Jessica Jill Zanele Metcalfe


Jessica Jill Zanele Metcalfe

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1Institute for Housing and Development Studies, Rotterdam, The Netherlands E-mail:



Jessica is a Landscape Architect with a specialization in resilience in the urban environment, sustainability, and climate change. She is currently working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on the Royal Commissions of Riyadh City’s ‘Green Riyadh’ Project which aims to increase the green cover across the city. She is working as part of the Urban Forest Master planning team to strategically develop and manage green cover across the city. As a recent graduate Jessica is actively pursuing research agenda’s related to her master’s thesis, concurrently contributing to a project of the Institute of Social Sciences on an integrated resilience framework for development of resilient urban systems in contemporary cities of the Global South. She is primarily interested in collaborative research agendas which aim to develop the adaptive capacities within communities most vulnerable to the compounding impacts of climate change and urban development challenges in cities.