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Kummer K.,Vorsitzender des Kuratoriums des Oberprufungsamtes fur das technische Referendariat | Seidel C.,Berlin Hyp AG Leitcrin Der Professional Group Geomatics RICS Deutschland | Gabler J.,Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
ZFV - Zeitschrift fur Geodasie, Geoinformation und Landmanagement | Year: 2015

In order to promote Geodesy as a profession, it is essential to make training programmes attractive for executives and to illustrate them with specific examples of some possibilities for professional practice. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the world's largest and most important professional association of real estate specialists. The Oberprüfungsamt für das technische Referendariat (High Board of Examination for Post-Graduate Civil Service Training) carries out the German state examination in this field. Holders of a Master's degree in Science and Engineering, especially in Geodesy/Surveying and Geoinformation, can take the examination to qualify as executives in the public and private sectors - including the professional field for the valuation of real estate. Both institutions have agreed on a cooperation agreement which is to become effective on June 1st2015. Underthis agreement, RICS recognises the high standards of the state examination for Geodesy/Surveying and Geoinformation con-ducted by the Oberprüfungsamt and considers them demanding enough to grant fully qualified geomatic surveyors direct access to RICS membership and allow them to use the title of Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) without taking an additional assessment of professional competence which is normally required worldwide. This cooperation agreement constitutes a significant milestone in the spirit of the initiative for young professionals of the German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management (DVW e. V., www.dvw.de) within the initiative Arbeitsplatz Erde under the umbrella Die Geodaten. Source

Acharya B.R.,Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
GIM International | Year: 2011

Landlocked between China and India and with its topography varying from lowland plains just 60m above sea level to the peak of Mount Everest, farmland is fundamental for the livelihood of 70% of the 28 million people living in Nepal. Policymakers have to define the framework of intentions, programs and operations to manage and control land use, and this is primarily a governmental task. Planning is aimed at selecting and adopting land-use options which are most beneficial to land users in a sustainable manner and which safeguard land resources and the environment rather than exhausting or degrading them. A lack of effective land-use policy and planning mechanisms has affected the overall governance in the country while traditional land management is an obstruction rather than an aid for implementing community-driven sustainable land-use planning and zoning programs. The rural poor are massively migrating from hilly regions to settle down by encroachment on plain fertile land near cities, further destabilizing food security. Source

Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: EE-19-2014 | Award Amount: 1.57M | Year: 2015

ReValue aims to lead the development of appraisal norms and standards that REcorgnise Energy Efficiency Value in social and private residential real estate. Financing decisions in real estate are often based on formal appraisals of value. Current norms on valuation, such as RICS, recognise Energy Effiency (EE) as a potential source of value, but do not require taking this into account in appraisals, nor provide clear guidance on how to do so. As a result, investors are not provided with the formal basis to invest in or to provide financing (eg through mortgages) for EE components. For a standard renovation of a residential unit, up to 10k Euro in EE could be made bankable if valuation norms and standards would better reflect long term EE value. At EU level, this could potentially unlock 20Bn Euro per year in financing of EE measures. Since 26% of EUs energy is consumed in homes, increasing investment on EE could significantly contribute to H2020 targets. Specific ReValue objectives are: 1 develop and propose a set of norms and policies in the valuation of residential property that recognise EE 2 align valuation techniques with such norms 3 validate the framework in 4 pilot projects across Europe 4 Stimulate uptake of the framework through widely recognised norms and support from key industry stakeholders ReValues consortium is industry-lead, including RICS, one of the globally recognised standardisation bodies, and Savills, a leading valuer, and academic and professional experts in accounting, economics and EE design. Through observer roles, the project collaborates with building owners across Europe, investors and a range of entities that support exploitation and dissemination of project results. In doing so, ReValue will contribute to reaching EE19s expected impact, by aligning valuation norms for optimal levels of investment of energy efficiency, and by increasing trust of investors and financiers in the financial viability of energy efficient measures.

Lai L.W.C.,University of Hong Kong | Lai L.W.C.,Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors | Lai L.W.C.,Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors | Lai L.W.C.,Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport | And 8 more authors.
Habitat International | Year: 2013

As a contribution to urban studies and economic geography, this multi-disciplinary paper, predicated on neo-institutional economics, estate surveying, and land use-transport planning, identifies, from an examination of public records, the spatial distribution of the bus depots (garages) of Hong Kong's two biggest franchised bus companies on their leasehold sites from 1946 to 1998/2011. The research investigates the mechanisms the two companies used to obtain land for developing their depots during the period, the impact of the changes these mechanisms had on innovation, the efficiency of land use, and the locations of the depots resulting from changes in such mechanisms. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. Source

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