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02-03: Innovative technology in the land sector
Tuesday, 26/Mar/2019:
10:30am - 12:00pm

Session Chair: Steven Nystrom, FIG Commission 9, United States of America
Location: MC 2-800

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ID: 645 / 02-03: 1
Individual Papers
Topics: Economic research and impact evaluation
Keywords: Hilight the importance of AI in real estate solutions.

Innovation through artificial intelligence

Mureed Mustafa

Emirates Real Estate Solutions, United Arab Emirates

Artificial intelligence is prime technology that catalyzes innovation. the abstract will highlight on different use cases where innovation is employed and catalyzed using AI, study is fusing the need of AI as technology and enabler for process change to increase innovation within major sector in industry ( real estate).

ID: 770 / 02-03: 2
Individual Papers
Topics: Institutional innovation and private sector participation,
Keywords: Innovation, Disruptive Technology, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Land Agenda

Beyond blockchain: technology in the land agenda

Aanchal Anand

World Bank, United States of America

Recent discussions on the role of technology in advancing the land agenda have largely centered around blockchain technology. However, blockchain is just one of the many tools available to move forward the ambitious goal of the recording people’s rights and using such a system for other applications like disaster risk management, property valuation and taxation etc. The paper will examine eight technologies that have been launched or are being tested in different countries: blockchain, AI/machine learning, 3D models, drones, VHR satellite imagery etc. Overall, the paper will contribute to the ongoing discourse on the use of technology in the land agenda by presenting a wider scope of technologies along with their uses, challenges, and actionability. To conclude, the paper will present options for institutional innovation and demonstrate ways in which the private sector and donors/financiers can engage with countries to improve the uptake of technology.

ID: 1114 / 02-03: 3
Individual Papers
Topics: Institutional innovation and private sector participation,
Keywords: blockchain, registry, land

Evaluating the hype: the current potential of blockchain for land

Tim Robustelli

Future of Property Rights Program at New America

Last year, the Future of Property Rights Program at New America wrote about the applicability of blockchain for land registries. The report was presented at the 2018 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty. We plan to revisit the companies we profiled in 2018, to see how they are doing a year later. Who was able to successfully implement their planned projects, and who was not? Why? Can we learn anything about the broad applicability of blockchain to land?

ID: 1177 / 02-03: 4
Individual Papers
Topics: New ways of land data capture & analysis (incl. machine learning)
Keywords: Identity, Blockchain, Housing, Resilience, Disaster

Digital identity, housing data, and disaster resilience in Puerto Rico

Christopher Mellon

New America, United States of America

This paper -- based on both primary and desk research-- examines the post-hurricane housing crisis in Puerto Rico, the ways in which informal property ownership has contributed to that crisis, and how new technologies for the secure collection and sharing of data can help to the island’s housing sector recover and prepare for future disasters. The first section describes the nature and extent of the housing crisis in Puerto Rico and the government’s recovery plans. The second section provides a brief introduction to some of the emerging technologies that can be used to implement those plans, with a special focus on blockchain-based self-sovereign identity (SSI). The third section describes the model for an SSI-based mapping and data sharing platform that can be used throughout the disaster management process, from vulnerability assessments, to disaster response, to tracking the distribution of recovery aid.

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