Conferences

International Conferences – invited and contributed papers

(Invited presentations are indicated in italics; Presentations are by Rachelle Alterman alone unless noted otherwise).

Note: An asterisk denotes conference papers that have appeared (or will appear) in conference proceedings in abstract or in full, depending on conference policy. These are not re-listed under Publications.

  1. * 4th International Conference of Engineers & Architects in Israel, Dec. 1976.  Paper: “Some aspects on the implementation of urban plans”.
  2. * French-Israel conference on urbanization, “La Justice Sociale Urbaine”, Van Leer Foundation, under auspices of the two National Committees for Research & Development, May 1977.    Two papers:   a) “Land betterment taxation policy in the light of social goals”.     b)  (with M. Hill), “Distribution criteria for public services”.
  3. * Conference of the International Technical Co-operative Center on Innovations in Planning, Nov. 1977.  Paper: “The problem of setting flexible standards for land allocation for public services” (with Morris Hill); Tel Aviv.
  4. American Institute of Planners National Conference, New Orleans, La: Planning and Law Division session”, Oct. 1978.  Paper: “Decision-making in urban plan implementation: Does the dog wag the tail or the tail wag the dog?”.
  5. *  Invited Paper:  Conference of OECD on Improving Implementation in Urban Management, Milton Keynes, 20 July.79. “Is the Israeli local planning system a failure? An evaluation of performance” (with  Hubert Law-Yone).
  6. 5th International Conference of Engineers & Architects in Israel. December 1979 Paper: “Toward the development of a guide to strategies of public participation in Israel” (With A. Churchman & H. Law-Yone).
  7. *  Invited paper:  Workshop on Strategic planning, Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, Technische Hogeschool, Delft, Holland, April 1980. “A method for monitoring land use plan implementation: Case study of an Israeli statutory plan”.
  8. Invited Paper:  5th International Conference of the International Association for Urban & Regional Research and Education, on “Training planning educators”.  Arc-and-Senans, Ledoux Foundation for Future Studies, France, May. 18-23, 1980. “Teaching planning implementation: Is a new area of planning theory emerging?”
  9. IFHP International Conference on Urban Revitalization, Jerusalem. Nov. 1980.  Presentation:  “Public participation in Israel’s National Project Renewal”.
  10. * Conference on Planning Theory in the 1980s, Oxford Polytechnic, U.K., April 1981.  Paper: “Implementation analysis in urban and regional planning: Toward a research agenda”.
  11. Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Annual Conference, Howard Univ., Washington, Oct. 22-25, 1981.  Paper: “Current approaches in implementation analysis: How relevant for urban and regional planning?”.
  12. American Planning Association National Conference, Dallas, Texas, May 8-11, 1982.  Paper: “Planning for public participation: The design of implementable strategies”.
  13. Evaluation Research Society Conference, Baltimore, Ma., Oct. 27-31, 1982.  Paper: “An integrated approach to evaluating broad-aimed social programs” (with N. Carmon and M. Hill).
  14. * Oxford Conference on Land Policy, Oxford Polytechnic Dept. of Town Planning, March 30-Apr. 2, 1983.  Paper: “Design and evaluation of alternative policies for land value recapture: A comparative perspective”.
  15. Salzburg Seminar on Urban Planning, Salzburg, Austria, Feb., 1984.  Presentations: “Comparative framework for understanding implementation in statutory planning” and “Women and planning in Israel”.
  16. * 1st Israel-Canada Conference – Planning in Uncertainty.  Hebrew University, Jerusalem, July 2-5, 1984.  Presentation: “Planning education as a change agent in Israel”. (proceedings served as a basis for a book by Morley and Shachar).
  17. * Journees d’etudes Juridiques, on “La participation directe du citoyen a la vie politique et administrative”. L’Universite Catholique de Louvain, Fac. de Droit, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, Feb. 14-15, 1985.  Paper: “Public participation and neighborhood self-government in Israel’s Project Renewal: Some paradoxes of decentralization in a centralized state”.
  18. 21st Int’l Congress ISOCARP – International Society for City & Regional Planners, on Non-governmental actions in urban development.  West Berlin, Aug. 23-29, 1985.  Presentation: “Trends of privatization in land policy in Israel”.
  19. Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia Nov. 1-3, 1985.  Paper: “Are current theories of planning transferable?  Lessons from education and practice in Israel.”
  20. * Conference on “Land readjustment – American style”, Lincoln Inst. for Land policy, Fort Myers, Florida, Apr. 27-30, 1986.  Presentation: “Land Reparcellation with built-in equity: Israeli style”.
  21. Symposium on Neighborhood Policy, Samuel Neaman Inst. and MIT Laboratory of Architecture & Planning, Cambridge, Mass.  May 1-2, 1986.  Paper: “Paradoxes of decentralization in a highly centralized state: The case of Israel’s neighborhood revitalization program”.
  22. * World Congress on Land Policy – Lincoln Inst. for Land Policy and the Urban Land Inst., London, 6-11 July, 1986.  Two papers: “Agricultural conservation policy in Israel,”  and “Exactions of land for public service in Israel: Toward a reevaluation”.
  23. Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Milwaukee, Wis. Oct. 10-12, 1986.  Paper: “Implementing decentralization policy: Lessons from Israel’s Project Renewal”.
  24. Invited Paper:  International workshop on exactions, Univ. of Florida, Growth Management Studies, Jan. 23, 1987. “Exactions policy – the Israeli experience in a comparative perspective”.
  25. Santa Cruz conference on “The future of planning education into the 21st century”, March 1987.  Invited participant in the “think tank” sessions and co-led one of the sessions.
  26. Invited Paper:  International workshop, Polish Town Planning Society on “Land policy in different political systems”, Warsaw and Lodz, Aug. 19-27, 1987. “Land Policy in Israel: Trends of Privatization”.
  27. Invited Paper:  27th European Congress of the Regional Science Association, Athens, Aug. 25-28, 1987.  Session honoring the late Prof. M. Hill. “Integrated evaluation of Israel’s Neighborhood Revitalization Program” (with M. Hill, N. Carmon, A. Churchman & M. Shechter).
  28. Inaugural Conference of AESOP – Association of European Schools of Planning, Amsterdam, Aug. 23, 1987.  Panel participant on: “The role of research in planning education”.
  29. Invited Paper:  28th European Congress of the Regional Science Association, Stockholm, Aug. 23-26, 1988. “Evaluating the implementation of a national neighborhood regeneration program:  The case of Israel’s Project Renewal”.
