Biography

Luuk has a Masters in Climate Studies from Wageningen University (the Netherlands). Since graduation, he has worked at Wageningen University. Many of his projects are closely linked to the climate adaptation services foundation, directed by Hasse Goosen. Luuk’s work focuses on the development of tools and methods to support adaptation planning at various governmental scales. For example, he was involved in development of the ClimateAdapt portal for Europe. He was also involved in the development of the Climate Atlas in Bangladesh, and in the Hi-aware project in the Himalaya countries. He was closely involved in development and organizing of the described Climate Ateliers.

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Climate change has consequences for both natural and human systems.1 Adjusting these systems in order to moderate potential harm or exploit opportunities is called adaptation.2 This is facilitated by spatial planning that optimizes (future) land use.3–6 Local and regional spatial planning is particularly important for successful adaptation, as …

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