Marleen Buizer

Marleen Buizer
Wageningen University & Research | WUR · Department of Strategic Communication

PhD

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Introduction
Marleen Buizer is a critical thinker and explorer, as much as a do-er and creator. She loves to work with people who - when coming together - bring energy, practical and theoretical thinking, and imagination of what the world could be to a more socially and environmentally just level. In her projects Marleen explores the politics of place-making and citizen initiatives, conflict and democracy, and the role of language and knowledges therein.
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February 2014 - present
Wageningen University & Research
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  • Lecturer
January 2014 - December 2014
Wageningen University & Research
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  • PostDoc Position
September 2009 - November 2012
Murdoch University
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  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (51)
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This article tells the story of how a group of Dutch and Belgian citizens organized themselves to promote an area that they valued, to put it on the map, to raise awareness about its qualities, and to protect it from urban and industrial development. Our theoretical perspective focuses on the performative and political aspects of this place-making...
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Agrienvironmental schemes (AES) have been a predominant manifestation of environmental policy Integration in the EU. However, rather than strictly following formal AES policy, farmers across Europe have taken various other initiatives to integrate environmental and agricultural practices. Mostly, these integrative initiatives were based on dynamic...
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Corresponding author at: Land Use Planning Group at Wageningen University, Droevendaalsesteeg 3, 6708 PB Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Landscape approaches have become en vogue in the past couple of decades. Originating from nineteenth-century landscape geography, this renewed popularity since the 1980s is fueled by debates on—among others—nature conservation, landscape restoration, ecosystem services, competing claims on land and resources, sectorial land-use policies, sustainabl...
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Green (and blue) spaces receive attention as important components of cities that can help to mitigate the effects of climate change, support biodiversity and improve public health. Green space planning aims to transform cities towards urban sustainability and resilience. In a longitudinal study, representatives from eleven European municipalities t...
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Circularity is a necessity for the future of our society but individual households often find it difficult to contribute to this transition. This paper presents possible future visions of circular (and climate-neutral) households, inside and outside the house, regarding their contributions to the circular society, and taking into account food, ener...
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Relational thinking has entered spatial planning, unsettling some of its basic assumptions and thus bearing practical implications for the way planning activities are conceptualised. To prepare our graduates to enter an increasingly complex and dynamic world in which uncertainty, struggle and conflict are more common than predictability, consensus...
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This study shows how social practice theory can contribute to the analysis of processes of social change. Currently social change is associated with the ABC paradigm, which codifies, “attitude”, “behavior”, and “choice”, framing social change as the consequence of individual action. In comparison, my research explores how social practice theory mig...
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Purpose In the field of critical heritage studies, it has often been argued that a more inclusive and participatory heritage management approach neutralises differences and can contribute to a more contemporary, plural, democratic and inclusive notion of heritage. Yet, the needs and aspirations of those assumed being excluded from heritage making a...
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Environmental concepts are performative in that they help create the environment they describe. This paper explores the performativity of the ecosystem services concept in the field of integrated water management in Flanders (northern Belgium). The data was collected from 23 in-depth interviews with professionals in the field, conducted in two roun...
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In this paper we discuss how participatory action research can create a unique learning experience, developing the boundary crossing competences that are crucial in contemporary complex and real contexts. We take our transdisciplinary master ‘Atelier’ for landscape architecture and planning students as an example to identify some key didactic princ...
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Jane Jacobs schroomde het conflict niet als het ging om het centraal stellen van de menselijke maat in de planvorming. Gepassioneerd streed ze voor haar ideaalbeeld van buurten met ruimte voor sociaal contact en lokaal initiatief. Tegenwoordig zien we minder activisme, burgerparticipatie in verschillende vormen kwam hiervoor in de plaats. Vaak vera...
