2nd International Land Management Conference, 11-12 May 2023

Land: Meeting Challenges and Greeting Opportunities

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We hosted close to 40 speakers and some 280 participants from 59 countries including representatives of governments and public bodies from 22 countries, 20 NGOs, 6 professional bodies, academics and students attendees from 68 universities, and countless practitioners.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the 3rd International Land Management Conference in 2024. For more details please e-mail: grazyna.wiejak-roy@uwe.ac.uk

Conference Themes

  • Challenges and Experiences of Expropriation – Expropriation, eminent domain, compulsory purchase, takings, land grab. This issue is contentious and raises social welfare concerns now more important than ever. Despite the problems identified and explored over the ages multiple challenges still remain and these concerns differ across the Globe. At ILM2 we welcome contributions exploring the current expropriation regulations across continents, discussing practices, and social, political and economic tensions and experiences that inform improved decision-making.
  • (Co)Land Rights and Management – Collective, cooperative, communal land and property rights. From rights associated with residential, commercial uses or agricultural production, to collective rights to natural resources, at ILM2 we welcome contributions considering the changing nature of the various types of (co)land rights and implications for their users, co-owners and others benefiting from social value they generate.
  • Financing of Land Administration – Despite the acknowledged role of national systems for land administration, in many developing countries the land administration systems do not provide complete coverage and registration levels may be low, with lack of financing often raised as a constraint. At ILM2 we welcome contributions that seek to identify how these financial constraints may be addressed leading to more sustainable longer-term solutions.
  • Building Capacity Development and Professionalisation – There has been enormous growth in knowledge-based products that can be accessed by the international land community, and there are many education providers able to support capacity building through both formal qualifications and short-term professional development. However, there remain key weaknesses in many land agencies worldwide with high vacancy levels and difficulties in accessing professional support (both public and private sector). At ILM2 we welcome contributions about new and innovative ways to increase competence, build capacity and professionalism throughout the land sector globally.

Conference agenda

Book of abstracts

Presenters’ details and talk abstracts are included in the Book of Abstracts, which can be downloaded from here:

Organizing Committee

Grazyna Wiejak-Roy

Conference Co-Chair

Senior Lecturer in Urban Economics and Real Estate, UWE Bristol

Grazyna is a Senior Lecturer in Urban Economics and Real Estate at the School of Architecture and Environment at the University of the West of England. Her teaching centres around real estate finance, investment, and strategy. Her research is on investment strategies, transaction risk, the changing nature of the retail real estate market and land management. She carries nearly 20 years of experience in real estate consultancy gained at EY, PwC, and KPMG in the UK, Europe and Australia. She is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Chartered Valuation Surveyor, RICS assessor, past member of RICS governing bodies in Poland and Australia, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She holds MA in Economics, MSc in Property Appraisal and Management and PGCert in Academic Practice.

At LINK Grazyna is responsible for the Education and Professional Development stream. If you are interested, please e-mail grazyna.wiejak-roy@uwe.ac.uk or visit our Education Page. You might also be interested in Mrs Grazyna Wiejak-Roy – UWE Bristol and Grazyna (Wiejak) Wiejak-Roy, FRICS | LinkedIn

Dr Richard Baldwin

Conference Co-Chair

Visiting Professor, UWE Bristol, iLand

Richard is a Visiting Professor at University of West of England and has over 25 years of experience as a land administration professional working in more than 30 countries in eastern Europe, central Asia, the far east, Africa and the Caribbean. Richard has both academic (BSc, MSc, PhD) and business (MBA) qualifications and also undertook a two year postdoc in Japan. From 1992 until 2004, Richard worked mostly in eastern Europe (Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Lebanon and the former Yugoslavian territories), on the modernization of land administration systems and supporting emergent land markets. From 2004, Richard has worked increasingly worldwide and is currently undertaking or has recently completed assignments in Greece, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda and Kosovo as well as completing several WB studies. Increasingly Richard’s work focuses on programme design, supervision, land markets and innovative ways to undertake land registration and build sustainable land administration systems.

At LINK Richard is responsible for the Knowledge Exchange stream. If you are interested, please e-mail r.baldwin@iland.consulting or visit our Knowledge Exchange Page.

Prof. Jessica Lamond

Professor in Real Estate and Climate Risk; College Dean of Research and Enterprise, College of Arts, Technology and Environment; Co-Director of the Centre for Architecture and Built Environment, UWE Bristol

Jessica is currently Professor in Real Estate and Climate Risk at the University of the West of England and co-Director of the centre for Architecture and Built Environment at UWE, Bristol. Her research interests include the fields of flood and climate risk management, real estate, land and property valuation and land management and she has recently led projects for a wide variety of funders including EPSRC, DFID, Defra, RICS and Flood Re. Jessica led the land planning and management of the DFID funded Urbanisation Research Nigeria research programme which spanned land planning and registration, climate resilience, municipal service delivery and valuation of urban development.

At LINK Jessica is responsible for the Research stream. If you are interested, please e-mail jessica.lamond@uwe.ac.uk, visit Jessica’s UWE page or visit our Research page.

Prof. Chryssy Potsiou

Professor Chryssy Potsiou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Dr Chryssy Potsiou is a Professor teaching Cadastre and Land Management, Property Valuation, and BIM at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Having served the International Federation of Surveyors as Commission Chair(2007-2019), Vice President (2011-2014), and President (2015-2018), she is now an Honorary President of the organization.  Until recently she has been a bureau member of UNECE/Working Party on Land Administration and UNECEWPLA Vice-Chair.  She cooperated as a consultant with the World Bank and the Norwegian Mapping Agency for the compilation of research on Land Administration and on the formalization of informal settlements in the UNECE region. She served as a member of the board of directors at the Hellenic Mapping and Cadastre Organization and the agency responsible for the implementation of the Hellenic Cadastre, Hellenic Association of Rural and Surveying Engineers, and the Hellenic Societies for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, and for Geographic Information Systems. She currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the UN GGIM Academic Network (2023-2024). To learn more about Chryssy see: : http://users.ntua.gr/cpotsiou/

Prof. Stig Enemark

Visiting Professor, UWE Bristol; Professor Emeritus of Land Management, Aalborg University, Denmark

Stig Enemark is Honorary President of the International Federation of Surveyors, FIG (President 2007-2010). He is Professor Emeritus of Land Management at Aalborg University, Denmark, where he was Head of School of Surveying and Planning for 15 years. He holds a M.Sc. in Surveying, Planning, and Land Management and before joining the University in 1980 he was a consultant surveyor in private practice for 12 years. He is Past President and Honorary Member of the Danish Association of Chartered Surveyors. He is a well-known international expert and consultant in the areas of land administration systems, land management and spatial planning, and related issues of education and capacity development. He has published widely in these areas and undertaken consultancies for the World Bank and the European Union especially in Eastern Europe, Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. For a full list of more than 400 publications see https://vbn.aau.dk/en/persons/100037/publications/.


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