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Prof. Dr. Thomas Hartmann

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Thomas Hartmann has a special expertise and research interest in: 

  • Land policies, instruments and strategies of land policy,
  • Flood risk management, resilience, and water governance,
  • Justice and ethics in spatial planning.

Thomas Hartmann is also the

  • president of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights (PLPR, www.plpr-association.org),
  • vice-chair of the European COST Action LAND4FLOOD (www.land4flood.eu),
  • speaker of the advisory board of the German Flood Comptenence Centre (www.hkc-online.de),
  • chair of the international working group on Land Policies in Europe of the German Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung (ARL, www.arl-net.de).

In addition he is associate editor of WIRES Water and the Journal of Flood Risk Management, next to other editorial boards.

You may approach him in English, German, or Dutch.

Full Professor at TU Dortmund University

As chair for land policy and land management at the school of spatial planning, he focusses in strategies of municipal land policy and on property rights and climate change, with a special focus on flood risk management.

International affiliations

Thomas Hartmann is also affiliated as a guest professor with the Czech Jan Evangelista Purkyne University (UJEP) in Usti nad Labem, Faculty of Social and Economic Studies. During the winter semesters 2015/2016 and 2017/2018, Thomas Hartmann is guest professor at the University of Vienna, Department of Geography and Regional Research, where he teaches courses on "Justice in the City" and "Land Policy for Scarce Ressources". In addition, Thomas Hartmann teaches as guest lecturer at Bonn University (Germany) in the master programme "Disaster Prevention and Management" the module "Flood Risk Management".

Accociate Professor at Wageningen Univeristy

2018-2021, Thomas Hartmann taught and researched as Associate Professor at the Land Use Planning group at Wageningen University.

Assistant Professor at Utrecht University

Thomas Hartmann was assistant professor at the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Utrecht University between 2013-2018. He is an active member of the Urban and Regional Research Centre Utrecht (URU), teached in the BSc Spatial Planning and MSc Spatial Planning, and he was the coordinator of the master programme on Spatial Planning.

PostDoc at Utrecht University

In 2010, he started as a postdoc at the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Utrecht University. He started teaching Planning Theory in the BSc Planologie and researched on the relation of land and water from various perspectives.

Research assistant & PhD at TU Dortmund University

Since 2005, Thomas Hartmann worked as research assistant at the department for Land Policy, Land Management and Municipal Geoinformation of the Department of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University. He taught and supervised various courses, completed research activities - independently and in collaboration, and worked on his PhD. In 2009, he finished his PhD on "Clumsy Floodplains - Responsive Land Policy for Extreme Floods", at the Department of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University and received the academic title "Dr. rer.pol." (rerum politicarum). During this time he spent some time as guest researcher at the Radboud University Nijmegen.

Study of Spatial Planning

Thomas Hartmann is an engineer of spatial planning (Dipl.-Ing), which he studied Spatial Planning at TU Dortmund University and the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. He focused his study on flood protection and spatial planning.

2023

Academic publications (international, peer-reviewed)

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Books & special issues

Thaler, Thomas; Slavikova, Lenka; Tempels, Barbara; Hartmann, Thomas (Eds.) (2023): Homeowners and the resilient city: Climate-driven natural hazards and private land. Palgrave Macmillan. In press.

Vejchodská, Eliška; Hartmann, Thomas; Alterman, Rachelle (2023). Land value capture – dynamics and diversity of instruments and strategies. Town Planning Review. SPECIAL ISSUE. In press.

Books chapters

Dyca, Besmira; Tempels, Barbara; Hartmann, Thomas (2023). Land Use Planning and Management for Flood Risk Management. In: Jessica Lamond, David Proverbs, Namrata Bhattacharya-Mis (eds): Research Handbook on Flood Risk Management. Edgar Elgar. In press.

2022

Academic publications (international, peer-reviewed)

Hartmann, Thomas; Dembski, Sebastian; Hengstermann, Andreas & Dunning, Richard (2022). Land for Densification: how land policy and property matter. Town Planning Review. In Press.

Vejchodská, Eliška; Shahab, Sina; Hartmann, Thomas (2022): Revisiting the Purpose of Land Policy: Efficiency and Equity. Journal of Planning Literature 37(4), 575–588. doi: 10.1177/08854122221112667. Impact Factor: 4.621

Koelman, Mark; Hartmann, Thomas; Spit, Tejo J.M. (2022). It’s not all about the money—landowner motivation and high voltage grid development, Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, doi: 10.1080/1523908X.2022.2093175. Impact Factor: 3.933.

Happel, Maaike; Orsi, Francesco; Hartmann, Thomas; Bakker, Martha (2022). Fertile ground, complex matter: Plurality of farmers’ attitudes towards green waste application as sustainable soil management. Sociologia Ruralis - Journal of the European Society for Rural Sociology. 62(3), 509–541 Impact Factor: 2.812.

Keller, Nadine; Tempels, Barbara; Hartmann, Thomas (2022): The OECD Water Governance Principles in Flood Risk Management. Nature & Culture 17 (3), 314–336. doi: 10.3167/nc.2022.170304. Impact Factor: 0.970.

Potočki, Kristina; Hartmann, Thomas; Slavíková, Lenka; Collentine, Dennis; Veidemane, Kristina; Raška, Pavel; Barstad, Johan; and Evans, Rhys (2022). Land Policy for Flood Risk Management – towards a new working paradigm. Earth’s Future, 10(4), e2021EF002491. doi: 10.1029/2021EF002491. Impact Factor: 7.495

Nouzari, Ehsan; Hartmann, Thomas; Spit, Tejo J.M. (2022). Organizing support through interactive governance within flood risk management. Water International, 47 (3), pp. 400–418. doi: 10.1080/02508060.2022.2045859. Impact Factor: 2.663

Biswas, Sattwick Dey & Hartmann, Thomas (2022): Land valuation and land policy: implications of normative bias. Town Planning Review 93 (5), 457–463. doi: 10.3828/tpr.2022.93.issue-5

Raška, Pavel; Bezak, Nejc; Ferreira, Carla S.S.; Kalantari, Zahra; Banasik, Kazimierz; Bertola, Miriam, … Hartmann, Thomas (2022). Identifying barriers for nature-based solutions in flood risk management: An interdisciplinary overview using expert community approach. Journal of Environmental Management, 310(114725). doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.114725. Impact Factor: 6.789.

Jonkman, Arend; Meijer, Rick; Hartmann, Thomas (2022). Land for Housing: Quantitative targets and qualitative ambitions in Dutch housing development. Land Use Policy, 114(105957). doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2021.105957. Impact Factor: 3.089.

Koelman, Mark; Hartmann, Thomas; Spit, Tejo J.M. (2022). When tensions become conflicts: Wind turbine policy implementation and development in the Netherlands. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 65(3), 375-397, doi: 10.1080/09640568.2021.1885018. Impact Factor: 2.093.

Books & special issues

Hartmann, Thomas; Slavíková, Lenka; Wilkinson, Mark (Eds.) (2022): Spatial Flood Risk Management: Implementing Catchment-based Retention and Resilience on Private Land. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Ferreira, Carla S. S.; Kalantari, Zahra; Hartmann, Thomas; Pereira, Paulo (2022). Nature-Based Solutions for Flood Mitigation - Environmental and Socio-Economic Aspects. Springer Nature: Cham (CH).

Witte, Patrick & Hartmann, Thomas (2022). An Introduction to Spatial Planning in the Netherlands. Oxon: Routledge.

Slavíková, Lenka; Hartmann, Thomas; Thaler, Thomas (2022). Financial Schemes for Flood Recovery and their Impact on Flood Resilience. Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance. Oxon: Routlegde.

Books chapters

Ataç, B.  Ayça, & Hartmann, Thomas (2022). Climate change and property rights: Challenges for land policy. In: P. Pereira & C. S. S. Ferreira (Eds.), Urban Soil and Water Degradation. Advances in Chemical Pollution, Environmental Management and Protection. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/bs.apmp.2022.10.013

Hartmann, Thomas; Slavíková; Lenka; Wilkinson, Mark E. (2022). Implementing Catchment-based Retention and Resilience on Private Land. In: Hartmann et al. (eds.), Spatial Flood Risk Management (pp. 1-11). Edgar Elgar.

Hartmann, Thomas, Löschner, Lukas; Macháč, Jan (2022). Upstream-downstream schemes and its instruments. In: Hartmann et al. (eds.), Spatial Flood Risk Management (pp. 106-118). Edward Elgar.

