Talking about Land Series

Posted: Jan 17, 2023 / By: Communications Categories:
Talking about Land Series

Why and how governments intervene in land markets; land value tax; public land leasing; and inclusionary zoning are just some of the topics set to feature in a new series of talks organised by The Housing Agency, The Land Development Agency, and the Geary Institute of Public Policy, UCD.

“Talking about Land” is a series of seven talks which will examine how governments in other countries intervene in the management of state lands and land markets to ensure there is adequate affordable housing supply. International experts will share their experiences with Irish practitioners and explore how they can apply their practices to an Irish context.  Each event will see an international speaker sharing a case study of land management in their respective country, followed by a speaker working in housing and land management in Ireland. 

The events will take place at 12pm on Tuesdays between early October and February 2023. The full programme is as follows:

Session 1: Tues 4 Oct 2022

YouTube: Why and how do governments intervene in land markets? 

Slides: session 1 

Session 2: Tues 18 Oct 2022

YouTube: Public Land Banks

Slides: session 2 

Session 3: Tues 1 Nov 2022

YouTube: Public Land Leasing

Slides: session 3

Session 4: Tues 15 Nov 2022

YouTube: Land Pooling and Readjustment

Slides: session 4

Session 5: Tues 17 Jan 2023

YouTube: Land Value Capture 

Slides: session 5

Session 6: Tues 24 Jan 2023

YouTube: Land Value Tax

Slides: session 6

Session 7: Tues 7 Feb 2023

YouTube: Inclusionary Zoning

Slides: session 7


The first session took place on Tuesday 4 October, 2022, 12pm-1pm. Speakers included Prof. Julie Lawson of RMIT University Melbourne, and Prof. Michelle Norris, Director of the Geary Institute for Public Policy, UCDIf you would like to rewatch the first session visit our YouTube channel. 

The second session took place on Tuesday 18 October, 2022, 12pm-1pm. Speakers included Silvia Hofer, Wohnfonds Wien and Niall Cussen, Office of the Planning Regulator. If you would like to rewatch the second session visit our YouTube channel. 


The third session took place on Tuesday 1 November, 2022, 12pm-1pm Speakers included Sami Haapanen, Helsinki City Council and Tom O'Donnell, Self-Organised Architecture IrelandIf you would like to rewatch the third session visit our YouTube channel


The fourth session took place on Tuesday 15 November, 2022, 12pm-1pm.  Speakers included Benjamin Davy, University of Johannesburg and Dearbhla Lawson, Land Development Agency. If you would like to rewatch the fourth session visit our YouTube channel. 


The fifth session took place on Tuesday 17 January, 2023, 12pm-1pm. Speakers included Professor Tony Crook, University of Sheffield and Damian Thomas, NESC.  If you would like to rewatch the fifth session visit our YouTube channel. 


The sixth session took place on Tuesday, 24 January, 2023, 12pm-1pm. Speakers included  Dr. Fabian Wenner (University of Munich) and Dr. Ronan Lyons (Trinity College Dublin)If you would like to rewatch the sixth session visit our YouTube channel. 


The seventh, and final session in the series took place on Tuesday, 7 February, 2023, 12pm-1pm. Speakers included John Wacher (Greater London Authority) and Daniel McLoughlin (South Dublin County Council)If you would like to rewatch the seventh session visit our YouTube channel. 


If you have any questions about the series, please contact