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Prescribed burning, to prevent larger fires or to encourage ecological restoration, is a highly contested practice, raising both complex practical questions relating to safety and techniques, and deep philosophical questions about the relationship between people and nature. Previous research either analyses conflict in forest fire management, or ar...
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With the aim to embed ecology more forcefully into decision-making, the concept of Ecosystems Services (ES) has gained significant ground among policy-makers and researchers. The increasing recognition of the importance of urban green areas for the quality of life in growing cities has led proponents of ES approaches to argue for an uptake of the a...
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Green spaces provide a variety of benefits that contribute to more healthy and attractive cities. This paper, building upon results of the EU FP7 GREEN SURGE project, aims to identify, describe and categorize innovative participatory governance practices characterized by non-governmental actor involvement in the maintenance, decision-making or mana...
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Description: The contents of this report outline the results of the first phase of research into innovative forms of participatory governance in Europe as part of the EU FP7 project GREEN SURGE (ENV.2013.6.2-5-603567; 2013-2017)
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Transdisciplinary research is widely being promoted for its potential to effectively address complex issues, such as ecosystem management in a changing climate. Working across disciplines and with broader society can benefit greatly from continuous evaluation to improve transdisciplinary practices. However, methods for such continuous self-reflecti...
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Agri-environmental schemes (AES) have been a predominant manifestation of environmental policy Integration in the EU. However, rather than strictly following formal AES policy, farmers across Europe have taken various other initiatives to integrate environmental and agricultural practices. Mostly, these integrative initiatives were based on dynamic...
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In a time of continuing urbanization, there is an increasing focus on developing attractive and healthy urban environments. Green spaces, ranging from woodlands and parks to allotment gardens and green roofs, provide a range of ecosystem services that contribute to better cities (Lovell and Taylor, 2013). The Green Infrastructure and Urban Biodiver...
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We present a heuristic designed to reflect on and improve the transdisciplinary research capacity of teams.•The heuristic is based on the metaphor of performance and aims to create awareness of routine behaviours that potentially inhibit transdisciplinary teamwork.•The heuristic has been inspired by Goffman's approach to performance, and can be use...
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This book, Atelier 2014-Utrecht, is a perspective on sensible use and optimisation of the green-blue structures in the City of Utrecht.
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Global land use and ongoing climate change highlight the importance of ecological restoration as an emerging discipline and underscore the need for successful revegetation techniques. To link mechanistic drivers of seedling establishment with techniques to increase revegetation success, we undertook field-based experiments in degraded peri-urban wo...
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Since the 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity, counting and mapping have come to dominate international debates around biodiversity protection. With the emergence of the Ecosystem Services concept, these counting and mapping efforts are increasingly imbued with an economic logic that argues that to save biodiversity, its goods and services must...
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In the past few decades governments in Western European countries have put increasing efforts into creating new green and forest areas in and around cities. At first sight, these centrally formulated plans seem to run counter to the current trend towards less central steering and more participation (and deliberation). However, closer scrutiny in tw...
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The speed, scope and intensity of landscape-scale transformations in ecologically vulnerable environments around the globe has led various government and non-government organizations to pursue what has been broadly termed ‘ecological restoration.’ Ecological restoration has been a contested issue for some time, with the question of whether to resto...
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Any present day approach of the world's most pressing environmental problems involves both scale and governance issues. After all, current local events might have long-term global consequences (the scale issue) and solving complex environmental problems requires policy makers to think and govern beyond generally used time-space scales (the governan...
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The leading question of this Forest Policy and Economics special issue is whether, how and to what extent forest governance processes can be better understood by means of discourse analysis and the science-policy interface. This article focuses on discourses only, but it does so from an institutional perspective. The reasons to advocate this so-cal...
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This publication is available on the digital repository of Wur-e depot. Link (FULL TEXT): "https://edepot.wur.nl/37597" --[ABSTRACT]-- Green and Blue Services were developed in The Netherlands to reward farmers for the environmental services they provide to society. Especially the first initiatives were area specific, developed together with farm...