Hartmann, Thomas; Slavíková; Lenka; Wilkinson, Mark E. (2022). Challenges of spatial flood risk management. In: Hartmann et al. (eds.), Spatial Flood Risk Management (pp. 164-170). Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Hartmann, Thomas & Geertman, Stan (2022). Planning Theory. In J. Torfing & C. Ansell (Eds.), Handbook on Theories of Governance (2nd edition) (pp. 66-76). Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Professional publications

Dworak, Linda; Sommer, Thomas; Schinke, Reinhard; Willkomm, Marlene; Simon, Stefan; Hartmann, Thomas; Strotmann, Reinhold (2022). Bauleitplanung. In Berhard Becker et al. (eds) Umgang mit hohen Grundwasserständen: Prozesse, Lösungsansätze, Fallbeispiele (pp. 69-71). BWK.

Slavíková, Lenka & Hartmann, Thomas (2022). Preface. In: Ferreira et al. (eds), Nature-Based Solutions for Flood Mitigation (ix-x). Springer Nature.

Hengstermann, Andreas & Hartmann, Thomas (2022). An analytical framework for comparing land policies in Europe. ARL Nachrichten, 2022(2-3). In press.

Hartmann, Thomas & Hengstermann, Andreas (2022). Towards understanding land policies in Europe - The International Working Group on Land Policies in Europe prepares next milestones. ARL Nachrichten. In press.

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2021

Academic publications (international, peer-reviewed)

Thaler, Thomas, Witte, Patrick A., Hartmann, Thomas, & Geertman, Stan C. M. (2021). Smart Urban Governance for Climate Change Adaptation. Urban Planning, 6(3), 223–226. doi: 10.17645/up.v6i3.4613

Götze, Vera & Hartmann, Thomas (2021). Why municipalities grow: The influence of fiscal incentives on municipal land policies in Germany and the Netherlands. Land Use Policy, 109(2021), 105681. doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2021.105681. Impact Factor: 3.089.

Shahab, Sina, Hartmann, Thomas, & Jonkman, Arend (2021). Strategies of municipal land policies: housing development in Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands. European Planning Studies, 29(6), 1132–1150. doi: 10.1080/09654313.2020.1817867 . Impact Factor: 2.226.

Snel, Karin; Priest, Sally; Hartmann, Thomas; Witte, Patrick; Geertman, Stan (2021). “Do the resilient things.” Residents’ perspectives on responsibilities for flood risk adaptation in England. Journal of Flood Risk Management. doi: 10.1111/jfr3.12727 . Impact factor: 3.066

Bosoni, Mattia; Tempels, Barbara; Hartmann, Thomas (2021). Understanding integration within the Dutch multi-layer safety approach to flood risk management. Journal of River Basin Management. doi: 10.1080/15715124.2021.1915321 . Impact factor: 1.39.

Slavíková, Lenka, Hartmann, Thomas & Thaler, Thomas (2021). Paradoxes of financial schemes for resilient flood recovery of households. WIRES Water, 8(2), e1497. doi: 10.1002/wat2.1497 . Impact factor: 4.436.

Albrecht, Juliane & Hartmann, Thomas (2021). Land for flood risk management – Instruments and strategies of land management for polders and dike relocations in Germany. Environmental Science & Policy, 118, 36–44. doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2020.12.008 . Impact factor: 4.767.

Löschner, Lukas; Hartmann, Thomas; Priest, Sally; Collentine, Dennis (2021). Editorial: Strategic Use of Instruments of Land Policy for Mobilising Private Land for Flood Risk Management. Environmental Science & Policy, 118, 45–48. doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2021.01.009 . Impact factor: 4.767

Books & special issues

Thaler, Thomas; Witte, Patrick A.; Hartmann, Thomas & Geertman, Stan C. M. (2021). Smart Urban Governance for Climate Change Adaptation. Urban Planning, 6(3), SPECIAL ISSUE.

Löschner, Lukas; Hartmann, Thomas; Priest, Sally; Collentine, Dennis (2021). Strategic Use of Instruments of Land Policy for Mobilising Private Land for Flood Risk Management. Environmental Science & Policy, 118, SPECIAL ISSUE. Impact factor: 4.767.

Hartmann, Thomas; Doorn-Hoekveld, Willemijn; van Rijswick, Marleen; Spit, Tejo J.M. (2021). Flood resilience of private properties. Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance. Oxon: Routlegde.

Professional publications

Hartmann, Thomas & Hengstermann, Andreas (2021). Actors of Land Policy. ARL Nachrichten, 51(3), 60.

Hartmann, Thomas; Slavíková, Lenka; Collentine, Dennis; Veidemane, Kristina; Potocki, Kristina; Barstad, Johan; Evans, Rhys (2021). Taking land seriously in spatial flood risk management. Policy brief on LAND4FLOOD – Natural Flood Retention on Private Land. IWRA Policy Brief, Green Series(12). www.iwra.org

Hartmann, Thomas (2021). Zoning as a political tool of planning: Book review Sclar, E., Baird-Zars, B., Fischer, L. A., Stahl, V. E. (eds.) (2020). Zoning: A guide for 21st-century planning. Rooilijn - tijdschrift voor wetenschap en beleid in de ruimtelijke ordening. Online: www.rooilijn.nl.

Hartmann, Thomas & Hengstermann, Andreas (2021). Developing the rules of the game Report on Online Workshop of the International Working Group (IAK) Land Policies in Europe, 29. October 2020. ARL Nachrichten, 3(50), 74-75.

Hartmann, Thomas & Hengstermann, Andreas (2021). PLPR – annual conference 2021: Online Sessions zu Planning, Law, and Property Rights. ARL Nachrichten, 3(50), 95.

Hartmann, Thomas (2021). Statements on Planning, Law, and Property Rights. ARL Nachrichten, 3(50), 96.

Hengstermann, Andreas & Hartmann, Thomas (2021). Grund zum Wohnen – Das Baulandmobilisierungsgesetz aus internationaler Perspektive. pnd rethinking planning, 2021(1), doi: 10.18154/RWTH-2021-01677 .

Hengstermann, Andreas & Hartmann, Thomas (2021). Kohärente Planungsdidaktik – Eine Würdigung des Projektstudiums. Raumplanung, 210(1), 21-25.

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2020

Academic publications (international, peer-reviewed)

Duivenvoorden, Eva; Hartmann, Thomas; Brinkhuijsen, Marlies; Hesselmans Ton (2020). Managing public space – A blind spot of urban planning and design. Cities. doi:  10.1016/j.cities.2020.103032 . Impact Factor: 4.802.

Bouwmeester, Josje & Hartmann, Thomas (2020). Unraveling the Self-Made City: The Spatial Impact of Informal Real Estate Markets in Informal Settlements. Cities. doi:  10.1016/j.cities.2020.102966 . Impact Factor: 2.449.

Keller, Nadine & Hartmann, Thomas (2020). OECD Water Governance principles on the local scale – an exploration in Dutch water management. International Journal of River Basin Management 18(4), 439-444. doi: 10.1080/07900627.2019.1566055

Debrunner, Gabriela; Hartmann, Thomas. (2020). Strategic use of land policy instruments for affordable housing – Coping with social challenges under scarce land conditions in Swiss cities. Land Use Policy (99). doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2020.104993 . Impact Factor: 3.089.

Nouzari, Ehsan; Hartmann, Thomas; Spit, Tejo J.M. (2020). Interactive governance for satisfaction measurements: stakeholder involvement in design processes for flood risk management. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 13(4), e12650. doi: 10.1111/jfr3.12650 . Impact Factor: 3.240

Rufat, Samuel; Fekete, Alexander; Armas, Iuliana; Hartmann, Thomas; Kuhlicke, Christian; Prior, Tim; Thaler, Thomas; Wisner, Biswas (2020) Swimming alone? Why linking flood risk perception and behaviour requires more than “it’s the individual, stupid”. WIREs Water, 7(5). Doi: doi.org/10.1002/wat2.1462 . Impact factor: 4.436.

Hartmann, Thomas; Jüpner, Robert (2020). Implementing resilience in flood risk management. Editorial Commentary. WIREs Water. doi: 10.1002/wat2.1465 . Impact factor: 4.436.

Jehling, Mathias; Schorcht, Martin; Hartmann, Thomas (2020): Densification in suburban Germany: approaching policy and space through concepts of justice. Town Planning Review 91(3), 217–237. doi: 10.3828/tpr.2020.13 .

Dembski, Sebastian; Hartmann, Thomas; Hengstermann, Andreas; Dunning, Richard (2020). Introduction: Enhancing understanding of strategies of land policy for urban densification. Town Planning Review 91(3), 209–216. DOI: 10.3828/tpr.2020.12 .

Thaler, Thomas; Doorn, Neelke; Hartmann, Thomas (2020). Justice of compensation for spatial flood risk management – comparing the flexible Austrian and the structured Dutch approach. Die ERDE – Journal of the Geographical Society of Berlin, 151(2-3). Impact Factor: 0.641.

