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LANDac Conference 2016

LARGE-SCALE LAND ACQUISITION IN THE CONTEXT OF URBANIZATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE:
LINKING THE RURAL AND THE URBAN

The ‘global land rush’ has been analysed extensively in recent years, focusing in particular on the rural sphere: Similar processes, however, take place in the urban and peri-urban spheres where ongoing and rapid population growth, land scarcity as well as financial and speculative imperatives have caused an unprecedented surge of investments related to land. This urban land rush, and the resulting transformation of urban and peri-urban landscapes and livelihoods, has so far received scant attention in the debates surrounding the global land rush. This conference therefore considered the global land rush in the context of rapid urbanisation and climate change.

On this page you can find materials from the LANDac Annual International Conference 2016 available for download.

Call for abstracts: Call for abstracts 2016

Book of abstracts: Offical LANDac Conference 2016 Book of Abstracts

Programme: LANDac Conference Programme 2016 FINAL

PRESENTATIONS

Thursday KEY NOTES

Key note contribution Geoffrey Payne Geoffrey Payne – PDF

(Please also find Geoffrey’s blogpost at the Land Portal website through this link: Blogpost LANDac 2016)

Key note contribution João Carrilho Joao Carrilho – PDF

Key note contribution Roberto RoccoRoberto Rocco – PDF

Key note contribution Malovika Pawar Malovika Pawar – PDF

Friday KEY NOTES

Key note contribution Theo de Jager Theo de Jager – PDF

Key note contribution Jean du Plessis Jean du Plessis – PDF

TRACK I – URBAN AND INFRASTRUCTURE

MEGACITIES

Forced demolitions of informal settlements in Dar Es Salaam – Agustina Alvarez

Informal housing in Chinese cities – Li Sun

Spaces of transformation – Land use changes and urban developments in Khartoum, Sudan – Griet Steel

Transforming urban South Africa en masse – An exploration of the new ‘Mega Settlements Projects’ in the Gauteng Province, South Africa – Mark Oranje

The Concept of Inclusive Densification – Robert Lautenbach, WeLoveTheCity

EMERGING CITIES AND RURAL URBANIZATION

Analyzing urban growth in Mozambican cities – Els Keunen & Carolina Lunetta

Land acquisitions, power games and challenges in the urbanization of two rural districts of Mozambique – Uacitissa Mandamule

New rural urban locations in Angola and Mozambique – Border towns, mining towns and the urban sprawl – Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues

Rural-urban dynamics and regional development in Sub-Saharan Africa – Some key policy areas – Griet Steel

PERI-URBAN DYNAMICS

Large-scale land acquisitions in peri-urban areas – A spatial analysis of Sub-Saharan Africa – Sara Balestri

Promoting responsible investment in Bagamoyo – Elisa Mandelli

Towards an analysis of the consequences of large-scale land invsetments in the rural-urban nexus – Francesca Marzatico

INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

Compulsory acquisition = compulsory just terms – Ken Rayner

Defending social and environmental justice – Land grabbing in the context of Nicaragua’s interoceanic Gran Canal – Elyne Doornbos

How investment in large-scale irrigation infrastructure should optimize benefits for local smallholder rice farmers and inclusive food markets in Mozambique – Danny Wijnhoud

Impacts of Economic and Political Power of Soybean Agro Industries in local communities of Brazilian Midwest – Rafael Pastre

Large scale infrastructure development in conflict and post conflict – Examples from South Sudan – Francesca Marzatico

Megaprojects, exclusion and governance – D. Delphine

The livelihood impacts of the large-scale industrial development in emerging peri-urban Jakarta – Miya Irawati

With or without international institutions – Land acquisition for infrastructure projects in Timor Leste – Bernardo Almeida

TRACK II – CONFLICT AND ELITES

VIOLENT URBANIZATION

Claim-making, violence and (the politics of) land governance – Gemma van der Haar

Conflict related displacement fosters urbanisation – Lessons learned from five post-conflict cases – Dimo Todorovski and Jaap Zevenbergen

Displacement and the politics of belonging in urban Malawi – Tanja Hendriks

Small towns and rural growth centres as strategic spaces of control in Rwanda’s post-conflict trajectory – Ine Cottyn

URBAN ELITES AND PROPERTY RELATIONS

Elite capture of rural land – the case of Kitchanga – Gillian Mathys

Reopening property relations – reordering the state in South Sudan – Mathijs van Leeuwen

TRACK III – LIVELIHOODS AND FOOD SECURITY

CHANGING LANDSCAPES AND LIVELIHOODS

Human impacts and urbanisation effects of land acquisitions in India – Nadine Walicki

Policy and practice – Land governance of the forest state enterprise in the Kyrgyz Republic – Tadashi Shimizu

FOOD SECURITY

FDI – A focus on Kenya’s agribusiness – James Wangu

Food security impacts of value chain frontiers in Ethiopia – Kebede Manjur

Foreign agribusiness investments and local food security in Ethiopia – Senait Worku

Hydropower-induced displacement in Central Vietnam – Klaske de Vries

The bittersweet taste of urban expansion and its effect on food security in Hue’s peri-urban areas – Laila Bouallouch

