The research group focuses on the application of social science disciplines for the study of resource allocation as applied to land, real estate, urban and regional economies and public policy. The research ranges from real estate finance, where the focus is primarily on private sector investment and valuation of individual properties, through the development of land, properties and urban areas, to the broader questions of the planning system, spatial geography and the macro-economic environment.
There are three research centres within the group:
- Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research (CCHPR). Also see Dataspring.
- Centre for Economic and Public Policy (CCEPP).
- Real Estate Research Centre (RERC)
The research group focuses on theory, methodology and analysis directed towards the development of policies and regulations for the management of land and natural resources. The group has particular expertise in the areas of biodiversity and land policy in less developed countries, rural and land management policy in developed countries, and climate change mitigation.
There are two research centres within the group:
The Department maintains strong links with other University Departments including Law, Economics, Geography and the Judge Business School. Research is both national and international in outlook, with a focus on policy and practice in the modern world.
The Department of Land Economy is one of the founder members of the CCI- Cambridge Conservation Initiative. The CCI partners together combine and integrate research, education, policy and practice to create innovative solutions for society and to foster conservation learning and leadership.