Snel, Karin; Witte, Patrick; Hartmann, Thomas & Geertman, Stan (2020). The shifting position of homeowners in flood resilience: from recipients to key-stakeholders. WIRES Water. doi: 10.1002/wat2.1451 . Impact factor: 4.436.

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 . Impact Factor: 2.568.

Slavíková, Lenka; Hartmann, Thomas; Thaler, Thomas (2020): Financial schemes for resilient flood recovery. Environmental Hazards, 19 (3), 223–227. doi: 10.1080/17477891.2019.1703624 . Impact Factor: 1.366.

Van den Hoek, Duncan; Hartmann, Thomas; Spit, Tejo J.M. (2020). Certain flexibilities in land-use plans. Towards a method for measuring the amount of flexibility. Land Use Policy. Doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2020.104497 . Impact Factor: 3.089.

Disse, M., Johnson, T. G., Leandro, J., & Hartmann, T. (2020). Exploring the relation between flood risk management and flood resilience. Water Security, 9, 100059. doi: 10.1016/j.wasec.2020.100059 .

Books & special issues

Slavíková, Lenka; Hartmann, Thomas; Thaler, Thomas (2020). Financial Schemes for Resilient Flood Recovery. Environmental Hazards, 19(3). SPECIAL ISSUE.

Hartmann, Thomas; Jüpner, Robert (2020). Implementing resilience in flood risk man-agement. WIREs Water. Curated SPECIAL COLLECTION. Impact factor: 4.436.

Dembski, Sebastian; Hartmann, Thomas; Hengstermann, Andreas & Dunning, Richard (2020). Enhancing understanding of strategies of land policy for urban densification. Town Planning Review, 91(3). SPECIAL ISSUE.

Professional publications

Hartmann, Thomas; Doorn-Hoekveld, Willemijn; van Rijswick, Marleen; Spit, Tejo J.M. (2020). Policy Brief No. 15: Flood-resilient cities start at home. IWRA Policy Brief, Blue Series(15). www.iwra.org

Esmail, Ahmed; Takx, Simone; Marlies, Brinkhuijsen; Hartmann, Thomas; Hesselmans, Ton; Oosterhoff, Wiebe (2020). Openbare ruimte beheren en vernieuwen. Rooilijn - tijdschrift voor wetenschap en beleid in de ruimtelijke ordening, 53(1), 18-25.

Hartmann, Thomas & Hengstermann, Andreas (2020). Internationale Impulse für die deutsche Bodenpolitik. Bericht zum Sondierungsworkshop des Internationalen Arbeitskreises (IAK) "Bodenpolitische Impulse für effektives Flächenmanagement", in Mannheim, 29.-30. August 2019. ARL Nachrichten, 2(49), 60-61.

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2019

Academic publications (international, peer-reviewed)

Fekete, Alex; Hartmann, Thomas; Jüpner, Robert (2019). Resilience: On-going Wave or Subsiding Trend in Flood Risk Research and Practice? WIREs Water.
doi: 10.1002/wat2.1397 . Impact factor: 4.436.

Snel, Karin; Witte, Patrick; Hartmann; Thomas & Geertman, Stan (2019). More than a one-size-fits-all approach - Tailoring flood risk communication to plural homeowner perspectives. Water International 44(5), 554-570. Impact Factor: 1.885.

Hartmann, Thomas & Jehling, Mathias (2019). From diversity to justice – Unraveling pluralistic rationalities in urban design. Cities, 91, 58-63. doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2018.02.009 Impact Factor: 2.449.

Delphine, Delphine; Witte, Patrick; Hartmann, Thomas; Spit, Tejo & Zoomers, Annelies (2019). For the Greater Good? —A Critical Reflection on Assessing Indirect Economic Effects Caused by Large Transport Projects. Open Journal of Civil Engineering,

09(02), 135–156. doi.org/10.4236/ojce.2019.92010

Nouzari, Ehsan; Hartmann, Thomas; Spit, Tejo J.M. (2019). The Usefulness of Interactive Governance for Underground Planning. Nature & Culture, 14(2),147–167. doi:10.3167/nc.2019.140203 . Impact Factor: 1.931.

Scholten, Tom; Hartmann, Thomas; Spit, Tejo J.M. (2019). The Spatial Component of Integrative Water Resources Management. Differentiating Integration of Land and Water Governance. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 36(5), 800-817. doi: 10.1080/07900627.2019.1566055 . Impact Factor: 2.081.

Books & special issues

Hartmann, Thomas; Viglione, Alberto (2019). Understanding and Managing Floods: an Interdisciplinary Challenge. WIREs Water. Curated SPECIAL COLLECTION. Impact factor: 4.436

Hartmann, Thomas; Doorn-Hoekveld, Willemijn; van Rijswick, Marleen; Spit, Tejo J.M. (2019). Flood resilience of private properties. Water International 44(5). SPECIAL ISSUE. Impact Factor: 1.885

Hartmann, Thomas; Basta, Claudia; Moroni, Stefano (2019). People making cities – cities making justice: Jane Jacobs, ethics and justice. Cities, 91. SPECIAL ISSUE. Impact Factor: 2.449.

Hartmann, Thomas; Slavíková, Lenka ; McCarthy, Simon (2019). Nature-based Flood Risk Management on Private Land - Disciplinary Perspectives on a Multidisciplinary Challenge. Springer Nature.

Book Chapters

Thaler, Thomas; Shively, David; Petersen-Perlman, Jacob; Slavikova, Lenka; Hartmann, Thomas (2019). Collective Choices Affecting Natural Hazards Governance, Risk, and Vulnerability. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199389407.013.142

Professional publications

Hartmann, Thomas (2019). Book Review: Cities, Economic Inequality and Justice: Reflections and Alternative Perspectives, Edwin Buitelaar, Anet Weterings and Roderik Ponds, Abingdon, Routledge, 2018. Town Planning Review (TPR), 90(5), 581–583.

Nieland, Elin, Meijer, Rick, Jonkman, Arend, & Hartmann, Thomas. (2019). Wat is er gebeurd met Planners’ Paradise? Een analyse van Nederlands gemeentelijk grondbeleid. In G. Bouma, B. Boonstra, & E. Vanempten (Eds.), Meer met Meer: Bijdragen aan de Plandag 2019 (pp. 30–37). Groningen: InPlanning.

Hartmann, Thomas (2019). Hochwasserrisikovorsorge – ein bodenpolitisches Thema! Zur Rolle von Eigentum im Hochwasserrisikomanagement. RaumPlanung 2019(2), 20-25.

Nieland, Elin; Meijer, Rick; Jonkman, Arend; Hartmann, Thomas (2019). Grond voor wonen – versnellen, verdichten, verduurzamen. Rooilijn - tijdschrift voor wetenschap en beleid in de ruimtelijke ordening, 49(1), 58-63.

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2018

Academic publications (international, peer-reviewed)

Koelman, Mark; Hartmann, Thomas; Spit, Tejo J.M. (2018). Land Use Conflicts  in the Energy Transition: Dutch Dilemma’s. TeMA. Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 11(3), 273-284.

Hartmann, Thomas & Tejo J.M. Spit (2018). Editorial: Dynamics of land policies – Triggers and implications. Land Use Policy´, 77(2018), 775-777. doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.01.042 . Impact Factor: 3.089

Van Oosten, Thomas; Witte, Patrick; Hartmann, Thomas (2018). Active land policy in small municipalities in the Netherlands: “We don’t do it, unless...”. Land Use Policy´, 77(2018), 829-836. doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.10.029 . Impact Factor: 3.089

Hartmann, Thomas; van Straalen, Fennie; Spit, Tejo J.M. (2018) Expectation management at the local scale: Legal failure of public participation for large urban planning projects. TeMA. Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment

, 11(1), 133-145 doi: dx.doi.org/10.6092/1970-9870/5369

Rindrasih, Erda; Hartmann, Thomas; Witte, Patrick & Zoomers, Annelies (2018). Travelling without a helmet - Tourists’ Vulnerabilities and Responses to Disasters in Indonesia. Disasters. doi: 10.1111/disa.12281 . Impact Factor: 1.255.

Hartmann, Thomas, Jirina Jílková; Schanze, Jochen (2018). Editorial: Land for Flood Risk Management: A catchment-wide and cross-disciplinary perspective. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 11(1), 3-5. doi: 10.1111/jfr3.12344 . Impact Factor: 3.121.

Books & special issues

Needham, Barrie; Buitelaar, Edwin; Hartmann, Thomas (2018). Planning, Law and Economics: The Rules We Make for Using Land (2nd edition). Abington: Routledge.    

Hartmann, Thomas, Jirina Jílková; Schanze, Jochen (2018). Land for Flood Risk Management: A catchment-wide and cross-disciplinary perspective. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 11(1). SPECIAL ISSUE. Impact Factor: 3.121.

Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M. (2018). SPECIAL SECTION on Dynamics of Land Policies – Triggers and Implications. Land Use Policy, 77(2018). Impact Factor: 3.089.

Gerber, Jean-David; Hartmann, Thomas; Hengstermann, Andreas (eds) (2018). Instruments of Land Policy – Dealing with Scarcity of Land. Abington: Routledge.       

  • Hartmann, Thomas & Gerber, Jean-David (2018). Land, scarcity, and property rights. In: Gerber et al. (eds) Instruments of Land Policy (pp. 3-7). Abington: Routledge.
  • Hengstermann, Andreas & Hartmann, Thomas (2018). Instruments of land policy – four types of intervention. In: Gerber et al. (eds) Instruments of Land Policy (pp. 27-32). Abington: Routledge.
  • Gerber, Jean-David; Hartmann, Thomas; Hengstermann, Andreas (2018). Planning with or against property rights. In: Gerber et al. (eds) Instruments of Land Policy (pp. 337-349).  Abington: Routledge.       

van Straalen, Fennie; Hartmann, Thomas; Sheehan, John (eds), (2018). Property rights and climate change. Land-use under changing environmental conditions. Abington: Routledge.

  • van Straalen, Fennie; Hartmann, Thomas; Sheehan, John (2018) Changing environmental conditions, property rights and land-use planning. In van Straalen et al. (eds), Property rights and climate change (pp. 1-10). Abington: Routledge.
  • Hartmann, Thomas; van Straalen, Fennie; Sheehan, John (2018) The social construction of changing environmental conditions. In van Straalen et al. (eds), Property rights and climate change (pp. 182-190). Abington: Routledge

Book Chapters

Holtslag-Broekhof, Sanne; Hartmann, Thomas; Spit, Tejo J.M. (2018). Compulsory acquisition in the Netherlands. In Glen Searle (ed.) Compulsory Property Acquisition for Densification. (pp. 20-29). Abington: Routledge.

Hartmann, Thomas (2018). Ethik in der Raumplanung. In Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung (eds), Handwörterbuch der Stadt- und Raumentwicklung. (pp. 571-576). Hannover: ARL.

Scholten, Tom, & Hartmann, Thomas (2018). Flood resilience and legitimacy: An exploration of Dutch flood risk management. In E.-M. Trell, B. Restemeyer, M. M. Bakema, & B. van Hoven (Eds.), Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places (pp. 77–91). Oxon: Routledge.

Professional publications

Cross, Katharine et al. (2018). Action Agenda for Basin-Connected Cities - Influencing and Activating Urban Stakeholders to be Water Stewards in their Basins. IWA. Available at: http://www.iwa-network.org/projects/basin-action-agenda

Jüpner, Robert; Bachmann, Daniel; Fekete, Alexander; Hartmann, Thomas; Pohl, Reinhard; Schmitt, Theo; Schulte, Achim (2018). Resilienz im Hochwasserrisikomanagement. Korrespondenz Abfallwirtschaft 2018(11). 656-663.

Scheffer, Niklas & Hartmann, Thomas (2018). Das „Wiener Modell“ – Eine gerechte Wohnungspolitik? RaumPlanung 199(6), 50-54.

Hartmann, Thomas & Slavíková, Lenka (2018). How Private Land Matters in Flood Risk Management. IWRA Policy Brief.

Kaufmann, Maria, & Hartmann, Thomas (2018). Die Niederlande und Wasser: vom technischen Küstenschutz zum Deltaprogramm im Hinterland. Geographische Rundschau, 2018(3), 20–25.

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2017

Academic publications (international, peer-reviewed)

Thaler, Thomas; Löschner, Lukas; Hartmann, Thomas (2017): The introduction of catchment-wide co-operations: Scalar reconstructions and transformation in Austria in flood risk management. In Land Use Policy 68, pp. 563–573. doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.08.023. Impact Factor: 3.089

Machác, Jan; Hartmann, Thomas; Jilkova, Jirina (2017). Negotiating land for flood risk management – Upstream-downstream in the light of economic game theory. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 11(19; 66-75. doi: 10.1111/jfr3.12317 . Impact Factor: 3.121

Roos, Matthijs; Hartmann, Thomas; Spit, Tejo J.M. & Johann, Georg (2017). Constructing Risks – Internalisation of Flood Risks in the Flood Risk Management Plan. Environmental Science and Policy, 74, 23-29. doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2017.04.007 . Impact Factor: 3.018

Gerber, Jean-David; Narath, Stéphane; Hartmann, Thomas (2017). The strategic use of time-limited property rights in land-use planning. Evidence from Switzerland. Environment and Planning A, 49(7), 1684-1703. doi: 10.1177/0308518X17701916 . Impact Factor: 1.389

Saputra, Erlis; Hartmann, Thomas; Zoomers, Annelies; Spit, Tejo J.M. (2017). Fighting the ignorance: The response to land subsidence by public authorities and land users in Indonesia. American Journal of Climate Change. 6(1): 1-21. doi: 10.4236/ajcc.2017.61001 .

Professional publications

Jehling, Mathias, & Hartmann, Thomas (2017). Gerechtigkeit und Infrastrukturplanung. Politische Studien 2017(475) 80–88.

Hartmann Thomas & Basta, Claudia (2017). International conference ‘Jane Jacobs 100’ in Delft, The Netherlands, 24–25 May 2016. Town Planning Review (TPR). Town Planning Review (TPR). 88(2).

Jehling, Mathias, & Hartmann, Thomas (2017). Widerspruch und Überlagerung: räumliche Szenarien zur Gerechtigkeit. In W. de Vries (Ed.), Attraktiv und lukrativ. Ideelle und finanzielle Wertschätzungen Ländlicher Räume. Materialiensammlung des Lehrstuhls für Bodenordnung und Landentwicklung: Vol. 49 (pp. 22–25). München: Lehrstuhl für Bodenordnung und Landentwicklung.

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2016

Academic publications (international, peer-reviewed)

Schmitt, Sarah Maria & Hartmann, Thomas (2016). Clumsy city by design – a theory for Jane Jacobs’ imperfect cities? Urban Planning, 1(4): 42-50. 

Thaler, Thomas & Hartmann, Thomas (2016). Justice and flood risk management: Reflecting on different approaches to distribute and allocate flood risk management in Europe. Natural Hazards. doi:10.1007/s11069-016-2305-1 . Impact Factor: 1.833

Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M. (2016). Legitimizing differentiated flood protection levels - Consequences of the European flood risk management plan. Environmental Science & Policy. 361-367. doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2015.08.013 . Impact Factor: 3.751

van Ruiten, Leon & Hartmann, Thomas (2016). The spatial turn and the scenario approach in flood risk management – Implementing the European Floods Directive in the Netherlands. AIMS Environmental Science. 3(4): 697-713.

Books & special issues

Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M. (eds) (2016). Frontiers of Land and Water Governance in Urban Regions. Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance. Oxon: Routlegde.

  • Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M. (2016). Introduction. In Hartmann. T. & Spit, T.J.M. (eds) Frontiers of Land and Water Governance in Urban Regions (pp. 1-7). Oxon: Routlegde.
  • Tempels, Barbara & Hartmann, Tejo J.M. (2016). A co-evolving frontier between land and water – Dilemmas of flexibility versus robustness in flood risk management. In Hartmann. T. & Spit, T.J.M. (eds) Frontiers of Land and Water Governance in Urban Regions (pp. 82-93). Oxon: Routlegde.

Book Chapters

Hartmann, Thomas, & Geertman, Stan (2016). Planning Theory. In J. Torfing & C. Ansell (Eds.), Handbook on Theories of Governance (pp. 61-70). Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Professional publications

Roomer, Manou & Hartmann, Thomas (2016). Maatwerk als redding van welstand? Rooilijn - tijdschrift voor wetenschap en beleid in de ruimtelijke ordening, 49(1), 58-63.

Jehling, Mathias & Hartmann Thomas (2016). Land governance: The LANDac conference in Utrecht, The Netherlands, 8–10 July 2015. Town Planning Review (TPR). 87(1), 99-104.

Hartmann, Thomas, and Scheibel, Marc (2016). Flood Label for buildings – a tool for more flood-resilient cities. E3S Web of Conferences, 7, 13006. doi: 10.1051/e3sconf/20160713006

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2015

Academic publications (international, peer-reviewed)

Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M. (2015). Towards an integrated water management - Comparing German and Dutch water law from a spatial planning perspective. International Journal of Water Governance. 3(2), 59–78. doi: 10.7564/14-IJWG68 .

Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M. (2015). Implementing European climate adaptation policy - How local policymakers react to European policy. TeMA. Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 7 (1), 51-68. doi: 10.6092/1970-9870/2918

Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M. (2015). Implementing the European Flood Risk Management Plan. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. doi: 10.1080/09640568.2015.1012581 . Impact Factor: 1.560

Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M. (2015). Dilemmas of involvement in land management – Comparing an active (Dutch) and a passive (German) approach. Land Use Policy, 42, 729–737. doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2014.10.004 . Impact Factor: 3.089

Professional publications

Hartmann, Thomas & Jílková, Jirina (2015). Wasser-Governance matters. Nachrichten der ARL, 3(2015), 45-46.

