dr. Thomas Hartmann
T.Hartmann@uu.nl
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Profile

Environmental Governance, Land Policy, and Justice in the City

Dr. Thomas Hartmann is assistant professor at the Dept. Human Geography and Spatial Planning of Utrecht University. He is involved in research and teaching (BSc Human Geography and Planning and MSc Spatial Planning). Thomas Hartmann has a special expertise and research interest in: 

  • Planning theory, with a specialisation in aspects of justice and ethics in the city.
  • Land policies and planning instruments.
  • Land and water governance, with a focus on risk management of river floods.

International affiliations

Thomas Hartmann is also affiliated as a guest professor with the Czech Jan Evangelista Purkyne University (UJEP) in Usti nad Labem, Faculty of Social and Economic Studies. During the winter semesters 2015/2016 and 2017/2018, Thomas Hartmann is guest professor at the University of Vienna, Department of Geography and Regional Research, where he teaches courses on "Justice in the City" and "Land Policy for Scarce Ressources".

You may approach him in English, German, or Dutch.

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Guest Professorship: Spatial Planning and Theory

Thomas Hartmann is appointend guest professor at the Czech Jan Evangelista Purkyne University (UJEP) in Usti nad Labem. He will teach a PhD seminar on "Spatial Planning and Theory", starting in November 2017.


Guest Lecturer: Flood Risk Management

In December the seminar on Flood Risk Management in the study Disaster Management and Prevention at the University of Bon starts. Thomas Hartmann teaches this seminar together with Georg Johann from the Emscher/Lippe water board.


Guest Professorship: Justice & the City

During winter semester 2017/2018 Thomas Hartmann is appointend guest professor at the University of Vienna, Department of Geography and Regional Research. He will teach two seminars: one in December and January on "Justice in the City", the other one in February on "Instruments of Land Policy and Scarce Ressources".


Interview: The Just City and Urban Space in Vienna

How does the just city look like? How does justice in the city and healthy urban living correlate? These questions have been asked by the city of Vienna in Austria in an interview with Thomas Hartmann. He explains that there are different concepts of justice that need to be balanced in city planning. With examples of the city of Vienna, he illustrates how the just city looks like. Read the full interview (only in German) here (pages 8-11).


Vice-Action Chair of COST ACTION LAND4FLOODS - Natural Flood Retention on Private Land

The cost action Natural Flood Retention on Private Land has been accepted. It continues the activity of the FLOODLAND network (www.floodland.net). The action is led by Lenka Slavíková from the Czech University in Ústí nad Labem and Thomas Hartmann. The next meeting will be in November in Prague.


Water Governance Initiative

Thomas Hartmann will participate at the 9th meeting of the OECD Water Governance Initiative in Paris early July. The focus will be on the discussion of idicators to measure the 12 principles.


FUTURE DELTAS seed money proposal approved

The project "Preparing urban private property for floods (FLOOD PREP-PROP): resilience and recovery in built up areas" in the progamme Future Deltas has been approved. The seed money will enable activities to research flood resilience and recovery of existing privately owned urban structures, particularly those in older and historic city centers. Specifically, the output from an international workshop to be held at Utrecht University will (1) inform and enable presentations by Utrecht University researchers at a subsequent conference, and (2) provide material for a special issue of a scholarly journal. Our intention is to lay the foundation for a proposal for research funding under an international mechanism such as Horizon 2020.

The project is in collaboration with the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law.


Strategic themes / Focus areas
Involved in the following study programme(s)
Scientific expertise
land and water
planning, law, and property rights
planning theory
German spatial planning
flood risk management
Cultural Theory
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Curriculum vitae

Affiliation with Czech University

Since March 2015, Thomas Hartmann is - in addition to his position at Utrecht University - also affiliated with Jan Evangelista Purkyne University (UJEP) in Usti nad Labem (Czech Republic), where he is employed at the Faculty of Social and Economic Studies.

Guest Professorship at University of Vienna

During winter semester 2015/2016, Thomas Hartmann was appointend guest professor at the Department of Geography and Regional Research of the University of Vienna (Austria). He taught in the MSc Geography & Regional Planning two seminars, one on land policy and scarce ressources, and one on justice in the city.

Assistant Professor at Utrecht University

Thomas Hartmann is since 2013 assistant professor at the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Utrecht University. He is an active member of the Urban and Regional Research Centre Utrecht (URU), teaches in the BSc Human Geography and Planning and MSc Spatial Planning, and he is the coordinator of the master programme on Spatial Planning.

PostDoc at Utrecht University

In 2010, he started as a postdoc at the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Utrecht University. He started teaching Planning Theory in the BSc Human Geography and Planning and researched on the relation of land and water from various perspectives.

Research assistant & PhD at TU Dortmund University

Since 2005, Thomas Hartmann worked as research assistant at the department for Land Policy, Land Management and Municipal Geoinformation of the School of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University. He taught and supervised various courses, completed research activities - independently and in collaboration, and worked on his PhD. In 2009, he finished his PhD on "Clumsy Floodplains - Responsive Land Policy for Extreme Floods", at the School of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University and received the academic title "Dr. rer.pol." (rerum politicarum). During this time he spent some time as guest researcher at the Radboud University Nijmegen.

Study of Spatial Planning

Thomas Hartmann is an engineer of spatial planning (Dipl.-Ing), which he studied Spatial Planning at TU Dortmund University and the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. He focused his study on flood protection and spatial planning.

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Featured pending publications (see below for complete list of published work)


In 2006, Barrie Needham's important book "Planning, Law and Economics" has been published. Thomas Hartmann is currently working together with Edwin Buitelaar and Barrie Needham on a revision of this publication.

The aim of this book is to explain why knowledge of law is important for understanding the practice of spatial planning and for practising it in a responsible way.


In May 2016, Jane Jacobs would have had her 100th birthday. To mark the occasion, Thomas Hartmann, Claudia Basta (Wageningen University), and Stefano Moroni (Politecnico di Milano) organize a special issue on "People making cities – cities making justice: Jane Jacobs, ethics and justice"in the journal CITIES

This special issue explores the intersection between Jacobs’ position on ‘the making of the city’ and the debate on the ‘just city’.


Jirina Jílková (University of J. E. Purkyne in Ústí nad Labem), Jochen Schanze (IÖR Dresden) and Thomas Hartmann are editors of the forthcoming special issue "Land for Flood Risk Management" in the Journal of Flood Risk Management.

Contributions address the issue of land and floods risk management from various disciplines - covering hydraulics, economics, governance, spatial planning and others. It is an activity of the network FLOODLAND (see www.floodland.net)


 

Together with Lenka Slavikova (J.E.P. University Usti nad Labem, CZ) and Simon McCarthy, Middelsex University, UK), Thomas Hartmann is working on an edited volume of a SPRINGER book on "Nature-Based Flood Risk Managemengt on Private Land", where different cases form all over Europe are presented and discussed from multiple disciplines.


A special issue on "Dilemmas of Dynamics of Land Policy" is currently under preparation in the Journal Land Use Policy. The special issue is edited by Thomas Hartmann and Tejo Spit.

The aim of this special issue is twofold: first of all, discussing particular cases of dynamics of land policies and its dilemmas, but second of all to show the viability of using a methodological framework to identify and discuss the dilemmas of dynamics of land policies.


2018

Academic publications

Gerber, Jean-David; Hartmann, Thomas; Hengstermann, Andreas, eds., (2018). Instruments of Land Policy – Dealing with Scarcity of Land. Abington: Routledge. In Press.


This book has a special format: 13 instruments of land policy are presented in their respective context, and then commented by academics from a different perspective. The aim of this book it to examine not only how instruments of land policy are used to tackle the complex distribution of property rights, but also how they can be strategically used to manage the scarcity of land.

"This book offers a fresh and much-needed perspective on one set of instruments that planners in many countries use to resolve competition among land uses – instruments grounded in property rights and land use regulations" - Rachelle Alterman, foreword of the book.


van Straalen, Fennie; Hartmann, Thomas; Sheehan, John (eds) (2018). Property rights and climate change. Land-use under changing environmental conditions. Abington: Routledge.

van Straalen, Fennie; Hartmann, Thomas; Sheehan, John (2018). Changing environmental conditions, property rights and land use planning. In van Straalen, Fennie; Hartmann, Thomas; Sheehan, John (eds), Property rights and climate change. Land-use under changing environmental conditions (pp. 1-10). Abington: Routledge.

Hartmann, Thomas; van Straalen, Fennie; Sheehan, John (2018). The social construction of changing environmental conditions. In van Straalen, Fennie; Hartmann, Thomas; Sheehan, John (eds), Property rights and climate change. Land-use under changing environmental conditions (pp. 182-190). Abington: Routledge.