  30. 2nd Conference on “The future of planning education into the 21st Century”.  Arlie House, Virginia, Sept. 16-18, 1988. Invited panel participant.
  31. Invited paper:  Conferences on Land and Property Development in a Changing Context.  Newcastle University, U.K., Sept. 22-24, 1988. “Developer obligations for public services in the U.S.A.:  Some lessons for British planners”.
  32. 2nd Annual Congress of AESOP – Association of European Schools of Planning, Dortmund, W. Germany. Paper: “Impediments to comparative research on land use controls”. Nov. 10-12, 1988.
  33. * International Conference on Planning Education at the 75th anniversary of the British Royal Town Planning Institute, Birmingham Polytechnic, September 12-15, 1989.  Paper:  “How transferable are planning theories to planning education cross-nationally?”
  34. Invited International Speaker:  Workshop on Negotiated Development held at the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology, October 9, 1989. on “Negotiated or formalized development:  Some cross-national lessons.”
  35. Invited Paper:  International Seminar on “Architecture and the Law” of the International Architects’ Association, Moscow, Russia, October 15-21, 1989. “A framework for comparison among national planning laws:  Some lessons for the USSR in formulating its new legislation”.
  36. Third Annual Conference of AESOP, Tours, France, Nov. 16-18, 1989.  Paper:  “Developer obligations for public services through land use law:  Implications of the U.S. experience for European planners.”
  37. Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Austin, Texas, Nov.            3-6, 1990.  “Developer obligations:  A cross-national perspective.”
  38. * Fourth Annual Conference of AESOP, Reggio Calabria, Italy, Nov. 15-19, 1990.  “Planners’ ethics and political cleavage:  the case of Israel.”
  39. * Joint AESOP-ACSP international conference, Oxford, U.K., July 8-12, 1991.  Paper:  “A transatlantic comparison of planning and planning education: Implications for research on transferability.”
  40. * International Conference on Harmony and Conflict in Rural and Ex-Urban Space, to be held in Jerusalem, December 15-20, 1991 (organized by the Department of Geography, Bar-Ilan University).  Paper:  “Agricultural land protection law in Israel:  An overdose and its antidotes.” 
  41. * Sixth annual Congress of AESOP, held in Stockholm, June 3-6, 1992.  Abstract accepted:   “Planning controls, land values, and landowners’ rights:  Compensation and betterment-recapture policies from a cross-national perspective.”
  42. Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning annual conference, Columbus, Ohio, Oct.  30-Nov. 2, 1992.  Paper: “Can planning theories help in time of crisis?  Coping with Israel’s wave of mass immigration.”
  43. * Vraneski, Ariella, Rachelle Alterman, and Arza Churchman.  Seminar of the European section of the Regional Science Association, held in Shefaim, Israel, April, 1993:  Paper – Conflict resolution in national highway planning in Israel”. (Paper presented by Vranesky).
  44. Vraneski Ariella and Rachelle Alterman. “Conflict Resolution in Urban Planning: Can it be  Improved?” I.A.C.M –  International Association for Conflict Management, 6th annual congress, Hauthalen, Belgium 1993.  Presented by Vraneski.
  45. *Law and Society Association, 1993 annual meeting, Chicago, May 27-30.  Paper: “Law enforcement amidst political conflict and social cleavage: Illegal development in the Arab sector in Israel”.
  46. Two Invited Talks: American Planning Association 1993 Annual Conference, Chicago, May 1-5.  1)  An international perspective in the “takings issue”; Member of panel at the Bettman Symposium (May 2).   2)  The transfer of American-generated planning approaches to other countries (a panel organized by the International planning division).
  47. * Seventh annual conference of AESOP, Lodz, Poland, July 15-18, 1993.  “Planners’ roles and ethics in time of crisis.”
  48. Annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Philadelphia, Oct. 28-31, 1993.  “Windfalls for wipeouts or givings for taking?  A revisit to the still-elusive parallel”.
  49. * Eighth annual congress of AESOP, Istanbul, Aug. 28-31, 1994.   “Farmland preservation Losing Ground:  A Cross-national comparative perspective.”
  50. * Ariella Vranesky and Rachelle Alterman, 8th annual congress of AESOP, Istanbul, Aug. 1994.  “Conflicts and conflict resolution in Israeli planning”.
  51. Annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Phoenix, Arizona, Nov. 3-6, 1994.   “Farmland Preservation:  Lessons for the U.S.A. from a  Six-country comparative perspective.”
  52. Invited lecture:  The Peace Process and the Environment:  An international conference organized by the Tel Aviv University Porter Super-Center for Ecological and Environmental Studies, May 18-19, 1995. “Open space preservation and the Israel Planning and Building Law”.
  53. * International Association for Conflict Management, 1995 international conference, June 11-14, Ellsinore, Denmark.  Paper by Rachelle Alterman and Ariella Vranesky on “The Capacity to Introduce ADR Approaches to Statutory Planning Bodies:  The Case of Highway Planning in Israel”.  Abstract was included in conference proceedings. Were not able to present in person.
  54. Invited paper – plenary presentation:  SCUPAD – Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development, May 5-8, 1995, Salzburg, Austria. “Regenerating Urban Neighborhoods:  Results of an International Comparative Study.”
  55. * Ninth annual congress of AESOP, Glasgow, U.K., Aug. 16-19, 1995.   “Exactions International:  A cross-national comparison of land use control methods for extracting public benefits from developers.”
  56. ACSP Annual Conference, Detroit, Michigan, Oct. 19-22, 1995.  “International Transfer of Exactions Practices.” 
  57. Invited paper:  International Conference on “Property Rights and the Environment” (bi-lingual French-English), Centre d’Analyse Economique and the Faculty of Law, University of Aix-Marseille III, Aix en Provence, June 27-29, 1996. “Farmland (Open Space) Preservation and Property Rights.”
  58. * (2 papers) Joint Congress of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning and the Association of European Schools of Planning, Toronto, July 25-28, 1996.  1)  Rachelle Alterman and Nurit Corren, “Designing Design Control: Dimensions and Dilemmas.”  2) Ariella Vraneski and Rachelle Alterman, “Planning procedures and dispute resolution:  Can the two find a meeting ground?”
