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Journal of Property, Planning, & Environmental Law

Deadline: October 6. This special issue supports a narrative research approach addressing the law of concerns, complaints, and conflict in multi-unit residential developments. For additional details see below.

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Aspiration versus delivery: the implementation of development and enforcement +
disP- The Planning Review

Deadline for abstracts: October 1. The purpose of this special issue is to shed light on an overlooked part of the development process by inviting contributions that aim to understand how aspects of implementation and enforcement operate in different planning systems and the implications for the performance of planning in terms of its outcomes. Collectively, these contributions will reveal new insights into the development process, particularly around the legal status of planning decisions in different contexts, the power dynamics and imbalances in resources between actors in the development process, and the balance between flexibility and discretion in decision making.

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The quest for certainty: Introducing zoning into a discretionary system in England and the European experience +
Sebastian Dembski & Phil O'Brien

The critique of planning and new proposals to reform the English planning system and “rethink planning from first principles” have led to the introduction of rules-based principles into what is regarded as the paradigm of a discretionary planning system, culminating in a recent White Paper, which it is claimed will create a faster and better planning system than the existing discretionary approach. But are these proposals based on an oversimplified understanding of the differences between discretionary and regulatory models? This issue is explored in this paper.

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Innovative Property for Innovative Land Policy: Four Normative Principles +
Ben Davy

Innovative land policy does not yield to the pressure of short-term capital exploitation. Rather, innovative land policy establishes a fair balance between the interests of landowners and the public interest. As a keystone of land policy, property – particularly if open to innovation – plays a vital role in achieving this balance. This commentary explains four normative principles that help design innovative property

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Leveraging land-value capture in contexts of urban austerity: evidence from the Grand Paris Express (France) +
Morgan Mouton, Sonia Guelton, & Philippe Poinsot

Austerity urbanism has emerged as a powerful concept to explore the political and socio-spatial consequences of cuts in public spending, but interrogations remain regarding public actors' shifting role in urban production in times of increased budgetary constraints. This article focuses on Land Value Capture (LVC), a financing mechanism that has been gaining traction amongst scholars and practitioners alike. While LVC can be framed as a valuable tool to finance infrastructure provision in times of austerity, the authors argue that the existing literature has neglected its use by other public actors. Through an exploration of four case studies, we show that LVC can be a flexible instrument that allows actors to either play into, or mitigate austerity-driven urban policies in French cities.

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PhD Student: Form Follows Policy Project +
Leibnitz Institute, Dresden

Deadline: August 17. German-French project "Form Follows Policy – Tracing the effects of sustainable land policies on urban form" (German Research Foundation), we are currently looking for a PhD-student or a young researcher with an interest in integrating quantitative and qualitative approaches in spatial science. The project: The German-French DFG-project Form-Follows-Policy aims at the complex causal relation between physical urban form and land policies. To give answers, an innovative approach combines data-driven spatial analysis and a neo-institutional perspective on practices of land policy and applies it to a cross-border study (Upper Rhine Valley). Applying approaches of geospatial techniques and urban analytics, patterns of urban form and their change over time are analysed. These spatial patterns are contrasted with respective practices of land policy in municipal and regional planning in France and Germany. Please send your application (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, diplomas, certificates of employment or references) in the form of a single PDF file as an e-mail attachment, stating the subject “FFP” by 17.08.2023

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Lecturer, Cardiff University +
The School of Geography and Planning

Deadline: September 5. The School of Geography and Planning is seeking applications from individuals with teaching, research and/or professional experience in fields relating to one or more of the following planning specialisms: site planning; GIS; planning law/policy; housing. This position is full-time and open-ended.

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Lecturer in Land Management and / or Planning and Property Development +
University of the South Pacific

Deadline: September 3. The University of the South Pacific is seeking an outstanding academic and scholar with strong industry connections and regional experience who will strive to make significant contributions to the strategic domain of South Pacific Land Management and / or Planning and Property Development.

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Assistant Lecturer in Land Management and / or Planning and Property Development +
University of the South Pacific

Deadline: September 3. The appointee is responsible to teach courses in Land Management, and / or Planning and Property Development, develop research in his/her area of expertise and apply for external research funding. He/she will also be expected to undertake administrative tasks as required by the Discipline, School and the University. The appointee will be expected to make significant contributions to all activities of the School including research administration, preparing and delivering lectures, seminars, tutorials and online teaching activities, and assessing students’ work.

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Editor. Pacific Rim Property Research Journal +

Deadline: September 29. PRRES Exco is seeking expressions of interest from members for the position of Editor, as well as nominations to join the editorial board. Should you be interested to apply, please submit your application detailing your skills and how you would develop the Journal to [email protected].

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