Property Rights and Climate Change explores the multifarious relationships between different types of climate-driven environmental changes and property rights. This original contribution to the literature examines such climate changes through the lens of property rights, rather than through the lens of land use planning. The inherent assumption pursued is that the different types of environmental changes, with their particular effects and impact on land use, share common issues regarding the relation between the social construction of land via property rights and the dynamics of a changing environment.

SEE THE ONLINE LANDac MINI LECTURE BY FENNIE VAN STRAALEN


Scholten, Tom, & Hartmann, Thomas (2018). Flood resilience and legitimacy: An exploration of Dutch flood risk management. In E.-M. Trell, B. Restemeyer, M. M. Bakema, & B. van Hoven (Eds.), Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places (pp. 77–91). Oxon: Routledge.

Hartmann, Thomas (2018). Ethik in der Raumplanung. In Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung (eds), Handwörterbuch der Stadt- und Raumentwicklung. Hannover: ARL. In Press.

Professional publications

Kaufmann, Maria & Hartmann, Thomas (2018). Die Niederlande und Wasser – von technischem Küstenschutz zum Deltaprogramm im Hinterland. Sonderheft „Niederlande“, Geographische Rundschau. In Press.

2017

Academic publications

van Oosten, Thomas; Witte, Patrick; Hartmann, Thomas (2017). Active land policy in small municipalities in the Netherlands: “We don’t do it, unless...”. Land Use Policy. doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.10.029.

Rindrasih, Erda; Hartmann, Thomas; Witte, Patrick & Zoomers, Annelies (2017). Travelling without a helmet - Tourists’ Vulnerabilities and Responses to Disasters in Indonesia. Disasters. In Press.

Thaler, Thomas; Löschner, Lukas; Hartmann, Thomas (2017). The introduction of catchment-wide co-operations: scalar reconstructions and transformation in Austria in flood risk management. Land Use Policy, 68, 563–573. doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.08.023

Machác, Jan; Hartmann, Thomas; Jilkova, Jirina (2017). Negotiating land for flood risk management – Upstream-downstream in the light of economic game theory. Journal of Flood Risk Management. doi: 10.1111/jfr3.12317

Roos, Mathijs; Hartmann, Thomas; Spit, Tejo & Johann, Georg (2017). Constructing Risks – Internalisation of Flood Risks in the Flood Risk Management Plan. Environmental Science and Policy, 74, 23-29. doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2017.04.007.

Gerber, Jean-David; Narath, Stéphane; Hartmann, Thomas (2017). The strategic use of time-limited property rights in land-use planning. Evidence from Switzerland. Environment and Planning A, 49(7), 1684-1703. doi: 10.1177/0308518X17701916. 

Saputra, Erlis; Hartmann, Thomas; Zoomers, Annelies; Spit, Tejo J.M. (2017). Fighting the ignorance: The response to land subsidence by public authorities and land users in Indonesia. American Journal of Climate Change. 6(1): 1-21. doi: 10.4236/ajcc.2017.61001.

Professional publications

Jehling, Mathias, & Hartmann, Thomas. (2017). Gerechtigkeit und Infrastrukturplanung. Politische Studien, 2017(475), 80–88.

Jehling, Mathias und Hartmann, Thomas (2017). Daseinsvorsorge zwischen Markt, Macht und Moral. Räumliche Szenarien zur Gerechtigkeit. In: Deutschen Akademie für Städtebau und Landesplanung (eds.): Stadt Denken 1 (pp. 92-100). Berlin: DASL. 

Hartmann, Thomas & Basta, Claudia (2017). International conference ‘Jane Jacobs 100’, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, 24–25 May 2016. Town Planning Review (TPR), 88(2), 257–261. doi: 10.3828/tpr.2017.1.

Jehling, Mathias, & Hartmann, Thomas (2017). Widerspruch und Überlagerung: räumliche Szenarien zur Gerechtigkeit. In W. de Vries (Ed.), Attraktiv und lukrativ. Ideelle und finanzielle Wertschätzungen Ländlicher Räume. Materialiensammlung des Lehrstuhls für Bodenordnung und Landentwicklung: Vol. 49 (pp. 22–25). München: Lehrstuhl für Bodenordnung und Landentwicklung.

2016

Academic publications

Schmitt, Sarah Maria & Hartmann, Thomas (2016). Clumsy city by design –  a theory for Jane Jacobs’ imperfect cities? Urban Planning, 1(4): 42-50.  doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.17645/up.v1i4.732

Hartmann, Thomas, & Geertman, Stan (2016). Planning Theory. In J. Torfing & C. Ansell (Eds.), Handbook on Theories of Governance (pp. 61-70). Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.

van Ruiten, Leon & Hartmann, Thomas (2016). The spatial turn and the scenario approach in flood risk management – Implementing the European Floods Directive in the Netherlands. AIMS Environmental Science. 3(4): 697-713. doi: 10.3934/environsci.2016.4.697

Thaler, Thomas, & Hartmann, Thomas. (2016). Justice and flood risk management: Reflecting on different approaches to distribute and allocate flood risk management in Europe. Natural Hazards, 83(1), 129–147. doi: 10.1007/s11069-016-2305-1

Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M. (2016). Frontiers of Land and Water Governance in Urban Regions. Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance. Oxon: Routlegde.

Tempels, Barbara & Hartmann, Thomas (2016). A co-evolving frontier between land and water: dilemmas of flexibility versus robustness in flood risk management. In Hartmann. T. & Spit, T. (eds) Frontiers of Land and Water Governance in Urban Regions (pp. 82-93). Oxon: Routlegde.

Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M.(2016). Introduction. In Hartmann. T. & Spit, T. (eds) Frontiers of Land and Water Governance in Urban Regions (pp. 1-7). Oxon: Routlegde.

Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M.(2016). Legitimizing differentiated flood protection levels - Consequences of the European flood risk management plan. Environmental Science & Policy, 55, 361–367. doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2015.08.013.

Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M.(2016). Implementing the European flood risk management plan. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 59(2), 360–377. doi:10.1080/09640568.2015.1012581

Professional publications

Hartmann Thomas (2016). Responsive Beteiligung beim europäischen Hochwasserrisikomanagementplan. In: Schmitt, Hanna C.; Danielzyk, Rainer; Greiving, Stefan; Gruehn, Dietwald; Thinh Nguyen X.; Warner, Barbara (eds): Raummuster: Struktur - Dynamik - Planung (pp. 89-98). Klartext-Verlag, Dortmund.

Hartmann, Thomas & Scheibel, Marc (2016). Flood Label for buildings – a tool for more flood-resilient cities. FloodRISK 2016, E3S Web of Conferences, 7, 13006. doi:10.1051/e3sconf/20160713006

Jehling, Mathias, & Hartmann, Thomas (2016). Daseinsvorsorge zwischen Markt, Macht und Moral. In: Deutsche Akademie für Städtebau und Landesplanung & Land Niedersachsen (eds.), Daseinsvorsorge und Zusammenhalt (pp. 181-186). Berlin: DASL.

Jehling, Mathias & Hartmann Thomas (2016). Land governance: The LANDac conference in Utrecht, The Netherlands, 8–10 July 2015. Town Planning Review (TPR). 87(1), 99-104. 

Roomer, Manou & Hartmann, Thomas (2016). Maatwerk als redding van welstandRooilijn - tijdschrift voor wetenschap en beleid in de ruimtelijke ordening, 48(6), 58-63.

2015

Academic publications

Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M. (2015). Towards an integrated water management - Comparing German and Dutch water law from a spatial planning perspective. International Journal of Water Governance. 3(2), 59–78. doi: 10.7564/14-IJWG68 

Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M. (2015). Implementing European climate adaptation policy - How local policymakers react to European policy. TeMA. Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 7(1), 51-68. doi: 10.6092/1970-9870/2918 

Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M. (2015). Dilemmas of involvement in land management – Comparing an active (Dutch) and a passive (German) approach. Land Use Policy, 42, 729–737. doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2014.10.004 


"Dilemmas of involvement in land management – Comparing an active (Dutch) and a passive (German) approach" is the title of a recent publication by Thomas Hartmann and Tejo Spit in the famous journal Land Use Policy. Dutch active land policy and German mandatory land readjustment are taken as an example of an active and passive approach to land management. Not the whole system of land management, but the inherent notions and values in terms of effectiveness, efficiency, democratic legitimacy and the underlying concept of fairness are related to each other.


Professional publications

Hartmann, Thomas & Jílková, Jirina (2015). Wasser-Governance matters. Nachrichten der ARL, 3(2015), 45-46.

Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M. (2015). Theorie toepasbaar op praktijk: planologie in Utrecht. Rooilijn - tijdschrift voor wetenschap en beleid in de ruimtelijke ordening, 48(1), 32-37.

