The Thematic Group “Resilience and Risks Mitigation Strategies – RRMS” has the overall aim to enhance debate, educational coordination, research, policies and practices on resilience strategies and risk mitigation and adaptation for sustainable spatial development within Europe.

Organisation & Members


AESOP’s RRMS thematic group on resilience and risk mitigation strategies is open to any individual researchers and professionals with an interest in the relationships between socio-spatial planning, resilience and risk mitigation. Details of the requirements for membership and rules governing the group’s operations are defined in the Code of Conduct. The draft of the Code of Conduct [DOWNLOADLINK] will be discussed during the RRMS thematic group meeting in 2014 AESOP confernce. All members are welcome to post and contribute to the debate on theCode of conduct (contributions can be submitted to email to Angela Colucci,


Richard Sliuzas, Murat Balamir, Popi Sapountzaki, Angela Colucci, Adriana Galderisi, Cassidy Johnson.

Name&Surname University/ department e-mail
Richard Sliuzas University of Twente, Faculty ITC, The Netherlands [email protected]
Murat Balamir Middle East Technical University, Ankara [email protected]
Popi Sapountzaki Department of Geography,Harokopio University of Athens [email protected]
Angela Colucci Politecnico di Milano, DIAP [email protected]
Adriana Galderisi Dipartimento di Pianificazione e Scienza del Territorio, Università "Federico II", Napoli [email protected]
Cassidy Johnson University College London [email protected]
Stefan Greiving TU Dortmund University [email protected]
Gérard Hutter Leibniz-Institute of Ecological and Regional Development (IOER),  Dresden [email protected]
Valeria Monno Dip. Architettura e Urbanistica Politecnico di Bari [email protected]
Marcella       Samakovlija Politecnico di Milano, DIAP [email protected]
Wayne Beyea Michigan State University [email protected]
Claudia Basta Wageningen University [email protected]
Jenny Atmanagra University of Stuttgart [email protected]
Barbara Tempels Ghent University Belgium [email protected]
Lia Vasconcelos New University of Lisbona [email protected].
Lorenzo Chelleri University of Barcellona [email protected]
Eva-Maria Stumpo University of Stuttgart [email protected]
Funda Atun Politecnico di milano , DIAP [email protected]
Giulia Pesaro Politecnico di milano , DIAP [email protected]
Antti Silvast University of Helsinki [email protected]
Ebru Alarslan Min. of Envir. & Urbanization, Turkey [email protected]
Johan Woltjer University of Groningen [email protected]
Emile Dopheide ITC – University of Twente [email protected]
Marcello Magoni Politecnico di Milano [email protected]
Clovis Ultramari Catholic University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil [email protected]
Ulrich Graute Joint Technical Secretariat INTERREG III B CADSES [email protected]


Researchers involved in RRMS meetings

  • Daniela De Leo, Sapienza University, Rome
  • Nino Chachava, Georgian Technical. University
  • Elisavet Thoidou, Aristotle Un. Thessaloniki
  • Kathrin Prenger-Berninghoff, Inst. of Urban Development, Krakow
  • Dimitra Rigopoulou, Harokopio University, Athens
  • Hilay Atalay, Okan University
  • Michael Howes, Griffith University
  • Ayşe Yönder, Pratt Institute
  • Juan Camilo Osorio, Pratt Institute
  • Binali Tercan, Abant Izzet Baysal University
  • Pınar Ertan, METU, Ankara
  • Binali Tercan, Abant Izzet Baysal University
  • Artem Balyakin, NRC Kurchatov Institute
  • Aidan While, University of Sheffield
  • Alex Altshuler, Ben Gurion University. of Negev
  • Teresa Sprague, TU Dortmund, IRPUD
  • Ayşın Dedekorkut-Howes, Griffith University