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Department of Spatial Planning


Supervising and promoting PhD students is one of the central tasks of the chairgroup. Three different strategies are combined: First, the chairgroup pursues actively the acquisition of project funding for fully-funded PhD projects; second, the chairgroup explores possibilities of PhDs funded by scholarships; third, external PhD students are encouraged and recruited from alumnis.

Member of PhD committees

Weifang Wang (2022). Uncovering Land Value Capture: Stakeholders’ relationships and perceptions within China’s rural land marketization reform, Utrecht University, NL.

Klaas Kresse (2022). Managing rapid urbanization with self-financing land policies - Assessing the value of urban land readjustment as a comprehensive land tool, Radboud University Nijmegen, NL.

Rozanne C. Spijkerboer (2021). Institutional harmonization for energy transition - How actors ‘play the game’ of balancing renewable energy generation with other sea- and land-uses, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, NL.

Steven A. Forrest (2020). The Rise of Civil Society in Governing Flood Resilience, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, NL.

Lydia Cumiskey (2020). A Framework for Assessing Integration in Flood Risk Management across Governance, Policy and Practice: Applications to England and Serbia, Middlesex University, UK.

Magdalena Rauter (2020). Challenges in flood risk management: The influence of institutional settings on the vulnerability to floods, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, AT.

Erlis Saputra (2020). Land Subsidence as a Sleeping Disaster – Case studies from Indonesia, Utrecht University, NL.

Erda Rindarsh (2020). Travelling in the Indonesian Ring of Fire: Tourism development in a disaster – prone environment, Utrecht University, NL.

Eero Valtonon (2018). Promotion of local public objectives with public land development – is it effective. University of Aalto, FI

Anna Leditschke (2018). Justice for All? The Construction and Validation of ‘Justice’ in Planning, University of South Australia, AU.

Adefeme O. Adegeye (2018). Spatial Justice in South Africa, University of Pretoria, ZA.

Paul Hudson (2017). The Use of Insurance to Improve Flood Resilience, VU Amsterdam.

Barbara Tempels (2017). Flood Resilience – A Co-evolutionary Approach, Gent University.