Ir. K.P.H. (Kasper) Lange


After graduating at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft, Kasper Lange started working as a Research and Development Engineer in the manufacturing Industry. After a couple of years he decided to dedicate his career to Sustainable Engineering research and education at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS). In 2015 he received a scholarship from AUAS to start a PhD research project on Design Research for Industrial Symbiosis in Urban Agriculture. Since March 2017, the project is also financed by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO, project number 023.009.037)


The PhD project aims to offer insights into the contribution of a participatory ABM-modelling strategy on designing symbiotic Urban Agriculture networks.  During this project, ABMs are built with stakeholders in Urban Agriculture case studies in The Netherlands. The ABMs represent the influence of symbiotic sociotechnical systems design of urban agriculture within the complex adaptive city. This participatory method is iteratively developed, tested and evaluated on its effects regarding the design process.

As an external PhD candidate he occasionally coaches students at TPM and gives lectures at the Master Industrial Ecology, a collaborative educational programme of TPM (TU Delft) & CML (Leiden University).

  • Lange, Kasper P.H.; Korevaar, Gijsbert; Oskam, Inge F.; Herder, Paulien M. 2017. "Developing and Understanding Design Interventions in Relation to Industrial Symbiosis Dynamics." Sustainability 9, no. 5: 826. 

Decentralised processing of organic waste for closing loops in Urban Agriculture.

  • Lecturer Research and Design Methods at the faculty of Engineering at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

Kasper Lange

PhD candidate

Engineering Systems and Services


Energy and Industry

Research interests:

Industrial Symbiosis
Design Research
Agent-based Modelling
Urban Agriculture
Circular Design & Smart Production

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