  59. * Invited Rapporteur’s presentation: Expert Symposium on Planning Law in the European Union held at the Technical University of Berlin, supported by the Adenauer Foundation and Volkswagen, September 10-15, 1996, Berlin. on “Understanding differences among planning systems by understanding differences in contexts”:  A cross-continent comparative perspective”.
  60. Invited plenary talk: Congress of the International Federation of Municipal Engineers, Jerusalem, March 28 1997. “Negotiations Between City Planners and Developers:  From the ‘Forbidden’ to the ‘Highly Desirable’ Zones.”
  61. *  Invited paperInternational workshop on Fiscal Autonomy and Urban Development Management sponsored by the Department of Science der territorio – Polytechnic University of Milan and the National Center for Research (CNR), April 3-4 1997.  Recapture of the Added Value in Land for Financing Urban Services: an International Perspective”.
  62. * Tenth annual congress of AESOP, “National-Level Planning and Policymaking:  Time for a Revisit”. Nijmegen, the Netherlands, May 28-3, 1997.
  63. Invited lecture: IFHP (International Federation of Housing and Planning), International Congress, Goteborg, Sweden, Sept. 27-30, 1997. “Strategies for Implementing Policies for Higher-Density Cities:  the role of the public.”
  64. * Invited panel lecture: “Betterment recapture and exactions:  Competing of complementary concepts”.  ACSP Annual Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida., Nov. 6-9, 1997.
  65. * “National-Level Planning and Policymaking:  Time for a Revisit”.  ACSP Annual Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida., Nov. 6-9, 1997.
  66. * Planning Theory Conference, Oxford-Brooks University, Oxford UK. April 2-4, 1998. “National-Level Planning in Democratic Countries as a Challenge for Planning Theory”.
  67. * 11th annual congress of AESOP, Aveiro, Portugal., July 23-25, 1998.   “National-Level Planning and Policymaking:  Time for a Revisit”.
  68. ACSP annual conference, Pasadena, Cal., Nov. 4-8, 1998.  “The Role of Planning in Time of Crisis:  The challenge for planning theory”.
  69. * International conference, “50 Years of Planning in Israel:  Theory and Practice”, Technion, December 20-21 1998.   “Plans, Conflict, and Delays ” the Israeli Arena”, by Ariella Vraneski and Rachelle Alterman.  Paper presented at the International conference, “50 Years of Planning in Israel:  Theory and Practice”, Technion, December 20-21 1998.  [paper presented by Ariella Vraneski]
  70. * International conference, “50 Years of Planning in Israel: Theory and Practice”, Technion, December 20-21 1998. “Polemics and Practice of Design Control: A focus on the Israeli situation.”, by Nurit Corren and Rachelle Alterman. [Paper presented by Nurit Corren]
  71. Invited paper“Property Rights, Taxation Rules, and Historic Preservation:  Lessons from Israel.” International conference on revitalization of historic cities, Fulbright Center, Nicosia, Cyprus (organized by UNDP), May 20-22, 1999.
  72. Vraneski, Ariella, Arza Churchman and Rachelle Alterman,  International Association for Conflict Management annual conference, Bonn, Germany, June 1997.   “Cars,  Pupils  and  Urban  Planning.  Managing  NIMBY Conflicts in  Tel-Aviv,  Israel”.  Presented by Vraneski.
  73. * AESOP 12th annual congress, July 7-11, 1999, Bergen, Norway. “Can the Windfalls for Wipeouts Formula work? Land-Value Recapture and Compensation in Practice in Israel”.
  74. ACSP annual conference, Chicago, October 21-24, 1999. “National-Level Planning Institutions and Processes in 10 Democratic Countries: The death of ideology?”
  75. * Invited  lecture and paper:  Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, Mass., Workshop on Public Land Leasing.  June 2000.
  76. Invited semi-plenary lecture: Habitas conference, Perth, Australia, September 2000.  “Social exclusion through land-use and design regulations: Emergence by stealth in a social-democratic state” “cancelled attendance for family reasons.
  77. * AESOP 13th annual conference, Brno, Czech Republic, July 18-23, 2000.  “Compensation Rights for “Downzoning”: Can they work?”.
  78. ACSP annual conference, Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 2000.  Invited Discussant for panel on Planning Theory and Property Rights.
  79. * 2001 Planning Research Conference, Liverpool University, April 9-12.  “National-Level Planning in Democratic Countries:  Emerging Trends.”
  80. * Nurit Corren and Rachelle Alterman.  2001 Planning Research Conference, Liverpool University, April 9-12. “What Do We Know About Design Control?  The Contours of an Emerging Theory”.Emerging Trends.”
  81. Law and Geography Colloquium, University College, London, July 2-3, 2001.   “The Trials and Tribulations of Open Space Preservation:  Learning Through International Comparison”.
  82. * First World Congress of Planning Schools ” AESOP, ACSP, ASP ” Shanghai, China, July 11-15 2001.  Special Session:  National Level Planning in Democratic Countries:  Differences that Make a Difference.
  83. Annual Conference, ACSP, Cleveland Ohio, Nov. 2001.  Special Session to mark the appearance of my book.  “National-Level Planning in Democratic Countries and the Challenges to Planning Theory”.
  84.  Invited Plenary Speaker, annual congress of  AESOP ” Association of European Schools of Planning, Volos, Greece, July 2002,  “New Trends in National-Level Planning:  Implications for planning theory”.
  85. *  Invited Plenary Speaker, IFHP (International Federation of Housing and Planning) 46th World Congress, Tianjin, China, September 8-12 2002.  “National planning is relevant again: Implications for urban and regional development” (tentative title).
  86. * Invited speaker:November 8-9 2002, Nicosia, Cyprus: Land Management and Land Readjustment as tools of Urban Planning in Developing Areas: International Experience and Investigation of the Prerequisites of their Implementation in Cyprus
  87. * Baltimore, November 20-24 2002. ACSP National Conference, special session on Public Leaseholds.  Paper on What Can Be Learned from Large-Scale Public Leaseholds?  The Case of Israel.  (Paper sent in and discussed by the discussant, but I was unable to attend the conference).
  88. Invited session participant “Baltimore, November 20-24 2002. ACSP National Conference, Panel on “Teaching Planning Law”, presentation on “An international perspective on teaching planning law”.  Abstract presented, but could not attend the conference.
  89. * Invited speaker and session organizer and chair: American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, Krakow, Poland, June 15-17 2003. Paper and session on: “Public leaseholds on land and their applicability to post-socialist countries.”
