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Rob Roggema

Roggema Rob
Website: Swarm Planning

Rob Roggema (Landscape Architect) is an international renowned design expert on climate adaptation, low-carbon living and sustainable development. He has held positions at several universities in the Netherlands and Australia, state and municipal governments and design consultancies. In 2010, he became the inaugural visiting fellow at the Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research. In his PhD research, he developed the Swarm Planning concept, dealing with uncertainties in current planning, for which he received the scientific award for best paper at the Sustainable Building conference in Melbourne, 2008. In 2009, he received an honorary mention for his entry in the Rising Tides Competition, San Francisco. After finishing his PhD, he was recipient of the Dutch ‘Rubicon’, allowing him to elaborate on Swarm Planning. He is currently appointed at Swinburne University. He has written three books on climate adaptation and spatial planning, and one about design charrettes.