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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics
Alison Richard Building590

Real Estate and Urban Analysis Research Group

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 five research centres within the group:


Environmental Economy and Policy Research Group

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.

Visit the CCI website to find out about the collaboration and research opportunities for Land Economists.


Course Changes 2020-21

The Department of Land Economy can confirm that there are no changes to the courses it is offering in 2020-21 in the BA, the MPhil in Planning, Growth and Regeneration and the MPhil in Real Estate Finance. In the MPhil in Environmental Policy, modules EP03 (Environmental Values) and EP09 (Rural Environment: Property, Planning and Policy) will not run, but module EP07 (Comparative and European Environmental Law and Policy) will return.


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