaborative partner

  • Rob Roggema, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), AU