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Research Urban and Regional Studies Institute Coastal Resilience Research Group


The research of CRRG is rigorous, interdisciplinary, and international in terms of the research projects and partnerships but also cases and topics addressed.

Key publications [in alphabetical order]

  • Bakema, M.M. & Restemeyer, B. (2018). Resilience in practice - a transformative approach? a conversation with Henk Ovink, first Dutch special envoy for international water affairs. In: Trell, E., Restemeyer, B., Bakema, M.M. & van Hoven, B. (Eds.) Governing for resilience in vulnerable places. London: Routledge, 244-256.
  • Brink, M.A., van den, Meijerink, S., Termeer, C. & Gupta, J. (2014). Climate-proof planning for flood-prone areas: assessing the adaptive capacity of planning institutions in the Netherlands. Regional Environmental Change, 14 (3), 981-995. Online available.
  • Forrest, S., Trell, E. & Woltjer, J. (2018). Flood groups in England: governance arrangements and contribution to flood resilience. In: Trell, E., Restemeyer, B., Bakema, M.M. & van Hoven, B (Eds.) Governing for resilience in vulnerable places. London: Routledge. 92-115.
  • Gooley, K. & Bakema, M. (2018). The Resiliency Web - a bottom-linked governance model for resilience and environmental justice in the context of disasters. In: Trell, E., Restemeyer, B., Bakema, M. & Van Hoven, B Governing for resilience in vulnerable places. London: Routledge. 146-167.
  • Imperiale, A. & Vanclay, F. (2016). Experiencing local community resilience in action: Learning from post-disaster communities. Journal of Rural Studies. 47 (A), 204-219.
  • Restemeyer, B., Woltjer, J. & Brink, M. van den (2015): A strategy-based framework for assessing the flood resilience of cities – a Hamburg case study. Planning Theory and Practice 16: 1, pp. 45 – 62. doi
  • Zwiers, S., Markantoni, M. & Strijker, D. (2016). The role of change- and stability-oriented place attachment in rural community resilience: a case study in south-west Scotland. Community Development Journal, 1-20.
  • Trell, E-M., Restemeyer, B., Bakema, M.M. & van Hoven, B. (Eds.) (2018) Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places. London: Routledge.
  • Trell, E., Restemeyer, B., Bakema, M.M. & van Hoven, B. (2018). Governing for resilience in vulnerable places: an introduction. In: Trell, E., Restemeyer, B., Bakema, M.M. & Van Hoven, B (Eds.) Governing for resilience in vulnerable places. London: Routledge. 7-14.
  • Vaart, G. van den, Trell, E-M., Restemeyer, B. & Bakema, M.M. (2015). Resilience: just do it?! Governing for Resilience in vulnerable Places, University of Groningen, 9-10 October 2014. Workshop report. Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses.
  • Vaart, G., van den, Hoven, B. van & Huigen, P. (2018). The value of participatory community arts for community resilience. In: Trell, E., Restemeyer, B., Bakema, M. & Van Hoven, B Governing for resilience in vulnerable places. London: Routledge. 186-204.
  • Zuidema, C. & De Boer, J. (2018). Resilient energy landscapes: a spatial quest?. In: Trell, E., Restemeyer, B., Bakema, M.M. & van Hoven, B. (Eds.) Governing for resilience in vulnerable places. London: Routledge. 15-37.

Related relevant publications [in alphabetical order]

