FIG Peer Review Journal


Sustainable Land Management based on Fast Approach Cadastral Documentation (5117)

Alexander Kohli (Switzerland)
Dr. Alexander Kohli
Senior Consultant, Owner of a consulting firm
BSB+Partners, Consulting Engineers
Dammstrasse 14
Corresponding author Dr. Alexander Kohli (email: alexander.kohli[at], tel.: + 41 763930121)

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Published on the web 2011-03-16
Received 2010-11-22 / Accepted 2011-02-10
This paper is one of selection of papers published for the FIG Working Week 2011 in Marrakech, Morocco and has undergone the FIG Peer Review Process.

FIG Working Week 2011
ISBN 978-87-90907-92-1 ISSN 2307-4086


Land management and urban planning nowadays often is blamed to fail – mainly in developed countries as well as in transition countries where the respective instruments are not ready. The last decade let us ask: Can the overwhelming appetite for trade and industry plots as well as for housing be steered? Can the public tasks for supply and care be planned to raise cost-efficient services or is there an obligation to provide services by inefficient, wide spread area and networks? Where do private investors or public utilities want to invest their funds? Reliability for investments is asked as well as well developed services to have an emerging community. Taking into account the difficulties in developed countries and the huge efforts to be made to (re-)start the land management process in transition or post-conflict countries a choice between conflicting rights and needs has to be made. Disputed tenures, properties or holdings should be documented in a fast approach cadastre based on Cadastre 2014. In industrial countries the reliability on property restrictions coming from planning periods has to be given. The cadastre is to provide actual, correct and precise data of property rights and restrictions. Not only – but also to give evidence of the changes coming from the implementation of a planning process and to serve as a basis for the next ‘dynamic planning cycle’. The paper investigates experiences from Central European, Balkan and East-European countries, tries to figure out consequences for work flows and approaches and finally lights up the central role of a fast approach to an actual and maintained digital cadastre as a pre-requisite for the practical implementation of planning processes.
Keywords: Geoinformation/GI; Digital cadastre; Cadastre; Land management; Land distribution; Security of tenure; Spatial planning; Implementation of plans; Risk management; Informal settlements; Low cost technology; SLM; data model; land use planning; risk based planning; sprawl; post-conflict; transition; illegal construction; legal reliability; cadastre 2014; STDM; PRLR; good governance