  90. * Invited speaker: Canadian International Development Research Center and the World Bank: Congress titled: Stocktaking II: What is known about the Palestinian Refugees Issue”. Invited paper on: “Housing and land policy for mass immigration and refugees: What can the Palestinians learn from the Israeli experience?” Ottawa, June 18-20 2003.
  91. * The third Joint ACSP-AESOP Congress, Leuven, Belgium, July 2003. Paper on: “The Unspoken North-South Divide: Varying attitudes to compliance with planning and building laws.”
  92. * Ravit Hananel and Rachelle Alterman.  The third Joint ACSP-AESOP Congress, Leuven, Belgium, July 2003.  “The Paradoxical Role of Interest Groups in Shaping Israel’s Public Land Policy:  From Silent Majority to Leading Minority”.
  93. * Dafna Carmon and Rachelle Alterman.  The third Joint ACSP-AESOP Congress, Leuven, Belgium, July 2003.  “Public Participation in Statutory Plans:  A comparative view of the law in practice”.
  94. * University of Colorado, Denver and Aspen Institute:  Invited presentation: Israel’s Housing and Land Policy for Immigrant Absorption: Lessons for the Palestinian Authority”.  At: Planning Post-Peace ” US, Israeli, Palestinian Leadership Forum” on economic recovery, housing, infrastructure and environmental projects in the Middle East.  Held at Aspen Colorado July 19-21 2003.
  95. *Annual Conference of AESOP, Grenoble, France, July 1-4, 2004.  “Property rights between two extremes:  The paradoxical coexistence of the private and public views of land in Israel “.
  96. * Salomon-Maman, Vered and Rachelle Alterman. “Legal-administrative impediments to Historic Preservation: A Cross National View”.  Paper presented at the 2004 AESOP conference, Grenoble, France, July 1-4.
  97. * Stav, Tamy and Rachelle Alterman.  “A language of planners:  Signs of an emerging professional community”.  Paper presented at the 2004 AESOP conference, Grenoble, France, July 1-4.
  98. * Invited participant.  Mini-decentralization of plan-making authority in Israel”. Hurst International Seminar on Reform and Democracy in Local Government of Countries in Transformation.  Ben Gurion University, May 22-24, 2004.
  99. Invited foreign participant.  Symposium on Planning Reform in the New Century.  Invited to provide an international perspective to the Law School Symposium on future US planning law, in honor of Prof. Daniel Mandelker. University of Washington, St. Louis, Missouri, Dec. 4-5 2004.
  100. Invited panel participant: Interdisciplinary Exchange: Cross Discipline Opportunities for Planning Education ACSP Administrators’ Conference, Cincinnati, April 1-2 2005. 
  101. “Contested Planning Law and Land: Caught between the “dark side” and the “bright side” of planning.” The annual congress of AESOP Vienna, July 13-17 2005.
  102. *  Dafna Carmon and Rachelle Alterman: “Planning theory and the right to be heard by planning bodies”. The annual congress of AESOP Vienna, July 13-17, 2005.
  103. Invited plenary speaker:  Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH), on “Beyond the Ideological Debate: National-level Planning in Ten Democratic Countries”. October 20-23. 2005. Coral Gables, Florida
  104. “Farmland Preservation and Property Rights:  The Heightened Dilemma in Israel.” Second World Congress of Planning Schools, Mexico City, July 12-15, 2006.
  105. Dafna Carmon and Rachelle Alterman: ” The Legal Right to Be Heard in Planning Procedures: A Comparative View of England, the Netherlands and Israel”.  Second World Congress of Planning Schools, Mexico City, July 12-15, 2006.
  106. Ravit Hananel and Rachelle Alterman. “Ideological Changes in Israel’s Public Land Policy: Analysis of Decision -Making by Israel’s Land Administration”.  Second World Congress of Planning Schools, Mexico City, July 12-15, 2006.
  107. Invited lecture:  “Property rights and environmental goals”.  Conference on property rights and law, University of Aix en Provence, France.  June 26-28, 2006
  108. Takings International:  Cross-national comparison and evaluation for knowledge transfer”.  ACSP Annual Conference, Nov. 9-12, Fort Worth, Texas, 2006.  
  109. * Invited paper: “Land Readjustment for Post-Crisis Reconstruction: Squaring the Circle of Property Rights” Panel on Reconstruction of Post-Katrina Hurricane Damages.  Association of American Law Schools.  Washington DC, January 3 2007.
  110. * Inaugural opening lecture:  The Rationale for the Establishment of the International Academic Forum on Planning, Law, and Property Rights. Inaugural Symposium – International Academic Forum on Planning, Law and Property Rights.  University of Amsterdam, February 7 2007.
  111. “Compensation Rights for Decline in Land Values Due to Planning Decisions: What Comparative Research Can Teach Us.”  Inaugural Symposium – International Academic Forum on Planning, Law and Property Rights. University of Amsterdam, February 7 2007. 
  112. Invited presentation: “Negotiations between Planning Authorities and Developers –  a cross-national perspective of planning law”.  Presentation given at the Inaugural Symposium of the International Expert Platform on Planning Law.  The Hague, February 8 2007.  Invited by the Dutch Ministry of Spatial Planning (VROM) and the Institute for Construction Law, The Hague.
  113. Invited Concluding Statement of the Open Symposium on the New Dutch Planning Law, The Hague, February 9 2007.   Topic:  The Need for International Exchange of Knowledge in Planning Law.  Invited by the Dutch Ministry of Spatial Planning (VROM) and the Institute for Construction Law, The Hague.
  114. * Invited plenary key lecture:   Symposium on land expropriation for public services, organized by FIG – International Federation on Geodesics and other land sciences and professionals.  Helsinki (at the Helsinki University of Technology, Real Estate Department) September 2007.
  115. Invited Participant, Working Group, EU COST Action Tu0602 – Land Management for Urban Dynamics. Lausanne Switzerland, Oct. 19-20 2007.
  116. Welcome Address: The rationale for the establishment of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights (PLPR). Second Annual Conference of the International Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights. Warsaw: February 13-15, 2008.
  117. * With Iris Frankel-Cohen. “Planning Regulations and Social Exclusion from Housing Areas: An International Comparative Perspective”.  Second Annual Conference of the International Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights. Warsaw: February 13-15, 2008.
  118. * With Dafna Carmon.  The right to be heard in administrative law compared with planning law: A cross-national evaluation. Second Annual Conference of the International Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights. Warsaw: February 13-15 2008.
