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The Nexus Between Urban Land Governance and Climate Adaptation
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September 2020
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Informal settlements in areas that are already disaster prone are an increasing problem. Climate adaptation is also often used as an excuse fo evictions to redevelop sites in a more climate-proof manner in what is often referred to as ‘climate gentrification. Nature-based solutions to climate change, such as increasing green spaces, may increase home values, but the question of who benefits from these initiatives arises. How can the side effects of climate interventions that can lead to inequality, such as increase in value, be avoided? This webinar addressed transparency and accountability in these processes. It explored the alignment of policy processes with climate adaptation plans that can easily create conflict, looking at inclusivity and equity in processes and in outcomes.

The webinar was co-hosted by the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente LANDac, the Land Portal Foundation and Utrecht University as part of the LANDac Online Encounter 2020.


Moderator:  Prof dr. Richard Sliuzas, Professor of Urban Planning for Disaster Risk Reduction, University of Twente


Dr. Kei Otsuki, Associate Professor, University of Utrecht

Shuaib Lwasa, Associate Professor, Makerere University

Diana Reckien, Associate Professor, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC)

Prof dr Jaap Zevenbergen, Full Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-Information Management, University of Twente

A complete recording of the webinar is available on YouTube:

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LANDac, the Netherlands Academie on Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development, is a partnership between Dutch organizations working on land governance. The partners are the International Development Studies (IDS) group at Utrecht University (leading partner), African Studies Centre, Agriterra, the Sociology of Development and Change (SDC) group at Wageningen University, the Land Portal Foundation, HIVOS, the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Enclude Solutions.

ITC is the University of Twente’s Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation.

Our mission is to develop capacity, particularly in less developed countries, and to utilize geospatial solutions to deal with national and global problems.

Our vision is that spatial solutions will play an increasingly important role in meeting many of mankind’s complex challenges (often wicked problems), such as climate change, population growth, and related claims for sufficient and secure food, water, energy, health, land and housing provision.

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Utrecht University is a university in Utrecht, the Netherlands. It is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands. Established March 26, 1636, it had an enrollment of 30,449 students in 2012, and employed 5,295 faculty and staff. In 2011, 485 PhD degrees were awarded and 7,773 scientific articles were published. The 2013 budget of the university was €765 million.

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