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Conference documents

30 June – 1 July 2016

Muntgebouw, Utrecht, the Netherlands

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


‘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

Please find the 2015 Conference report here: LANDac_Report-final.


The 2015 conference

The LANDac International Conference on Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development took place on 8, 9 and 10 July 2015 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The Conference was organized by the Netherlands Academy on Land Governance (LANDac) and its partners and aimed to present state-of-the-art knowledge on how land governance may contribute to equitable and sustainable development, as well as set the agenda for future research and foster new collaborations for research, policy and practice. The Conference coincided with the 6th LANDac Summer School ‘Land Governance for Development’.