Paul Rabé

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Dr Paul Rabé

Lead Specialist in Urban Land Governance, Assistant Professor

Email address
rabe@ihs.nl
Phone
+31104081074

Paul Rabé is a political scientist by training, with a doctoral degree in policy, planning and development from the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy (2009).  At IHS, he works as senior specialist in land governance and he is advisor and coordinator of the Urban Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change master track. In addition, Paul is academic coordinator of the cities cluster at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) at Leiden University and, in that capacity, he coordinates the Urban Knowledge Network Asia and the River Cities Network, and he is series editor of the book series “Asian Cities”, published by Amsterdam University Press.

Paul Rabé has over 30 years of experience in advisory work, capacity building and research in urban land governance topics related to land management, integrated land and water management, and access to land.  He has worked on advisory and institutional development projects in Africa, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and the Balkans, on a range of land instruments and policies related to access to land, land value capture for public goods, urban and peri-urban environmental sustainability, land markets, planning, and poverty reduction.  His current work and research focus on the intersection of land policy and the management of water bodies and water resources for sustainable development in urban and peri-urban areas.  This “land-water-human nexus” has been the subject of several short courses that Paul has organized with various partner organizations, including cities and central government agencies, in Southeast Asia. It is also an integral part of his teaching in the Urban Management and Development MSc program at IHS.

Paul Rabé is a political scientist by training, with a doctoral degree in policy, planning and development from the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy (2009).  At IHS, he works as senior specialist in land governance and he is advisor and coordinator of the Urban Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change master track. In addition, Paul is academic coordinator of the cities cluster at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) at Leiden University and, in that capacity, he coordinates the Urban Knowledge Network Asia and the River Cities Network, and he is series editor of the book series “Asian Cities”, published by Amsterdam University Press.

Paul Rabé has over 30 years of experience in advisory work, capacity building and research in urban land governance topics related to land management, integrated land and water management, and access to land.  He has worked on advisory and institutional development projects in Africa, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and the Balkans, on a range of land instruments and policies related to access to land, land value capture for public goods, urban and peri-urban environmental sustainability, land markets, planning, and poverty reduction.  His current work and research focus on the intersection of land policy and the management of water bodies and water resources for sustainable development in urban and peri-urban areas.  This “land-water-human nexus” has been the subject of several short courses that Paul has organized with various partner organizations, including cities and central government agencies, in Southeast Asia. It is also an integral part of his teaching in the Urban Management and Development MSc program at IHS.

Padawangi, R., Rabé, P. and Perkasa, A. (Eds.) (2022). River cities in Asia : waterways in urban development and history. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Maquiling, K. S. M., Sala, S. D. L. and Rabé, P. (2021). Urban resilience in the aftermath of tropical storm Washi in the Philippines : the role of autonomous household responses. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science,48(5), 1025-1041. (First online 10 March 2021) https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2399808321998693

 Clark, M., Jachnow, A., Keunen, E., Lunetta, C., Marx, C., Nyamai, D. N., Rabé, P, and Walls, M. (2020). Complex land markets in Uganda and Somaliland : overarching synthesis report. Rotterdam: Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS).

 Rabé, P., Bracken, G., Parthasarathy, R., Sami, N., and Zhang, B. (Eds.) (2020). Future challenges of cities in Asia (Asian cities ; 11), Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Vanelli, F., Dyca, B., and Rabé, P. (2020). Transboundary water management in the Western Balkans : challenges of the land-water nexus in the Drin river basin. In Co-Plan (Ed.), Annual review of territorial governance in the Western Balkans, II (pp. 118-139). Tirana: Co-Plan.

Rabé, P., Zhang, S., Zevenbergen C. and Jiang, Y. (2018). The influences of sponge city on property values in Wuhan, China. Water, 10, 766. (First online 12 June 2018) https://doi.org/10.3390/w10060766

Rabé, P. and Leeruttanawisut, K. (2018). Revisiting land sharing in Bangkok, Thailand: The Sengki Case. In Hong Y-H. and Tierney, J. (Eds.) Global experiences in land readjustment, urban legal case studies : volume 7 (pp. 73-86). Nairobi: United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).

Pennink, C., Davidson, F. and Rabé, P. (2017). City development strategies 2.0 : cities growing with vision. Brussels: Cities Alliance.

Rabé, P. (2014). From ‘squatters’ to citizens? Slum dwellers, developers, land sharing and power in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Saarbrücken: Scholars’ Press.

Ayala, A., Rabé, P. and Geurts, E. (2013). [February 2014] Best Practices for Roma integration : regional report on housing legalization, settlement upgrading and social housing for Roma in the Western Balkans. Warsaw: OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).

Rabé. P. (2013). New paradigms of housing and urban development in Thailand : final report of the 2013 Roundtable Forum of the Pacific Rim Council for Urban Development, held in Bangkok, Thailand. Los Angeles: Pacific Rim Council on Urban Development (PRCUD).

Rabé, P. and Kamanzi, A. (2012). Power analysis : a study of participation at the local level in Tanzania (Working paper ; 105). Leiden: African Studies Center (ASC), University of Leiden.

Rabé, P. (2012). Yeosu, the world’s scenic harbor city, final report of the 2012 Roundtable Forum of the Pacific Rim Council for Urban Development, held in Yeosu, Korea. Los Angeles: Pacific Rim Council on Urban Development (PRCUD).

Rabé, P. (2011). Urban planning and climate change in Indonesia, final report of the 2011 Roundtable Forum of the Pacific Rim Council for Urban Development, held in Palembang, Indonesia. Los Angeles: Pacific Rim Council on Urban Development (PRCUD).

Rabé, P. and Heikkila, E. J. (2010). Urban planning and development responses to climate change : adaptation and mitigation, final report of the 2010 Roundtable Forum of the Pacific Rim Council for Urban Development, held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 11-14 July 2010. Los Angeles: Pacific Rim Council on Urban Development (PRCUD).

Rabé, P. (2010). Land sharing in Phnom Penh and Bangkok : lessons from four decades of innovative slum redevelopment projects in two southeast Asian boom towns. [Paper presented at a policy workshop, Examining ‘The Places We Live’: Slums and Urban Poverty in the Developing World, sponsored by USAID, the International Housing Coalition, the World Bank, Woodrow Wilson Center Comparative Urban Studies Project, and Cities Alliance, Washington DC, USA, April 2010].  

Rabé, P. (2009). Habitat et environnement à Kinshasa, République Démocratique du Congo : une analyse situationnelle pour Cordaid. Rotterdam: Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS).

Rabé, P. (2008). Siem Reap : urban development in the shadow of Angkor, final report of the 2008 Roundtable Forum of the Pacific Rim Council for Urban Development, held in Siem Reap, Cambodia, 26-29 October 2008. Los Angeles: Pacific Rim Council on Urban Development (PRCUD).

Rabé, P. Thongbonh, T. and Vongsiharath, V. (2007). Study on urban land management and planning in Lao PDR (Land Policy Study ; 10 under LLTP II). S.l.: Lao-German Land Policy Development Project.

Rabé, P. (2005). Land sharing in Phnom Penh : an Innovative but Insufficient Instrument of secure tenure for the poor. [Paper presented at Expert Group Meeting on Secure Land Tenure: “New Legal Frameworks and Tools”, sponsored by International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), UN-ESCAP, Bangkok, Thailand, 8-9 December 2005].

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