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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

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About the Department of Land Economy

The Department of Land Economy is a leading international centre, providing a full programme of taught courses within an intensive, research-oriented environment. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework assessment, 50% of the Department's research work was described as "World Leading" and a further 38% as "Internationally Excellent".

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Courses

The Department's multidisciplinary courses are distinctive within Cambridge and set it apart from other Cambridge departments and faculties.

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Research Groups

There are two core Research Groups within the Department, each containing leading international scholars:

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New book on the Governance of the Countryside published by Ian Hodge

Feb 03, 2016

Conflicts over the conservation of biodiversity, changing patterns in land use, pollution, climate change, public access and increasing demands for food and energy security require policies to reconcile interests and promote society’s objectives for the countryside.

The Paris climate agreement: an initial examination

Jan 04, 2016

Nearly 200 countries participated in negotiations in Paris over two weeks, striking the new climate agreement to commit all nations to cut emissions.

Areas of Britain most affected by ‘bedroom tax’ are hardest to downsize in, research finds

Dec 18, 2015

Research commissioned by government following housing benefit reforms finds increase in tenants self-selecting to downsize, but the areas hardest hit by reform are those least equipped with appropriate housing stock. Researchers found households increasingly cutting back on essentials such as food and heating to make up benefits shortfall.

A Snapshot of COP21 Paris Climate Agreement

Dec 14, 2015

Nearly 200 countries participated in negotiations in Paris over two weeks, striking the new climate agreement to commit all nations to cut emissions.

Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition

Nov 27, 2015

A team of six final year undergraduates went to New York to take part in the Cornell Real Estate Case Competition in early November and described it as, "a fantastic learning opportunity".

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International conference in June 2016, visiting fellow - Prof. Edward Ng and 8 PhD research fellowships

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