Engineer, Trainer, Entrepreneur, Spoken Word artist, young author, New Amsterdam Council Member and founder of ME-TREC. Raised in Amsterdam, Dina moved to Wageningen to attain insight on some of the complex challenges we as humanity are being confronted with. During her academic years her focus slowly shifted from land and water management related issues towards the more urban challenges. In so doing she majored in Urban Environmental Systems Engineering and developed during her graduation year as an AMS graduate a participatory tool to help facilitate cities and metropolitan areas become sustainable. After her graduation Dina founded ME-TREC (Metropolitan Training Research Engineering and Consultancy), with which she aims to bring her passions into practice and contribute to a just, sustainable and resilient world. During her TED-talk, she will share her personal view on engineering and idea on why and how to facilitate sustainable metropolitan development, based upon her personal story.