Prof. Rob Roggema
Professor of Sustainable Spatial Transformations, Hanze University, Groningen
Prof. Roggema completed his Master’s in Landscape Architecture at Wageningen University, and conducted his PhD at Delft University of Technology between 2008 and 2012, focusing on the development of a new planning methodology dealing with climate adaptation: swarm planning.
Currently, he holds the appointment of Professor of Design for Urban Agriculture at Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences in Velp, The Netherlands, and as Adjunct Professor in Design of Planning with Complexity at the Centre for Design Innovation, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Australia.
After finishing his PhD Prof Roggema was a recipient of the Dutch Rubicon grant, allowing him to elaborate on Swarm Planning.
He has written three books on climate adaptation and spatial planning and one about design charrettes. He has written over 40 book chapters and over 25 conference papers on the topic of resilient planning for climate change impacts and sustainable energy supply, he has presented over 20 international keynotes, many oral conference presentations and academic guest-lectures and seminar presentations. Apart from the lectures and publications mentioned above, Rob played a role as chair, panel member, tutor, columnist and appeared in many expert teams, review committees and juries, international design teams, and took part in several design competitions.