  119. * “Compensation Rights for Decline in Land Values Due to Planning Decisions: A Cross-National Perspective”.  International Association of Real Estate Professionals (FIG) annual congress, Stockholm: June 14-19 2008. 
  120. * “Compensation Rights for Decline in Land Values”. Joint Annual Congress ACSP-AESOP Chicago, July 6-11. 2008.
  121. * With Dafna Carmon. “The right to be heard in administrative law compared with planning law: a cross-national evaluation”. Joint Annual Congress ACSP-AESOP July 6-11. 2008.
  122.  “Compensation Rights For Decline In Land Values Due To Planning  Decisions: What Comparative Research Can Teach Us Legal Research Conference, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS – the British term for real estate professionals). Dublin, Sept. 4-5 2008
  123. Closing address: “Topics amenable to cross-national learning in planning law”. International Platform of Experts in Planning Law, Second Meeting, Leuven, Belgium, October 2-3 2008.
  124. *With Dafna Carmon. “The Public’s Right to be Heard in Urban Planning Procedures: A Comparative View of England, the Netherlands, and Israel”.  Internaitonal conference of the Israel Law and Society Associaotin on “Law, Politics and Society in Comparative Perspectives.  Hebrew University December 24-26 2008.
  125. * “The analytical power of cross-national research in planning law: Findings from a 13-country study of compensation rights for depreciation in land values due to planning regulations”. Third annual conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights (PLPR), Aalborg Denmark, February 11-13 2009.
  126. * With Dafna Carmon: “Public participation and planning law in Israel: Empirical analysis of public objections”. Third annual conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights (PLPR), Aalborg Denmark, February 11-13 2009.
  127. * With Nira Orni: “The Long Road from Planning to Expropriation”. Third annual conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights (PLPR), Aalborg Denmark, February 11-13 2009.
  128. *  Planning, Property Values and Property Rights: The betterment and compensation issue revisited.”  International congress of the Federation International d’geodesie (FIG), Eilat, May 7-10 2009.
  129. * Invited lecture RA and Emily Silverman: ”Regulatory tools for affordable housing: A Cross-national perspective”: International seminar on Planning and People, organized by Prof. Naomi Carmon of Technion and Prof. Susanne Fainstein of Harvard, Technion – June 2009.
  130. *” Revisiting the Compensation and Betterment Notions after One Hundred Years: A Global Comparative Analysis Of Current Planning Laws”.  Annual congress of AESOP – Liverpool July 15-18, 2009.
  131. * “Revisiting “Windfalls And Wipeouts” After One Century: A Global Comparative Analysis”. ACSP Annual Conference, Crystal City, VA, Oct. 1-4 2009
  132. * Invited lecture, Expropriation, Land Readjustment and the Dilemmas about the Public Purpose”,  FIG regional congress, Hanoi, Viet Nam, Oct. 19-22 2009.
  133. *Takings International:  Property Rights and Land Use Regulations around the Globe”.  Fourth Annual Conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights, Dortmund, Germany, February 10-12 2010.
  134.  Invited lecture: “The American Export-Import trade in Legal Instruments for Affordable Housing”.  Festschrift Symposium on “A 2020 View of Urban Infrastructure”, Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth, Georgia State University College of Law, March 25-26 2010.
  135.  Invited Lecture: “Takings International” American Bar Association Section on State and Local Government, Spring Conference, Miami. April 30 2010.
  136. * “Property Rights and Land Use Regulations around the Globe:  Similar issues, highly divergent legal and policy responses”.  AESOP Annual Conference, Helsinki University of Technology. July 7-10 2010.
  137. * Michelle Oren and Rachelle Alterman: “Housing in the constitutional context: Bridging housing studies and housing law”.  AESOP Annual Conference, Helsinki University of Technology. July 7-10 2010.
  138.  * “Compensation Rights for Land Use Regulation: The findings of cross-national comparative research.”  Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyers, Legal Research Symposium, COBRA 2010 annual Conference, Dauphine Université Paris, 2 & 3 September 2010.  Paper received best paper award.
  139.  * “Is a European-wide view of property rights on the horizon?”   ACSP annual confernece, Minneapolis, October 7-10 2010. 
  140.  * “Property Rights and Land Use Regulations around the Globe”. ACSP annual confernece, Minneapolis, October 7-10 2010. 
  141.  Invited lecture: “Planning laws and procedures for approving transportation routes: A cross-national perspective”.  International Expert Platform on Planning Law, 4th meeting, Helsinki, Oct. 28-29 2010.
  142.  “Compensation Rights for Planning Regulations:  A Cross-National Perspective. Semi-Plenary at the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights,  Annual Conference, University of Alberta Law School, Edmonton, May 2011.  
  143. Micha Drori and Rachelle Alterman.  “Property Rights in the Rural Sector:  Israeli land policy from a cross-national perspective”. International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights,  Annual Conference, University of Alberta Law School Edmonton Alberta, May 2011.  
  144. Michelle Oren and Rachelle Alterman.  “Constitutional Housing Rights”, International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights,  Annual Conference, University of Alberta Law School, Edmonton Alberta, May 2011.  
  145. “Can the “unearned increment” in land values be harnessed to pay for public amenities in urbanizing China?  5th Conference of the International Association on China Planning, Beijing, June 2011.
  146. “Is Capturing the ‘Unearned Increment’ in Land Values Still a Viable Idea”? Third Global Congress of Planning Schools, July 2011 Perth Australia.
  147. “Comparative Research at the Frontier of Planning Law”.  International Platform of Experts in Planning Law, Copenhagen Sept. 30 2011.
  148.  Keynote lecture:  “Urban Planning and Climate Change: Impediments to Policy Implementation from a Cross-National Perspective.”  Cities and Climate Change Conference, Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt Institute, Berlin Oct. 2011.
  149. Invited speaker – “Acquisition of  Real Property by Foreigners in Israel – the Law and Practice” – Workshop on the Real Estate Acquisition by Foreigners and Evaluation of Implications for Policy in Turkey.  University of Ankara,  Ankara, Jan. 9-12 2012.
  150. * “Compensation Rights for Land Use Regulation: the findings of international research”. FIG Annual Working Week, Rome May 5-19, 2012.
  151. * “Is Capturing the ‘Unearned Increment’ in Land Values Still a Viable Idea? An Internaional Perspective”. 25th Annual Conference of AESOP, Ankara, July 11-15, 2012.
