Special Issue "New Trends for Financing Land Administration"

A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Daniel Paez

Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures & Land Administration, Department of Infrastructure Engineering, University of Melbourne, Parkville 3010 VIC, Australia
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Interests: land administration; land planning; public–private partnerships

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to invite you to participate in a Special Issue on new trends for financing land administration and information systems. This Special Issue is to be published in Land (ISSN 2073-445X).

While over 70% of the land area of the Earth is still without a proper land tenure security, challenges for land administration, management, and governance are growing. In response to the need to expand better land administration, we are witnessing a global trend of new ways to finance land administration, both in developed and developing countries. Today, compared with 20 years ago, there is a less direct investment by governments in their cadaster and registration systems, and more diverse funding sources from private equity and community or non-government organizations. However, many unanswered questions still remain in areas such as regulations for private investors, new technologies for data security outside government entities, and the reliability of community-led land information systems. 

We invite original contributions from researchers and professional practitioners of theoretical, practical, and experimental work that are related to exploring new financing mechanisms for land administration and information systems. We are particularly interested in papers from developed and developing countries, and that explore questions around public–private partnerships. Contributions related to self-funded community organizations or non-government bodies as vehicles for land administration and information system funding are also of particular interest.

Prof. Daniel Paez
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Land is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 550 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • land administration
  • land information systems
  • public-private partnerships
  • community-run land administration
  • tenure security
  • NGO

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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