Hengstermann, Andreas & Hartmann, Thomas (2015). From Control to Co-Evolution TPR Conference report on AESOP 2014. Town Planning Review (TPR), 86(1). 103-108.  

 

2014

Academic publications

Tempels, Barbara & Hartmann, Thomas (2014). A co-evolving frontier between land and water: dilemmas of flexibility versus robustness in flood risk management. Water International, 39(6), 872–883. doi: 10.1080/02508060.2014.958797 

Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M.(2014). Editorial: Frontiers of land and water governance in urban regions. Water International, 39(6), 791–797. doi: 10.1080/02508060.2014.962993 

Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M.(eds.) (2014). Frontiers of land and water governance in urban regions. Water International, 39(6).  SPECIAL ISSUE.


 

As an outcome of a PhD Summer School in August 2013 on "Sustainable Governance of Land and Water", a special issue on "Frontiers of Land and Water Governance in Urban Areas" is published with the journal Water International, and a book has been printed. Contributions cover groundwater governance, water supply and waste water treatment, urban riverscapes, urban flooding, flood risk management and concepts of resilience. Thomas Hartmann and Tejo Spit  encouraged the mostly young academics to publish their results in the international and peer-reviewed journal.

This is an astonishing result of the PhD Summer School organized by Thomas Hartmann and Tejo Spit in collaboration with the German Academy for Spatial Research and Planning (ARL). The Summer School would not have been possible without the generous co-financing by the Urban and Regional Research Centre Utrecht (URU). See here for the report of the summer school.

Results have been presented at a webinar organized by IWRA. Speakers were: Thomas Hartmann, Meike Levin-Keitel (Leibniz University Hanover), Karen Hetz (University Berlin, Germany and University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa), Barbara Tempels (University of Ghent), and Barbara Warner (German Academy for Spatial Research and Planning).


Hartmann, Thomas & Hengstermann, Andreas (2014). Territorial cohesion through spatial policies - An analysis with Cultural Theory and clumsy solutions. Central European Journal of Public Policy , 8(1), 30-49.

Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M. (2014). Capacity Building for the Integration of Climate Adaptation into Urban Planning Processes: The Dutch Experience. American Journal of Climate Change, 03(03), 245-252.   

Donders, Maud A.R.T.; Hartmann, Thomas & Kokx, Anita J.M.C. (2014). E-participation in urban planning: Getting and keeping citizens involved. International Journal of E-Planning Research, 3(2), 54-69. doi: 10.4018/ijepr.2014040104 

Hartmann, Thomas & Albrecht, Juliane (2014). From flood protection to flood risk management: condition-based and performance-based regulations in German water law. Journal of Environmental Law, 26(2), 243-268. doi: 10.1093/jel/equ015 

Hartmann, Thomas & Juepner, Robert (2014). Editorial: The flood risk management plan between spatial planning and water engineering. Journal of Flood Risk Management. doi: 10.1111/jfr3.12101 

Hartmann, Thomas & Jüpner, Robert (eds.) (2014). The European flood risk management plan: Between spatial planning and water engineering. Journal of Flood Risk Management, SPECIAL ISSUE.


The special issue on the European Flood Risk Management Plan has been published in the Journal of Flood Risk Managament as a result of a research collaboration between Thomas Hartmann and Robert Jüpner, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany.

The authors adressed implementation issues of this plan in the tension between spatial planning and water engineering. Robert Jüpner and Thomas Hartmann describe the outline in the editoral.

Please contact Thomas Hartmann or check the website of the journal for further information.


Hartmann, Thomas & Juepner, Robert (2014). The Flood Risk Management Plan – An essential step towards the institutionalization of a paradigm shift. International Journal of Water Governance, 2(1), 107-118. doi: 10.7564/13-IJWG5

Professional publications

Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M. (2014). Book Review: M. Reimer, P. Getimis and H. Blotevogel: Spatial planning systems and practices in Europe: a comparative perspective on continuity and changes. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 30(4), 701-703. doi: 10.1007/s10901-014-9422-5

Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M. (2014). Policy Briefing No. 3: Land and Water Governance in Urban Regions. IWRA: www.iwra.org.

 

2013

Academic publications

Hartmann, Thomas & Driessen, Peter P.J. (2013). The Flood Risk Management Plan: Towards spatial water governance. Journal of Flood Risk Management, doi: 10.1111/jfr3.12077

Professional publications

Hartmann, Thomas (2013). Der Steuerungsansatz des Hochwasserrisikomanagementplanes zum Zusammenspiel von Raumplanung und Wasserwirtschaft. In V. Lüderitz, A. Dittrich, R. Jüpner, A. Schulte, F. Reinstorf & B. Ettmer (Eds.), Die Elbe im Spannungsfeld von Hochwasserschutz, Naturschutz und Schifffahrt (pp. 126-142). Magdeburg: Shaker.

Hartmann, Thomas & Juepner, Robert (2013). Der Hochwasserrisikomanagementplan; Herausforderung für Wasserwirtschaft und Raumplanung. In J. Stamm & K. Graw (Eds.), Dresdner Wasserbauliche Mitteilungen, 48: Technischer und organisatorischer Hochwasserschutz (pp. 183-192). Dresden: IWD.  

Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M. (2013). Buchrezension: van der Cammen, Hans; de Klerk, Len; Dekker, Gerhard; Witsen, Peter Paul (2013): The Selfmade Land: Culture and Evolution of Urban and Regional Planning in the Netherlands. Raumforschung und Raumordnung, 71(5), 437-438.  

Klee, Andreas; Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M.(2013). Sustainable governance of land and water - ARL Summer School 2013. ARL Nachrichten, 43(4), 12-14.

 

2012

Academic publications

Hartmann, Thomas (2012). Land policy for German rivers: Making space for the rivers. In J.F. Warner, A. van Buuren & J. Edelenbos (Eds.), Making space for the river: Governance experiences with multifunctional river flood management in the US and Europe (pp. 121-133). London: IWA Publishing.  

Hartmann, Thomas (2012). Wicked problems and clumsy solutions: Planning as expectation management. Planning Theory, 11(3), 242-256. doi: 10.1177/1473095212440427

Needham, Barrie & Hartmann, Thomas (2012). Conclusion. In T. Hartmann & B. Needham (Eds.), Planning by law and property rights reconsidered (pp. 219-228). Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate.

Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M. (2012). Managing riverside property: Spatial water management in Germany from a Dutch perspective. In T. Hartmann & B. Needham (Eds.), Planning by law and property rights reconsidered (pp. 97-116). Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate.  

Hartmann, Thomas & Needham, Barrie (2012). Introduction: Why reconsider planning by law and property rights? . In T. Hartmann & B. Needham (Eds.), Planning by law and property rights reconsidered (pp. 1-22). Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate.  

Hartmann, Thomas & Needham, Barrie (eds.) (2012). Planning by law and property rights reconsidered. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate. 


There is an unavoidable logical relationship between planning, law, and property rights. However, planning by law and property rights is so familiar and taken for granted that we do not think about the theory behind it. This book makes the (often implicit) theory behind planning by law and property rights explicit and relates it to those challenges.

Reviewer mention:

"Hartmann and Needham’s edited book [...], explores how planning can operate effectively in an environment of uncertainty, particularly when constrained by property rights and the long-lasting implications of the built environment. Hartmann and Needham have assembled an engaging set of authors writing on land use planning..." (Blumenthal, P. M., 2016, Journal of Planning Education and Research, 36(3), 383–385).

"... the book has a clear structure, and that allows the reader to have a sense of what kind of argument the book is try to put forward through the various individual contributions [...] the book is certainly a welcome addition to an area of academic inquiry that is becoming increasingly important and deservedly so..." (Magalhães, C. de., 2013, International Planning Studies, 1–3).


Professional publications

Hartmann, Thomas (2012). Rationaliteiten in ruimtelijke planvorming: Een theoretisch perspectief op participatiemanagement vanuit de burger. Bestuurswetenschappen, 6, 36-51.

Hartmann, Thomas & Spit, Tejo J.M. (2012). Book review: Strong stories - How the Dutch are reinventing spatial planning. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 32(4), 502-504.  

 

2011

Academic publications

Hartmann, Thomas (2011). Den Flüssen mehr Raum geben - Umsetzungsrestriktionen in Recht und Praxis. Raumforschung und Raumordnung, 69(4), 257-268. doi: 10.1007/s13147-011-0091-5

Hartmann, Thomas (2011). Clumsy Floodplains. Responsive Land Policy for Extreme Floods. Farnham Surrey: Ashgate. 


Extreme floods cause enormous damage in floodplains, which levees cannot prevent. Therefore, it is vital for spatial planning to provide space for water retention in these areas. Land use planners, water management agencies, landowners, and policymakers all agree on this challenge, but attempts to make the space for rivers to provide retention are generally not very successful. Adopting an innovative interdisciplinary approach, this book examines how society can manage the use of the floodplains along rivers in the face of extreme floods, focusing in particular on the relation between social arrangements and the elemental forces of floods.

