Hanne van den Berg

Hanne van den Berg

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Hanne van den Berg is a Doctor of Design candidate in Urban Planning and Design. Her research focuses on the nexus between urban planning, adaptation to climate change and decision-making. In her doctoral dissertation, she explores decision-making on resource allocation in urban climate change adaptation projects and particularly the tradeoffs between principles of equity and efficiency that decision-makers face. Through a combination of comparative case study research and theoretical analysis, she aims to develop a systematic and transparent analytical framework that can assist city officials in their decision-making on local adaptation efforts. At Harvard, Hanne has served as Teaching Fellow for various courses, including quantitative and qualitative analysis, thesis preparation, and a design studio on urban injustice. Hanne has previously received a Fulbright Fellowship and a Fellowship from the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds (the Netherlands) for her doctoral research. Prior to starting her doctorate, Hanne worked for an applied research institute in the Netherlands and Singapore on climate change adaptation, participatory planning and urban water management strategies and tools. She holds an MSc degree in Urban Planning and Design from Delft University of Technology (cum laude), an MA and BA degree in Architecture from the University of Cambridge (Hons) and a BSc in Natural Sciences from University College Utrecht (summa cum laude).  

Current Role

Graduate Fellows