Description: This course is focusing on theories and models for local and action-oriented approach to sustainable Land Management and
Property Development in the rural areas. Research is dedicated to analyze the European Agriculture facing problems with
land fragmentation and other related structural challenges by using land consolidation as an integrated instrument for more
sustainable land-use while at the same time raising food production and energy efficiency.
The course is for doctoral students and young researchers from the Nordic countries and Central and Eastern European
Countries. Participants from the rest of Europe are welcome.


Wednesday, 21 May, 2014:
13.00 – 14.45
Welcome, introduction and Key-Notes
Prof. Esben Munk Sørensen: Property Design - A theoretical framework
Prof. Stig Enemark: A conceptual approach to Land Management
Prof. Arvo Vitikainen: Land Consolidation in a European Context
Prof. Øystein Jakob Bjerva.: Land consolidation for urban-rural Purposes
Coffee Break

Workshop with participants’ presentations.
- Details will follow.
Evening: Social Programme

Thursday, 22 May:
09.00-0945: Esben Munk Sørensen: Spatial Planning and Agriculture n Denmark.
10.00-11.00: Morten Hartvigsen: Land Consolidation and Land Banking in Denmark.
11.00-12.00: Workshop with participants’ presentations
- Details will follow.
13.00: Anne Damgaard: Modern Land Consolidation.” The Danish Case: Vildsted Lake”.

14.00-21.00: Afternoon and Evening
Field trip to afforestation and ground water project and the nature restoration project “Vilsted Lake”, implemented through Land Consolidation.
Guide: Jan Thaysen and Esben Munk Sørensen

Friday, 23 May:
09.00-09.45:  Morten Hartvigsen: Land reform, land fragmentation and land consolidation in Central and Eastern Europe
10.00-10.45: Cecilie Ravn-Christensen: FAO’s Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure

11.00-12.00: Workshop with participants’ presentations
- Details will follow.

Dr. Anka Lisec: Experiences with land consolidation in Slovenia – developing a modern approach
Morten Hartvigsen: Land Mobility in a Central and Eastern context – A Precondition for Successful Land Consolidation

15.00-16.00: Course wrap-up and evaluation.

Organizer: Land Management and Geoinformatics (Research Group) 
Esben Munk Sørensen; email: Department of Development and Planning 
-in partnership with Morten Hartvigsen, PhD-student

ECTS: 2 ECTS for participating and presentation. 
5 ECTS for paper writing and review by keynote-speakers.

Time: 21-23 may, 2014

Place: Aalborg University, city centre
on 21 May at Utzon Center, Slotspladsen 4
on 22-23 Nybrogade 6, room Nbg6 1.133

Zip code: 9000

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 25

Deadline: 30 April, 2014