In Pandemics, Property, and Planning (https://youtu.be/cwS65jUw2v0) a global group of scholars reflect on the pandemic’s meaning and implications through the lens of land-based property rights and spatial planning. Directed by **Sony Pellissery (National Law School of India University), Ben Davy (TU Dormund, Germany, and University of Johannesburg, Faculty of Law), and Harvey Jacobs (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, and Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands).
The COVID-19 pandemic brings concepts of property to the foreground. Stay at home orders, social distancing, commercial closures, draconian border control, the interruption of air travel (to use just a few examples) are about how space is to be used, about new mandates for (most commonly) restrictions to commons, public, and private property, and often very intense social controversy over who gets to set the rules for property use. How property is understood and treated in the planning process will now be one of our key issues going forward.
With contributions by Nicholas Blomley (Canada), Zsa-Zsa Boggenpoel (South Africa), Ben Davy (Germany and South Africa), Mona Fawaz (Lebanon), Thomas Hartmann (Netherlands), Harvey Jacobs (USA and Netherlands), Kostas Lalenis (Greece) Linda McElduff (UK), Anjali K. Mohan (India), Dick Norton (USA), Sony Pellissery (India), Safira De La Sala (Brazil), José M.T. Sánchez (Spain), and A. Dan Tarlock (USA).
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