Dr. Julia Kotzebue is a lecturer in urban and community planning at the Faculty of Engineering, Department of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management at The University of the West Indies. Her research focuses on digital community engagement in urban and rural planning, Participatory Geographic Information Systems, spatial governance, and integrated transport development. Dr. Julia Kotzebue gained her PhD in Sustainability Governance and Technology at the Department of Technology and Governance for Sustainability (CSTM), University of Twente, in The Netherlands. She is the founder of a sustainable transport-working group at The University of the West Indies. As a board member of the steering committee for sustainability in education at the Center for Sustainability, University of Hamburg, she advises on innovative learning and teaching methods and research projects. Recently, she initiated a collaborative research project with the Faculty of Food and Agriculture, the Faculty of Humanities and Education, aiming to develop virtual reality learning and teaching materials for education in Trinidad and Tobago. Dr. Kotzebue is a reviewer for several scientific journals, like the Journal of Urban Research and Practice, and European Planning Studies.