More information can be found on the website of Ashgate.

Reviews:

Hickey, K. (2013). Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 15(2), 324–326. doi:10.1080/1523908X.2013.797682

Morgan, E. A. (2012). Australian Planner, 49(4), 366. doi:10.1080/07293682.2011.602640

Moss, T. (2014). International Journal of Water Governance, 1(2014), 119-120 .

Natural Hazards Observer (2011).


Hartmann, Thomas (2011). Contesting land policies for space for rivers - Rational, viable, and clumsy floodplain management . Journal of Flood Risk Management, 4(3), 165-175. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-318X.2011.01101.x

Professional publications

Hartmann, Thomas (2011). Verzwickte Flussgemeinschaft - Warum es so schwierig ist, den Flüssen Raum zu geben. Conference proceedings Internationalen Rheinkonferenz: Zukunft Rhein 2010 (17-19 November 2010) (pp. 74-75). Bonn: Regionale 2010, Internationalen Rheinkonferenz: Zukunft Rhein 2010.

Hartmann, Thomas & Filius, Friedel C. (2011). Geo-risico governance - ruimtelijke planning voor het onverwachte. In G. Bouma, F. Filius, E. Vanempten & B. Waterhout (eds.), Planning van de toekomst (pp. 377-385). Bruxelles: Plandag 2011, Plandag 2011.

 

2010

Academic publications

Hartmann, Thomas (2010). Reframing polyrational floodplains - land policy for large areas for temporary emergency retention . Nature and Culture, 5(1), 15-30. doi: 10.3167/nc.2010.050102

 

2009

Academic publications

Hartmann, Thomas (2009).Clumsy floodplains and the law: Towards a responsive land policy for extreme floods. Built Environment, 35 (4), 531-544. doi: 10.2148/benv.35.4.531

Professional publications

Hartmann, Thomas (2009). Polyrationeel grondbeleid voor overstromingen. Rooilijn - tijdschrift voor wetenschap en beleid in de ruimtelijke ordening, 42(1), 44-49.

 

M I S C E L A N E O U S

Hartmann, Thomas (2005). Hochwasserschutz durch räumliche Planung: Handlungsempfehlungen für Abstimmungsprozesse zwischen den Akteuren in Sachsen Anhalt. Unpublished diploma thesis. Dortmund. Read the summary sheet.

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Besides externally funded projects, Thomas Hartmann also conducts self-financed research. Those include next to paper publications also book projects, special issues and other publication projects. Therefore, he uses his broad and reliable international and interdisciplinary network in academia and practice.

On top of that, the selection of externally funded projects contribute to the research portfolio of Thomas Hartmann.

Project:
FLOODLABEL: A smart tool for governance towards flood-resilient cities
01.03.2017 to 29.02.2020
General project description 

Floods are one of the most significant hazards in Europe. Extreme inundations threaten urban living in cities. To protect cities from flooding and other types of inundations, traditional government-led flood protection needs to be complemented by homeowners’ adaptation. Now, especially homeowners lack risk awareness, and knowledge of measures and triggers to take action. This project aims to design, test and implement a smart governance tool—the FLOODLABEL—in urban living labs. This prototype tool serves to inform homeowners about their individual flood risks and to support the planning and decision-making of experts and local governments to achieve more flood-resilient cities.

Role Co-promotor & Researcher
Individual project description

Floods are one of the most significant hazards in Europe. Extreme inundations threaten urban living in cities. To protect cities from flooding and other types of inundations, traditional government-led flood protection needs to be complemented by homeowners’ adaptation. Now, especially homeowners lack risk awareness, and knowledge of measures and triggers to take action. This project aims to design, test and implement a smart governance tool—the FLOODLABEL—in urban living labs. This prototype tool serves to inform homeowners about their individual flood risks and to support the planning and decision-making of experts and local governments to achieve more flood-resilient cities.

Funding
NWO grant: JPI Urban Europe
Project members UU
External project members:
  • Sven Fuchs (BOKU)
  • Thomas Thaler (BOKU)
  • Luuk Boelens (University of Gent)
  • Bram Vogels (VMM)
  • Marc Scheibel (HKC)
  • Anne Leskens (N&S)
Project:
Acceptance of river restoration and retention
03.11.2014 to
General project description 

This research initiative of the German Flood Competence Centre develops tailored communication strategies and participation methods for river restoration and retention. In collaboration of the Lippeverband (German water authority in the Northern Ruhr Area) and Utrecht University (Thomas Hartmann), this project aims at developing a research design for an action research on this topic, which shall lead to a funded research project.


This initiative is funded by the German Flood Competence Centre (HochwasserKompetenzCentrum; www.hkc-online.de)

Role Project Leader & Researcher & Contact
Individual project description

Thomas Hartmann will develop the theoretical framework and supervise a MSc student working on the topic.

Funding
External funding: HochwasserKompetenzCentrum (www.hkc-online.de)
Project members UU
External project members:
  • Georg Johann (Emschergenossenschaft/Lippeverband)
Project:
CrossFLOOD
01.06.2014 to 31.12.2017
General project description 

Large scale flood events occur with growing frequency, with high economic impacts. There is a general consensus among experts, that for an effective management of the risk of large flood events coordinated cross-border approaches focused on the whole river basin are necessary. The overall aim of the project is the establishment of an  interdisciplinary network of institutions and experts with focus on cross-border management  of flood risk. The expertise of Elbe, Rhine and Danube river basin management in governance and technical solutions in water and land management and in complex planning approaches will be critically evaluated and innovative solution will be proposed.


Please check the project website: http://fse.ujep.cz/floods

Role Researcher & Contact Funding
External funding: This initiative is funded by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of Czech Republic, programme EURPO II
Project members UU
External project members:
  • Prof Jirina Jilkova (J.E. Purkyne University in Usti nad Labem Czech Republic)
  • Prof Robert Jüpner (University of Kaiserslautern - Germany)
  • Prof. Bernhard Müller & Dr. Juliane Albrecht & Prof. Jochen Schanze (Leibniz Institut für ökologische Raumentwicklung - Germany)
  • Prof. Colin Green (Middlesex University - UK)
  • Prof. Walter Seher (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences - Vienna)
  • Prof Maros Finka (Slovak Technical University - Bratislava)
  • Prof Tatiana Kluvankova (Slovak Academy of Sciences)
  • Prof. Rainer Danielzyk (ARL - Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung - Germany)

Completed projects

Project:
International competenties within one-year master studies 01.09.2015 to 01.11.2017
General project description

The aim of this project is to contribute to sustain and develop international competences of master students to enhance employability and their chances on a globalized labor market. Therefore, selected case studies in eight master programmes of the faculties "Humanities", "Social Sciences", "Geosciences" and "Law, Economics, & Governance" are conducted on four different aspects of internationalization: 


- student mobility
- internationalization at home
   - internships at international oriented institutions
   - respective curriculum of study
- international classroom


In these case studies, international competencies and its forms are explored for the participating master programmes. Best practice and main obstracles are identifies and pilots are started. 


 
Role Project Leader
Individual project description

One case study of the faculty of geosciences will be on student mobility in the one year master study spatial planning.


More information can be found on the project website:
http://www.uu.nl/onderwijs/competentiegerichte-internationalisering-in-de-eenjarige-master

Funding
Utrecht University: Utrechts Education Incentive Fund
Project members UU
Project:
FLOOD RETENTION AND RESILIENCE ON PRIVATE LAND 02.11.2015 to 30.09.2016
General project description

Floods are among the most expensive disasters for delta areas. Delta areas are economically very vulnerable because of their intensive land uses. However, traditional approaches to diminish the risks of floods – as for example dikes - provide only limited protection. This project focusses on flood risk management related to planning and land use and discusses alternative approaches to store abundant water from river floods (and also flash floods) in more innovative ways. The technical and hydrological conditions for these options are relatively well known, but such measures inevitably affect private land use. Interventions in private land uses are complicated (especially because of fragmented land ownership), time-consuming and expensive. Implementation of retention areas and increase of resilience are hampered by lacking land management tools for private land.


The main innovation in this project is the focus on private land. Usually, flood risk management deals first with technical and hydrological issues before addressing land management. This is in sharp contrast with the urgent need for flood retention and resilience on private land in urban areas. This project turns the traditional perspective upside down and prioritizes the land users’ perspective. Therefore, new concepts and approaches for implementing flood retention and resilience on private land need to be elaborated. The central question is this: how can private land use and users be encouraged or forced to store water and thus create a more resilient urban land use in deltas?