  152. * “Agreements Between Local Government & Private Developers – Practice Creates Legitimacy”. Hava Erlich and Rachelle Alterman.  25th Annual Conference of AESOP, Ankara, July 11-15, 2012. Presented by me alone (Hava was absent).
  153. * Invited lecture: “Canadian Property Rights from a Cross-National Comparative Perspective”. Canadian Property Rights Institute . Ottawa, Sept. 14-15. 2012.  At the invitation of MP Scott Reid.
  154. Invited Lecture: “Leveraging urban land values for financing public services” Conference on Urban Planning for City Leaders” Conference organized by UU-Habitat and Siemens to mark the inauguration of The Crystal – Center for Urban Sustainability, London. Sept 20 2012.
  155. Invited Lecture: “Land readjustment and value capture”. Sixth Urban Research and Knowledge Symposium. World Bank. Session initiated by UN-Habitat. Barcelona. 8-10,.2012.
  156. Keynote Lecture: “Private-public partnerships and negotiations between planning authorities and developers: An international perspective”. Annual Meeting of the International Expert Group on Planning Law.  Oct. 12-13, 2012.
  157. Invited Lecture. International Week of Cultural and Environmental Heritage, Session on rural, urban and periurban landscapes, Florence, Italy. Nov. 9 2012.
  158. *Invited Lecture: “Planning Law and Social Justice: A Strained Relationship”. Law, Justice and Development Week, World Bank, Washington D.C. Dec.10-14, 2012.
  159. Invited Lecture “The Unspoken North-South Divide: The varying attitudes to compliance with planning and building laws”. Symposium organized by UN ECE and FIG: Spatial Information, Informal Development, Property and Housing.  Athens, Dec. 2012 13-14.
  160. *“Illegal and informal development: A cross-national perspective on compliance with planning lws and lessons for China”. 7th annual conference fo the International Association for China Planning,  Tiao Tong Universiy, Shanghai, zjune 29-July 1 2013. http://www.chinaplanning.org/conf/index.php/iacp_7th/7thIACP_shanghai
  161. *Dorit Garfunkel and Rachelle Alterman, “Multi Owned High-Rise Housing – New Challenges for Property Law and Property Governance: Lessons from a Comparative Legal Analysis”. Paper presented by Dorit Garfunkel at the annual conference of the International Sociological Association RC 43, Center for Urban Studies, University of Amsterdam, July 10-12 2013. Dorit is a Master’s student and candidate for direct transfer to Ph.D.
  162. * Invited lecture: “International innovations and practices with respect to land-value capturing to finance transit facilities”,  Workshop on Transit Oriented Development, Radboud University and Unviversity of Amsterdam, Netherlands.  Arnhem and Zaandam, The Netherlands, Sept 19-21 2013. http://transportationist.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/130706_pres_invitation-international-seminar-tod.pdf
  163. Keynote lecture: “Planning Law in Times of Crisis”. Annual meeting of the International Expert Platform on Planning Law, Athens University, Athens, Oct. 17-19 2013.
  164. *Rachelle Alterman and Rachel Adam. “The Implementation Gap in Integrated Coastal Zone Management Laws and Policies”. Global Congress of ICM, Marmaris, Turkey, Oct. 29-Nov. 2 2013.
  165. *Invited lecture. UN-Habitat Spanish Branch: Global Expert Group Meeting on National Urban Policies: “Towards Effective National Urban Policies: Lessons from Current Practice”.  Madrid, March 17-18 2014.
  166. *“Levying the Land – Land-based instruments for financing public services and their applicability for developing countries”. World Bank annual Land and Poverty Conference, Washington Dc. March 31-April 2 2014.
  167. Rachelle Alterman, Dafna Carmon and Cygal Pellach, “The high hopes of Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the face of legal-institutional implementation gaps: Comparative Analysis of Mediterranean Countries.  Ninth Annual conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights (PLPR). Volos, Greece Feb. 24-27, 2015.
  168. Dorit Garfunkel and Rachelle Alterman. “Property and condominium laws in the era of towers:  a threat or an opportunity for social cohesion? Ninth Annual conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights (PLPR). Volos, Greece Feb. 24-27, 2015.
  169. Amit Ofek and Rachelle Alterman, “Criteria for evaluating the enforcement systems of planning and building laws”. Ninth Annual conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights (PLPR). Volos, Greece Feb. 24-27, 2015.
  170. Nira Orni and Rachelle Alterman   “Allocation of land for public uses through land readjustment: The relationship with expropriation law”. Ninth Annual conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights (PLPR). Volos, Greece Feb. 24-27, 2015.
  171. Cygal Pellach and Rachelle Alterman, “The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) and heritage preservation conflicts”. Ninth Annual conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights (PLPR). Volos, Greece Feb. 24-27, 2015.
  172. Na’ama Teschner and Rachelle Alterman, “Implementaiton gaps in the city-port interface”. Ninth Annual conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights (PLPR). Volos, Greece Feb. 24-27, 2015.
  173. “Untangling land expropriation law and policy: What developing countries can learn – and unlearn – from advanced-economy countries”. World Bank Land and Poverty Conference, Washington DC March 23-27 2015.  Photo.
  174. Compensation rights for “regulatory takings: The counter-intuitive findings of international comparative research”. Association for Law, Property and Society (ALPS), May 1-2 University of Georgian School of Law, Athens Georgia, USA.
  175. ‘The challenge of understanding the time in planning”.  Opening lecture in the Special Session on “The Time Factor and Planning Instruments”. Ninth Annual conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights (PLPR). Volos, Greece Feb. 24-27, 2015.
  176. Invited lecture: “Dilemmas in Land Expropriation: The International Experience and Lessons for China”. International Symposium: Institutions, Land Use and Urban and Rural Development. Tongji University, Shanghai, China. June 6 2015.
  177. “Compensation Rights for “Regulatory Takings: The Findings of Cross-National Comparative Research”. The 2015 Colloquium on Expropriation Law, The Hague, June 18-20 2015.
  178. Keynote speaker: “Land Readjustment – a Cross-National Perspective”. Concluding conference of the PERCOM project of the Tecnico Institute, Lisbon. June 25 2015.
  179. “The High Hopes of ICZM in the Face of Legal-Institutional Implementation Gaps:  Comparative Analysis of Mediterranean Countries” (Mare Nostrum Project) AESOP Conference, Prague July 13-16, 2015.
  180. Invited speaker in roundtable: “The Planning Research Agenda” organized by the Planning Theory and Practice and by the Royal Town Planning Institute.  AESOP Conference Prague, July 13-16, 2015.
  181. Keynote Panel Speaker, “Encounters in Planning Thought: Personal Reflections from Key Thinkers in Planning”. AESOP Annual Confererence, Prague July 13-16 (on July 16) 2015.  Click here for details – PDF.  Click here for details on conference website.  Click here for more on Encounters in Planning Thought book project.
  182. “The high hopes of ICZM in the face of legal-institutional implementation gaps: comparative analysis of Mediterranean countries”. The Twelfth International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment (MEDCOAST), Varna Bulgaria, Oct. 5-10 2015.
  183. “Untangling Eminent Domain: A Cross-National Analysis”, ACSP Annual Conference, Houston, Texas. Oct. 27-30 2015.
  184. Invited speaker at conference held by the Spanish Urban Planning Institute Instituto Urbanistica. Theme: The Legacy of Jane Jacobs. Madrid, 6th May 2016. Click here for program.
  185. Invited speaker in roundtable session:  “The links between theory and practice: Is research helping us to address global urban challenges?”  RTPI session at the World Planning School Congress Rio de Janeiro, 5th July 2016.  Click here for summary.  Click here for piece on RTPI website.
  186. Invited address: Bank of Israel Research Department Conference in collabortion with Sapir Forum: “Housing Market Issues”, 27th December 2016.  Presentation on problems and challenges of housing policy in Israel.  Click here for more details and (Hebrew) presentation.  Click here to watch the video of my lecture (Hebrew).

 

Organization of Academic Conferences and Session Chair (selected)

  1. The National Annual Conference of the Association for Environmental Planning, Technion, 29 June 1983 (jointly with Prof. B. Kipnis).
  2. The 20th Annual Conference of the Association for Environmental Planning, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Sept. 19, 1985 (jointly with Prof. Arie Shachar and Prof. Baruch Kipnis).  Opening statement.  Organized and chaired panel on “Ideologies and values in land policy”.
  3. Organizer and convener of two sessions on Evaluation of Urban Fabric Renewal, 28th European Congress of the Regional Science Association, European Section, Stockholm, 23-28 Aug.88.
  4. Convener, panel on Planning Theory.  2nd Annual Congress of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP), Dortmund, W. Germany. Nov. 10-12, 1988.
  5. Chair of Roundtable Session on “Planning and Policy Analysis:  Substantive and institutional issues,” Annual conference, Assoc. of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), Austin, Texas, Nov. 2-5, 1990.
  6. Session chair on a cross-national perspective on land use planning, Sixth annual Congress of the European Association of Schools of Planning (AESOP), Stockholm, June 3-6, 1992.
  7. Session moderator, annual conference of ACSP, Philadelphia, Oct 28-31, 1993. 
  8. Session initiator and co-convener:  Planning for Peace.  Annual congress of AESOP,  Istanbul, Aug. 28-31, 1994.
  9. Panel member:  “How to get published?”   Panel organized by the women’s division, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, annual conference, Phoenix Arizona, Nov. 306, 1994.
  10. Invited Faculty member, Ph.D. Seminar (summer school for doctoral students and new academics,) AESOP, Glasgow, Scotland, Aug. 12-15, 1995.  Keynote presentation:  Planning and Innovation:  How crises may help. (One of 5 senior academics selected from all Europe).
  11. Chair, session at the 9th annual congress of AESOP, Glasgow, Aug. 16-19, 1995.
  12. Organizer and chair, workshop on land readjustment (reparcellation).  In collaboration with the Extension Office of the Technion in Tel Aviv.  Nov. 17 1995.
  13. Organizer and chair, International Workshop on National-Level Planning Institutions, Laws, and Policies.  Held under the auspices of the Israel 2020 – National Plan Project.  Held at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion, Jan. 10-11, 1996. 
  14. Chair of session, Sixth International Conference of the Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality, Jerusalem, June 30-July 4, 1996. On Regional Planning and Open Space Policy.
  15. Chair of two sessions at the Joint Congress of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning and the Association of European Schools of Planning, Toronto, July 25-28, 1996:  Session on Conflict Resolution, and session on Urban Design and Design Controls.
  16. Discussant at above conference in session on Land Policy and Recoupment of the Added Value in Land, organized by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
  17. Rapporteur, Session on Cross-Countries Comparison, “Expert Symposium on Planning Law in the European Union.  Berlin, September 10-15, 1996.
  18. Chair, Track II, International Congress of ISOCARP – Int. Society of Urban and Regional Planners, Jerusalem, Oct. 13-16 1996.
  19. Invited Senior Academic. AESOP Ph.D. Workshop 1997, Nijmegen, Netherlands, May 24-27, Invited to serve as one of 4 senior academic; the only non-European
  20. Chair, organizing committee.  “Fifty years of planning thought and practice in Israel”: International conference held at the Technion under the auspices of the Center for Urban and Regional Sciences and the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning. Organizer and chair of the track on Planning Institutions and Planners” Roles.  Chaired the plenary and 4 parallel sessions. December 20-21 1999.
  21. Chair, panel on “methods of historic preservation”, International conference on revitalization of historic cities, Fulbright Center, Nicosia, Cyprus (organized by UNDP), May 20-22, 1999.
  22. Initiator and co-chair of the Planning and Law track established at the 1999 AESOP Congress, July 7-11, 1999, Bergen, Norway.   This is the first-ever international initiative to draw together researchers in planning law and policy.  Our hope is that this will turn into a permanent workgroup or even a separate academic association. 
  23. Chair, Roundtable on Planning Theory:  “Is there a shift from collaborative to institutionalist planning theory?” 1999 AESOP Congress, July 7-11, 1999, Bergen, Norway.
  24. Chair, panel on Planning Theory and Changing Institutions, ACSP annual conference, Chicago, October 21-24, 1999.
  25. Track organizer and Chair, Planning and Law Track, AESOP 13th Annual Congress, July 18-22, 2002,  Brno, Czech Republic. 
  26. Invited Discussant, Property Rights and Theory, Track on Planning Theory, ACSP annual conference, Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 2000.
  27. Track initiator and Track Chair:  Planning and Law.  First World Congress of Planning Schools, Shanghai, July 2001.
  28. Track initiator and Track Co-Chair:  Planning Law, Planning Institutions and Property Rights. Annually AESOP Congress, Volos, Greece, July 10-14, 2002.