  • Boer, J, de & Zuidema, C. (2014). 'Integrated energy landscapes; how co-evolutionary behaviour informs planning to adapt its strategies' Paper presented at AESOP Annual Congress, Utrecht, Netherlands, 09/07/2014 - 12/07/2014.Bosworth, G,
  • Rizzo, F, Marquardt, D, Strijker, D, Haartsen, T & Aagaard Thuesen, A (2016). 'Identifying social innovations in European local rural development initiatives' Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, vol 29, no. 4, pp. 442-461. doi
  • Bijker, R., Mehnen, N., Sijtsma, F. & Daams, M. (2014). Managing Urban Wellbeing in Rural Areas: The Potential Role of Online Communities to Improve the Financing and Governance of Highly Valued Nature Areas. Land. 3 (2), 437-459.
  • Brink, M.A., van den (2009). Rijkswaterstaat on the horns of a dilemma. Delft: Eburon. PhD thesis Radboud University Nijmegen.
  • Brink, M.A., van den., Termeer, C. & Meijerink, S. (2011). Are Dutch water safety institutions prepared for climate change? Journal of Water and Climate Change, 2(4), 272-287 Link
  • Brink, M.A., van den, Termeer, C. & Meijerink, S. (2010). Climate-proof spatial planning for flood prone areas Illustrated by the Zuidplaspolder and Westergouwe. Link
  • Cotton, J., Orr, P., Twigger-Ross, C., Steel, M. , Forrest, S. , & Brooks, K. (2014). What Does Flood Risk Mean? Innovation in Risk Communications . In M. Beer, S-K. Au, & J. W. Hall (Eds.), Vulnerability, Uncertainty, and Risk: Quantification, Mitigation, and Management. (Vol. CDRM Monographs CDRM 9, pp. 2754). American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • Dare, M. L., Schirmer, J. & Vanclay, F. (2014). Community engagement and social licence to operate. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal. 32 (2), 188-197.
  • De Haan, E & Haartsen, T 2015, 'Succespercepties van burgerinitiatieven in Randland' Rooilijn, vol 48, no. 4, pp. 296-301.
  • Delfmann, H., Markantoni, M., & Hoven, B. van (2013). The role of side activities in building rural resilience: The case study of Kiel-Windeweer (the Netherlands). In J. Revilla Diez & C. Tamasy (Eds.), Regional Resilience, Economy and Society. Farnham, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing.
  • Forrest, S., Orr, P., Twigger-Ross, C., & Brooks, K. (2014). Translating Resilience from Theory to Practice. Paper presented at 2nd International Conference on Urban Sustainability and Resilience, London, United Kingdom.
  • Forrest, S & Trell, E-M 2016, 'How Flood Resilience is Built at the Local Level in England: Progressive change or preserving the status quo?' 10th AESOP Young Academics Conference, Ghent, Belgium, 21/03/2016 - 24/03/2016.
  • Gupta, J., Bergsma, E., Termeer, C., Biesbroek, G., Van den Brink, M., Jong, P., Klostermann, J., Meijerink, S. & Nooteboom, S. (2016). The adaptive capacity of institutions in the spatial planning, water, agriculture and nature sectors in the Netherlands. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change. 21 (6), 883-903.
  • Gupta, J., Termeer, C., Klostermann, J., Meijerink, S., van den Brink, M., Jong, P., Nooteboom, S. & Bergsma, E. (2010). The Adaptive Capacity Wheel: a method to assess the inherent characteristics of institutions to enable the adaptive capacity of society. Environmental Science & Policy, 13, 459-471 Link
  • Heslinga, J., Groote, P. & Vanclay, F. (2017). Using a social-ecological systems perspective to understand tourism and landscape interactions in coastal areas. Journal of Tourism Futures. 3 (1), 23-38.
  • Hijdra, A., Woltjer, J. & Arts, J. (2015). Troubled waters: An institutional analysis of ageing Dutch and American waterway infrastructure. Transport Policy. 42 (1), 64-74.
  • Hull, A., Alexander, E., Khakee, A., & Woltjer, J. (2010). Evaluation of Sustainability and Participation in Planning. London: Routledge.
  • Imperiale, A. & Vanclay, F. (2016). Using Social Impact Assessment to Strengthen Community Resilience in Sustainable Rural Development in Mountain Areas. Mountain Research and Development. 36 (4), 431-442.
  • Jong, P. & Van den Brink, M. (2013). Between tradition and innovation: developing Flood Risk Management Plans in the Netherlands. Journal of Flood Risk Management. 10 (2), 155-163.
  • Li, R., Li, Y., Wolter, J. & Van den Brink, M. (2015). The capacities of institutions for the integration of ecosystem services in coastal strategic planning: The case of Jiaozhou Bay. Ocean & Coastal Management. 107 (1), 1-15.
  • Mehnen, N., Mose, I. & Strijker, D. (2013): Governance of protected landscapes and its implication for economic evaluation. In M. van der Heide & W. Heijman (Eds.), The economic value of landscapes, London: Routledge. pp. 101-119.
  • Mehnen, N., Mose, I. & Strijker, D. (2012): The Delphi method as a useful tool to study governance and protected areas? Landscape Research.
  • Mehnen, N., Mose, I. & Strijker, D. (2013): Governance and sense of place: half a century of a German nature park. Environmental Policy and Governance. 23, pp. 46–62.
  • Meijles, E & Williams, AG (2012). 'Observation of regional hydrological response during time periods of shifting' Applied Geography, vol 34, pp. 456 - 470. doi
  • Orr, P., Forrest, S., Brooks, K. & Twigger-Ross, C. (2015). Delivering benefits through evidence - Public dialogues through evidence. Link
  • Restemeyer, B, van den Brink, M & Woltjer, J 2017, 'Between adaptability and the urge to control: Making long-term water policies in the Netherlands' Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, vol 60, no. 5, pp. 920-940 doi
  • Restemeyer, B., Richmann, A., Anhalt, M., Hölscher, J. (2012). Online-Umfrage zum Thema Hochwasser in Niedersachsen „Bürger mit ins Boot holen – aber wie?“, KW Korrespondenz Wasserwirtschaft, 9, pp. 490-494.
  • Salamink, K., Strijker, D. & Bosworth, G. (2016). The Community Reclaims Control? Learning Experiences from RuralBroadband Initiatives in the Netherlands. Sociologia Ruralis. 1-21.
  • Termeer, C., Biesbroek, R. & Brink, M.A., van den, (2011). Institutions for adaptation to climate change: comparing National Adaptation Strategies in Europe. European Political Science, 11, 41–53 Link
  • Termeer, C. & Brink, M.A., van den, (2013). Organizational Conditions for Dealing with The Unknown Unknown - Illustrated by how a Dutch water management authority is preparing for climate change. Public Management Review. 15 (1), 43-62.
  • Twigger-Ross, C., Elham, K., Wheldon, S., Brooks, K., Deeming, H. , Forrest, S. , Tapsell, S. (2014). Flood Resilience Community Pathfinder Evaluation: Rapid Evidence Assessment. London: UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
  • Van Leeuwe, M. & T. Haartsen (2012) Editorial. Dynamics as key value of the Wadden Sea Region. Ocean & Coastal Management 68, 1-3.
  • Verweij, S, van den Broek, J, Busscher, T & van den Brink, M 2017, 'Achieving spatial quality in integrated planning: An evaluation of the Dutch 'Room for the River' program using qualitative comparative analysis' Paper presented at AESOP Annual Congress, Lisbon, Portugal, 11/07/2017 - 14/07/2017
  • Willems, J., Busscher, T., Van den Brink, M. & Arts, J. (2017). Anticipating water infrastructure renewal: A framing perspective on organizational learning in public agencies. Politics and Space C. 0 (0), 1-21.
  • Woltjer, J., & Al, N. (2007). The integration of water management and spatial planning. Journal of the American Planning Association, 73(2), 211-222.
  • Zuidema, C. & Trell, E-M. (2014). A Living Lab for Europe [Proeftuin voor Europa]. Noorderbreedte, 5, 8-11.

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