My research focus has been on adaptation of European and Asian cities to climate change and to other environmental and socio-economic pressures. In Asia - especially in the Philippines - I have worked with local governments in the development and implementation of strategies to adapt to climate change, as well as at creating links between communities' natural resource management and poverty alleviation measures. In Europe, I have conducted research on cities' vulnerabilities and responses to changing climatic and environmental conditions.
I'm interested in working with communities in building resilience, while using natural resources in a sustainable way. I think there is a good potential to achieve this goal through more decentralised, small-scale 'nodes' of activity.