Profile Land Management Chair – Technical University of Munich, Germany
The Chair of Land Management - http://www.bole.bgu.tum.de/index.php?id=14&L=1 - researches and teaches different aspects and contexts of land management, land administration and spatial (land use) planning. The Chair has a research agenda called ‘Smart and responsible land management’, which has 6 thematic focus areas related to 4 research angles. The thematic focus areas include: integrated land and environmental management, cadastre, land registration and land information systems, rural land development and village renewal, urban land use planning, land consolidation and land valuation and human geodesy. The 4 research angles include: a better understanding of the socio-economic, legal-institutional and organisational context in which land issues are manifested; the development of a comprehensive set of tools, methods and instruments to re-design, re-invent and intervene in the current situation of land issues; the development of multi-disciplinary and transdisciplinary theoretical concepts about land matters; and, the construction and testing of trans-professional methods and tools which can be used effectively and appropriately to solve land related problems.
The chair contributes to a variety of Master and Bachelor programs, including geodesy and geoinformatics, geography, environmental planning, environmental engineering, and, transportation systems. In addition, the Chair has its own international Master program in Land Management and Land Tenure, http://www.landmanagement.bgu.tum.de/index.php?id=96http://www.landmanagement.bgu.tum.de/index.php?id=96 .
The Chair is an active member of the GLTN network. It is currently executing the project Tenure responsive land use planning. In addition, it has contributed to the GLTN’s projects on capacity development assessment strategies for land policy. In the context of German land management, the Chair is executing the project Integrated Land Management, funded by the Bavarian Agency for rural development.