InPlanning PhD Series

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(How) do flood-prone cities build resilience?

Urban resilience is almost unanimously identified as an inherently positive guiding principle in the risk reduction policy field. However, limited attention is paid to the learning dimension of resilience-building. Read more ico

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Policy Design and Infrastructure Planning

This PhD research adopts a policy design perspective that revolves around the conscious effort of matching policy instruments to policy goals in order to attain desired outcomes. Read more ico

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Rethinking Floodlabel

This dissertation investigates how floodlabel can be effective in flood risk management. It adopts a relational approach to the complexity of behavioral change of homeowners in flood risk management. Read more ico

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Planning for Energy Transition

This thesis highlights the value of an area-specific and associated decentralised approach to energy transition that emphasizes integration of policy and collaboration of actors and institutions into Chinese urban governance. Read more ico

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Urban Public Services Innovation

This research considers public services in urban environments fundamental for value creation and for the experimentation of governance models that might have considerable implications for planning research and practice, policy development and societal well-being. Read more ico

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Enhancing urban and infrastructure resilience

This study of the cities of Rotterdam in the Netherlands and Christchurch in New Zealand shows that cities are still institutionally ill equipped to significantly enhance their resilience – their capacities to resist, recover and adapt. Read more ico