This question is be addressed in a 2,5 day academic workshop, where the consortium works on a HORIZON project to ultimately submit a major research application.One of the main aims of Future Deltas is to bring together expertise on pressing issues in delta regions. This workshop is not only highly interdisciplinary and international cooperation and research but it is also highly innovative in its approach.

 
Role Project Leader Funding
Utrecht University: Future Deltas - Seed-money Call 2015
Project members UU
External project members:
  • Prof. Dr. Jirina Jílková (J.E.P. University Ústí nad Labem; Czech Republic)
  • Prof. Dr. Jochen Schanze (TU Dresden & IÖR Dresden; Germany)
  • Dr. Simon McCarthy (Flood Hazard Research Centre London; UK)
Project:
INOGOV - Innovations in Climate Governance: Sources, Patterns and Effects 15.07.2015 to 06.04.2016
General project description

Set against scientific predictions, the current governance responses to climate change are widely perceived to be inadequate. There is a growing perception that climate governance is becoming more polycentric, but far less agreement on how it will be coordinated and where the necessary leadership will originate.This is deeply problematic, because in theory innovative and cost effective policies should prevent losses arising from climate change and better capture any benefits. To address this gap, this Action will help build the capacity for innovating in climate governance by: identifying effective ways of stimulating and diffusing policy and governance innovations; building a stronger evaluation capacity to assess such innovations; and spreading usable knowledge in innovative ways such as via open access course materials. To do all this, it will create a new network of scholars and practitioners that have operated in a fragmented way thus far, specifically those that have focused on the sources of policy innovation, those that know about their diffusion patterns, and those who are able to evaluate their ultimate effects.

 
Role Researcher & Contact
Individual project description

Thomas Hartann has been nominated as Dutch Management Commitee Substitute for the COST action project INOGOV.

Funding
EU grant: COST Action
Project members UU
Project:
2014 AESOP congress "From Control to Co-evloution" 15.07.2013 to 12.07.2014
General project description

Secretary of the local organizing committee of the 2014 AESOP congress (Association of European Schools of Planning) in Utrecht almost 1000 submitted abstracts. This is the biggest and most influential academic conference on spatial planning in Europe.
For further information, please check www.aesop2014.eu.

 
Role Researcher & Contact
Individual project description

For many years deeply embedded notions of planning as the rational technocratic control of urban development have been confronted by the reality of complex social-spatial systems. Many questions have been raised about whether it is still possible to anticipate and influence change through fixed plans, pre-arranged procedures and conventional institutional settings.
Planning has been challenged to find ways to incorporate understanding about complex systems and self-organisation; the network society and relational space; the mix of diffusion and concentration of power in society; dynamic non-linear change; the retreat and decentralisation of the state, and the great uncertainties of socio-economic and environmental change.
This takes the critique beyond the need for more participatory forms of planning towards planning as a reciprocal and deliberative decision-making process. Planning of this kind would turn more radically to the interests and ambitions of all kinds of actors in the real world, trying to co-evolve with those ambitions into more resilient and versatile institutional settings. It would make use of a wider range of tools beyond ‘the plan’.
What would planning look like if we took these challenges seriously? What would it mean for the objectives of planning and the tools we use? Can new methods be found for influencing change in progressive and sustainable ways that recognise the impossibility of ‘control’? How should governments create legal frameworks and rights that allow for such new approaches to planning?
The Congress asks: to what degree has planning theory, practice and education progressed from technocratic to co-evolutionary understandings and methods? To what extent does planning still try to assert its scientific expertise in seeking to control development, or is planning finding new ways to engage with complexity, uncertainty and questions of accountability in the context of fragmented governance across institutional and territorial boundaries
Through international exchange of scholarship and experience the Congress provides an assessment of progress towards more adaptive and co-evolutionary approaches to planning.

Funding
Other: Conference fees
Project members UU
External project members:
  • Luuk Boelens (Gent University)
  • Vincent Nadin (TU Delft)
  • Tejo Spit (Utrecht University)
  • Tuna Tasan-Kok (TU Delft)
  • Wil Zonneveld (TU Delft)
Project:
ARL summer school "Sustainable Governance of Land and Water" 25.08.2013 to 28.08.2013
General project description

12 on-going PhD students and 6 professors, researching at the frontiers of the challenges in the governance of land and water in urban regions, assembled in Utrecht at the ARL summer school to discuss, reflect and give feedback on the projects in order to explore sustainable governance of land and water. For more information and a report see http://www.uu.nl/faculty/geosciences/EN/Current/Pages/ARL-summer-school-interdisciplinary-and-international-exchange.aspx

 
Role Project Leader & Researcher & Contact
Individual project description

There are big challenges in the governance of land and water in urban regions – managing groundwa-ter resources, flood risk management and space for the rivers policy, water supply and wastewater treatment in dynamic urban regions, and many more. These challenges affect many different dis-ciplines and reach beyond administrative and na-tional boundaries. Also, these challenges require more intense research to cope with the socio-economic and environmental dynamics of our time. So, what would be more obvious than as-sembling 12 on-going PhD projects researching at the frontiers of these challenges from various dis-ciplines and different countries and also invite 6 professors in the field to discuss, reflect and give feedback on the projects in order to explore sus-tainable governance of land and water?
So, the German Academy for Spatial Research and Planning (ARL) and the Urban and Regional Research Centre Utrecht (URU) organized an international summer school where the young and senior researchers shared their passion, approaches and ideas on governance questions and challenges of land and water. Disciplines covered spatial planning, hydraulic engineering, economics, infrastruc-ture planning, policy science, landscape planning, political economy, law, and others. Dr. Andreas Klee (klee@arl-net.de), Dr. Thomas Hartmann (t.hartmann@uu.nl), and Prof. Dr. Tejo Spit (t.j.m.spit@uu.nl) organized this event which took place form 25-28 August 2013 in the historical academy building in the centre of Utrecht.

Funding
Other: Utrecht Urban and Regional Research Centre (URU) and Academy for Spatail Planning and Research (ARL)
Project members UU
External project members:
  • Tejo Spit (Utrecht University)
  • Adreas Klee (ARL)
Project:
Konferenz zur Akteursvernetzung und Hochwasserübung am Rhein 31.05.2012 to 01.06.2012
General project description

Workshop of the Flood Competence Centre in 2012 in Cologne for professionals and academics in the field of flood protection (see: www.hkc-koeln.de). Programme: http://www.hkc-online.de/de/aktuelles/veranstaltungen/konferenz-netzwerk-hochwasser/programm-tag-1/index.html

 
Role Researcher & Contact
Individual project description

Topics were risk awareness, precautionary risk management, and event management. Sessions were moderated by oderation: Marc Scheibel (Wupperverband), Dr. Thomas Hartmann (Utrecht University) and Dr. Marlene Willkomm (Flood Management Centre, Cologne).

Funding
Other: HKC Cologne
Project members UU
External project members:
  • Reinhard Vogt (SteB Köln & HKC)
  • Marc Scheibel (Wupperverband)
Project:
Conference on "Planning, Law, and Property Rights" at TU Dortmund 10.02.2010 to 12.02.2010
General project description

4th international academic conference on "Planning, Law, and Property Rights" at TU Dortmund with approximately 100 presentations and 125 participants from all parts of the world (see: www.plpr-association.org).

 
Role Researcher & Contact
Individual project description

Benjamin Davy, Thomas Hartmann, Heinz Kobs, Kathrina Schmidt, and Gabi Zimmermann organized the conference at the School of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund, where almost 100 presentations have been discussed b the 125 participants. You can find the highlights of the Fourth International Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights in an illustrated booklet (see www.plpr-association.org). Leonie Janssen-Jansen wrote the conference report, published in Town Planning Review 81 (4), 473-478.

Funding
Other: Conference fees
Project members UU
External project members:
  • Department for Land Policy and Land management at TU Dortmund
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T E A C H I N G   I N   S P A T I A L   P L A N N I N G

Planning Theory (BSc Spatial Planning)
Docent

Spatial planning deals with the allocation and distribution of land and other spatial resources. Planners pursue this task by using governmental power, economic incentives, and communicative strategies. Thereby, public authority, trust and money are used. This raises many questions with respect to efficiency, effectiveness, justice, legitimacy, and many more. During the course, we will discuss, argue, and disagree about different dilemmas in planning (see right column of posters) with the help of international academic literature. Language: English.

 

Beyond Planning Theory (MSc Spatial Planning)
Docent

Planning theory can help to improve planning and coming up with even better plans. In this course, students learn how to use planning theory purposefully to analyse, develop and support spatial planning. Students will write a paper on their literature-based research on a given topic at the frontier of spatial planning. As a source of inspiration, the recent book of abstract of the international cogress of AESOP will be used in class. Language: English.