Hartmann, Thomas, & Spit, Tejo J.M. (2015). Theorie toepasbaar op praktijk: planologie in Utrecht. Rooilijn - tijdschrift voor wetenschap en beleid in de ruimtelijke ordening, 48(1), 32-37.

Hengstermann, Andreas & Hartmann, Thomas (2015). From Control to Co-Evolution TPR conference report on AESOP 2014. Town Planning Review (TPR), 86 (1). 103-108. 

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2014

Academic publications (international, peer-reviewed)

Tempels, Barbara, & Hartmann, Thomas (2014). A co-evolving frontier between land and water: dilemmas of flexibility versus robustness in flood risk management. Water International, 39(6), 872–883. doi: 10.1080/02508060.2014.958797 . Impact Factor: 1.538

Hartmann, Thomas & Hengstermann, Andreas (2014). Territorial cohesion through spatial policies - An analysis with Cultural Theory and clumsy solutions. Central European Journal of Public Policy, 8(1), 30-49.

Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M. (2014). Capacity Building for the Integration of Climate Adaptation into Urban Planning Processes: The Dutch Experience. American Journal of Climate Change, 03(03), 245-252.  

Donders, Maud A.R.T., Hartmann, Thomas & Kokx, Anita J.M.C. (2014). E-participation in urban planning: Getting and keeping citizens involved. International Journal of E-Planning Research, 3(2), 54-69. doi: 10.4018/ijepr.2014040104  

Hartmann, Thomas & Albrecht, Juliane (2014). From flood protection to flood risk management: Condition-based and performance-based regulations in German water law. Journal of Environmental Law, 26(2), 243-268. doi: 10.1093/jel/equ015 . Impact Factor: 1.021 

Hartmann, Thomas & Juepner, Robert (2014). The Flood Risk Management Plan – An essential step towards the institutionalization of a paradigm shift. International Journal of Water Governance, 2(1), 107-118.

Books & special issues

Hartmann, Thomas, & Spit, Tejo J.M. (eds.) (2014). Frontiers of land and water governance in urban regions. Water International, 39(6).  SPECIAL ISSUE. Impact Factor: 1.538

Hartmann, Thomas, & Jüpner, Robert (eds.) (2014). The European flood risk management plan: Between spatial planning and water engineering. Journal of Flood Risk Management, SPECIAL ISSUE.  Impact Factor: 3.121

Professional publications

Hartmann, Thomas, & Spit, Tejo J.M. (2014). Book Review: M. Reimer, P. Getimis and H. Blotevogel: Spatial planning systems and practices in Europe: A comparative perspective on continuity and changes. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment. doi: 10.1007/s10901-014-9422-5  

Hartmann, Thomas, & Spit, Tejo J.M. (2014). Policy Brief No. 3: Land and Water Governance in Urban Regions. IWRA: www.iwra.org.

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2013

Academic publications (international, peer-reviewed)

Hartmann, Thomas & Driessen, Peter P.J. (2013).The Flood Risk Management Plan: Towards spatial water governance. Journal of Flood Risk Management, doi: 10.1111/jfr3.12077 .  Impact Factor: 3.121

Book Chapters

Hartmann, Thomas (2013). Der Steuerungsansatz des Hochwasserrisikomanagementplanes zum Zusammenspiel von Raumplanung und Wasserwirtschaft. In V. Lüderitz, A. Dittrich, R. Jüpner, A. Schulte, F. Reinstorf & B. Ettmer (Eds.), Die Elbe im Spannungsfeld von Hochwasserschutz, Naturschutz und Schifffahrt (pp. 126-142). Magdeburg: Shaker.

Hartmann, Thomas & Juepner, Robert (2013). Der Hochwasserrisikomanagementplan; Herausforderung für Wasserwirtschaft und Raumplanung. In J. Stamm & K. Graw (Eds.), Technischer und organisatorischer Hochwasserschutz (pp. 183-192). Dresden: IWD. 

Professional publications

Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M. (2013). Buchrezension: van der Cammen, H.; de Klerk, L.; Dekker, G.; Witsen, Peter P. (2013): The Selfmade Land: Culture and Evolution of Urban and Regional Planning in the Netherlands. Raumforschung und Raumordnung, 71(5), 437-438. 

Klee, Andreas, Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M. (2013). Sustainable governance of land and water - ARL Summer School 2013. ARL Nachrichten, 43(4), 12-14.

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2012

Academic publications (international, peer-reviewed)

Hartmann, Thomas (2012).Wicked problems and clumsy solutions: Planning as expectation management. Planning Theory, 11(3), 242-256.  Impact Factor: 1.409 

Books & special issues

Hartmann, Thomas & Needham, Barrie (eds) (2012). Planning by law and property rights reconsidered. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate.

  • Hartmann, Thomas & Needham, Barrie (2012). Introduction: Why reconsider planning by law and property rights? In T. Hartmann & B. Needham (Eds.), Planning by law and property rights reconsidered (pp. 1-22). Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate. 
  • Needham, Barie & Hartmann, Thomas (2012). Conclusion. In T. Hartmann & B. Needham (Eds.), Planning by law and property rights reconsidered (pp. 219-228). Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate.
  • Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M. (2012). Managing riverside property: Spatial water management in Germany from a Dutch perspective. In T. Hartmann & B. Needham (Eds.), Planning by law and property rights reconsidered (pp. 97-116). Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate. 

Book Chapters

Hartmann, Thomas (2012). Land policy for German rivers: Making space for the rivers. In J.F. Warner, A. van Buuren & J. Edelenbos (Eds.), Making space for the river: Governance experiences with multifunctional river flood management in the US and Europe (pp. 121-133). London: IWA. 

Professional publications

Hartmann, Thomas (2012). Rationaliteiten in ruimtelijke planvorming: Een theoretisch perspectief op participatiemanagement vanuit de burger. Bestuurswetenschappen, 6, 36-51.

Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M. (2012). Book review: Strong stories - How the Dutch are reinventing spatial planning. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 32(4), 502-504. 

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2011

Academic publications (international, peer-reviewed)

Hartmann, Thomas (2011). Den Flüssen mehr Raum geben - Umsetzungsrestriktionen in Recht und Praxis. Raumforschung und Raumordnung, 69(4), 257-268. doi: 10.1007/s13147-011-0091-5

Hartmann, Thomas (2011). Contesting land policies for space for rivers - Rational, viable, and clumsy floodplain management. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 4(3), 165-175. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-318X.2011.01101.x . Impact Factor: 3.121

Book

Hartmann, Thomas (2011). Clumsy Floodplains. Responsive Land Policy for Extreme Floods. Farnham Surrey: Ashgate.

Professional publications

Hartmann, Thomas (2011). Verzwickte Flussgemeinschaft - Warum es so schwierig ist, den Flüssen Raum zu geben. Conference proceedings Internationalen Rheinkonferenz: Zukunft Rhein 2010 (17-19 November, 2010) (pp. 74-75). Bonn: Regionale 2010, Internationalen Rheinkonferenz: Zukunft Rhein 2010.

Hartmann, Thomas & Filius, Friedel C. (2011). Geo-risico governance - ruimtelijke planning voor het onverwachte. In G. Bouma, F. Filius, E. Vanempten & B. Waterhout (eds.), Planning van de toekomst (pp. 377-385). Bruxelles: Plandag 2011.

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2010

Academic publications (international, peer-reviewed)

Hartmann, Thomas (2010). Reframing polyrational floodplains - land policy for large areas for temporary emergency retention. Nature and Culture, 5(1), 15-30. doi: 10.3167/nc.2010.050102 . Impact Factor: 1.931

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2009

Academic publications (international, peer-reviewed)

Hartmann, Thomas (2009).Clumsy floodplains and the law: Towards a responsive land policy for extreme floods. Built Environment, 35 (4), 531-544. doi: 10.2148/benv.35.4.531

Professional publications

Hartmann, Thomas (2009). Polyrationeel grondbeleid voor overstromingen. Rooilijn - tijdschrift voor wetenschap en beleid in de ruimtelijke ordening, 42(1), 44-49.

Since 2021       
Vice Chair of the IWRA Task Force LAND4FLOOD „Natural Flood Retention on Private Land“, www.land4flood.eu.

2021-2023        
Advisory Board of the Horizon 2020 project SUMEX on SUstainable Management in EXtractive Industries.

2020                
Mentor at the PhD Workshop the International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights.

2020                
Programme Committee member of the conference “Sustainable & Resilient Urban-Rural Partnerships – URP2020”.

