Gerben is a member of the Research & Valorization team at AMS Institute. He is responsible for developing the Climate Resilient Cities program, which addresses all urban topics affected by climate change such as heavy rainfall, droughts and heat stress. This program also explores solutions that are technical or nature based. In addition to his work at AMS Institute in Amsterdam, Gerben contributes as a senior researcher to the Climate Resilient Cities program at Wageningen Environmental Research.

In his recent work, Gerben explored the role of landscape and nature-based solutions for urban climate adaptation with the so-called Landscape Based Adaptation approach. The involvement of citizens and other stakeholders in research projects is also characteristic for his work, such as in the notable “Clean Water Experiment” (Het Schone Water Experiment). This approach is applied with the Citizen Science project in Almere investigating the urban water cycle.

Gerben continuously expands the scope of his projects by involving partners from the construction industry and the financial sector. This approach has increased the chances of actual implementation and therefore the impact in making cities more resilient.

All in all, Amsterdam is receptive to such an approach and thus a perfect fit for Gerben to pursue his goal of crafting a livable and agile society that adapts to climate change. Next to his ongoing research responsibilities, Gerben is also an experienced conference manager. He initiated the Wageningen Soil Conference, an international 4-day scientific conference that will have its 4th edition in 2019.

“All thinking about adaptable and livable cities must incorporate the natural setting of landscape, soil and groundwater.”

Gerben Mol

Program Developer Climate Resilient Cities

Event

Urban Climate Living Lab

Climate Resilient Cities

18 June

Climate change and increased urbanization are the main causes of rising temperatures in the city. In a number of workshops you will find out what are the bottlenecks and how to ensure a pleasant living environment.

Project

Urban AirQ

Climate Resilient Cities

Filling in the blind spots of urban air quality in Amsterdam, together with citizens.

Project

The Clean Water Experiment

Climate Resilient Cities

One quarter of Amsterdam’s surface is covered by water and Amsterdammers enjoy it during summer months in various ways. In the summer of 2018, citizens as scientists measured the water quality and created a joint map for future use.

Project

The Clean Water Experiment

Climate Resilient Cities

One quarter of Amsterdam’s surface is covered by water and Amsterdammers enjoy it during summer months in various ways. In the summer of 2018, citizens as scientists measured the water quality and created a joint map for future use.

Project

The Green Health Check

Climate Resilient Cities

Urban green offers many benefits beyond aesthetic and general recreational pleasure. A model to better guide urban actors - backed by research - was developed to understand the relationship between urban green environment and aspects of human health.

Project

AAMS - Weather monitoring in cities

Climate Resilient Cities

The weather in cities is crucial for the environmental quality and livability. The Amsterdam Atmospheric Monitoring Supersite (AAMS), a network that consists of 30 weather stations, maps the weather in Amsterdam over the long term.

Project

REALCOOL

Climate Resilient Cities

Surging heat levels in the city prompted Amsterdam’s decision makers and research talent further to look for climate proofing solutions. Research hand in hand with design presented prototypes using water to cool the city.

Project

REALCOOL

Climate Resilient Cities

Surging heat levels in the city prompted Amsterdam’s decision makers and research talent further to look for climate proofing solutions. Research hand in hand with design presented prototypes using water to cool the city.

News

Weather balloons measure urban heat

Climate Resilient Cities

To better understand the city's climate, we will be launching weather balloons every 2 hours during the 24 hours that fo

Event

Urban Climate Living Lab

Climate Resilient Cities

18 June

Climate change and increased urbanization are the main causes of rising temperatures in the city. In a number of workshops you will find out what are the bottlenecks and how to ensure a pleasant living environment.

Event

Urban Climate Living Lab

Climate Resilient Cities

18 June

Climate change and increased urbanization are the main causes of rising temperatures in the city. In a number of workshops you will find out what are the bottlenecks and how to ensure a pleasant living environment.

Project

Urban AirQ

Climate Resilient Cities

Filling in the blind spots of urban air quality in Amsterdam, together with citizens.

Project

Urban AirQ

Climate Resilient Cities

Filling in the blind spots of urban air quality in Amsterdam, together with citizens.

Project

Urban AirQ

Climate Resilient Cities

Filling in the blind spots of urban air quality in Amsterdam, together with citizens.

Project

Urban AirQ

Climate Resilient Cities

Filling in the blind spots of urban air quality in Amsterdam, together with citizens.

Project

The Clean Water Experiment

Climate Resilient Cities

One quarter of Amsterdam’s surface is covered by water and Amsterdammers enjoy it during summer months in various ways. In the summer of 2018, citizens as scientists measured the water quality and created a joint map for future use.

Project

The Green Health Check

Climate Resilient Cities

Urban green offers many benefits beyond aesthetic and general recreational pleasure. A model to better guide urban actors - backed by research - was developed to understand the relationship between urban green environment and aspects of human health.

Project

The Clean Water Experiment

Climate Resilient Cities

One quarter of Amsterdam’s surface is covered by water and Amsterdammers enjoy it during summer months in various ways. In the summer of 2018, citizens as scientists measured the water quality and created a joint map for future use.

Project

The Green Health Check

Climate Resilient Cities

Urban green offers many benefits beyond aesthetic and general recreational pleasure. A model to better guide urban actors - backed by research - was developed to understand the relationship between urban green environment and aspects of human health.

Project

AAMS - Weather monitoring in cities

Climate Resilient Cities

The weather in cities is crucial for the environmental quality and livability. The Amsterdam Atmospheric Monitoring Supersite (AAMS), a network that consists of 30 weather stations, maps the weather in Amsterdam over the long term.

Project

AAMS - Weather monitoring in cities

Climate Resilient Cities

The weather in cities is crucial for the environmental quality and livability. The Amsterdam Atmospheric Monitoring Supersite (AAMS), a network that consists of 30 weather stations, maps the weather in Amsterdam over the long term.

Project

AAMS - Weather monitoring in cities

Climate Resilient Cities

The weather in cities is crucial for the environmental quality and livability. The Amsterdam Atmospheric Monitoring Supersite (AAMS), a network that consists of 30 weather stations, maps the weather in Amsterdam over the long term.

Project

AAMS - Weather monitoring in cities

Climate Resilient Cities

The weather in cities is crucial for the environmental quality and livability. The Amsterdam Atmospheric Monitoring Supersite (AAMS), a network that consists of 30 weather stations, maps the weather in Amsterdam over the long term.

Project

REALCOOL

Climate Resilient Cities

Surging heat levels in the city prompted Amsterdam’s decision makers and research talent further to look for climate proofing solutions. Research hand in hand with design presented prototypes using water to cool the city.

Project

REALCOOL

Climate Resilient Cities

Surging heat levels in the city prompted Amsterdam’s decision makers and research talent further to look for climate proofing solutions. Research hand in hand with design presented prototypes using water to cool the city.

News

Weather balloons measure urban heat

Climate Resilient Cities

To better understand the city's climate, we will be launching weather balloons every 2 hours during the 24 hours that fo

News

Weather balloons measure urban heat

Climate Resilient Cities

To better understand the city's climate, we will be launching weather balloons every 2 hours during the 24 hours that fo