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PLPR 1st South Asian Conference: 1-3 September 2015, Bangaluru/ Indiae

The International Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights (PLPR) attracts academics in spatial planning, land use and property law, real estate or related disciplines (learn more about PLPR on http://www.plpr-association.org).
Planning matters. Law matters. Property matters.
These three simple messages inspire the growing PLPR community to examine the difficult relationship between public and private interests in the use of land.
Apart from the regular annual conferences that the Association organizes, it will hold their first regional conference in South Asia at the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru.
Call for Papers:
The land question has been central to the South Asian development tale on two counts: First, majority of its population gains their livelihood from agriculture and allied activities while landholding is highly skewed; Second, urban planning is facing unprecedented challenges due to bourgeoning property values as well as gush of migration to cities seeking livelihood. Responses to these challenges through laws and policies have been very high compared to the academic attention that is received. Yet, practices emerging from planning and policies have exposed limited reach on the extent of problems. This paradox calls for serious introspection and academic engagement.
The conference welcomes papers that provide theoretical analysis, economic/social analysis of planning, case studies of the implementation of planning and regulation instruments, practices related to law and planning, analysis of case laws in a selected segment.
We particularly encourage students who can imaginatively approach the traditional issues even if their ideas are controversial. Some of the tentative topics to which invitation is made are:
  • Property Rights and Markets
  • Informal Housing
  • Environmental Laws and Regulations
  • Land Acquisition Practices and Policies
  • Property and Exclusion x Forest Rights
  • Second Generation Land reforms
  • Real Estate Developments and Regulation
  • Corruption in Planning
  • Illegal Construction and Mining
  • Participation in Planning
  • Smart cities with innovative land and water management systems
All abstracts will be peer reviewed and decision about the inclusion of paper in the conference will be communicated in the last week of April 2015.
Click here to download the conference flyer
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