Dr. Peter Davids
Research Assistant (PostDoc)
Peter works as PostDoc researcher at BBV. His research discusses the role of citizens in flood risk management. Since he is active at BBV, he his research also focusses on the role of land policy to involve citizens in flood risk management.
In 2021, Peter succesfully defended his PhD at Ghent University, Belgium. His PhD covers the governance structures behind possible incentives for homeowners to implement property-level flood risk adaption to reduce flood risks at home. The outcomes of the research illustrate how a behavioural turn among citizens also requires institutional reforms, i.e. new roles and attitudes for governments and businesses.
Special expertise of Peter Davids encompass flood risk governance and Actor-Network Theory.
Postdoc at TU Dortmund
In 2022, he started as a postdoc at the chair of Land Policy and Land Management at the school of spatial planning.
PhD at Ghent University
Between 2017 and 2021, Peter Davids worked at the Centre of Spatial Planning and Mobility on his PhD entitled “Rethinking Floodlabel: A situational approach to homeowner involvement in flood risk management”. In his monography Peter discusses the role of homeonwers, resilience and flood risk governance. Meanwhile he also edited the book “Opening up the planning landscape: 15 years of actor-relational approaches to spatial planning in Flanders, the Netherlands and beyond”, discussing the wide variety of applications of the actor-relational approach in spatial planning.
Peter Davids holds a Msc on Marine Spatial Planning from universitá IUAV de Venezia and Landscape Planning from Wageningen University, the Netherlands.
Özkan, B. A., & Davids, P. R. (2023). The 16th Annual Conference on Planning Law and Property Rights (PLPR), Ghent, Belgium, 4–8 July 2022. Town Planning Review, 1-5.
Davids, Peter; Priest, Sally; Hartmann, Thomas (2022). On the horns of a dilemma: Experts as communicators for property-level flood risk adaptation measures. Journal of Flood Risk Management. doi: 10.1111/jfr3.12881. Impact factor: 4.005.
Davids, Peter (2021). Rethinking Floodlabel: A Situational Approach to Homeowner Involvement in Flood Risk Management. (PhD Dissertation)
Davids, Peter & Thaler, Thomas (2021). Flood‐Resilient Communities: How We Can Encourage Adaptive Behaviour Through Smart Tools in Public–Private Interaction Urban Planning 6(3).
Boonstra, Beitske; Davids, Peter; Staessen, Annelies (2020). Opening up the planning landscape: 15 years of actor-relational approaches to spatial planning in Flanders, the Netherlands and beyond.
Davids, Peter (2020). Flood label : a new instrument to involve homeowners in flood risk management. In: Opening up the planning landscape: 15 years of actor-relational
approaches to spatial planning in Flanders, the Netherlands and beyond. pp. 113-119
Boonstra, Beitske; Boelens, Luuk; Staessen, Annelies; Davids, Peter (2020). After ARA: critical reflections and a reflexive beyond. In: Opening up the planning landscape: 15 years of actor-relational approaches to spatial planning in Flanders, the Netherlands and beyond. pp. 367-380
Attems, Marie-Sophie; Thaler, Thomas; Snel, Karin; Davids, Peter; Hartmann, Thomas; Fuchs, Sven (2020). The influence of tailored risk communication on individual adaptive behaviour. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. doi: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.101618
Davids, Peter; Boelens, Luuk; Tempels, Barbara (2019). The effects of tailor-made flood risk advice for homeowners in Flanders, Belgium. Water International, 44(5), 539-553.
July 2022: AESOP 2022 Annual Congress: SPace for species, Tartu, Estonia. PResentation held: Towards flood resilience among SMEs: How to trigger adaptive behavior?
June 2022: PLPR 2022 Annual Congress: Wth or without borders. Ghent, Belgium. Presentation held: Exploring the link between property rights, homeowners and flood risk governance
March 2020: Delta Urbanism Conference. Planning for Flood Resilience, Delft, the Netherlands. Presentation held: A Floodlabel for homeowners
July 2019: AESOP 2019 Annual Congress: Planning for transition, Venice, Italy
Presentation held: Getting the homeowner in: A multi-stakeholder analysis on homeowner
incentives in Flood Risk Management
July 2018: AESOP 2018 Annual Congress & PhD Summer school: Making space for hope, Gothenburg, Sweden. Presentation held: Peer influence on flood risk perception & behavioral change in flood risk management among homeowners
2018-2020: Editor for Agora, a popular scientific magazine that deals with current socio-spatial issues. AGORA is a Dutch-Flemish magazine with both subscribers and editors on both sides of the border.