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.
A team of Land Economy students have taken part in an international competition in New York, where they competed against undergraduates from other top universities in trying to solve a real-life investment problem.
CCHPR has made a short film on promoting policy change to boost the supply of affordable housing. The film sets out the problem of a low level of house building in the UK, relative to needs, and looks at the policy options to address the low level of production.
MPhil Student Prizewinners in Land Economy 2013-2014
The Academy of Social Sciences is the National Academy of Academics, Learned Societies and Practitioners in the Social Sciences. Its mission is to promote social sciences in the United Kingdom for the public benefit.
The Department of Land Economy co-hosted the 16th annual BioEcon conference on the economics of biodiversity conservation (22-23 September 2014).
Measuring 'Green Value': An International Perspective Report written by Dr Franz Fuerst
A new book co-edited by Professor Phil Allmendinger on the relationship between territorial governance in Europe and post-political theory.
Student Tripos Prizewinners in Land Economy 2013-2014