Stefan Greiving is Executive Director of the Institute of Spatial Planning at TU Dortmund University (Technische Universität Dortmund) in Germany. He holds a diploma in spatial planning and a PhD in urban planning. His postdoctoral study (Habilitation) was on spatial planning and risk. Prof. Greiving is the author of some 200 publications and has been responsible for around 20 international projects (three times in the role of coordinator) in disaster risk assessment and management as well as climate-change vulnerability and adaptation. His main fields of expertise are spatial planning and disaster risk, risk governance, climate-change adaptation and demographic change.