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Department of Land Economy

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Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research

The Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research is a University of Cambridge research centre conducting innovative, policy-relevant research. Led by Dr Gemma Burgess, CCHPR has an international reputation as a leading academic research institution in all aspects of housing, planning and land use.

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Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy

The Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy is an independently funded research centre within the Department of Land Economy. It is focused on interpreting and understanding economic phenomena and public policy. Public policy is the guiding force in the analysis and the emphasis is on a wide range of predominantly, but not exclusively, macroeconomic issues.

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Cambridge Real Estate Research Centre

The Cambridge Real Estate Research Centre was established in 2013 to respond to the expanding national and international research agenda in real estate and to bridge the gap between academic theory and commercial practice in the sector. The Centre is one of the dedicated research centres at Cambridge University and contributes to the world class status of research at the University. We are a non‐profit making organisation with any surpluses used to support further research and education in the Centre and the Department.

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Rural Business Unit

The Rural Business Unit (RBU) within the Department of Land Economy is a leading UK centre in Agricultural and Horticultural Economics and undertakes a substantial programme of research for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). This work involves the analysis of farm businesses and commodity enterprises in order to inform agricultural policy in Whitehall and Brussels and the evaluation of policy measures such as set-aside. Researchers in the unit also undertake research and produce publications on the food aid policy of the European Union, the effect of CAP income distribution and food security and the reform of the sugar regime.

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LISA (Lab of Interdisciplinary Spatial Analysis)

LISA is a Geographic Information Lab that allows congregating data, software and expertise for spatial analysis in Land Economy's related subjects (Planning, Real Estate an Finance, Environmental Policy, Environmental and Climate Change). Its members include staff, students, researchers, collaborators from other Universities and private sector.

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Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance

C-EENRG’s core mission is to conduct integrative research on the governance of environmental transitions, understood as social and technological processes driven by environmental constraints that lead to fundamental changes in social organisation. Our work draws upon the knowledge of the drivers and implications of environmental change generated in various centres across the University of Cambridge and focuses on the law and governance dimensions of environmental transitions. Law is viewed as a technology to bring, guide and/or manage environment-driven societal transformation.

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Cambridge Centre for Property Law

The Centre exists to further research and scholarship in the general field of the law of real property – land law, landlord and tenant law, aspects of trusts law and related matters connected with real property such as planning and environmental regulation. The Centre runs academic conferences and works with Governmental and Non-Governmental agencies on both the policy and technical detail of the law relating to property.

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Centre for Resilience and Sustainable Development

The overarching mission of the Centre for Resilience and Sustainable Development is to offer valuable and actionable insights that will help ethical leaders to cope and thrive; and to drive policy innovations and institutional development in a changing world. Resiliency and sustainability depend on good leadership, empowered people, the wise use of natural resources and the profitable activities of ethical companies to bridge the gaps between rich and poor, so as to enhance prosperity for all.

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