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Keynote speakers

Richard Sliuzas (Track 1) is an associate professor in the department of Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-information Management, University of Twente. He is also the coordinator of the thematic group ‘Resilience and Risk Mitigation Strategies’ (RRMS) within the the Association of European Schools of Planning framework. The RRMS group has the overall aim to enhance debate, educational coordination, research, policies and practices on resilience strategies and risk mitigation and adaptation for sustainable spatial development within Europe.

Iain Biggs (Track 2) is an independent educator/artist/researcher and a coordinator for PLaCE International (UK) – an interdisciplinary arts-led network of research centers. Dr. Biggs is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol and at the Moore Institute, NUI, Galway. He is involved in practices such as deep mapping, writing, drawing, site-specific performance and time-based work, oriented to exploring the relationship between people and ecologies of place, community, memory and identity.

Steve Platt (Track 3) is a social scientist and has been involved in many research projects on urban planning, housing, energy use, post-disaster reconstruction and community engagement. As the director of Cambridge Architectural Research (UK) he is experienced in among others connecting theory and practice in terms of risk communication and disaster resilience.

Natasa Manojlovic (Track 4) is a researcher at the department River and Coastal Engineering at Hamburg University of Technology in Germany. In her research,Manojlovic explores the methods to improve stakeholder participation in the field of flood risk management. She has gained many practical insights in this field through participating in various national and international projects, such as FLOWS, SAWA, MARE, KLIMZUG-Nord, SMARtesT and CORFU. Currently, Manojlovic is researching the coastal resilience approaches and the participatory planning within the FP7 Project PEARL (Preparing for extreme and rare events in coastal regions- www.pearl-fp7.eu) and INTERREG IVb Project CAMINO.

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