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Record number 495288
Title Bridging the financial gap in climate adaptation: Dutch planning and land development through a new institutional lens
Author(s) Root, Liz; Krabben, Erwin Van Der; Spit, Tejo
Source Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 58 (2015)4. - ISSN 0964-0568 - p. 701 - 718.
Department(s) Land Use Planning
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2015
Abstract Based on a case study of the Stadshaven port redevelopment in Rotterdam, this paper explores whether existing spatial planning mechanisms and processes can be used to facilitate local-level investment in climate-resilient public infrastructure and/or whether new processes and mechanisms are required to encourage investment in climate adaptation. The study reveals several key findings. First, a lack of conventional funding sources or formalised regulatory framework allowed room for experimentation with existing mechanisms and flexible strategies. Second, project planners are currently ambivalent towards introducing new mechanisms as a means to overcome implementation challenges. The case provides evidence about the role of the governance process, not simply as a means of system coordination that exists in isolation from institutional norms and values, but rather as a space for innovation, which can contribute towards reducing the financial gap associated with climate adaptation.
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