Nexxworks Innovation Bootcamps, Belgium & the Netherlands, 2016 – 2018. Biomimicry: Innovation inspired by nature.

European Environment Agency, Denmark, 2018. Bio-inspired innovation & regenerative leadership.

Impact Hub Oakland, California, 2017. Evolving adaptive organisations.

Portuguese Business Council for Sustainable Development, Portugal, 2017. Learning to innovate like nature.

Curtin University, Australia, 2016. Introduction to biomimicry.

5th Informed Cities Forum, Germany 2016. ‘People, Partnerships and Power. Building alliances for urban sustainability transitions.’ Facilitator of the ‘People’ session in Dresden with e.g. Brazilian Street Artist Mundano.

Delegation of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil visiting Genk in terms of the EU-Brazil collaboration, Belgium, 2016. Interesting findings of the ARTS project in Transition region Genk.

‘Food and the City’, Belgium, 2015. Event co-hosted by conceptual Artist Koen Van Mechelen and the city of Genk, with Gary Wasserman, Dan Carmody and Kathryn Underwood from Detroit, US.

European Commission, Germany, 2015. ‘Nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation and mitigation from a transitions perspective.’ Workshop as part of the Bonn conference on Nature-based Solutions (presentation and workshop facilitation)

Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden, 2014. LEADership programme on technology shifts, innovation processes and sustainable development: ‘Nature-based solutions to inspire and shape transformative change’. (seminar on transition theory and biomimicry for business entrepreneurs)

Jeremy Rifkin Round table with entrepreneurs, Belgium, 2013.



Gorissen L with Meynaerts M. 2018. Change the World City by City. LannooCampus. You can order the book here.

Gorissen L, Spira F, Meynaerts E, Valkering P, Frantzeskaki N. 2017. Moving towards systemic change? Investigating acceleration dynamics of urban sustainability transitions in the Belgian City of Genk. Journal of Cleaner Production. Access the paper here.

Frantzeskaki N, Borgstrom S, Gorissen L, Egermann M. 2017. Nature-based solutions accelerating low-carbon transitions in cities: Learning from Dresden, Genk and Stockholm cities. In: Kabisch N, Bonn A, Korn H, Stadler J (Eds): Nature-based Solutions to Climate Change in Urban Areas – Linkages of science, society and policy. Springer. In press.

Silva A, Rosano M, Stocker L., Gorissen L. 2016. From waste to sustainable materials management: three case studies of the transition journey. Waste Management. Access the paper here.

Gorissen L, Vrancken K, Manshoven S. 2016. Transition Thinking and Business Model Innovation. Towards a Transformative Business Model and New Role for the Re-use centers of Limburg, Belgium. Sustainability 8, 112. Access the paper here.

Vangansbeke P, Gorissen L, Blondeel H, Landuyt D, De Frenne P, Verheyen K. 2016. Spatially combining wood production and recreation with biodiversity. Biodiversity and Conservation. Access the paper here.

Vangansbeke P, Gorissen L, Frank Nevens, Verheyen K. 2015. Towards co-ownership in forest management: analysis of a pioneering case ‘Bosland’ (Flanders, Belgium) through transition lenses. Forest Policy and Economics 50: 98–109. Access the paper here.

Vangansbeke P, De Schrijver A, De Frenne P, Verstraeten A, Gorissen L, Verheyen K. 2015. Strong negative impacts of whole tree harvesting in pine stands on poor, sandy soils: a long-term nutrient budget modelling approach. Forest Ecology and Management 365: 101-111.

Gorissen L. 2014. Natuur als leermeester: Sociale biomimicry. In: Organiseren met toekomst. Van agile tot zelfsturing. Van de Wiel G. BIM Media BV, Den Haag.

Nevens F, Frantzeskaki N, Gorissen L, Loorbach D, 2013. Urban Transition Labs: co-creating transformative action for sustainable cities. Journal of Cleaner Production 50: 111-122. You can access the paper here.

Gorissen L. Biomimicry. In: The economics of ecosystems and biodiversity in national and international policy making (TEEB). ten Brink P (Ed.), 2011. Earthscan London.