FIG Task Force on Property and Housing

Background

In many countries Surveyors are expected to identify land tools and good governance
practices that will facilitate:

  • secure access to land and property rights,
  • secure mortgage rights,
  • sustainable housing, housing rights and land market,
  • redevelopment and urban regeneration.
  • energy efficiency and green housing,
    within an unpredictable economic and social environment.

This is characterized by a:

  • significant decrease in access to financing,
  • migration, immigration and unemployment,
  • inner city decay.
  • rural urban migration, shrinking of towns and villages,
  • corruption and confusion in land and housing regulatory framework,
  • increasing housing demand and informal settlements.

The Task Force will investigate challenges and major threats resulting from the current global
financial crisis, and identify new role for the surveyor. It will develop awareness, vision and
key strategies as well as to investigate tools and techniques around:

  • institutional development,
  • improvement of coordination of various stakeholders,
  • adoption of effective policies,
  • land tool development,
  • technical tools to support the above

Objectives

Objectives The FIG Task Force investigates challenges and major threats and tries to identify a new role for the surveyor.

It develops awareness, vision and key strategies as well as investigates tools and techniques around:

  • institutional development, legislation,
  • improvement of coordination of various stakeholders in the housing markets,
  • land tool development for affordable housing,
  • Examples of good practice

Task Force Members

Chair

  • Prof. Chryssy Potsiou, FIG Vice President

Members

  • Raymond Chan, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Steven Nystrom, USA
  • Bozena Lipej, Slovenia
  • Winrich Voss, Germany
  • Junping Liao (Patrick), China P.R.
  • Collins Kowuor, Kenya

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