 

Master Thesis (MSc Spatial Planning)
Coordinator

Students need to proof that they can apply the academic skills they gathered during their study to a concrete spatial planning problem. Students usuallywrite their master thesis in collaboration with an internship. Thomas Hartmann coordinates supervisores, helps students finding topics and internships and acts himself as supervisor, covering the complete field of spatial planning.

 

Planning atelier II & III (BSc Spatial Planning)

Supervisor

During the planning atelier, groups of usually 6-10 students work for approx. 10 weeks on a specific planning problem. The second-year students have to prepare a masterplan (structuurvisie), the third-year students have to prepare an implementation plan (uitvoeringsplan). The atelier uses real cases in collaboration with a municipality. Each group gets a municipal supervisor and a supervisor from the University. Thomas Hartmann usually supervises one second-year and one third year group.

 

Bachelor Thesis (BSc Spatial Planning)
Supervisor

Thomas Hartmann also supervises Bachelor students in their final thesis.

 

Bachelor Excursion (BSc Spatial Planning)
Docent

As part of the course on spatial challenges in Europe (ruimtelijke vraagstukken in Europa), Thomas Hartmann organizes an excursion with a special emphasis on spatial planning issues, but also with relevance for the broader field of geography. In 2016, the excursion went to the Metropolitan Area Rhine-Neckar. The last excursion was mentioned in the local newspaper "Die Rheinpfalz" in an interview with Thomas Hartmann: "Ludwigshafen erfindet sich gerade neu".

 

S P E C I A L   F U N C T I O N S 

Coordinator of the master programme (MSc Spatial Planning)

The function as master coordinator includes attracting students to study spatial planning in Utrecht (e.g. at introduction days), advising students in their curriculum, and also helping them with finalizing their study. Thomas Hartmann is also responsible for the content and organization of the master programme. This means taking care of the modules and coordinating the docents. Another responsibility is the representation of the master within factulty meetings.

Member of the exam committee of Social Geography and Planning)

Since 2016, Thomas Hartmann serves as a member of the exam committee.


 

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Additional functions and activities

C O M M I S S I O N S   O F   T R U S T   A N D   N E T W O R K 

Thomas Hartmann can rely on a robust, large, and reliable international network of academics and professionals. He is not only member of many such networks in the field of spatial planning, water management, and related fields, but he always plays a pro-active role - he often initiates and organizes activities. The following overview provides some insight in the most important commissions of trust and network activities. Don't hesitate to contact him if there are any questions!


Member of Editorial Board of journal Urban Planning

Since November 2017, Thomas Hartmann is member of the Editorial Board of the journal Urban Planning by Cogitatio Press.

Urban Planning is an international peer-reviewed open access journal of urban studies aimed at advancing understandings and ideas of humankind’s habitats.


Advisory Board of RegioFlood

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Walter Seher and Lukas Löschner from the Austrian University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna undertakes research in the "Regional Floodplain Management and Risk Transfer Mechanisms: assessing options for climate adaptation (RegioFlood)". It is funded by the Austrian Climate Research Programme (ACRP) (www.klimafonds.gv.at). Thomas Hartmann is part of the Advisory Board of this project.


Member of Editorial Board

The Transactions of AESOP is an open-access journal produced and owned by the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP). The journal aims at promoting excellence in planning education and research. Thomas Hartmann is member of the Editorial Board.  


COST action INOGOV

Thomas Hartmann has been nominated as Dutch Management Committee Substitute for the COST action project Innovations in Climate Governance: Sources, Patterns and Effects (INOGOV). This Action will help build the capacity for innovating in climate governance by: identifying effective ways of stimulating and diffusing policy and governance innovations; building a stronger evaluation capacity to assess such innovations; and spreading usable knowledge in innovative ways such as via open access course materials.


Associate Editor of TeMA

Thomas Hartmann is Associate Editor of TeMA, the Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment. TeMA accepts papers around the theme of transport and urban planning. For more information and author information, please check: www.tema.unina.it


Member of Editorial Board

InPlanning is the AESOP online platform for high standard publications on spatial planning. Thomas Hartmann is member of the Dutch Editorial Board of InPlanning. InPlanning also includes the Dutch planning journals Rooilijn and Agora. For more information, also visit the Website or email: info@inplanning.eu.


Member of scientific committee

Thomas Hartmann member of the scientific committee of the project "Cross-border Flood Risk Management" (see project website http://fse.ujep.cz/floods). The project Cross-border Flood Risk Management is financed by the programme EUPRO II (Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports). Duration of the project is 2014-2017.


 

Expert meeting on Communication & Climate Change

Thomas Hartmann is involved in an expert group on communication of the complexity of climate change. This group aims at exploring possibilities for further research collaboration and projects and it is supported by the German Academy for Spatial Research and Planning (ARL) and the Institute of Regional Development Planning of the University of Stuttgart (IREUS).


Member of working group on Water Governance

As representative of Utrecht University, Thomas Hartmann is involved in working group III “Basin Governance” of the OEDC Water Governance Initiative. This initiative releases governance guidelines for water governance.

Ministers from OECD’s 34 member countries welcomed on 4 June 2015 these principles as standards for more effective, efficient and inclusive design and implementation of water policies. The 12 Water Governance Principles provide a framework for governments to put in place better water policies and they will be used to develop a broader OECD perspective on water management.

Thomas Hartmann contributed feedback to the OECD publication "Water Governance in Cities".


Vice President of PLPR

Thomas Hartmann is vice president a founding member of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights. Before he was PhD coordinator (2008-2010) and Secretary General 2010-2014). In 2010, he co-organized the fourth annual conference of the association in Dortmund.


Expert for Dutch cadastre

Thomas Hartmann participates in expert meetings on the introduction of land readjustment in the Dutch planning system, organized by the Dutch cadastre. In 2014 he gave an input on the German mandatory land readjustment


Speaker of advisory board

Thomas Hartmann is a founding member and speaker of the advisory board of the Flood CompetenceCentre in Germany. He initiates and supervises project ideas for flood protection with professionals and experts. He is the main researcher of an initiative on "Acceptance of River Restoration and Retention", which he conducts in collaboration with the Lippeverband (regional water authority). Furthermore he is involved in the working group on the flood certificate for buildings (Hochwasserpass).


Contact person and congress organizer

Thomas Hartmann is the contact person the Department Human Geography and Planning for AESOP (Association of European Schools of Planning). In 2014, he (co-)organized the annual congress in Utrecht with approx. 700 participants.

He is also member of the AESOP young academics. Together with colleagues he co-launched a group on Risk Resilience and Mitigation Strategies within the Association of European School of Planning (AESOP).


Active member

Thomas Hartmann is also member of the IWRA (International Water Resource Association, www.iwra.org). In 2014, he organized a webinar and released together with Tejo Spit a policy brief on land and water governance. In addition, he presents at the World Water Congress.


Initiator and organizer of activities

He is also involved in the (German) ARL (Akademie fuer Raumforschung und Landesplanung). In 2013, he initiated an expert meeting on groundwater governance. He was also the organizer of the ARL Summer School 2013 in Utrecht on the topic "Sustainable Land and Water Governance". This resulted in a Special Issue with Water International, an edited book (Routledge), and additional activities with IWRA (a webinar and a policy brief).


Member and founding member of network

Thomas Hartmann was invited to the launch of the Food, Energy, Environment and Water (FE2W) Network in the UNESCO headquarter in Paris.


Member and founding member of network

Since 2012, Thomas Hartmann organizes planning rountables at Utrecht Univeristy, where various research issues and topic of spatial planning research are discussed.


P h D   S U P E R V I S I O N

Karin Snel, PhD in the project the FLOODLABEL, funded by JPI Urban Europe. Started in 2017.

Mark Koelman started his external PhD project in 2015 on engergy transistion. Thomas Hartmann co-promotes him (Tejo Spit is the supervisor). Mark Koelman is a former student of spatial planning, Thomas Hartmann was the supervisor of his masterthesis.

Matthijs Roos working at OmniPlan and started in 2015 his external PhD on flood risk management. Matthijs Roos already presented a paper at the AESOP congress 2015 in Prague. Thomas Hartmann supervised already his masterthesis and is no the co-promotor of his PhD thesis, Tejo Spit is the supervisor.

Tom Scholten researches on water governance in his external PhD project. He is currently water trainee and works with the Dutch Ministry for Infrastructure and the Environment. Thomas Hartmann is the co-promotor, Tejo Spit the supervisor.

Erlis Saptura is doing research on land subsidence in Indonesia. He is looking at the socio-economic dimension of this phenomenon. The PhD is commonly supervised by Annelies Zomers and Tejo Spit, with Thomas Hartmann as co-promotor.

Erda Rindrasih works in her PhD on tourism and disasters in Indonesia. She is supervised by Annelies Zomers and Tejo Spit; Thomas Hartmann as co-promotor.

