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".
UIBS M&A Challenge won by Cambridge MPhil in Real Estate Finance Students representing the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
A team comprised of MPhil Real Estate Finance students, Ben Dalton, Ivan Pedretti and Julian Hilbert, along with two other students, Leonie Hondeborg from Judge Business School and Victor Nourrissat from Warwick Business School, won on the final round of the UIBS M&A Challenge, an international case study competition hosted by the finance societies of London School of Economics (LSE), University College London (UCL) and Imperial College. The final round and an exclusive networking session was held at Imperial College of London on Saturday 14th November 2015.
New analysis reveals a strong correlation between precolonial institutions in Africa and current levels of deforestation. Researchers suggest that many of these structures still operate at a local level, controlling and exploiting natural resources under the radar of the state, and that such legacies of governance pose a major challenge for implementing conservation policies.
New study by Land Economy researchers: for private equity funds, connections are more important than performance
A new study by Dr Franz Fuerst of the Department of Land Economy and Sebastian Krautz, a Departmental visiting scholar, shows that connections and company size are more important for successful fundraising in the private equity real estate sector and performance track records.
Land Economy MPhil Prizewinners 2014-2015
Besteller for 2015: The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods, edited by E Silva, P Healey, N Harris and P Broeck
Best seller 2015 Routledge/Taylor and Francis planning book. Edited by Elisabete A. Silva, Patsy Healey, Neil Harris, Pieter Van den Broeck.
The Department is pleased to announce the award of the following Tripos prizes for 2014-15:
C-EENRG receives grant to explore the challenge posed by the environmental era to foundational legal concepts
C-EENRG has been granted an award under the Cambridge-Paris Sciences et Lettres scheme in order to strengthen research collaboration with the College de France, in Paris.
Papua New Guinea’s two most powerful legal orders — customary law and state law —undermine one another in criminal matters. This phenomenon, called legal dissonance, partly explains the low level of personal security found in many parts of the country.
A new study finds the numbers of young people being accommodated by local authorities or homeless services across the UK to be over three times higher than those recorded by the Government, and highlights the ‘hidden homelessness’ of those forced to sleep on sofas of friends or relatives as they have nowhere else to stay.
Publication of the French version of Professor’s Dupuy and Vinuales textbook on international environmental law (Introduction au droit international de l'environnement, Bruylant, 2015)
This new version of Professors Pierre-Marie Dupuy and Jorge E. Vinuales textbook on international environmental law will provide students, researchers and practitioners working in French-speaking countries a facilitated access to the conceptual and integrative approach of international environmental regulation expounded in the textbook.
C-EENRG receives CCI grant to collaborate with UNEP, IUCN and BirdLife International in developing a draft instrument to regulate oceans biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction
This project will develop a practical but progressive international conservation agenda for the protection of biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ). The conservation of BBNJ is a critical international conservation and political issue around which there is broad UN-led international consensus supporting a new protective legal instrument. However, there is limited agreement concerning the threats likely to affect BBNJ and therefore uncertainty over what measures should be included within the new legal instrument and how the legal instrument should be framed.
A group of RE02 students were guests of Land Securities on a tour of Nova organised and led by Senior Departmental Fellow Marc Mogull
On Friday, 22nd May, a group of 20 RE02 students led by Senior Departmental Fellow Marc Mogull were guests of Land Securities on a tour of Nova, a development scheme of five new buildings occupying an island site opposite Victoria Station in London. The game changing development ― the largest currently in London ― will provide a spectacular 900,000 sq ft mix of world class Grade A offices, contemporary high quality apartments, inventive and inspirational restaurants, eateries, bars, retail and public amenity space. Demolition work started in October 2012 on the site in tandem with Transport for London works on an upgrade of Victoria Station.
Dr Franz Fuerst has been awarded a Horizon 2020 EU grant, "Incentives through Transparency: European Rental Housing Framework for the Profitability Calculation of Retrofitting Investments (RentalCal)" in a consortium comprising research institutions from eight European countries.
The finals of the national, annual TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards event was held at East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf on Friday 24th April 2015. We are delighted that the Female Undergraduate of the Year Award went to Aleksandra Pedraszewska who is studying Land Economy at Cambridge
International Environmental Law, by Pierre-Marie Dupuy and Jorge E. Vinuales, published by Cambridge University Press, April 2015.
Dr Shailaja Fennell, is a member of successful Smart Villages team, led by Sir Brian Heap and based at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford in the UK
The Smart Villages initiative (running over 2016-19) has been granted the sum of £3 million, jointly funded by Cambridge Malaysian Education and Development Trust (CMEDT) and the Templeton World Charity Foundation.
Dr Eva Steiner and Miss Klara Kan are the recipients of two Aareal Awards of Excellence in recognition of outstanding scientific research in real estate economics.
We are delighted to announce that Nick Worsley (pictured) has won the Mansford Prize for 2014 for his dissertation on hotels in a mixed real estate portfolio.
Patterns in the financing activities of firms could be used as a litmus-test to determine company value, according to a new report.
Professor J. E. Viñuales publishes Oxford Commentary on the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
The international community has long grappled with the issue of protecting the environment while encouraging social and economic development, often with limited results. The 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development was an emphatic attempt to address this issue, setting down twenty-seven key principles for the international community to follow.
Major Environmental Governance Conference sees the launch of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG)
The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods Edited by Elisabete A. Silva, Patsy Healey, Neil Harris, Pieter Van den Broeck Routledge – 2015 – 530 pages
Aid & Abet Artists Workshop with MPhil Land Economy Students about the North West Cambridge Development
Colin Lizieri, Grosvenor Professor of Real Estate Finance and Director of the Real Estate Research Centre, has been invited to chair the World Economic Forum’s Industry Agenda Council on the Future of Real Estate and Urbanization.
The results of the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise have just been published. Land Economy's research was assessed as part of a combined submission with Cambridge’s Department of Architecture to the Architecture, Built Environment and Planning Panel. 45 other Universities made submissions to that panel.
Sarah Monk, Deputy Director of CCHPR for many years, has recently been elected a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.
Sarah Monk, who was CCHPR Deputy Director for several years, has been elected a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. The Academy have recognised Sarah as leading researcher in the field of housing and urban economics and planning.
Professor J. E. Vinuales at the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons
Professor J. E. Vinuales addresses 157 States at the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons (8-9 December 2014).
New book launched: 'Decarbonising the World's Economy: Assessing the Feasibility of Policies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions'
The 4CMR book - 'Decarbonising the World's Economy: Assessing the Feasibility of Policies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions' - has started to roll off the presses at Imperial College Press. Edited by Terry Barker and Douglas Crawford-Brown.