TRACK IV – CLIMATE CHANGE AND LAND ADMINISTRATION

CLIMATE CHANGE AND PROPERTY RIGHTS

Climate change, land grabbing and human mobility – Insights from Senegal and Cambodia – Sara Vigil

Farmland investment strategies and risk in Romania – Anna Hajdu and Oane Visser

Socio-economic losses induced by land subsidence in Indonesia – Erlis Saputra

THE GARUDA PROJECT, INDONESIA

National capital integrated coastal development – SWECO – Alex Hekman

The Garuda project in Jakarta – A dike to fight the consequences of urbanisation and climate change – Meine Pieter van Dijk

LAND ADMINISTRATION AND SMART SOLUTIONS

A tale of two cases – Linking land use, tenure and consolidation in Rwanda – Rohan Bennett and Innocent Rubanje

An experience of regularization private urban in Brazil – The case of Terra Nova – Ana Bueno

An insight into a property rights definition – From clans to countries – Ken Rayner

Integrated management of urban and rural land by public authorities – The case of Benin – Elisabeth Wunderle

Is the attribution of value a precursor to the establishment of land and property rights – James Kavanagh

Land administration and smart solutions – Fit for purpose country implementation – Kees de Zeeuw

Land market dynamics on an expanding frontier – Gabriel Pansani Siqueira

LAND GOVERNANCE: THE CASE OF INDONESIA

Bridging the gap between participatory mapping and government registrations in Indonesia – Peter Laarakker

TRACK V – POLICY AND PRACTICE

HUMAN CITIES COALITION

An exploratory engagement on the need for and prospect of the emergence of ‘coalitions of the willing’ in the Gauteng Province, South Africa – Mark Oranje

Forming coalitions of the willing – Marius Stehouwer

Relational contract theory – Menno van der Veen

SCALING URBAN LAND GOVERNANCE: FROM GLOBAL TO LOCAL

Civil Society Coalition on Land (CICOL) – Ebenezer Kyei Bediako

Expropriation and the voluntary guidelines – Leon Verstappen

Governance systems in large-scale land acquisitions in Ethiopia and Tanzania – Atakilte Beyene

The open data revolution – Transforming the landscape for land governance data – Laura Meggiolaro

COMMUNAL LAND RIGHTS AND COLLECTIVE ACTION

Bolivian provincial town residents and the defence of communal land rights at the turn of the 20th century – Hanne Cottyn

Exploring the potential of communal land titling – The risks of treating communities as homogeneous entities – Filipe de Matteo

The formalisation of communal land rights in Namibia – A possible counteraction to urbanisation – Elke Matthaei

The Global Call to Action on Indigenous and Community Land Rights – Land Rights Now – Luca Miggiano

New: blogpost by Geoffrey Payne, key note speaker at the LANDac conference, based on his contribution during the opening of the conference – AVAILABLE HERE

NewNews article (in Dutch) about the conference in OneWorld Research – AVAILABLE HERE

New: first Powerpoint presentations from plenary and parallel sessions – AVAILABLE HERE

The LANDac Annual International Conference 2016 took place on 30 June and 1 July in the Muntgebouw in Utrecht. The conference drew over 150 participants from all continents, including academics, students, policy makers, practitioners and private sector representatives. On this website you can find that latest information about the conference: final book of abstracts, Powerpoint presentations for download and other follow-up activities, including blogs and news articles about the 2-day event.

Conference documents available for download:

FINAL programme 30 June-1 July

BOOK OF ABSTRACTS

‘Land governance in the context of urbanisation and climate change: Linking the rural and the urban’

The 2016 LANDac Annual International Land Conference ‘Land governance in the context of urbanisation and climate change: Linking the rural and the urban’ took place on Thursday 30 June and Friday 1 July in Utrecht, the Netherlands (Muntgebouw). The conference built on the success of the 2015 International Conference in which LANDac brought together stakeholders from around the world, from a variety of backgrounds. The 2016 conference focuses on topics related to rural-urban land governance and climate change.

Conference content

  • high-level panel on Habitat III
  • thematic sessions
  • key note speakers
  • special events
  • round table discussions
  • photo exhibition
  • interactive media project

The call for abstracts has been closed. The call is available here: Call for abstracts – extended deadline

Conference organizers: Annelies Zoomers (UU-IDS), Guus van Westen (UU-IDS), Gemma Betsema (LANDac), Lucy Oates (LANDac)

Panel organizers: Gemma van der Haar (WUR-SDC), Mayke Kaag (African Studies Centre), Kei Otsuki (UU-IDS), Patrick Witte (UU-Urban and regional planning), Murtah Read (UU-IDS), Emiel Wegelin (UrbAct), Alioune Badiane (UN Habitat), Marius Stehouwer (Lift Cities), Inge Kok Postma (Lift Cities), Femke van Noorloos (UU-IDS), Thomas Hartmann (UU-Urban and regional planning), Fennie van Straalen (UU- UU-Urban and regional planning), Jur Schuurman (UU/ LANDac), Ore Fika (IHS), Mathijs van Leeuwen (ASC/ CICAM), Gillian Mathys (Universiteit Gent), Karen Buscher (Universiteit Gent), Griet Steel (UU-IDS), Paul van Lindert (UU-IDS), Michelle Nuijen (UU-IDS), Mirjam Ros-Tonen (UvA-AISSR), UU Future Deltas Programme and others.