Evaluation methodology of land use efficiency and indicator system in land management

The scientific and practical importance of the research conducted by Associate Professor Armands Auziņš on Evaluation Methodology of Land Use Efficiency and Indicator System in Land Management is to continuously monitor the use of land resources and take decisions at different levels of land management in order to promote the rational and sustainable use of these resources for the public benefit. The results of the research are reflected in the scientific monograph.

Management system of real estate development

Associate Professor Sanda Geipele in the research “Management System of Real Estate Development” explores the factors that influence the development of the real estate market and, by assessing the structure and the condition of the residential sector, the intensity of real estate transactions in the segment of the residential construction market, explains the factors affecting the depreciation of the residential sector and the stagnant nature of the real estate market. The analysis of the research, its main results and the formulated conclusions substantiate the necessity of the informative and analytical management system of real estate market development and the continuation of research on the development of real estate market in several directions. The elaborated informative and analytical management system of real estate market development can ensure the regulation of the real estate market both from a legal point of view and current perspective, revealing topical and actual problems. It would also maintain effective communication and cooperation between state/municipal institutions and entrepreneurs/third parties in promoting real estate transactions and their development projects. The results of the research are reflected in the scientific monograph.

MICROPOL – smart work centres in non-metropolitan areas, 1097R4

The overall aim of the project is to improve the measures and instruments of local and regional development policy in order to stimulate growth and employment in non-metropolitan areas. The specific aim of the project is to broaden knowledge of local and regional government and improve strategies for creating smart work centres.

Within the framework of the project, the best practices have been collected, a business model for the operation of the smart work centre has been developed, guidelines for the improvement of regional policy have been formulated, as well as several reports on remote work and smart work centres have been drawn up. The project has been implemented in close cooperation with industry experts and local authorities. As a result of the project, the collaboration centre “School 6” has been established in Cēsis.

Sustainable development of multi-apartment buildings in riga micro-districts

The goal of the project “The Assessment of Climate Impact, Adaptation to Climate Changes and the Social and Economic Values of Adaptation Possibilities for Multi-Apartment Building Districts in Riga and Latvia” (Sustainable Development of Multi-Apartment Buildings in Riga Micro-Districts) is to study the technical condition of typical housing development in Riga, summarise the thermal energy consumption data and describe the need for typical building renovation. The results of the research are intended to formulate the economic substantiation for typical building renovation and energy efficiency measures, determine the conditions for the repayment of financial investments from thermal energy savings and develop a new approach for the involvement of apartment owners in typical building renovation.

Establishment of the national significance research centre for production of energy and environmental resources, and technology of sustainable use

The scientific activity of the Institute of Civil Engineering and Real Estate Economics in the ERDF project “Establishment of the National Significance Research Centre for Production of Energy and Environmental Resources, and Technology of Sustainable Use” corresponds to the priorities set by the state in civil engineering, power engineering, real estate and related fields. Responsible person from the Institute of Civil Engineering and Real Estate Economics – Professor Ineta Geipele. As a result of the project, a new modern scientific infrastructure for the ICEREE research laboratory has been created. Scientific areas of the ICEREE research laboratory are related to the quantitative and qualitative aspects of the energy and environmental resources, the nature of their changes and the identification of trends in the context of sustainable use.

Deutsche bundesstiftung umwelt (dbu) programme

In the autumn semester of 2016, Doctoral student Linda Kauškale, whose scientific adviser is Professor Ineta Geipele, conducted research within the project “Economic and Environmental Substantiation of Investments in Green Buildings”. Linda won the DBU Exchange Programme Scholarship which allowed conducting scientific research in Germany from 22 August 2016 to 28 February 2017. More information HERE

Baltic land development network (BLDN)

During the project, in cooperation with the European Academy of Land Use and Development, the participants of the network used mobility visits, participated in working groups and drew up joint international project applications, including ERA-NET, HERA-JRP, Interreg BSR, Jean Monet, H2020, as well as wrote joint scientific publications that were published in scientific journals and conference proceedings. Associate Professor of the ICEREE Armands Auziņš participated in the project. Project time – from 2 September 2015 to 24 May 2016.

The Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking reiting (2016/2017)

Master, Bachelor and first-level professional higher education programmes implemented by the Institute of Civil Engineering and Real Estate Economics of the Faculty of Engineering Economics and Management of Riga Technical University ensure internationally competitive high-quality scientific research, higher education, transfer of technology and innovations, as well as educate and train competitive and high-quality specialists demanded in the international labour market who are specialising in construction business and real estate management, business management and valuation, and working not only in the regional market, but also in the international market.

Under the guidance of professional academic staff members, Doctoral Theses are developed and defended, as well as Doctoral Theses related to the issues of real estate, construction, territorial development and urban planning.

In the 2015/2016 academic year, according to the Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking the Master Professional Study Program “Civil Construction and Real Estate Management” ranked 35th among the 100 best study programmes in real estate all over the world.

A person engaged in real estate transactions – engineering-economic valuation, management and administration, attraction of investments, etc. – should be competent in all issues related to the property administrative management, maintenance, use, valuation, accounting and other types of calculations, regulatory compliance, housing, tax, labour law, commercial activity – performance of contractual obligations, by ensuring the provision of utilities, execution of lease, rent, insurance contracts, physical management of property – development of real estate, renovation and maintenance of the apartment, house, land.

The reference to the ranking is available HERE.