Ehsan Nouzari in an external PhD student who is working on governance and spatial planning in the underground under supervision of Tejo Spit and Thomas Hartmann.

Jutta Hesse is doing an external PhD on land use planning in Ghana under supervision of Tejo Spit and Thomas Hartmann.

Sattwick Biswas works on land values and its valuation in his PhD at TU Dortmund University, Germany. Sattwick is supervised by Benjamin Davy and Thomas Hartmann.

 

O R G A N I Z E D   A C T I V I T I E S   ( s e l e c t i o n )

2016

Initiator and organizer of the workshop on the "FLOODLABEL" at Utrecht University, to launch JPI Urban Europe research project (16-17 August 2016).

Together with Fennie van Straalen, Thomas Hartmann organized a special panel on "Effects of climate change on property rights" at the conference of the land academy (LANDac) 30 June – 1 July 2016 in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Organizer of a special session on "Jane Jacobs, ethics, and the just city" at the conference on Jane Jacobs' 100th anniversary, at TU Delft, The Netherlands (24-25 May 2016).

Initiator and organizer of the workshop of the network "FLOODLAND" at Utrecht University, funded by the programme "FUTURE DELTAS" (15-16 April 2016).

Chair of special rountable to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights, Bern (Switzerland) (February 2016)

Organizer and chair of special session on "Instruments of Land Policy" together with Jean-David Gerber and Andreas Hengstermann (Bern University) at the International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights, Bern (Switzerland) (February 2016)

Organizer and chair of special session on "Property Rights Under Changing Environmental Conditions" together with Fennie van Straalen (Utrecht University) and John Sheehan (UTS Sidney) at the International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights, Bern (Switzerland) (February 2016)

2015

Organizer and chair of special session on "The Time Factor and Planning Instruments" together with Prof. Rachelle Alterman (Technion, Haifa) and Willem Korthals-Altes (TU Delft) at the International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights, Volos (Greece) (February 2015)

2014

Member of the working group of the German association of water engineers on „Grundstücksverfügbarkeit für hydromorphologische Maßnahmen“ (mobilizing land for geomorphological measures).

Chair of the IWRA Webinar "Frontiers of land and water governance".

2011

Thomas Hartmann participated in the working group "onbestuurbaarheid organiseren door nieuwe en zachte samenwerkingsvormen" Dutch Waterkring

2010

Organizer of the PhD session at the annual conference on Planning, Law and Property Rights in Dortmund, Germany.

2009

Organizer of the PhD session at the annual conference on Planning, Law and Property Rights in Aalborg, Denmark.

 

R E Q U E S T E D   E X P E R T I S E

Thomas Hartmann receives requests regularly to serve as reviewer of book proposals and article manuscripts for scientific publishers and journals, such as Ashgate, Routledge, the Journal of Flood Risk Management, Land Use Policy, Planning Practice & Research, Applied Geography, Environmental Management, the International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, Journal of Water and Climate Change, Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, Geografiska Annaler (Series A, Physical Geography), disP - The Planning Review, Environmental Science and Policy, Raumforschung und Raumordnung, Water International, PlaNext, Journal of Transport and Land Use, Policy Sciences, Policy Science, AESOP Transactions, Water, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, Regional Environmental Change, Climate Risk Management, Cities, International Journal of River Basin Management and others.

Thomas Hartmann is also a reviewer at the  Austrian Climate Research Programme (ACRP) (www.klimafonds.gv.at).

 

P R E S E N T A T I O N S

Thomas Hartmann regularly presents his research at national and international conferences. He also gives invited talks at academic and professional occasions about topics such as flood protection, planning, land policy, planning theory or other topics from his portfolio. In addition, he gives guest lectures at other universities. If you have any question regarding one his talks, please don't hesitate to contact him.

KEYNOTE  SPEECHES AND INVITED DELCTURES

10 October 2017: "Justice and the City" - XIXE Lustrum Symposium of VUGS (student organisation): "The Netherlands first - waar een klein land groot in is", Utrecht (NL).

21 September 2017: "Der Hochwasserpass" - 10h Anniversary of the HochwasserKompetenzCentrum in Köln (DE), together with Marc Scheibel.

15 March 2017: "Widerspruch und Überlagerung - räumliche Szenarien zur Gerechtigkeit" - 19. Münchner Tage für nachhaltiges Landmanagement, München (DE).

16 September 2016: "Daseinsvorsorge zwischen Markt, Macht und Moral - Szenarien zur räumlichen Gerechtigkeit" - Input for workshop on "actors" at annual congress of the German Academy for Spatial Planning and Research (ARL) and the German Academy for Urban and Regional Planning (DASL), Hannover (DE).

07 May 2016: "The European flood risk management plan " - keynote at the Science & Education Festival at the University of Novi Sad (RS). Report in local newspaper: "Centenial Flood is an outdated term".

06 May 2016: "Responsive land policy for extreme floods" - Guest lecture at the University of Novi Sad (RS).

15 December 2015 (presented by Ehsan Nouzari): "STRONG – The Dutch policy guideline underground planning" - Expert meeting on underground planning, organized by the Institute for Applied Ecology, Berlin (DE).

02 November 2015: "Frontiers of Land and Water Governance" - Input at the OECD Water Governance Initiative, Paris (F).

15 September 2015: "Land Policies & Instruments in Europe - passive and active approaches" - Video Conference on Land Governance by Indian  Centre for Innovations in Public Systems (www.cips.org.in).

30 June 2015: "Was wird aus planners‘ paradise? Aktuelle Entwicklungen im niederländischen Bodenmanagement" - Guest lecture at TU Dortmund University (DE).

26 May 2015: "Floodland – explorations for flood retention and resilience on private land" - Guest Lecture at CECHR, Dundee (UK).

19 May 2015: "Aktive Einbeziehung von Institutionen und Betroffenen beim Umgang mit Folgen des Klimawandels" - ARL Expertenworkshop „Vermittlung von und Umgang mit der Komplexität der Folgen des Klimawandels“, IREUS Stuttgart (DE).

25 Februar 2015: "The Time Factor and Planning Instruments" - International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights, Volos (GR). Introduction to the Special Session.

21 November 2014: "FLOODLAND – Land for Flood Retention and Resilience" - Workshop Flood Retention and Resilience in River Catchments, project CROSSFLOOD, Usti nad Labem (CZ).

10 June 2014: "Moving from flood defence to water management" - Keynote at the Baltic Regional Workshop on Natural Water Retention Measures (NWRM), Gimo (SE), contract research for the EU DG ENVIRONMENT (www.nwrm.eu).

08 April 2014: "Die Rolle von Planungsrecht und Bodeneigentum bei der Entstehung von Lock-in Situationen in der Raumplanung" - Guest lecture at Bern University (CH).

15 January 2014: "Europäisches Hochwasserrisikomanagement und räumliche Planung" - invited talk at the University of Vienna (AT).

08 January 2014: "Comparing the Dutch and German land policy" - Guest lecture at University of Amsterdam (NL).

10 June 2013: "Using cultural theory to work with wicked problems in flood systems" - Symposium on wicked problems of the Public Administration and Policy Group at Wageningen University (NL).

07 May 2013: "Räumliches Hochwasserrisikomanagement - Im Spannungsfeld von Raumplanung und Wasserwirtschaft" - Symposium of the Geographic Institute of FU Berlin (Germany).

20 September 2012: "Managing riverside property in Germany" - PlaNET conference "Europe Matters" in Nijmegen (NL).

03. May 2010: "Brauchbare Flusslandschaften - Responsive Bodenpolitik fuer extreme Hochwasser" - IWAR Darmstadt (DE).

01. May 2008: "Responsive Land Policy for Extreme Floods" - Speaker Series '08 of the Department of Civic Design, Liverpool (UK).

ACADEMIC CONFERENCES

18. May 2017: “Water Management on Private Land: Upscaling Nature-Based Solutions” – Dresden NEXUS conference, Dresden (DE).

23. February 2016: “Role of the state and role of property in land policies exploring tendencies in Swiss and Dutch land policy” – International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights in Hong Kong (CN).

23. February 2016: “Urban planning in a suburban world: Germany’s regional land-use plans” – International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights in Hong Kong (CN).

24. February 2016: “Compulsory land acquisition in the Netherlands” – International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights in Hong Kong (CN).

10 November 2016: (presented by Andreas Hengstermann, Bern University, CH) "Role of the state and role of property - Comparing recent tendencies in Swiss and Dutch land policy" - Symposium by the Dutch Cadastre on Land Consolidation and Land Readjustment for Sustainable Development, Apeldoorn (NL).

10 November 2016: (presented by Tejo Spit, Utrecht University) "Understanding rationales of land policy – The development of an analytical framework" - Symposium by the Dutch Cadastre on Land Consolidation and Land Readjustment for Sustainable Development, Apeldoorn (NL).

