The summer school 'Shifting Climate, Reshaping Urban Landscapes', organized by our research group as a 8-day international design studio, focussed on climate adaptation strategies from an urban development point of view. The summer school is a clear example of the strong nexus between the research group and the internationization @home initiatives of the master program Urbanism and Spatial Planning. The results fed directly the PhD research of Jeroen De Waegemaeker, a PhD trajectory externally financed for the past four years by the Institute for Agriculture and Fisheries, and was valorized in two A1-papers (Journal of Landscape Architecture, Journal Smart and Sustainable Built Environment). The summer school provided the research group with a platform to approach several new stakeholders such as Farmers’ union, Environment, Nature and Energy Department, center for agromanagement, Research Institute for Nature and Forest, Flemish Land Agency, the Province of Limburg and several communities.

Researcher(s): Jeroen De Waegemaeker, Maarten Van Acker
Commissioned by: ILVO
Period: 2015
Partner(s): Boerenbond, Departement leefmilieu, natuur en energie (LNE), EC02 agrobeheercentrum, gemeente Overpelt, Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), Provincie Limburg, Ruimte Vlaanderen, Stad Lommel, Vlaamse Landmaatschappij (VLM), Vzw Erfgoed Lommel