Arthur Feinberg


Originally from Grenoble (France), Arthur completed his BSc and MSc in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). He worked as a Research assistant at the EPFL on novel usages of a snow cover model. At the University of Utrecht he developed practical methods to analyse plant materials. He acquired a growing interest for Big Data and online platforms to engage local communities towards the protection of the biodiversity while working 6 months as a Technology Developer in an ETH Zurich spin-off.


Arthur is focusing his research on understanding self-organization and collective intelligence to solve common-pool problems and engaging communities to act more responsibly for the future generations.

  • Feinberg, A., Ghorbani, A., & Herder, P. M. (2020). Commoning toward urban resilience: The role of trust, social cohesion, and involvement in a simulated urban commons setting. Journal of Urban Affairs. DOI: 10.1080/07352166.2020.1851139
  • Feinberg, A., Ghorbani, A., & Herder, P. M. (2021). Diversity and Challenges of the Urban Commons: A Comprehensive Review. International Journal of the Commons15(1), 1–20. DOI:

Arthur Feinberg

PhD Researcher

Engineering Systems and Services

Energy and Industry

Research interests:
Collective intelligence
Institutional analysis
Resilient society

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