Johan Verlinde works for the City of Rotterdam as the program manager of the Rotterdam Climate Adaptation Plan. The goal of the plan is to take the next step in preparing the city for climate hazards like heavy rainfall, heat and drought. This is done in close collaboration with citizens, private sector, social housing corporations, water boards and more.
Besides climate adaptive measures in the public space, where space is scarce, climate proofing the private space will become more and more important. He also works with various different international cooperation’s to share and gain knowledge on climate adaptation.