2020                
Mentor at the PhD e-Seminar of AESOP (Association of European Schools of Planning).

2020                
Mentor for the AESOP Young Academics (Association of European Schools of Planning) (Virtual) Expert Clinic.

2020-2024      
President of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights (www.plpr-association.org).

since 2019        
Member of the Academic Advisory Board in the project on policy coordination in flood risk management at BOKU, Vienna, AT.

2019                
Mentor of the PhD workshop in Italy at the AESOP Young Academics (Association of European Schools of Planning)

since 2019        
Work Package Leader of the expert group „Resilience in Flood Risk Management“ of the German association for water, wastewater, and waste management (DWA)

since 2018        
Member of Periodiek Overleg Planologie (regular meeting of Dutch planning professors)

since 2017        
Vice Chair of the COST Action “LAND4FLOOD – Natural Flood Risk Management on Private Land” www.land4flood.eu

2017-2022       
Member of the working group of the German Associations of Environmental Engineers (BWK) on "high groundwater".

2017                
Member of the organization committee of the LANDac conference – conference on Land Governance, Utrecht, NL (June 2017).

since 2016        
Member of the Academic Advisory Board of the project RegioFlood at BOKU, Vienna, AT.

2016–2020       
Vice-President of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights (www.plpr-association.org).

since 2016        
Controller & project manager of the project HochwasserPass (Floodlabel) at HKC (www.hkc-online.de).

since 2015        
Dutch representative of the Management Committee COST Action “Innovations in Climate Governance: Sources, Patterns and Effects” (INOGOV).

2015–2017       
Member of the Scientific Board in the project "Cross-border Flood Risk Management", financed by the Czech Ministry for Education.

2015–2018       
Main contact for the Department Human Geography and Planning in AESOP (Association of European Schools of Planning)..

2015                
Member of the international expert group for the communication of the complexity of climate change (in cooperation with the Institute IREUS, Stuttgart, and the German Academy for Spatial Planning and Research, ARL).

since 2014        
Member of the OECD Water Governance Initiative. 2015, the Water Governance Principles have been ratified by the 34 member states of OECD.

since 2014        
Member of the experts group on land readjustment by the Dutch Cadastre.

2014 – 2016     
Member of the working group „Grundstücksverfügbarkeit für hydromorphologische Maßnahmen” of the German Associations of Environmental Engineers (BWK)

2010 – 2014      
Secretary General of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights (www.plpr-association.org).

2008 – 2010      
PhD Coordinator of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights (www.plpr-association.org).

since 2007        
Speaker of the Advisory Board of the German Centre for Flood Knowledge & Action (HochwasserKompetenzCentrum, www.hkc-online.de).

Raumforschung & Raumordnung
(since 2020)

WIRES Water, IF 4.412
(since 2018)

Journal of Flood Risk Management, IF: 3.150
(since 2017)

Urban Planning
(since 2017)

TeMALand Use, Mobility & Environment
(since 2015)

Geoscape Journal
(since 2019)

Transactions of AESOP
(since 2016)

InPlanning NL
(2015-2021)

  • Since 07/2022
    Member of the Faculty Board of the Department of Spatial Planning at TU Dortmund University.
  • Since 07/2022
    Contact person for study scholarships
  • Since 07/2022
    Coordinator for the SPRING-Partnership of TU Dortmund University with Ghana

since 2021         Member of the Informationskreis für Raumplanung (IfR)

since 2021         Member of the AESOP thematic group "Planning Theories"

since 2020         Fellow of NORMACTIVITY –
Research Network on Human and Non-Human Normativity (www.normactivity.com)

since 2016         Member of the AESOP thematic group „Ethics, Values & Planning“

since 2014         IWRA (International Water Resource Association)

since 2014         Food, Energy, Environment & Water (FE²W) Network

since 2008         Founding member of AESOP group „Risk Resilience & Mitigation Strategies”

since 2007         Founding member of the International Academic Association on
Planning, Law, and Property Rights (www.plpr-association.org).

since 2007         Founding member of the HochwasserKompetenzCentrum (HKC)

since 2006         AESOP Young Academics Network

2005-2015         Junges Forum, Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung (ARL)

PodCast “Wasser Marsch - Der Hochwasserschutz-Podcast”. Gerald Hübner Hochwasserschutz, 26.08.2022

“Technische Universität Dortmund und Stadt Büren führen Forschungsarbeit durch”. PaderZeitung, 04.02.2022

“Openbare Ruimte vraagt om goeroes Managing Public Space”. Interview about Managing Public Space with Verkeerskunde

, 19.02.2021, www.verkeerskunde.nl/2021/1MPS

Statements on Planning video series on Planning, Law, and Property Rights produced in collaboration of the PLPR and ARL. Interviews by Thomas Hartmann

How do planning, law, and property rights matter?

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What are relevant topics of planning, law, and property rights?

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Why should this be discussed internationally?

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“De emancipatie van beheer - Programma Managing Public Space zet een ‘academische kop’ op beheer”. Interview about Managing Public Space with Stadswerk, January 2021.

“Transparantie en organische ontwikkeling als basis”. Interview about land readjustment in Germany in the ROMagazine, 01.08.2019.

“Nieuwe leerstoel beheer 3.0”. Interview with Binnenlands Bestuur, 17.09.2019

“Mehr oder weniger? Raumentwicklung braucht Postwachstum!“. Video contribution to the ARL-Kongress 2019 (https://www.arl-net.de/blog/arl-kongress-2019-im-rückblick).

“Onderzoekers: woningbouw versnellen kan niet zonder concessies van gemeenten”. Gebiedsontwikkeling.nu, 29 April 2019 (https://www.gebiedsontwikkeling.nu/artikelen/onderzoekers-woningbouw-versnellen-kan-niet-zonder-concessies-van-gemeenten/)

“Versnellen van de woningbouwproductie: wens of realiteit?”. 17 April 2019, Platform31 (https://www.platform31.nl/nieuws/versnellen-van-de-woningbouwproductie-wens-of-realiteit)

“Klein Wonen”. 12.03.2019, PWS Documentaire, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aJIvrOgm6M&t=572s)

"How land matters in flood risk management". IWRA Webinar and policy brief

, 20.06.2018, www.iwra.or

Stadtraum als Freiraum für alle. Interview with Journal „Wien.at“, 31.07.2017.

Uni-Projekt: Bürger als Stadtführer gesucht. Report in the German newspaper „Rheinpfalz“, 28.04.2017.

Ludwigshafen erfindet sich gerade neu. Interview with the German newspaper „Rheinpfalz“, 07.06.2016.

„Стогодишња вода” застарео је термин (Centennial Flood” is an outdated term).Interview in Serbian Newspaper “Dnevnik”, 21.05.2016

“Frontiers of land and water governance”, IWRA Webinar and policy brief, 15.12.2014, https://www.iwra.or

2020 Nominee for the “Best Teacher Award” of Wageningen Univeristy.

2019 student award “Vak van de Hucht” for the best course in the MSc programme Spatial Planning at Wageningen University for the course “Planning Society & Innovation”.

2017 Most Influential Paper Award of the American Journal of Climate Change for:
Hartmann, T. & Spit, T.J.M. (2014). Capacity Building for the Integration of Climate Adaptation into Urban Planning Processes: The Dutch Experience. AJCC, 3(3), 245-52

Medal of honour: “Einsatzmedaille Fluthilfe 2002” by the Minister of the Interior of Germany

Medal of honour: “Hochwassermedaille 2002” by the Prime Minister of Saxony-Anhalt

Invited keynotes & guest lectures

07.11.2022: “Land Use Planning” – MOOC on Sustainable Management in the Extractive Industry (SUMEX), Online

29.09.2022: “Land for Flood Retention and Resilience” – Keynote at the launch of the planning process on an Israeli national statutory plan on flood management, Online (IL)

04.07.2022: “Herausforderungen bodenpolitischer Raumforschung” – Keynote at the Expertenworkshop „Theorien, Politik und Entwicklungslinien der räumlichen Planung“, Hanover (DE)

29.06.2022: “Urban floods and private land - challenges of implementing nature-based solutions” – Keynote at the TERRAenVISION conference, Utrecht (NL)

23.06.2022: “Public value capture as land policy” – Keynote at the conference of the COST Action on Public Value Capture, Warsaw (PL)

23.05.2022: Invited expert to the DIFU-workshop “Vom Aufbaugesetzbuch der Nachkriegszeit – zum Rück- und Umbaugesetzbuch des 21. Jahrhunderts“, Berlin (DE)

16.05.2022: Moderation at the HKC-Conference, Cologne (DE).

22.05.2022: “LAND4FLOOD” - Invited speaker at meeting of the COST Scientific Board, Brussels (BE).

