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Dr J.J. (Jannes) Willems

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
GPIO : Urban Planning

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number: C4.13
Postal address
  • Postbus 15629
    1001 NC Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Biography

    Jannes Willems is an assistant professor in urban planning at the University of Amsterdam. He conducts research in the fields of urban climate adaptation, water management and infrastructure re-development. In his research, he examines how water and infrastructure managers initiate new collaborations with citizens, companies and other governments to jointly address challenges such as climate change. To this end, Jannes is using amongst others institutional analysis and discourse analysis. Jannes teaches in the bachelor programmes Human Geography & Planning and Future Planet Studies. He is one of the editors of the Dutch professional magazine Rooilijn and the European online platform In Planning.

    Previously, he was affiliated with Erasmus University Rotterdam as a postdoctoral researcher (department of Public Administration & Sociology). He was involved in the European Interreg project BEGIN and the KIMA research programme Marker Wadden. In 2019, he has started with Jitske van Popering a NWO SURF research into the platforms Amsterdam Rainproof and Water Sensitive Rotterdam. Jannes defended his dissertation in at the University of Groningen (Department of Spatial Planning & Environment) in 2018. His dissertation entailed institutional change in the Dutch waterway sector, in the light of replacing major ageing infrastructure assets.

    Jannes obtained his Research Master in Regional Studies (cum laude) and his Bachelor Environmental & Infrastructure Planning at the University of Groningen. In 2015, he was a 'visiting student' at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology (Environmental Policymaking & Planning group). During his master, he conducted fieldwork in Brazil as part of a research project of the Federal Universidade de Pará.

  • Publications

    2021

    • Brorström, S., & Willems, J. (2021). Getting integrative urban regeneration strategies done: Insights from Antwerp and Gothenburg. International Review of Administrative Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1177/00208523211029122
    • IJff, S., Veraart, J., Willems, J. J., Duijn, M., van den Berg, N., & Stouten, M. (2021). Innovatieve governance voor Building with Nature: Lessen uit het Marker Wadden-project. Landschap, 2021(1).
    • Willems, J. J., Duijn, M., IJff, S., Veraart, J., Nuesink, N., Ellen, G-J., & van Buuren, A. (2021). The lifecycle of public value creation: eroding public values in the Dutch Marker Wadden project. Public Money & Management. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2021.1896557
    • Willems, J. J., Kenyon, A., Sharp, L., & Molenveld, A. (2021). How actors are (dis)integrating policy agendas for multi-functional blue and green infrastructure projects on the ground. Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 23(1), 84. https://doi.org/10.1080/1523908X.2020.1798750

    2020

    2019

    2018

    • Willems, J. J. (2018). Beyond maintenance: Emerging discourses on waterway renewal in the Netherlands. Transport Policy, 72, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2018.09.011
    • Willems, J. J., Busscher, T., Woltjer, J., & Arts, J. (2018). Co-creating value through renewing waterway networks: A transaction-cost perspective. Journal of Transport Geography, 69, 26-35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2018.04.011
    • Willems, J. J., Busscher, T., Woltjer, J., & Arts, J. (2018). Planning for Waterway Renewal: Balancing Institutional Reproduction and Institutional Change. Planning Theory and Practice, 19(5), 678-697. https://doi.org/10.1080/14649357.2018.1542504
    • Willems, J. J., Busscher, T., van den Brink, M., & Arts, J. (2018). Anticipating water infrastructure renewal: A framing perspective on organizational learning in public agencies. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 36(6), 1088-1108. https://doi.org/10.1177/2399654417733993

    2017

    • Gilliard, L., Wenner, F., Lamker, C. W., Van den Berghe, K., & Willems, J. J. (2017). Potentials of Entrepreneurial Thinking for Planning: Debates during the 11th AESOP Young Academics Conference. DISP, 53(3), 94-100. https://doi.org/10.1080/02513625.2017.1380439

    2016

    2020

    • IJff, S., Willems, J., & van den Berg, N. (2020). Een uniek project, een unieke samenwerking. De governance van Marker Wadden ontleed: Rapportage MEP Adaptieve Governance Marker Wadden. Deltares. https://waterinfo-extra.rws.nl/projecten/lijst-projecten/kennis-marker-wadden/kennis-innovatieprogramma-marker-wadden/documenten/
    • Van Popering-Verkerk, J., Willems, J. J., Van Eck, L., Goedbloed, D., & Jacobs, J. (2020). Grensobjecten voor succesvolle stedelijke klimaatadaptatie: Leren van de grensobjecten Water Sensitive Rotterdam en Amsterdam Rainproof. Water Governance, 2020(3), 30-36. [3]. https://t.co/fmBr3pNJZc?amp=1
    • Willems, J. J., Ashley, R., Veerbeek, W., van Herk, S., & Kelder, E. (2020). Social innovations for delivering Blue and Green Infrastructure: connecting multiple benefits, multiple stakeholders, and multiple disciplines: Policy brief from the Interreg North Sea project BEGIN.

    2018

    • Willems, J. J. (2018). Vervanging als kans voor gebiedsontwikkeling. gebiedsontwikkeling.nu.

    2017

    2016

    Media appearance

    2018

    • Willems, J. J. (2018). Navigating waterway renewal: Actor-centred institutional perspectives on the planning of ageing waterways in the Netherlands. University of Groningen.
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