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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

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.

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  • Activities

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

    Climate change adaptation

    Allard Roest (Speaker)
    12 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Jongerenevent Water en Klimaat

    Allard Roest (Speaker)
    13 Feb 2020

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

    Climate change adaptation

    Allard Roest (Speaker)
    17 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Klimaatwandeling groep Duitse studenten

    Allard Roest (Speaker)
    11 May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Presentatie voor minister van Nieuwenhuizen

    Allard Roest (Speaker)
    16 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation