Linus Platzer

Research Assistant, Urban Efficiency and Climate, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities


Linus is a Research Assistant for Urban Efficiency and Climate at WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. He works on research, capacity building and engagement efforts for low carbon transport and climate solutions. In this function, he primarily analyzes and synthesizes data, writes case studies and blogs, and assists with global projects. He also supports the engagement of the Cities program and partners at COP 23 and other events with project management and communications. At the intersection of urban social systems, climate change, and mobility, he is contributing to WRI’s research and thought leadership, and the integration of sustainable development goals with local capacities.

Prior to joining WRI, Linus worked as a research assistant on energy transitions and in campus sustainability at Indiana University. He served as the graduate student sustainability officer and lead sustainability initiatives on climate action and renewable energies. He also has interned with public and non-profit environmental institutes in Germany, the US, and South Korea, and worked for a year at an agricultural high school in Argentina.

Linus holds a MPA from the School of Environmental and Public Affairs, Indiana University, with specializations in Energy and Policy Analysis. He also has joint bachelor degrees in Political Science and European Public Administration, from the University of Münster, Germany, and University of Twente, The Netherlands.

In his free time, Linus likes to read, play soccer or do other outdoor sports, reflect on sustainability transitions and bring people together.

Stay Connected

Sign up for updates

Register to Receive Our News and Announcements Subscribe