Planning and legal procedures for land-use and transport policies
Chairs: Rachelle Alterman, Florence Lerique, Tristan Claus
When grounded in laws and regulations, spatial planning intervenes in the allocation and distribution of land and development. It thereby intervenes to a lesser or greater extent in private property rights or market expectations, from regulating what may or may not be built on specific parcels of land down to outright expropriation. Research questions range from procedural-administrative processes, through substantive planning goals and their expression in land use regulation, and all the way into the global environmental arena. Can the laws and institutions that govern planning meet the challenges posed by climate change, sustainability, demographic changes and increasing economic and political uncertainties?
This track aims to provide a platform for sharing research on any topic that connects planning and law with property rights. Examples of topic areas:
Contributions may look at the general theory of planning and law or investigate particular issues, focusing either on a particular country or cross-nationally. Since legal and planning systems vary greatly from country to country, authors should make the terms they use as transparent as possible.
Keywords: Spatial planning law, land use; land policy, property rights, housing regulations, development control, participation in planning procedures; governance of spatial planning; land-value capture; frugal use of land resources