UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
Erwin Van der Krabben
Date:
21-Apr-2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue:
Room 419, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
Title:
Analysing and Testing the Impact of (Planning) Interventions on Land and Property Markets: Experiences from the Netherlands and Other Places
Speaker(s):
Professor Erwin Van der Krabben

Speaker:
Professor Erwin Van der Krabben
Professor of Real Estate,
School of the Built Environment,
Built Environment Research Institute,
Ulster University

Abstract:

Planning interventions influence the outcomes of land and property markets, in terms of quantity, quality and price of land and real estate. These planning interventions may consist of regulatory planning interventions, interventions that (re)shape or (re)structure the market and interventions that facilitate self-organizing planning initiatives. These interventions shape property rights regimes and define the positions and investment strategies of individual property rights holders. My research focuses on the one hand on the analysis of land and property market outcomes and the way they have been influenced – deliberately or as an unwanted side effect – by planning interventions, and on the other hand on testing – in experimental settings, via both game-theoretical simulations and ‘serious games’- the possible impact of proposed interventions on land and property markets. In my talk I will discuss recent results of research with respect to ‘Coasian’ planning interventions via market restructuring of well-defined property rights regimes in the Netherlands and research in situations of ambiguous property rights in Vietnam and Indonesia.

About the Speaker:

Erwin van der Krabben (1966) studied Town and Country Planning at Radboud University (MA 1990) and holds a PhD in Economic Sciences (Tilburg University, 1995). In 1996 he cofounded the Dutch real estate consultancy firm Stec Groep. From 1999 until 2006 he worked with two other Dutch real estate consultancy firms (Buck Consultants International; ECORYS). In 2006 he returned to the academic world (Institute for Management Research, Radboud University). In 2010 he was appointed as Professor of Urban Planning and Property Development in the Department of Planning (Radboud University). From 2011 he also holds a (0.2) position as a Professor of Real Estate in the School of the Built Environment (University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland). His research focuses on the interplay between urban planning, land policy and land and real estate markets and the design, analysis, evaluation and experimental testing of different types of interventions in land and real estate markets. He has published many papers in this field in international planning and real estate journals and is regularly invited as a speaker at international conferences and seminars. He also has been and is involved in many national and international research projects in these fields. A growing number of these projects have a global orientation, with on-going research and cooperation in Indonesia, Vietnam, South Korea and China. In 2017 he was awarded a fellowship in the Lincoln Institute China Program for research into value capture and transit oriented development in Chinese cities. Additionally Erwin van der Krabben advises local, regional and national governments on policy issues related to planning, land policy and real estate development.

 

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