17.03.2022: “Dynamics of Land Policies in Europe” - Invited speaker at the Faculty of Social Economics of J.E.P. University Ústí and Labem.

04.03.2022: “Stakeholder involvement in LAND4FLOOD” - Invited speaker for the webinar on Stakeholder cooperation in COST Actions, https://youtu.be/iZFKlRVmrdg

18.01.2022: “Stabsübung Hochwasser an der Lippe” - Invited expert, ASB Berlin. Online.

09.04.2021: “Wohnungsnot, Flächensparen und Nachverdichtung: Bodenpolitik für die neue Bodenfrage” - Keynote speaker CampusKonferenz Landschaftsentwicklung 2021: “Landschaftsentwicklung innen und außen - Herausforderungen, Widersprüche und Ideen für eine nachhaltige Stadtentwicklung”, Osnabrück (DE).

10.02.2021: “Resilienz im Hochwasser- und Starkregenrisikomanagement” - Invited speaker for the PhD seminar of Civil Engineering at University of Kaiserslautern (DE).

19.02.2020: “Comparisons of land-take trends and land-take confinement strategies in Europe”, Invited speaker at roundtable by German Environmental Research Centre (UFZ) on the project SURFACE at the PLPR in Usti nad Labem (CZ).

03.12.2019: “Bodenpolitik in Deutschland – quo vadis?” - Invited speaker at the conference “Große Quartiere”, Aachen (DE).

28.11.2019: “Hoe zou de beheerder ze aanpakken en hoe kijken wetenschappers daar tegenaan?” – Invited session moderator at Nationaal Congres Beheer Openbare Ruimte (NCBOR), Zaandam (NL).

27.11.2019: “Regionales Wohnungsmarktkonzept” – Invited expert, workshop of the RVR, Essen (DE).

17.10.2019: “European Land Policies – Housing, land thrift and densification” - Invited speaker at the Seminar – „Die Zukunft des Städtebaus”, Bonn(DE).

01.10.2019: “The LAND4FLOOD vision on flood risk management” – Keynote at the workshop on multi-purpose land use agreements in floodplains and flood water storage reservoirs Middle Tisza region (HU).

01.10.2019: “Just compensation for spatial flood risk management measures – Comparing the Austrian and Dutch approach” – Invited speaker at the workshop on multi-purpose land use agreements in floodplains and flood water storage reservoirs Middle Tisza region (HU).

10.07.2019: “Floodplains – Responsive Land Policy Using the Game Theory” – Keynote at conference on Integrated Watershed Management at the Israel Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development (IL).

05.07.2019: “Between Theory & Practice – The role of planners in the age of transition” – Keynote at the AESOP PhD Workshop, Ferrara (IT).

16.05.2019: "How land matters for flood risk management" – Keynote at the Natural and Nature Based Features (NNBF) Symposium, Edinburgh (UK).

22.01.2019: "Bodenpolitische Strategien für Grund zum Wohnen - aktive Bodenpolitik und Baulandumlegung in Deutschland und den Niederlanden " – Invited guest lecture at the Geodätisches Institut der Universität Hannover, Hannover (DE).

04.12.2018: "50 years spatial planning" – Invited podium speaker at the Symposium for the 50th anniversary of spatial planning at TU Dortmund, Dortmund (DE).

09.11.2018: "Grund zum Wohnen – bodenpolitische Strategien in Deutschland und den Niederlanden" – Invited speaker to the Workshop „Das Erbbaurecht. Boden als Ressource bezahlbaren Wohnraums“, Weimar (DE).

05.04.2018: "Kavelruil - waar past het wel" – Invited speaker at the Kavelruil conference of the Dutch Cadastre, Amsterdam (NL).

15.11.2017: "A policy brief on Land for Flood Risk Management" – Invited speaker at the OECD Water Governance Initiative, Wien (AT).

15.09.2017: "Der Hochwasserpass" – Keynote speaker at the HKC Jubiläumsveranstaltung 10 Jahre, Köln (DE).

15.03.2017: "Widerspruch und Überlagerung - räumliche Szenarien zur Gerechtigkeit" - Keynote speaker at Münchner Tage für nachhaltiges Landmanagement, München (DE).

07.05.2016: "The European flood risk management plan" – Keynote speaker at Science & Education Festival of the University of Novi Sad (RS).

06.05.2016: "Responsive land policy for extreme floods" – Invited guest lecture at the University of Novi Sad (RS).

02.11.2015: "Frontiers of Land and Water Governance" – Keynote speaker at OECD Water Governance Initiative (F).

17.-18.09.2015: Moderator of the session "Developing methods and indicators for monitoring and evaluating adaptation" at European Environmental Evaluators Network (EEEN), Florence (IT).

15.09.2015: "Land Policies & Instruments in Europe - passive and active approaches" - Invited speaker for the Online-Conference Land Governance, Indian Centre for Innovations in Public Systems, www.cips.org.in.

30.06.2015: "Was wird aus planners‘ paradise? Aktuelle Entwicklungen im niederländischen Bodenmanagement" – Invited guest lecture at TU Dortmund.

26.05.2015: "Floodland – explorations for flood retention and resilience on private land" – Invited guest lecture at Centre for Environmental Change & Human Resilience (CECHR), Dundee (UK).

19.05.2015: "Aktive Einbeziehung von Institutionen und Betroffenen beim Umgang mit Folgen des Klimawandels" - Invited input speaker at ARL Expertenworkshop Vermittlung von und Umgang mit der Komplexität der Folgen des Klimawandels, IREUS Stuttgart.

21.11.2014: "FLOODLAND – Land for Flood Retention and Resilience" - Invited input speaker at Workshop Flood Retention and Resilience in River Catchments, Projekt CROSSFLOOD, Ústí nad Labem (CZ).

10.06.2014: "Moving from flood defence to water management" – Invited keynote speaker at the Baltic Regional Workshop on Natural Water Retention Measures (NWRM), Gimo (Schweden).

11.04.2014: "Stedelijke herverkaveling - Vergelijking Nederland-Duitsland" – Invited keynote speaker at the Expert meeting of the Dutch Cadastre for Dutch land readjustment, Amserfoort (NL).

08.04.2014: "Die Rolle von Planungsrecht und Bodeneigentum bei der Entstehung von Lock-in Situationen in der Raumplanung" – Invited guest lecture at Geographischen Institut der Universität Bern (CH).

15.01.2014: "Europäisches Hochwasserrisikomanagement und räumliche Planung" - Gas Invited guest lecture am Institut für Humangeographie und Regionalforschung der Universität Wien (AT).

08.01.2014: "Comparing the Dutch and German land policy" – Invited guest lecture at University of Amsterdam (NL).

10.06.2013: "Using cultural theory to work with wicked problems in flood systems" – Invited speaker at the Symposium “Wicked Problems” at the Public Administration and Policy Group, Wageningen University (NL).

07.05.2013: "Räumliches Hochwasserrisikomanagement - Im Spannungsfeld von Raumplanung und Wasserwirtschaft" – Invited guest lecture at the Geographischen Institut der FU Berlin.

20.09.2012: "Managing riverside property in Germany" – Invited keynote speaker at PlaNET conference "Europe Matters" in Nijmegen (NL).

18.11.2010: "Verzwickte Flussgemeinschaft - Warum es so schwierig ist den Flüssen Raum zu geben" – Invited keynote speaker at Internationale Rheinkonferenz Bonn.

03.05.2010: "Brauchbare Flusslandschaften - Responsive Bodenpolitik für extreme Hochwasser" – Invited guest lecture at IWAR Darmstadt (DE).

01.05.2008: "Responsive Land Policy for Extreme Floods" – Invited guest lecture at Speaker Series '08 of the Department of Civic Design, Liverpool (UK).

24.11.2005: "Kommunikationsstrukturen zur Abstimmung räumlicher Planungen auf regionaler und kommunaler Ebene in Sachsen-Anhalt" – Invited speaker ELLA Project Conference, Stendal (DE).

07.06.2005: "Strategien zur Abstimmung räumlicher Planungen im Hochwasserschutz" – Invited guest lecture at the Institute for Water Management and Ecotechnology, Magdeburg.

 

Academic conference presentations

04.-08.07.2022: “From land to home – the relation between land policy and housing” at the PLPR conference in Ghent (BE).

04.-08.05.2020: “COST Action LAND4FLOOD - Natural Flood Retention on Private Land: Overview of recent activities and future plans” at the EGU conference 2020 (online).

19.02.2020: “The strategic use of land policy instruments for affordable housing in the Swiss private rental market” at the PLPR conference in Usti nad Labem (CZ).

19.02.2020: “Rationales of municipal strategies of land policy" at the PLPR conference in Usti nad Labem (CZ).

19.02.2020: “Land management for spatial flood risk management in Germany" at the PLPR conference in Usti nad Labem (CZ).

