SAC # 76

Property Rights for a New World: Can our property regime adapt to an ethic of sustainability?



TIME | 26 November 2009, 4pm onwards

LOCATION | CSAFE Seminar Room, , Dunedin

SPEAKER | Mick Strack


Mick’s recent PhD thesis investigated the nature of indigenous property rights in rivers in Canada and New Zealand. This seminar will question where our property rights paradigm is getting us in a world increasingly concerned with sustainability. Some recent judicial rulings will highlight the conflicts.

About the Speaker

Mick teaches Land Tenure courses at the School of Surveying with an emphasis on land law, property rights, indigenous and customary rights and the history of land settlement in New Zealand. He also teaches various environmental planning modules with an emphasis on sustainability and promoting a land ethic. The conflicts between land rights and responsibilities, what is public and what is private, land as commodity or as community (etc…) are inherent in his teaching and research interests.


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