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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

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Research Centres

Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research
The Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR) is one of the research centres of the Department of Land Economy. We identify and assess policies that reduce the risks of climate change while allowing for global economic development through the study of both mitigation (reducing climate change) and adaptation (reducing the risks when climate change does occur). At the heart of our research are integrated economy-energy-climate-land-health models that allow for the complexity of social and physical processes to emerge. Our work shows that only through inclusion of such complexity can societies correctly identify policies that simultaneously achieve economic, energy, environmental and public health aims. We also work with public and private sector organisations to apply our research in facilitating design and adoption of effective policies and practices.
Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy
The research of the Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy is focused on interpreting and understanding economic phenomena and public policy. Economic theory is the guiding force in the analysis and the emphasis is on a wide range of predominantly, but not exclusively, macroeconomic issues.
Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance
Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG) core mission is to conduct integrative research on the governance of environmental transitions, understood as social and technological processes driven by environmental constraints that lead to fundamental changes in social organisation. Our work draws upon the knowledge of the drivers and implications of environmental change generated in various centres across the University of Cambridge and focuses on the law and governance dimensions of environmental transitions. Law is viewed as a technology to bring, guide and/or manage environment-driven societal transformation.
Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research
The Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research (CCHPR) is a University of Cambridge research Centre led by Professor Michael Oxley. It was established in 1990 (originally as the Property Research Unit) with the objective of undertaking policy-oriented research on all issues affecting housing and land use and has an international reputation as a leading academic research institution in the fields of housing and planning.
Cambridge Centre for Property Law
Cambridge Centre for Property Law (CCPL). The Centre exists to further research and scholarship in the general field of the law of real property – land law, landlord and tenant law, aspects of trusts law and related matters connected with real property such as planning and environmental regulation. The Centre runs academic conferences and works with Governmental and Non-Governmental agencies on both the policy and technical detail of the law relating to property.
Cambridge Real Estate Research Centre
The Cambridge Real Estate Research Centre was formed in 2013 to respond to the expanding national and international research agenda in real estate and to bridge the gap between academic theory and commercial practice in the sector. The Centre is one of the dedicated research centres at Cambridge University and contributes to the world class status of research at the University. We are a non‐ profit making organisation with any surpluses used to support further research and education in the Centre and the Department.
Lab of Interdisciplinary Spatial Analysis
LISA is a Geographic Information Lab that allows congregating data, software and expertise for spatial analysis in Land Economy's related subjects (Planning, Real Estate an Finance, Environmental Policy, Environmental and Climate Change). Its members include staff, students, researchers, collaborators from other Universities and private sector.
Rural Business Unit
The Rural Business Unit (RBU) within the Department of Land Economy is a leading UK centre in Agricultural and Horticultural Economics and undertakes a substantial programme of research for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). This work involves the analysis of farm businesses and commodity enterprises in order to inform agricultural policy in Whitehall and Brussels and the evaluation of policy measures such as set-aside. Researchers in the unit also undertake research and produce publications on the food aid policy of the European Union, the effect of CAP income distribution and food security and the reform of the sugar regime. They also provide advice to the Select Committees and Government bodies.