New publications and events

Dear friends and colleagues,

New publications on the credibility thesis in relation to land, property, and resources have been released. They include a study by Zhou and Yau (2021) proposing a refinement of the theory through the case of Chinese informal housing; a paper arguing for a dynamic theory of public instead of private financial institutions (Marois, 2021), and the first study confirming the credibility thesis in an endogenous Agent-based Model of the commons (Ghorbani et al., 2021).

A new special issue “The discipline of form: why the premise of institutional form does not apply to land, labor, capital, and technology” (JoCG, SSCI/IF 2.333) has also come out.

All publications can be downloaded from the publications page. For those reading Chinese, a special page with studies on credibility in Mandarin has also gone live recently.

Last but not least, we’re pleased to announce keynote lectures on land ethics and the future of public land systems (see below). You’re all warmly welcome to attend.

All the best,

Peter Ho

Justice and Land Use Ethics: John Rawls meets Aldo Leopold

7 December 2021, 9:00 CET and 16:00 CST (at the time, click the link to participate)

By Prof. Benjamin Davy

Ben Davy is Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Johannesburg. Between 1998 and 2019, he was Professor of Land Policy, Land Management, and Municipal Geoinformation at the School of Planning, TU Dortmund University. Davy was Vice President and President of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Right (PLPR) (2010—2016) and Vice President and President of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) (2017—2021). Davy is member of the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Planning Association (JAPA) and Planning Theory and Practice.

Futures of nationally owned land and leaseholds systems – China and Israel as strange-coupled twins

14 December 2021, 9:00 CET and 16:00 CST (at the time, click the link to participate)

By Prof. Rachelle Alterman

Rachelle Alterman is emeritus professor of urban planning and law at the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology and a senior researcher at the Neaman Institute for National Policy Research. She currently heads a BA Degree program in land policy and valuation Bar Ilan University. Dr. Alterman is the Founding President of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights and Honorary Member of the Association of the European Schools of Planning. She was selected among 16 global “leaders in planning thought” (Routledge 2017) and among 20 leading female scholars in urban design and planning. Alterman’s advice is frequently sought by UN Habitat, the OECD, the World Bank and the Knesset (parliament of Israel).

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