25-29 May 2015 lisbon congress center, portugal
Bio & Abstract

Peter Creuzer
State Survey and Geospatial Basic Information Agency for Geoinformation and Land Development of Lower Saxony (LGLN), Germany

Currently holds the position of Director State Survey and Geospatial Basic Information at Agency for Geoinformation and Land Development of Lower Saxony (LGLN), Peter is also a representative of AdV in the UNECE WPLA. He has held additional functions in the past of Secretary General of the Working Committee of the Surveying, Authorities of the States of the Federal Republic of Germany (AdV) from 1998 - 2002 and Chairman of the Working Party on Land Administration WPLA) of the UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management from Nov 2005 - Jun 2009.

Sustainable and harmonised development for smart cities - The role of geospatial reference data

Urbanisation is a topic currently being dealt with both at national levels and internationally. With more than half of the world’s population already living in cities and land being a scarce resource, it is absolutely critical for sustainable development to enable sound and integrated spatial planning procedures at all political and administrative decision levels in a country. At the same time it is necessary to take into account a number of thematic challenges for cities such as urban infrastructure, urban sprawl or other environmental aspects. The decision making process in urban development is more complex today than ever before. Issues such as security of tenure, of land ownership and other rights in land, spatial planning, dealing with informal development, risk management, enabling and fostering real estate markets through transparency and appropriate land administration data require accurate, reliable and up-to-date land information to support decision and implementation processes in urban development. Some of the aspects and requirements related to land information are discussed, e.g. 3Dcadastre, interoperability, geospatial data infrastructure requirements, data harmonisation and efficient ways for data delivery and access to data.