Land policy deals with the relation between spatial planning and property rights. It can be understood as public interventions in the allocation and distribution of land.
The chairgroup land policy and land management researches and teaches on land policy and its relations with spatial planning. A special focus are strategies of municipal land policy in pursuing public policy ambitions such as the provision of housing, reducing land take, or urban densification. Next to this topic, the impact of climate change to property rights is an important topic for teaching and research.
Inaugural Lecture by Thomas Hartmann
At 26th of August, professor dr. Thomas Hartmann will give his inaugural lecture at the Department of Spatial Planning!
Land policy reading club
What did Elinor Ostrom actually say about land policy? Sould planners read Ronald Coase? Why is Henry George relevant for planning?