News in 2020


20-22 October 2020 - ONLINE

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Commission 7 of the International Federation of Sureyors will conduct its annual meeting in an online format between the 20th and 22nd of October 2020.

The theme of the conference is:

Building community resilience: Urban-rural land linkages and strategies to deal with COVID-19

During the annual meeting, commission delegates, working group chairs and special invitees will presents their views on how to enhance synergies between rural and urban land tenure projects.

Key questions to be answered as part of the annual meeting are:

  • What are key principles all land projects should follow to ensure synergies independenly if they are urban or rural?
  • What is the role of new instruments such as PPPs to ensure rural-urban land integration?
  • What is the role of new trends in education in the surveyig profession to suport community resilience?
  • What are key strategies to ensure urban-rural integration in the context of community resilience?
  • What lessons have been learnt around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic related to the need for urban-rural land linkage?

Confirmed keynote speakers include senior practitioners from the private and public sectors. Among others, the following institutions have confirmed delegates to the Annual Meeting:

  • United Nations GGIM UN-Habitat
  • The World Bank
  • FAO
  • ESRI
  • The University of Melbourne
  • DANE Colombia
  • Kadaster

During the annual meeting, multiple consultations will be conducted as part of the GLTN urban-rural land linkage framewok, which is currently being developed as part of the professional cluster workplan for 2020.

Sessions will be conducted in English, Spanish, French and Mandarin/chinese.

For more information and to register, please visit the meeting website

Claudia Stormoen
8 October 2020