|Title||Planning amid uncertainty : Adaptiveness for spatial interventions in delta areas|
|Source||Wageningen University. Promotor(en): A. van den Brink, co-promotor(en): M.J. Vlist; F. Klijn. - Wageningen : Wageningen University - ISBN 9789463437158 - 242|
Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning
|Publication type||Dissertation, internally prepared|
|Availibility||Full text available from 2020-12-08|
|Keyword(s)||physical planning - deltas - climatic change - risk management - uncertainty - ruimtelijke ordening - delta's - klimaatverandering - risicobeheersing - onzekerheid|
Planning for delta areas happens amid uncertainty, which may influence the location, type and form of interventions such as infrastructure, spatial strategies and design standards. Interventions, however, may fix the spatial configuration for decades, for which insight in the appropriate use of adaptiveness to account for uncertainty is essential. This thesis explores uncertainty and adaptiveness in spatial planning and studies their expression and empirical manifestation in planning approaches, planning tools and planning processes. Uncertainty’s characteristics are used to distill information about the (in)adequacy of specific interventions and are related to three domains of adaptiveness: adaptive management, adaptive capacity and adaptive planning. The thesis shows that while some uncertainties demand interventions aimed at ensuring the effectiveness of planning while anticipating future change, others require a focus on the planning process by the co-construction of knowledge, deliberating about values and increasing the adaptive capacity of actors and institutions.