Lead Specialist in Urban Land Governance, Assistant Professor
Dr 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), a Master’s degree in Urban Management from IHS/Erasmus University, and a Master’s degree in International Affairs (Economic and Political Development) from Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs.
Paul’s research and professional interests focus on land governance and access to land in urban and peri-urban areas. His doctoral research focused on the innovative land conflict resolution mechanism of “land sharing”, as practised in Thailand and Cambodia. From 2003 to 2007, Paul was based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where (among others) he worked with the Municipality of Phnom Penh and the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction on urban and rural social land concessions for the poor. He has also worked on advisory projects in other countries of Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Balkans on a range of land instruments and policies related to housing, planning, poverty reduction, and the environment.
In addition to his work at IHS as advisor and coordinator of the Urban Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change master track, Paul is the coordinator of the Urban Knowledge Network Asia (UKNA), based at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) at the University of Leiden. UKNA is a research network on urbanization in Asia that brings together over 100 researchers from 16 different universities and institutes. Countries including India, China, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Europe produce policy-relevant knowledge on urbanization.
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].