On 30 June and 1 July 2016, LANDac will be organising a new International Land Conference:
Large-scale land acquisition in the context of urban sprawl and climate change – LINKING THE RURAL AND THE URBAN
This conference is a follow-up of the 2015 LANDac International Conference Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development (http://www.landgovernance.org/landac-2015-international-land-conference-report-available/). The 2016 Conference aims to connect rural land debates and the urban agenda. Topics highlighted during this conference include the following:
- Urban land grabs and real estate development/ Urban renewal
- Emerging cities and new city development/ Climate-smart cities & eco-cities
- Urban expansion and compensation/ Fair urbanization?
- Resettlement and sedentarisation
- Informal settlements & slums
- Is there space for the displaced?
- Right to the city/ right to rural land?
- Dealing with land degradation, land subsidence & floods (in collaboration with Future delta’s/ UU)
- Rural-urban linkages – the role of elites
- Urban food markets, value chains and food security
- Urbanization effects of large-scale land investments
- Investments in large-scale infrastructure, industrial parks and special economic zones
- The urban commons (in collaboration with the IASC)
- Climate change related land grabbing
- Land governance and climate related policies
Please find the pre-announcement and call for abstracts here: