Peter Scholten

Peter Scholten

Senior Specialist in Governance of Sustainable Urban Resources, Assistant Professor

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Dr Peter Scholten is a governance and sustainability specialist with a background in Social and Political Sciences of the Environment. He holds a PhD in water governance and specializes in governance, integrated planning and leadership strategies in complex decision-making environments, specifically water-related issues. He coordinates and lectures courses at IHS/Erasmus University and Radboud University Nijmegen and currently engages in developing international training modules on Sustainable Urban Water management. He also works as an individual consultant for Academic Alternative, research training and advisory services. He is co-founder of the ‘nurturing landscapes’ approach for sustainable and integrated landscape & resources planning.

Ye, L., Peng, X., Quadros Aniche , L., Scholten, P. H. T. and Ensenado, E. M. (2021). Urban renewal as policy innovation in China : from growth stimulation to sustainable development. Public Administration and Development,
Ariyanti, V.; Edelenbos, J. and Scholten, P. (2020). Implementing the integrated water resources management approach in a volcanic river basin : a case study of Opak sub-basin, Indonesia.Opens external Area Development and Policy, 5(4), 412-427,
Ariyanti, V.; Gaafar, T.; Sala, S. D. L.; Edelenbos, J. and Scholten, P. (2020). Towards liveable volcanic cities : a look at the governance of Lahars in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and Latacunga, EcuadorOpens external. Cities, 107, December, 102893,
Janipour, Z.; Nooij, R. de, Scholten, P.; Huijbregts, M. A. J. and Coninck, H. de (2020). What are sources of carbon lock-in in energy-intensive industry? A case study into Dutch chemicals productionOpens external. Energy Research & Social Science, 60, 101320,

Meijerink, S., Stiller, S., Keskitalo, E. C. H., Scholten, P., et al., (2015). The role of leadership in regional climate change adaptation: a comparison of adaptation practices initiated by governmental and non-governmental actors. Journal of Water and Climate Change, 6 (1), pp. 25-37. 

Scholten, P., Keskitalo, E. C. H. and Meijerink, S. (2015). Bottom-up initiatives toward climate change adaptation cases in the Netherlands and the UK : a complexity leadership perspectiveEnvironment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 33 (5), pp. 1024-1038.

Vulturius, G. Keskitalo, C. and Scholten, P., (2014), Adaptation to climate change in the insurance sector: examples from the UK, Germany and the NetherlandsNatural Hazards 71 (1), pp. 315-334.

Scholten, P. and Edelenbos, J. (2013). The role of political-public leadership for connective capacity in water governance. In: Bressers, Edelenbos & Scholten (Eds.) Connective Capacity in Water Governance: A comparative study of water governance practices in Europe, North-America and Australia. Ashgate: London, UK.

Scholten, P. (2013). Dutch dealings with flood risk. Developments in integrative water management and the synchronization of public and private agendas for climate adaptation in the Netherlands. in: Keskitalo, E.C.H. (ed.) Climate change and flood risk management: Adaptation and extreme events at the local level. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK.

Radstake, M. and Scholten, P. (2011) Sounds of silence: Using online spaces to connect citizens and experts. Graduate Journal of Social Science 8(3), 161-171.

Scholten, P. (2011). Daring leadership: A study of water governance on the edge of innovation and democracy. Radboud University, Nijmegen (PhD thesis).

Scholten, P. (2010) Leadership in policy innovation, a conceptual map. Nature & Culture 5(1).

Scholten, P. (2009). Daring decisions and representative municipal democracy: an exploration within the new river management in the Netherlands. The innovation Journal 14(1), article 5.

Scholten, P., Edelenbos, J. Groot, W. and de, Teisman, G. (2009). Daring leadership: balancing between transactional and transformational leadership. Earth system Governance conference 2009

Scholten, P. (2008) Een kleine reflexieve geschiedenis van twee jaar WaalWeelde Eindrapportage en evaluatie ten behoeve van het programma Leven met Water. Radboud University, Nijmegen.

Scholten, P. Groot, W. and de, Smits, A. (2007) WaalWeelde: the transition of river management and river landscape H2O: 22.

Scholten, P. Keskitalo, C., and Meijerink, S. (accepted) Bottom-up initiatives towards climate change adaptation in cases in the Netherlands and the UK: a   complexity leadership perspective. Environment and Planning C.

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