Tracy Metz is a journalist, author and presenter. She is originally from California and came to Europe after college, where she became a journalist. She writes critically, independently, with authority but also with a sense of humor about architecture, urbanism, nature and landscape – in brief, about our relationship to our built and natural environment.

In 2013 she started Stadsleven(City Life), an engaging live talkshow and digital magazine about living in cities. That same year she also became the director of the John Adams Institute, the independent center for American culture in the Netherlands. Tracy has written for NRC Handelsblad, De Groene, Architectural Record, and Radio1 among others. Her publications include Sweet&Salt: Water and the Dutch, Nature as Artifice: New Dutch Landscape in Photography and Video Art, FUN! Leisure and Landscape, On the Ground: Observations from Harvard, Nieuwe Natuur: Reportages over veranderend landschap, Highways in the Netherlands.

Tracy is in demand as a bilingual moderator. She lectures regularly in the Netherlands and abroad and is a regular guest on radio and tv.

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