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Section of Industrial Symbiosis and Eco-industrial Development

Welcome to our new website!

In the past months, we have been working on a new website for our section. We will keep adding content in the coming months, so please stay tuned for any changes. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. If you have any, please contact us at symbiosis.isie[at]

Who we are

The mission of the section of Industrial Symbiosis and Eco-Industrial Development is to bring together academics and practitioners with a passion for translating the theories of industrial symbiosis, eco-industrial parks and eco-industrial development into practice.

Section members serve as moderators for industrial symbiosis presentations at ISIE biennial conferences; meet as part of the annual Industrial Symbiosis Research Symposium and have access to a members list and blog.

What we do

The mission of the section is to support networking and information sharing among researchers and practitioners, about Industrial Symbiosis and Eco-Industrial Development projects. We maintain a knowledge repository, a list of professionals around the world, and we share information around the world through our EID/IS Updates, Linked–In pages and the Industrial Symbiosis Research Symposium (ISRS).

Where we come from

Originally formed by colleagues of the late Ed Cohen-Rosenthal as a nonprofit educational corporation, in order to support ongoing eco-industrial practitioners in North America in 2002, the group decided to take a broader approach after members attended the ISIE meetings in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA ,Stockholm, Sweden, Toronto, Canada and Lisbon, Portugal. The organization elected to affiliate with ISIE and become a section, taking the name Eco-Industrial Development Council/Industrial Symbiosis Section of ISIE. In 2009 the section was created.


The Section has an Executive board in charge of organizing its activities and a Advisory board.

 Executive board members:

  • Guillaume Massard (Switzerland) - Chair

  • Peter Lowitt, FAICP (USA) – co-chair and immediate past chair

  • Wouter Spekkink (The Netherlands) - co-chair

 Advisory board members:

  • Robin Branson (Australia)

  • Gemma Cervantes (Mexico)

  • Ines Costa (Portugal)

  • Shi Han (China)

  • Toyushi Fujita (Japan)

  • Peter Lowitt, FAICP (USA)

  • Guillaume Massard (Switzerland)

  • Jooyoung Park (Korea/Columbia)

  • Wouter Spekkink (The Netherlands)

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