FIG Commission 8 - Spatial planning and development

Term 2015-2018

Highlights Commission Chair
The following working groups formed the operational basis for the administration of Commission 8 and its programs; Kwame Tenadu, Ghana
  • Working Group 8.1 – Disaster recovery, risk management and resilience planning
  • Working Group 8.2 – Stewardship for water, land and forest as primary resources for development
  • Working Group 8.3 – Human settlement policies and implementation Working Group 8.4 –Resilient Urban Development
  • Working Group 8.5 – Rural development and land governance
Work Plan

Terms of Reference

  • Regional and local planning structure
  • Land use planning and implementation control 
  • Human settlement issues in spatial development
  • Natural resources utilization and stewardship
  • Strategy for environmentally sustainable development
  •  Public – Private – Partnerships
  • Rural development and land governance
  • Disaster risks management and resilience
  • Inter-relationship between and amongst Commissions

Mission statement

The mission of Commission 8 is to unpack linkages between planning, Sustainable Development, natural resources utilization for economic growth while advancing social equity and resilience.

 

Work Plan

 
     
Key Documents

 

Publications

 

Working Groups

Working Group 8.1 – Disaster recovery, risk management and resilience planning

Policy Issues

  • Establish principles and guidelines for surveyors in disaster risks management, disaster recovery and resilience planning
  • To formalize partnerships and roles with global Institutions working in the areas of disaster management

Chair

Mr Phil Rhodes, New Zealand
Email: prhodes[at]pcc.govt.nz


Working Group 8.2 – Stewardship for water, land and forest as primary resources for ldevelopment

Policy issues

  • Consider and examine human rights principles/issues to food, water, energy and shelter and to establish linkages between planning and development
  • Surveyors functional role in ensuring proper stewardship and effective utilization of resources to sustain prosperity at community, country, and global levels
  • Scenario planning as a means to mitigate availability, accessibility, equity, and sustainability challenges for water, land and forest as resources for development

Chairs

Ms. Yvonne O. Sowah, Ghana
Email: alproserv3[at]gmail.com

Bruce Keith, United Kingdom
Email: lbrucekeith[at]yahoo.co.uk


Working Group 8.3 – Human settlement policies and implementation

Policy issues

  • The narratives in the informal settlement,
  • The debate for the next decade

Co-Chair

Professor Perter Laarakker, the Netherlands
Email: Peter.laarrakker[at]kadaster.nl

Marije Louwsma, the Netherlands


Working Group 8.4 –Resilient Urban Development

Policy issues

  • Promoting sustainable urban development with the surveyors’ variety of skills and knowledge (e.g. geoinformatics, land management and development)
  • Strengthening urban resilience and adapting cities to the impacts of climate change
  • Analysing the role of society and culture in urban sustainability
  • Supporting the promotion of best practices in sustainable urban development
  • Encouraging international collaboration and driving exchange on resilient urban development

Chair

Dr. Frank Friesecke, Germany
Email: frank.friesecke[at]steg.de


Working Group 8.5 – Rural development and land governance

Policy issues

  • Identify the important role of land governance in sustainable rural development
  • Develop a practical land governance framework to facilitate rural development, focusing on the issues of land tenure, spatial planning, land consolidation and village renewal
  • Establish partnerships and exchange platforms among various organizations and institutions working on the field of rural development

Chair

Rosy Liao Rong, China
Email: rosyliao[at]outlook.com

Dr.-Ing. Michael Klaus,  Germany
Email: klaus[at]hss.de


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