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Researcher at the Professorship of Spatial Transformations with a research focus on collaborative planning for climate change adaptation. In my research, I focus on the way through which stakeholders can collaborate and work together on climate change adaptations, particularly focussing in the opportunities, barriers and instruments for collaboration.

In my research, I use a mixed methods approach consisting of interviews and spatial analyses in order to determine 1) the spatial dimension of climate adaptation, 2) the stakeholders required for succesful climate change adaptation, 3) the barriers and opportunities for collaboration between these stakeholders and 4) the instruments that could facilitate a spatial and institutional collaboration between these stakeholders.

GIS has a central role in my research, as I believe a spatial issue like climate change adaptation can not be solved without thoroughly examining the spatial effects of climate change, the spatial implications of adaptation and the perspective of the people who occupy and use these spaces.

Research interests

Climate Change Adaptation, GIS, Remote Sensing, Governance, Collaborative Planning, Urban Planning, Urban Green Blue networks, SUDS

Education/Academic qualification

Geography, Planning and Development, Master of Science, University of Groningen

Geography, Planning and Development, Bachelor of Science


  • G Geography (General)

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Research Output 2019 2019

ClimateCafe for interdisciplinary active knowledge exchange on climate adaptation: 25th edition Malmo Climatecafe

Boogaard, F., Venvik, G., Roest, A., Zuurman, A., Cassanti, A. C. & Lima, R., 14 Jun 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractProfessional

urban drainage
Heavy metals
urban drainage
in situ
drainage system

Activities 2018 2019

  • 5 Invited talk
  • 4 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 4 Oral presentation
  • 1 Participation in conference

Klimaattop Noord 2019

Allard Roest (Speaker), Peter Van der Maas (Speaker), Tamara Ekamper (Speaker), Piet Zijlstra (Speaker)
31 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Climatecafe Malmo

Floris Boogaard (Speaker), Allard Roest (Speaker)
12 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Presentatie voor minister van Nieuwenhuizen

Allard Roest (Speaker)
16 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Water Co Governance #actiononwater week

Allard Roest (Organiser), Floris Boogaard (Speaker)
22 Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Climate Café Malmö

Allard Roest (Organiser), Floris Boogaard (Organiser), Guri Venvik (Organiser), Ana Clara Cassanti (Organiser), Rui de Lima (Organiser), Antal Zuurman (Organiser)
11 Jun 201914 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course