FIG Commission 8

FIG Commission 8 - Spatial planning and development

The mission of commission 8 is to: Commission Chair

Provide access (in a world of limited resources, of which land is the most prominent in the domain of spatial planning) to planning processes for all and balance the various interests in pursue of a sustainable spatial development at all governance levels both for the short- and long-term.

In the period 2019-2022, the focus of commission 8 will be to:

  • Discuss strategies for the short- and long-term in the cycle of policy development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Investigate the role of land policy instrumentation to implement planned spatial development.
  • Promote and advance the use of GIS tools in participatory spatial planning processes (cooperation with commission 3).
  • Investigate rural-urban relations and dependencies and raise awareness in planning issues for SMART solutions.
  • Discuss urbanization patterns, development strategies and their effects on communities (cooperation with commission 7).
  • Investigate valuation in spatial planning related to land use change (cooperation with commission 9).
  • Foster awareness for well-balanced planning decisions to support sustainable development (ecologically, economically, socially).

Commission 8 Work Plan

Ms. Marije Louwsma, Advisor spatial planning, THE NETHERLANDS
Contact: FIGCommission8 [at] fig.net

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Land management challenges and opportunities
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FIG WORKING WEEK 2020
10-14 May 2020,
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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Commission 8 at FIG Working Week 2019

The Working Week took place in Hanoi, Vietnam 22-26 April 2019. Commission 8 held its yearly meeting and was involved in several sessions covering the commission 8 areas and also in cooperation with among others FAO.


Commisson 8 at the FIG Working Week 2017 in Helsinki, Finland 29 May - 2 June

Commission 8 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2017 in Helsinki, Finland 29 May - 2 June 2017

Commission chairs 2015-2018 at their meeting during the FIG Working Week, 29 May-2 June in Helsinki, Finland: Remy Boudon(comm. 6) Volker Schwieger (comm. 5), See Lian ONG (comm. 10), Angela Etuonovbe (comm. 4), Steven Nystrom (comm. 9), Kwame Tenadu (comm. 8), Enrico Rispoli (comm. 3), Gerda Schennach (comm. 7), Fahria Masum(comm. 2), Brian J. Coutts (comm. 1)


Commissin 8 at the FIG Working Week 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand 2-6 May

Commission 8 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand, 2-6 May 2016


Commission chairs 2015-2018 at their meeting during the FIG Working Week, 2-6 May 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand: Brian J. Coutts (comm. 1), E.M.C. (Liza) Groenendijk (comm. 2), Enrico Rispoli (comm. 3), Angela Etuonovbe (comm. 4), Volker Schwieger (comm. 5), Diane Dumashie (Vice president), Ivo Milev (comm. 6)., Gerda Schennach (comm. 7), Steven Nystrom (comm. 9), See Lian ONG (comm. 10) and Eva-Maria Unger (YSN)


Symposium on Land Consolidation and Readjustment for Sustainable Development - Designing Resilient Landscapes and Empowering Communities.

The symposium will be co-organised by FIG, FAO, Dutch Kadaster and LANDNET. The symposium provides a unique opportunity to share your knowledge and experiences with fellow scientists and practitioners working on land consolidation and land readjustment from all over the world. There is an attractive programme with a mixture of keynotes, technical sessions, field trips and social activities. Deadline for submission of abstracts is 1st of July 2016.

The symposium will be held in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, 9 – 11 November 2016.

Web site: www.lcsymposium.nl   


Commission 8 at the FIG Working Week 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria 17-21 May 2015


Mr. Kwame Tenadu, Chair of commission 8 making his report to the General Assembly
Commission 8 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria, 17-21 May 2015.

Commission 8 at the FIG Working Week 2013 in Abuja, Nigeria 6-10 May 2013


Wafula Nabutola, Chair of Commission 8 making his report to the General Assembly.

Commission 8 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2013 in Abuja, Nigeria, 6-10 May 2013.  Commission 8 report


Commission 8 at the FIG Working Week 2012 in Rome, Italy, 6-10 May 2012


Kwame Tenadu

Commission 8 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2012 in Rome, Italy, 6-10 May 2012. The General Assembly elected Mr. Kwame Tenadu from Ghana as the Chair Elect of Commission 8 for 2013-2014.

Contact
FIG Commission 8

Mr. Kwame Tenadu
Ghana Institution of Surveyors Republic of Ghana F104/3 Aboom Wells Road
P.O. Box CC 564 Cape Coast
GHANA Email: tenaduk[at]yahoo.com; kwametenadu[at]gmail.com

FIG Commission 8 Webmaster
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