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LANDac 2016 International Land Conference: 30 June – 1 July 2016

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 ( 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: