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Diamonds in the Delta
Institutional & promotional materials
December 2021
Mozambique
Colombia
Indonesia
Philippines
Vietnam
Bangladesh
Netherlands

Diamonds in the Delta (DiD) is an international research-action network of scholars, water professionals and civil society advocates who are concerned about how climate change compounds problems of flooding and subsidence in delta cities.

Peer-reviewed publication
February 2021
Netherlands

In the Anthropocene, climate impacts are expected to fundamentally change the way we live in, and plan and design for, our cities and landscapes. Long-term change and uncertainty require a long view, while current planning approaches and policy making are mostly short-term oriented and are therefore not well suited to respond adequately.

Peer-reviewed publication
January 2021
Netherlands

In a context of a rapidly changing livability of towns and countryside, climate change and biodiversity decrease, this paper introduces a landscape-based planning approach to regional spatial policy challenges allowing a regime shift towards a future land system resilient to external pressures.

Peer-reviewed publication
January 2021
Netherlands
Poland

One of the 34 themes of the spatial datasets of Directive 2007/2/EC INSPIRE is ‘land use’, rightly described independently of ‘land cover’. Laws in most countries, apart from the Netherlands, do not consider the electronic form of plans as a legally binding document.

Peer-reviewed publication
January 2021
Netherlands
Poland

One of the 34 themes of the spatial datasets of Directive 2007/2/EC INSPIRE is ‘land use’, rightly described independently of ‘land cover’. Laws in most countries, apart from the Netherlands, do not consider the electronic form of plans as a legally binding document.

Peer-reviewed publication
December 2020
Germany
Netherlands
Norway
United States of America

The rain gardens at Bryggen in Bergen, Western Norway, is designed to collect, retain, and infiltrate surface rainfall runoff water, recharge the groundwater, and replenish soil moisture. The hydraulic infiltration capacity of the Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS), here rain gardens, has been tested with small-scale and full-scale infiltration tests.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2019
Netherlands

The Environment and Planning Act is developed as a sequel to the Crisis and Recovery Act. In the context of the Global Financial Crisis, market players hardly realised buildings. In the rare case that a market player was willing to invest, the legal system should not limit investments, but facilitate initiative.

Peer-reviewed publication
July 2019
Netherlands

The current paper examines the legitimacy dilemmas that rise from local governments’ direct policy instruments and market interventions. It takes the case of public land management strategies. The paper argues that current societal challenges—such as energy transition, climate change and inclusive urban innovation—require planning practices to be more effective.

Journal Articles & Books
March 2019
Belgium
Sweden
Germany
Malaysia
Portugal
Netherlands
Lebanon
France
Slovakia
Spain
Chile
Guatemala
Denmark
Ireland
Greece
Finland
Thailand
New Zealand
Morocco
Italy
Hungary
Norway

Given its wide scope on the work on forests, FAO requests information from its member countries in many different ways, using various reporting formats and questionnaires. The collected information is used to produce several outputs such as databases, overviews, reports, case-studies and other analyses.