An international conference on: Measuring the Effectiveness of Real Estate Regulation Interdisciplinary Perspectives- June 18-19, 2017

Gazit-Globe Real Estate Institute held an international conference on:

Measuring the Effectiveness of Real Estate Regulation

 Interdisciplinary Perspectives

June 18-19, 2017

The annual international conference of the Gazit-Globe Real Estate Institute, operating under the auspices of the Radzyner Law School at IDC Herzliya, took place this month, at the IDC campus in Herzliya. This year's theme was: "Measuring the Effectiveness of Real Estate Regulation: Interdisciplinary Perspectives".

 

The conference, which was organized by Prof. Amnon Lehavi, Dean of Radzyner Law School and the Academic Director of the Gazit-Globe Real Estate Institute, and Dr. Ronit Levine-Schnur, a Senior Lecturer at Radzyner Law School, aimed to offer different perspectives on how real estate regulation impact issues of efficiency and fairness. In particular, the conference participants' offered empirical and theoretical insights on how real estate regulation operates in the fields of land use and zoning, land expropriations and regulatory takings, local governance and mortgages regulation.

 

The conference brought together an ensemble of leading researchers from the United States, Canada, the U.K, China, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Israel. Among the participants were:

Prof. Nelson Camanho, Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, Portugal

Prof. Jinfeng Du, Xi’an Jiaotong University, the People’s Republic of China

Prof. Sjef van Erp, Maastricht University, the Netherlands

Prof. Alexandra Flynn, University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada

Prof. Amnon Lehavi, Dean, Radzyner Law School, Academic Director, Gazit-Globe Real Estate Institute, IDC Herzliya

Dr. Moran Ofir, Radzyner Law School, IDC Herzliya

Dr. Ronit Levine-Schnur, Radzyner Law School, IDC Herzliya

Prof. Christopher Serkin, Vanderbilt University, United States

Prof. Elisabete A. Silva, University of Cambridge, England

Prof. Tate Twinam, University of Washington Bothell, United States

Prof. Oren Ziv, Michigan State University, United States

 

The academic conference was concluded with a study tour in the City of Bat-Yam, guided by the Architect Ms. Daphna Levine, who heads the City's Strategic Planning Unit. The tour opened with a visit to the Ben-Ari Modern Art Museum, where Ms. Levine presented the historical development of the City of Bat-Yam, as an example for Modern Israeli planning. Current days planning dilemmas were then discussed, with a special emphasis on issues of conservation and urban redevelopment. The tour concluded with a walk around the Ramat-Joseph neighborhood.

 

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