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Guest Lecturer Series Our Common Ground: German Urban Land and Housing in the Global Circulation of Capital

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Speaker: Bernd Belina, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a.M.
Event date: Tuesday, 03 December 2019 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm
Place: Campus Belval, Maison des Sciences Humaines


11, porte des Sciences
L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette

Guest Lecturer Series 2019/2020 in Geography and Spatial Planning
OUR COMMON GROUND: The political economy of land property, and prospects for a post-growth society

Current debates on finite resources, on social inequalities resulting from financialised real estate markets, on biodiversity loss, or on the impact of land use on climate change have one thing in common: Sooner or later, they all problematise the question of land property, and increasingly question the prevalence of private ownership and speculation. In many countries, the decreasing share of public land has drastically reduced the capacity of local authorities or communities to decide upon and steer land-use patterns in a way that serves the common good. The lecture series “Our Common Ground” aims at discussing current development trends and their underlying mechanisms, as it strives to present innovative policy responses and progressive planning approaches in different European contexts.

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