Clare Miflin

Founder, ThinkWoven

Clare is a circular systems thinker with over 20 years of experience as an architect in NYC. In 2017 she led the development of the Zero Waste Design Guidelines through a multidisciplinary collaborative process, to show how design of the urban environment plays a crucial role in achieving zero waste. As a biomimicry professional, Clare takes inspiration from natural systems, and her consultancy – ThinkWoven – designs ways to weave urban systems into ecosystems. She also leads the non-profit Center for Zero Waste Design, where recent work includes the advocacy campaign Put Waste to Work: Vibrant Streetscapes, Green Jobs and Healthy Neighborhoods to transform the inequitable way NYC manages waste, and get trash bags off sidewalks and compost into soils.