UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
11th Conference on Planning, Law and Property Rights 2017
Date:
19-Feb-2017 - 24-Feb-2017
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11th Conference on Planning, Law and Property Rights 2017
Institutional Innovations in Land Development and Planning in 20th and 21st Centuries
The University of Hong Kong

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Rachelle Alterman, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

 Prof. Yoram Barzel, The University of Washington

Dr. Richard Sandor (named by the Time Magazine as the Father of Carbon Trading), Environmental Financial Products LLC and The University of Chicago Law School


HKU_UrbanLab_11th Conference 2017_poster_select_0702_Page_1Keynote Lecture 1:

Speaker:
Dr Richard Sandor
,
Father of Carbon Trading
Title:
Financial Innovation:
The Convergence of Environmental and Financial Markets
Date: 22 February 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 4:15 pm
Venue: Yuet Ming Auditorium,
5/F, Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre, HKU
Online Registration

The lecture will be followed by a cocktail reception at 5:45 pm


Keynote Lecture 2: HKU_UrbanLab_11th Conference 2017_poster_select_0702_Page_2

Speaker:
Professor Yoram Barzel,

The University of Washington
Title:
Information Costs, Property Rights and Markets
Date: 23 February 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 4:15 pm
Venue: Yuet Ming Auditorium,
5/F, Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre, HKU
Online Registration

The lecture will be preceded by a cocktail reception at 3:30 pm


Urban planning and land development legislative frameworks in the developed economies evolved constantly during the 20th century, changing roughly every decade in the UK for example. In fast urbanising Asia, governments are rapidly putting into place their own institutions to support the conversion of agricultural land and adaptation of redundant urban land into high density habitats. China’s experience in particular provides a fascinating laboratory for the comparison of old and new ideas. In this PLPR conference we wish to bring together contributions that reflect on the efficacy, efficiency and equity of a wide variety of urban planning and land management instruments. Leading planning, law and property rights academics from around the world will be joined by senior urban decision-makers and government officials from China and Hong Kong SAR to explore what could work, what might have worked, what did not work, what can be improved and what might be a dead end. Now is a good time for scholars from countries with a century or more of experience in legislating for urban growth to share experiences with the newly urbanising countries; and Hong Kong, at the epicentre of the Asian high density urban-led economic boom, is a good place to meet.

Two special issue arrangements have been setup for the PLPR2017 meeting.  The one with Habitat International shares the same title of the conference – “Institutional Innovations in Land Development and Planning in 20th and 21st Centuries”.  Another one with the Journal of Housing and the Built Environment is entitled “Urban Conservation: Institutions, Incentives and Responses”.  Both are SSCI-indexed journals.  Call for papers will be announced in due course.

Stay tuned for conference updates: http://plpr2017.arch.hku.hk/

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