Tracy Metz, a native of California, is a journalist and author based in the Netherlands.
She is the director of the John Adams Institute, an independent foundation that brings the best and brightest American thinkers and writers to the Netherlands. She writes about urban issues for the quality national newspaper NRC Handelsblad and the weekly magazine De Groene Amsterdammer. Metz also has a monthly live talkshow called Stadsleven (‘City Life’). She is an international correspondent for the American magazine Architectural Record and a visiting fellow at Harvard, subsequent to her Loeb Fellowship (’06- ’07) at the Graduate School of Design. She is the author of a number of books, most recently Sweet&Salt: Water and the Dutch, about the ‘extreme makeover’ of the Dutch landscape to accommodate a new, more natural relationship to water in times of climate change.