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Cambridge Real Estate Case Competition 2016

The Cambridge Real Estate Investment and Finance Society (CUREFIS) in association with the Department of Land Economy is pleased to host the first annual Cambridge Real Estate Case Competition.

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

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

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.

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The Paris climate agreement: an initial examination

The Paris climate agreement: an initial examination

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

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

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.

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A Snapshot of COP21 Paris Climate Agreement

A Snapshot of COP21 Paris Climate Agreement

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

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Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition

Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition

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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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.

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‘Traditional authority’ linked to rates of deforestation in Africa

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.

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New study by Land Economy researchers: for private equity funds, connections are more important than performance

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.

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Tripos Student Prizes 2014-15

The Department is pleased to announce the award of the following Tripos prizes for 2014-15:

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C-EENRG receives grant to explore the challenge posed by the environmental era to foundational legal concepts

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.

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New book published by Dr Shaun Larcom: Legal Dissonance

New book published by Dr Shaun Larcom: Legal Dissonance

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.

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A quarter of young people in the UK have experienced ‘unsafe’ homelessness, finds study

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.

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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)

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.

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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

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.

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A group of RE02 students were guests of Land Securities on a tour of Nova organised and led by Senior Departmental Fellow Marc Mogull

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.

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Horizon 2020 grant for Dr Franz Fuerst

Horizon 2020 grant for Dr Franz Fuerst

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.

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Cambridge Land Economy student wins Undergraduate of the Year

Cambridge Land Economy student wins Undergraduate of the Year

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

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Professor J. E. Vinuales co-authors a new textbook on International Environmental Law.

Professor J. E. Vinuales co-authors a new textbook on International Environmental Law.

International Environmental Law, by Pierre-Marie Dupuy and Jorge E. Vinuales, published by Cambridge University Press, April 2015.

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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

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.

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Land Economists win awards for real estate research

Land Economists win awards for real estate research

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.

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Mansford Prize is awarded to Nick Worsley

Mansford Prize is awarded to Nick Worsley

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.

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Capital structure used to gauge firms' foundations

Capital structure used to gauge firms' foundations

Patterns in the financing activities of firms could be used as a litmus-test to determine company value, according to a new report.

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Professor J. E. Viñuales publishes Oxford Commentary on the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development

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.

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New book: The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods.

New book: The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods.

The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods Edited by Elisabete A. Silva, Patsy Healey, Neil Harris, Pieter Van den Broeck Routledge – 2015 – 530 pages

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