19th AESOP Lecture Series - RWTH Aachen

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Thursday, October 19, 2023, 10am

Innovative property for innovative land policy and urban design - Ben Davy 

Moderation: Prof. Christa Reicher, UNESCO Chair for Cultural Heritage and Urbanism, RWTH 

You are warmly invited to join us for the AESOP Lecture Series 2023 at RWTH Aachen University. Our guest, Ben Davy, discusses the nexus between private and common property as a fundamental feature of spatial planning, land policy, and urban design. 

Ben Davy is a former Chair of Land Policy, Land Management, and Municipal Geoinformation at the School of Spatial Planning at TU Dortmund University. He is a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Johannesburg. Ben was President of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) (2018—2020) and of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights (PLPR). His current research concerns land use ethics and South African land reforms. 

The event begins with a welcome speech by Prof. Christa Reicher and a short speech by Prof. Maria Håkansson, the AESOP‘s Vice President and Associate Professor in Urban and Regional Studies at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. After Ben‘s lecture, attendees are invited to join over lunch. 


RWTH Skylounge 
Templergraben 55 
52062 Aachen 

Meeting ID: 644 0815 6783 
Passcode: 061899