Land and Poverty Conference 2018:
Land Governance in an Interconnected World
March 19-23, 2018
The purpose of this presentation is to provide a futurist view of technology available today that can be used to simplify and accelerate the development of land governance policies, to increase tax revenues, maximize GDP, and reduce poverty. This technology can be used to facilitate financing of infrastructure development, monitor and reduce land-related corruption, and facilitate fair and equitable land use policies. The paper explores the integration of geospatial data including topographical, hydrological, agricultural, mineralogical, soils, and energy-related data layered over Google Earth images and local land parcel data and analyzed to show how land and resource values can be calculated using pre- and post-development, residual land valuation techniques. The paper first applies these techniques to the State of Utah where they can be tested against existing alternative valuation techniques and scenarios. The paper then explores how these same techniques can be applied to developing countries in Africa.
Co-Authors: Roger Child, Mark Cressler, Isaac Blackhurst