10 November 2016: (presented by Fennie van Straalen, Utrecht University) "Urban land readjustment – voluntary or mandatory?" - Symposium by the Dutch Cadastre on Land Consolidation and Land Readjustment for Sustainable Development, Apeldoorn (NL).

10 November 2016: (presented by Tijmen Polman, Utrecht University) "Protecting the public interest in brownfield redevelopment – Reflecting on urban land readjustment" - Symposium by the Dutch Cadastre on Land Consolidation and Land Readjustment for Sustainable Development, Apeldoorn (NL).

19 September 2016: (presented by Thomas Thaler, BOKU Vienna) "Flood Label for buildings – a tool for more flood-resilient cities" - European Conference on Flood Risk Management (FLOODrisk 2016), Lyon (F).

24 May 2016: (presented by Sarah-Maria Schmitt, University of Vienna) "The clumsy city by design: a theory for Jane Jacob’s imperfect cities?" at conference on Jane Jacobs' 100th anniversary, at TU Delft (NL).

23 Feburary 2016: "Clumsy Cities - Jusice and Urban Design" - AESOP Thematic Group Meeting Ethics, Values & Planning on "New spaces of inequality", Wageningen (NL).

22 February 2016: "Responsive Partizipation zur aktiven Einbeziehung von Bürgern zum
Hochwasserrisikomanagementplan" - Dortmunder Konferenz Raum- und Planungsforschung, Dortmund (DE).

17-19 February 2016: (together with Thomas van Oosten and Patrick Witte, Utrecht University) "Active land policy in small municipalities in the Netherlands: we don’t do it, unless..." - International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights in Bern (CH).

17-18 September 2015: Moderator of the session "Developing methods and indicators for monitoring and evaluating adaptation" at the European Environmental Evaluators Network – Forum (EEEN) September, Florence (IT)

14 July 2015: (together with Matthijs Roos, Omniplan) "Constructing risks - internalisation of flood risks using the process of the flood risk management plans" - AESOP congress 2015, Prague (Czech Republic).

14 July 2015: "Designing a PSS for responsive participationfor flood resilient cities" - AESOP congress 2015, Prague (CZ).

10 July 2015: Organized session on "Dynamics of Land Policies" - LANDac conference, Utrecht (NL).

28 May 2015: "New governance schemes for frontiers of land and water governance" - World Water Congress, Edinburgh (UK).

26 May 2015: "The flooding game - Flood Retention in the light of economic theory" - World Water Congress, Edinburgh (UK).


26 Februar 2015: "Legitimizing differentiated flood protection levels - Consequences of the European Flood Risk Management Plan" - International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights, Volos (GR).


24 Februar 2015: "Property rights and climate change: land-use under changing environmental conditions" - International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights, Volos (GR).

09 October 2014: (together with Tom Scholten, Utrecht University) "Legitimacy in contemporary flood risk management" - Workshop "Resilience" at Groningen University (NL).

09 July 2014: (together with Thomas Thaler, Flood Hazard Research Centre, Middlesex University, London) "What’s the right thing to protect – Justice and flood risk management" - AESOP congress 2014, Utrecht (NL).

27 March 2014: (presented by Barbara Tempels, University of Gent) "Flood resilience from an evolutionary perspective: How to deal with flexibility vs. robustness in spatial planning", DLGS Conference - 2014 on Resilience in Urban and Regional Development in Berin (DE).

13. February 2014: "Implementing the flood risk management plan" - International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights in Haifa (IL).

13. February 2014: "Conditional property rights in planning - reflections on time and scale" - International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights in Haifa (IL).

07. November 2013: "Modes of Governance for the European Flood Risk Management Plan" - "Water and Planning - the Fluid Challenge", The World Town Planning Day, Online Conference.

31. October 2013: "Modes of Governance in German and Dutch Water Law – The Framing of a Common Management of Water and Land" - Conference "Water and Ocean Law in Times of Climate Change" organized by the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law, Utrecht (NL).

18. July 2013: "Spatial water planning - Comparing German and Dutch water law" - AESOP/ACSP Joint Congress 2013, Dublin (IR).

07. March 2013: “Der Hochwasserrisikomanagementplan – Herausforderung für Wasserwirtschaft und Raumplanung” - 36. Dresdner Wasserbaukolloquium (DE).


13. February 2013: "Dilemmas of public involvement in urban development: Comparing the Dutch and German approaches to land management" - International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights in Portland (Oregon, USA).


13. February 2013: "Regulating resistance and resilience: Performance-based and condition-based water and planning legislation in Germany" - International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights in Portland (Oregon, USA).


16. November 2012: "Lock-in situations in planning: The role of law and property rights" - 10th meeting of the AESOP thematic group on Complexity & Planning in Groningen (NL).


09. February 2012: "Planning by Law and Property Rights Reconsidered" - International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights in Belfast (UK).

09. February 2012: "Participation in Planning Law - beyond municipal boundaries" - International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights in Belfast (UK).

28. May 2011: "Managing riverside property: the struggle between water managers and spatial planners" - International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights in Edmonton (CA).

27. May 2011: "Planning by law and property rights: the need for a better theory" - International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights in Edmonton (CA).

11. February 2010: 'Land Policy for Rivers - Responses to the German Flood Control Act' - International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights in Dortmund (DE).

24. November 2009: "Distributional Effects of Land Policy for Extreme Floods" - APSA conference 2009 in Ahmedabad (India).

16. July 2009: "Clumsy Floodplains - responsive land policy for extreme floods" - AESOP conference 2009 in Liverpool (UK).

26. March 2009: "Nachhaltiges Landmanagement für extreme Hochwasser" - poster contribution at the REFINA symposium "Bauen in Auen", Stuttgart (DE).

13. February 2009: "Clumsy Floodplains - towards a responsive land policy for extreme floods" - International Academic Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights in Aalborg (DK).

08. July 2008: "Polyrational Land Policy for Extreme Floods - Large Areas for Temporary Emergency Retention" - ACSP/AESOP Joint Congress in Chicago (Illinois, USA).

14. February 2008: "Polyrational Land Policy for Extreme Floods" - Planning Law and Property Rights Symposium 2008, Warszawa (PL).

13. July 2007: "Making Land Available - Large Areas for Temporary Emergency Retention" - AESOP Conference 2007 in Napoli (IT)

07. February 2007: "Making Land Available - Large Areas for Temporary Emergency Retention" - Inaugural Symposium on Planning, Law and Property Rights in Amsterdam (NL).

24. July 2006: "Mobilization of Retention Areas - Strategies for the optimum mobilization of areas for retention of extreme flood events" - AESOP PhD Workshop in Bristol (UK).

PROFESSIONAL TALKS

24 January 2017: "FLOODLABEL: A smart tool for governance towards flood-resilient cities" - Urban Futures Lecture, Utrecht University (NL).

27 October 2016: "FLOODLAND – Flood retention and resilience on private land" - Future Deltas Symposium, Utrecht (NL).

26 July 2016: "The Flood Label - a tool for more flood-resilient cities" - Input at expert meeting with the Association of British Insurers and the Flood Competence Centre, Cologne (DE).

15 December 2014: "Frontiers of land and water governance in urban areas" - Webinar by the IWRA (see www.iwra.org).

11. April 2014: "Stedelijke herverkaveling - Vergelijking Nederland-Duitsland" - Invited speech at the Dutch Kadaster, Amserfoort (NL).

24. October 2013: "Der Hochwasserrisikomanagementplan – Anforderungen und Konsequenzen zum Zusammenspiel von Raumplanung und Wasserwirtschaft" Joint colloquium of German water management institutes "Die Elbe im Spannungsfeld von Hochwasserschutz, Naturschutz & Schifffahrt", Magdeburg (DE).

19. May 2011: "Geo-risico governance - ruimtelijke planning voor het onverwachte" - Plandag Brussel (B). www.plandag.net

25. March 2011: "Bodenpolitik um den Flüssen Raum zu geben" - Symposium: Wasser(politik) zwischen Privateigentum und Gemeingut, Kassel (DE).

18. November 2010: "Verzwickte Flussgemeinschaft - Warum es so schwierig ist den Flüssen Raum zu geben" - Rhineconference Bonn (DE). www.rheinkonferenz2010.de

24. November 2005: "Kommunikationsstrukturen zur Abstimmung räumlicher Planungen auf regionaler und kommunaler Ebene in Sachsen-Anhalt" - ELLA-Regionalkonferenz in Stendal (DE).

07. June 2005: "Strategien zur Abstimmung räumlicher Planungen im Hochwasserschutz" - Institute for Water Management and Ecotechnology in Magdeburg (DE).

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