Marjolein Pigge has over 20 years’ experience in integral spatial policy and urban planning, spatial administrative (urban planning) law (including land use plans, structural concepts, environmental impact assessments for plans and projects) as well as a number of years’ specific experience in renewable energy and in particular solar energy. Her knowledge and professional field of expertise stretch to encompass the entire breadth of the spatial planning process, at various scales and in both urban and rural areas, for governmental and commercial clients – but also specifically include spatial planning in connection with wind and solar energy projects.
As an senior adviser at Pondera, Marjolein bears final responsibility for sustainable energy projects. These typically take the form of feasibility studies, environmental impact plans and assessments – but also specific kinds of spatial plans such as land use and embedding, as well as proper substantiation of arguments for spatial usage. Current and future legislation is applied to the projects, plans and recommendations.
Within a given project, Marjolein’s role is often to use her vast expertise and knowledge to assist the client in clearly formulating their desires, and to design a practical and fitting approach that will render their plan or project feasible from the legal and spatial policy standpoints. Characteristic for Marjolein are her enthusiastic approach and ability to lead projects through her extensive integral knowledge of spatial aspects.
Education, training and previous employers
Marjolein Pigge earned a diploma in spatial planning and urban planning from the NHTV in Breda in 1996. She then completed a part-time post-HBO programme in urban planning technology, in addition to various courses in the area of spatial administrative (urban planning) law, environmental law and project management. After a stint as a municipal policy adviser, she spent years gaining experience as a project lead, team lead and adviser with companies including Royal Haskoning. After a period as interim adviser and project lead, she joined Pondera in August 2012.