Johannes A. Nissen is a PhD fellow in the Research Group for Urban Development, the Government and Law Research Group and a member of the Metropolitan Legal Lab. He studied at the Universities of Leuven and Heidelberg (law) and the University of Ghent (environmental law). Before starting his PhD on Transferable Development Rights at Antwerp University, Nissen has gained extensive experience in construction and zoning law working as a barrister. Moreover, he took part to the United Nations Negotiations on Climate Change as part of the Belgian delegation. His PhD research project is focused on an examination of the feasibility of introducing TDRs in Flanders.