19.02.2020: “Housing, land thrift and densification in European Land Policies – a comparative public policy analysis" at the PLPR conference in Usti nad Labem (CZ).

19.02.2020: “Here there be dragons: A consideration of water as property in the common law and civil code legal traditions." at the PLPR conference in Usti nad Labem (CZ).

11.07.2019: “Nature-based Flood Risk Management on Private Land” – AESOP congress, Venice (IT).

23.05.2019: “Wat is er gebeurd met Planners’ Paradise? Een analyse van Nederlands gemeentelijk grondbeleid” at PlanDag, Tournout (BE)

21.02.2019: "Getting land for flood risk management – A legal and policy analysis of formal instruments in Germany" at the PLPR in College Station, TX (USA)

14.10.2018: "OECD Water Governance principles on the local scale – an exploration in Dutch water management" at the Water Science Impact conference in Wageningen (NL)

13.07.2018: Roundtable “Jane Jacobs’ ‘life of cities’ and justice in the city: A contemporary debate” – AESOP congress 2018, in Gotenburg (SE).

13.07.2018: “On the political dimension of instruments of land policy – how stakeholder strategically influence scarcity of land” – AESOP congress 2018, in Gotenburg (SE).

20.06.2018: IWRA Webinar: “How land matters for flood risk management” – Workshop of the COST Action LAND4FLOOD in Riga (LV).

20.02.2018: Roundtable: “Instruments of land policy – Dealing with scarcity of land” – International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights in Novi Sad (RS).

20.02.2018: Roundtable: “Property Rights & Climate Change – Land use under changing environmental conditions” – International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights in Novi Sad (RS).

20.02.2018: “Urban land readjustment – voluntary or mandatory?” – International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights in Novi Sad (RS).

05.02.2018: Roundtable: "Instrumente der Bodenpolitik: Zum Umgang mit Knappheit von Boden" – Dortmunder Konferenz zur Raumplanung, Dortmund (DE).

08.09.2017: "Compensation for spatial flood measures in Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands: A social justice perspective" – International Conference on Flood Management, Leeds (UK).

29.06.2017: “Missing the exit – Can binding land-use plans meet changing land use needs?” - LANDac conference, Utrecht (NL).

18.05.2017: “Water Management on Private Land: Upscaling Nature-Based Solutions” – Dresden NEXUS conference, Dresden (DE).

23.02.2017: “Role of the state and role of property in land policies exploring tendencies in Swiss and Dutch land policy” – International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights in Hong Kong (CN).

23.02.2017: “Urban planning in a suburban world: Germany’s regional land-use plans” – International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights in Hong Kong (CN).

24.02.2017: “Compulsory land acquisition in the Netherlands” – International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights in Hong Kong (CN).

10 .11.2016: "Role of the state and role of property - Comparing recent tendencies in Swiss and Dutch land policy" – Symposium Land Consolidation and Land Readjustment for Sustainable Development, Apeldoorn (NL).

10.11.2016: "Understanding rationales of land policy – The development of an analytical framework" – Symposium Land Consolidation and Land Readjustment, Apeldoorn (NL).

10.11.2016: "Urban land readjustment – voluntary or mandatory?" –  Symposium Land Consolidation and Land Readjustment for Sustainable Development, Apeldoorn (NL).

19.09.2016: "Flood Label for buildings – a tool for more flood-resilient cities" – European Conference on Flood Risk Management (FLOODrisk 2016), Lyon (F).

24.05.2016: "The clumsy city by design: a theory for Jane Jacob’s imperfect cities?" – Conference on Jane Jacobs' 100th anniversary, at TU Delft (NL).

23.02.2016: "Clumsy Cities - Justice and Urban Design" – AESOP Thematic Group Meeting Ethics, Values & Planning "New spaces of inequality", Wageningen (NL).

22.02.2016: "Responsive Partizipation zur aktiven Einbeziehung von Bürgern zum Hochwasserrisikomanagementplan" – Dortmunder Konferenz Raum- und Planungsforschung, Dortmund.

17-19.02.2016: "Active land policy in small municipalities in the Netherlands: we don’t do it, unless..." – International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights in Bern (CH).

14.07.2015: "Constructing risks - internalisation of flood risks using the process of the flood risk management plans" – AESOP congress 2015, Prague (CZ).

14.07.2015: "Designing a PSS for responsive participation for flood resilient cities" – AESOP congress 2015, Prague (CZ).

28.05.2015: "New governance schemes for frontiers of land and water governance" – World Water Congress, Edinburgh (UK).

26.05.2015: "The flooding game - Flood Retention in the light of economic theory" – World Water Congress, Edinburgh (UK).

26.02.2015: "Legitimizing differentiated flood protection levels - Consequences of the European Flood Risk Management Plan" – International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights, Volos (GR).

24.02.2015: "Property rights and climate change: land-use under changing environmental conditions" – International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights, Volos (GR).

15.12.2014: "Frontiers of land and water governance in urban areas" – Webinar of IWRA.

09.10.2014: "Legitimacy in contemporary flood risk management" – Workshop "Resilience", Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (NL).

09.07.2014: "What’s the right thing to protect – Justice and flood risk management" – AESOP congress 2014, Utrecht (NL).

13.02.2014: "Implementing the flood risk management plan" – Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights in Haifa (IL).

13.02.2014: "Conditional property rights in planning - reflections on time and scale" – Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights in Haifa (IL).

07.11.2013: "Modes of Governance for the European Flood Risk Management Plan" – "Water and Planning - the Fluid Challenge", The World Town Planning Day, Online Conference.

31.10.2013: "Modes of Governance in German and Dutch Water Law – The Framing of a Common Management of Water and Land" – Conference "Water and Ocean Law in Times of Climate Change", Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law, Utrecht (NL).

24.10.2013: "Der Hochwasserrisikomanagementplan – Anforderungen und Konsequenzen zum Zusammenspiel von Raumplanung und Wasserwirtschaft" – Colloquium "Die Elbe im Spannungsfeld von Hochwasserschutz, Naturschutz & Schifffahrt", Magdeburg (DE).

18.07.2013: "Spatial water planning - Comparing German and Dutch water law" – AESOP/ACSP Joint Congress 2013, Dublin (IR).

07.03.2013: “Der Hochwasserrisikomanagementplan – Herausforderung für Wasserwirtschaft und Raumplanung” – 36. Dresdner Wasserbaukolloquium (DE).

13.02.2013: "Dilemmas of public involvement in urban development: Comparing the Dutch and German approaches to land management" – Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights, Portland (Oregon, USA).

13.02.2013: "Regulating resistance and resilience: Performance-based and condition-based water and planning legislation in Germany" – Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights, Portland (Oregon, USA).

16.11.2012: "Lock-in situations in planning: The role of law and property rights" – 10th meeting of the AESOP thematic group on Complexity & Planning, Groningen (NL).

09.02.2012: "Planning by Law and Property Rights Reconsidered" – Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights, Belfast (UK).

09.02.2012: "Participation in Planning Law - beyond municipal boundaries" – Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights, Belfast (UK).

28.05.2011: "Managing riverside property: the struggle between water managers and spatial planners" – Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights, Edmonton (CA).

27.05.2011: "Planning by law and property rights: the need for a better theory" –Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights, Edmonton (CA).

19.05.2011: "Geo-risico governance" – Plandag, Brussel (B).

25.03.2011: "Bodenpolitik um den Flüssen Raum zu geben" - Symposium: Wasser(politik) zwischen Privateigentum und Gemeingut, Kassel (DE).

11.02.2010: 'Land Policy for Rivers - Responses to the German Flood Control Act' – International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights, Dortmund.

24.11.2009: "Distributional Effects of Land Policy for Extreme Floods" - APSA conference 2009, Ahmedabad (India).

16.07.2009: "Clumsy Floodplains - responsive land policy for extreme floods" - AESOP conference 2009, Liverpool (UK).

13.02.2009: "Clumsy Floodplains - towards a responsive land policy for extreme floods" –International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights, Aalborg (DK).

08.07.2008: "Polyrational Land Policy for Extreme Floods - Large Areas for Temporary Emergency Retention" – ACSP/AESOP Joint Congress, Chicago, Illinois (USA).

14.02.2008: "Polyrational Land Policy for Extreme Floods" – Planning Law and Property Rights Symposium 2008, Warszawa (PL).

13.07.2007: "Making Land Available - Large Areas for Temporary Emergency Retention" – AESOP Congress 2007, Naples (IT)

07.02.2007: "Large Areas for Temporary Emergency Retention" – Inaugural Symposium on Planning, Law and Property Rights, Amsterdam (NL).

24.07.2006: "Mobilization of Retention Areas - Strategies for the optimum mobilization of areas for retention of extreme flood events" – AESOP PhD Workshop, Bristol (UK).

Location & approach

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The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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