  29. Track initiator and co-chair: Planning Process. Administration, and Law track at the 2003 Joint Congress of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) and AESOP.  Appointed as AESOP representative (Connie Ozzawa ACSP representative).
  30. Initiator and co-chair: University of Colorado, Denver and Aspen Institute (jointly with Professor Marshall Kaplan): “Planning Post-Peace ” US, Israeli, Palestinian Leadership Forum” on economic recovery, housing, infrastructure and environmental projects in the Middle East.  Held at Aspen Colorado July 19-21 2003. 
  31. Track initiator and co-chair (with Vincent Renard, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris):  Planning Processes, Administration, and Law, AESOP annual congress, Grenoble, France, July 1-4 2004.
  32. Chair, session on Comparing Planning and Development-Control Systems.  AESOP conference, Grenoble, as above.
  33. Member of the Academic Organizing Committee and Track Chair of the First National Congress on Local Government, Tel Aviv University, held June 2005.
  34. Track co-chair (with Prof. Ben Davy of Dortmund), Planning Processes, Administration and Law, AESOP annual conference, Vienna, July 2005.
  35. Session initiator:  “Balancing Property Rights and the Police Power”.  ACSP Annual Conference, Kansas City, Oct. 27-30 2005.
  36. Track co-chair of the Planning Laws, Administration, and Property Rights (as AESOP representative, Dennis Keating representing ACSP, Vincent Renard representing France), Second World Congress of Planning Schools, Mexico City, July 12-15, 2006.
  37. Session initiator and organizer:  Farmland Preservation and Property Rights. Second World Congress of Planning Schools, Mexico City, July, 12-15, 2006.
  38. Invited “Senior Faculty Mentor”  Annual Ph.D. Seminar, AESOP, Bristol, U.K., July 24-27, 2006. (Five senior academics, mostly from Europe, are selected each year).
  39. Chair and Moderator of the Inaugural Meeting of the International Expert Platform on Planning Law, The Hague, February 8 2007.   
  40. Track co-chair.  Planning, law, and property rights, 2007 AESOP Annual Conference (with Prof. Willem Salet of University of Amsterdam), Naples, July.
  41. Session co-initiator, with Richard Norton of U Michigan: New Philosophies on the Regulatory Takings Issue.  Annual conference of ACSP, Milwaukee WI, October 2007.
  42. Track co-chair (with Sanda Kaufman): [Track 11] Planning Processes, Administration, Law and Conflict Resolution.  Join Congress of ACSP and AESOP Chicago July 6-11 2008.
  43. Discussant, session on “Property rights and taking of land”. Join Congress of ACSP and AESOP Chicago July 6-11 2008.
  44. Chair, Academic Organizing Committee, Third annual conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights (PLPR), Aalborg Denmark, February 11-13 2009.
  45. Moderator:  Session on Affordable Housing: International seminar on Planning and People, organized by Prof. Naomi Carmon of Technion and Prof. Susanne Fainstein of Harvard, Technion ” January 10-14 2009.
  46. Invited to serve as one of four senior academics selected from across the world to serve as mentor for the Ph.D. Seminar of AESOP, to take place in Manchester, July 2009.  Presentation: “Theory and method of cross-national comparative research in planning”.
  47. Discussant at the session on: Institutional Innovations in Property Rights Towards Equity. ACSP Annual Conference, Crystal City, VA, Oct. 1-4 2009
  48. Moderator and convenor: Instruments for Securing Affordable Housing: Cross-National Knowledge Transfer. ACSP Annual Conference, Crystal City, VA, Oct. 1-4 2009
  49. Member, Academic Organizing Committee (and review of conference abstracts), International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights.  Fourth annual Congress, Dortmund, Germany Feb. 10-12 2010.
  50. Convenor and chair: Roundtable session on: *Takings International:  Property Rights and Land Use Regulations around the Globe”.  Fourth Annual Conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights, Dortmund, Germany, February 10-12 2010.
  51. Co-chair (with Prof. Kauko Viitanen of Helsinki University of Technology) of the Planning and Law conference track at the annual conference of AESOP, Helsinki, July 7-10 2010 (track chairs are responsible for reviewing all abstracts and papers (approximately 40), determination of sessions, selected of prize paper nominees).
  52. Convenor and chair: “Property Rights and Land Use Regulations around the Globe:  Similar issues, highly divergent legal and policy responses”.  AESOP Annual Conference, Helsinki University of Technology. July 7-10 2010.
  53. Member, scientific committee.  Fifth International Conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights, University of Alberta, Edmonton May 2011.
  54. Co-chair, planning and law track.  Third Global Congress of Planning Schools, July 2011 Perth Australia.
  55. Chair and discussant, Session on property rights.  Third Global Congress of Planning Schools, July 2011 Perth Australia.
  56. Chair, Local Organizing Committee, annual conference 2014 of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights (PLPR 2014 Conference), Haifa, Technion Feb. 11-14 2014
  57. Co-Chair (with Prof. Willem Korthals-Altes, Delft TU) of the “Planning, Law and Property Rights” track at the 2014 annual conference of AESOP, forthcoming July 2014, Utrecht, Netherlands.
  58. Co- Organizer and session chair: International Expert Forum on Planning Law, the Hague, Netherlands, Oct. 9-10, 2014.
  59. Member, academic abstract-review committee. PLPR Conference, Volos, Feb. 25-28, 2015.
  60. Co-organizer (with Thomas Hartmann and Willem Korthas-Altes, Special Session on “The Time Factor and Planning Instruments”. Ninth Annual conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights (PLPR). Volos, Greece Feb. 24-27, 2015.
  61. Co-Chair (with Leonie Jansen-Jaansen), Planning and Law  Track, AESOP Annual Conference, July 2015, Prague.
  62. Co-Chair (with Dawn Jordan and Daniel Inkoom.  Track on Planning, Law, Administration and Processes, World Planning Schools Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 3-6, 2016.

 

Founder of the world’s first International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights to be associated with AESOP and possibly also ACSP. Preparatory meeting held at the Joint Congress of AESOP-ACSP held at Leuven, Belgium, July 10, 2003. Launched officially as an AESOP Thematic Group at the 2005 Annual Conference in Vienna, Austria. Co-chaired with Professor Benjamin Davy of the University of Dortmund, Germany.