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In het proefschrift staan drie ruimtelijke situaties centraal: de Polder van Biesland in de Randstad, het Loonsche Land grenzend aan de Efteling in Brabant, en het Belgisch-Nederlandse grensgebied tussen de gemeenten Maastricht, Lanaken en Riemst. Lokale initiatiefnemers hebben eigen ideeën over inrichting en beheer van de groene ruimte in de nabij...
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Het landgoed is zo'n 4000 hectare groot en ongeveer de helft daarvan bestaat uit weilanden en akkers die aan boeren worden verpacht. Iedereen is het erover eens dat dit mooie gebied met zijn boerentraditie in stand moet blijven. Maar voor de vijftig pachters, voornamelijk melkveehouders, wordt het steeds moeilijker om hun bedrijf in stand te houden...
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Het gaat maar om een relatief klein gebiedje. Toch zijn vele ogen gericht op wat er gebeurt in de Polder van Biesland. In de polder worden op onconventionele wijze natuur, landschap en landbouw met elkaar verbonden. Als de Europese Unie goedkeuring heeft gegeven aan de voorgestelde aanpak en het ‘Boeren voor Natuur’- pilotproject van start kan gaan...
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Deze thesis geeft inzicht in de kennisontwikkeling in de bouwsector vanuit het perspectief van de gemeente. Het heeft als doel inzichtelijk te maken wat kennisontwikkeling is en hoe de ontwikkeling van kennis tot stand komt. Vervolgens legt deze scriptie de link naar hoe kennisontwikkeling in de bouwsector wordt vormgegeven en in het bijzonder bij...
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In the past few decades governments in Western European countries have put increasing efforts into creating new green and forest areas in and around cities. At first sight, these centrally formulated plans seem to run counter to the current trend towards less central steering and more participation (and deliberation). However, closer scrutiny in tw...

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Urban green infrastructure has emerged as a concept for innovative green space planning and governance. In 2014, the European research project GREEN SURGE gathered data on the state of affairs in green space planning and governance in 20 European cities, revealing the diversity of European cities and their activities but also commonalities such as struggles to protect green spaces from densification, to combat the effects of climate change or for more inclusive and just decision-making processes. In 2020, public awareness of environmental challenges such as climate change or biodiversity loss has risen, increasing the popularity of urban greening and giving tailwind to concepts such as green infrastructure. Against this background, it could be assumed that green space planning and management is also gaining in importance within the municipal system. However, path dependencies, budget and staff shortages, competing spatial claims, and other constraints may prevent stakeholders responsible for urban greening to gain sufficient public support for translating into real changes on the ground. By reinvestigating the GREEN SURGE case study cities, we will shed light on the question if and how green space planning and governance have changed. The results from the GREEN SURGE project provide a unique opportunity for such a comparison as this study provides the most comprehensive and in-depth information on green space planning and governance of European urban areas to date. Moreover, we address the deficit of longitudinal studies in planning research. A team of international researchers contribute to project which is coordinated by Hochschule Geisenheim University, Technische Universität München and Wageningen University. Duration: 07/2020-06/2021
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JOIN US in AMSTERDAM June 28-30, 2018 for an Action Research Event on Public Space. Be part of developing an alternative city guide. Deadline for registration is approaching: May 18, 2018. @AESOP_PSUC @Wageningen100years @AMS_institute For PhD researchers – see the Summer School section on the website. More info: https://theurbanpublic.com
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Farming system integrating food production, biodiversity, landscape and water management. 4 farmers are experimenting with this extensive way of farming. The long-term trans-disciplinary research follows farm management, soil fertility, food production, farm economy, animal health, land use, biodiversity, water quality, landscape development, collaboration and network development, governance, and social impact. The idea is, that a farming system - rather than agri-environmental measures on part of the farm - creates more substantial conditions for biodiversity combined with room for entrepreneurship.