Dr Rohan Mark Bennett

BGeomEng (Melb), BSci (Melb), PhD (Melb)

Topic & Interest Areas

land administration systems; cadastres; property rights, restrictions, and responsibilities

Biography

Rohan is an honarary research fellow in the Centre. He is currently a lecturer in ITC, Netherlands. Rohan is interested in using land administration systems to support the wider goals of society. Currently, this includes understanding how land information and cadastres can be used to support macroeconomic decision making, risk management, and housing production.

Rohan is also interested in the dynamic nature of land administration systems. He explores how emerging spatial technologies and changing community demands will be reflected in land administration design.

Rohan has degrees in Geomatic Engineerign and Information Systems. He completed a PhD with CSDILA on land administration in 2007. He has taught widely in subjects including: sustainable infrastructure systems, land administration, mapping environments, positioning basics, organizational changes, subdivision design, telecommunications concepts, and IT security.

He also has experience in the fields of engineering and cadastral surveying.

Publications

Authors Title Year Publication Details Acknowledgement
Agunbiade, M. E, Rajabifard, A., & Bennett, R. What scope for integrating land management policies, land administration processes and data infrastructures for housing production in Nigeria?2015 Journal of Housing and the Built Environment. ISSN 1566-4910, J Hous and the Built Environ, DOI 10.1007/s10901-015-9443-8 This paper was published by Springer.  This paper was published by Springer.
Agunbiade, M., Rajabifard, A., Bennett, R.Land administration for housing production: An approach for assessment2014 Journal of Land Use Policy Vol. 38, pp. 366-377 This article was published online in ScienceDirect.  [Link to Journal]
Agunbiade, M, Rajabifard, A, Bennett, RInter - agency land administration in Australia: what scope for integrating policies, processes and data infrastructures for housing production2014 This article was published in the Journal of Spatial Science. Journal of Spatial Science, Vol 59, Issue 1, pp 121-136 This article was published by Taylor and Francis online.  [Link to Journal]
Agunbiade, M, Rajabifard, A, Bennett, R Land administration for housing production: analysis of need for interagency integration2014 This article was published in Survey Review. Survey Review, Vol 46, Issue 334, pp 66-75 This article was published by Maney online.  [Link to Journal]
Bennett, R., Tambuwala, N., Rajabifard, A., Williamson, I., Wallace, J. On recognizing land administration as critical, public good infrastructure2013 Land use policy Vol. 30 (1), pp. 84-93 This peer-reviewed paper was published in the Journal of Land use policy.  [Link to Journal]
Aien, A., Kalantari, M., Rajabifard, A., Williamson, A., Bennett, R.Utilising data modelling to understand the structure of 3D cadastres2013 Journal of Spatial Science Vol. 58(2), pp. 215-234 This article was published by Taylor and Francis Online.  [Link to Journal]
Bennett, R., Tambuwala, N., Rajabifard, A., Williamson, I., Wallace, J.Contemporary Land Administration: The Importance of Being Infrastructure2012 FIG Working Week 2012 6-10 May 2012, Rome, Italy This is a peer-reviewed paper presented at 'FIG Working Week 2012'  [Link to Conference]
Bennett, R., Rajabifard, A., Williamson, I., Wallace, J.Nations Need National Land Administration Infrastructures2012 FIG Working Week 2012 6-10 May 2012, Rome, Italy This is a peer-reviewed paper presented at 'FIG Working Week 2012'  [Link to Conference]
Tambuwala, N., Rajabifard, A., Bennett, R., Wallace, J., Williamson, I.Authoritative Land Information and Australian Property Markets2012 FIG Working Week 2012 6-10 May 2012, Rome, Italy This is a peer-reviewed paper presented at 'FIG Working Week 2012'  [Link to Conference]
Potts, K., Rajabifard, A., Bennett, R., Williamson I.Spatially Enabled Risk Management: Models, Cases, Validation2012 GSDI Book, GSDI 13 World Conference - Spatially Enabling Government, Industry and Citizens Quebec City, Canada, 14-17 May 2012 This book chapter was presented at "GSDI 13 World Conference" .  [Link to Conference]
Tambuwala, N., Rajabifard, A., Bennett, R., Williamson, I., Wallace, J.Inter-governmental land information asymmetries in Australia2012 Journal of Spatial Science 57(1), pp. 83-100 This paper was published in the Journal of Spatial Science.  [Link to Journal]
Bennett, R., Senot, H., Pettit, C.J., Aurambout, J.-P., Sheth, F., Soste, L., Sposito, V.Using digital globes to visualize climate change impact2012 ISPRS book series published by CRC Press Advances in Geo-Spatial Information Science, edited by Wenzhong Shi, Michael Goodchild, Brian Lees, Yee Leung This paper is published in ISPRS book series "Advances in Geo-Spatial Information Science"  [Link to Book]
Bennett, R., Rajabifard, A., Williamson, I., Wallace, J.On the need for national land administration infrastructures2012 Journal of Land Use Policy 29(1), pp. 208-219 This is a paper from Journal of Land Use Policy
Agunbiade, M., Rajabifard, A., Bennett, R.Modes of housing production in developing countries: the contemporary role of land, labour, and capital in Lagos, Nigeria2012 Journal of Housing and the Built Environment Vol. 28(2), pp. 363-379 This paper is published in Journal of Housing and the Built Environment Online (IN PRESS17)  [Link to Journal]
Agunbiade, M., Rajabifard, A., Bennett, R.The dynamics of city growth and the impact on urban land policies in developing countries2012 International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development Vol. 4(2), pp. 146-165 This paper is published in Taylor & Francis Online (DOI:10.1080/19463138.2012.694818)  [Link to Journal]
Agunbiade, M., Rajabifard, A., Bennett, R.Spatially enabling urban planning for city growth and housing production in Australia: an imperative for evidence-informed policy2012 6th Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference 2012 (AHRC2012) February 8-10, 2012, Adelaide, South Australia This is a peer-reviewed paper presented at AHRC2012.  [Link to Conference]
Agunbiade, M., Rajabifard, A., Bennett, R.Land Administration for Housing Production2011 FIG Working Week 2011 18-22 May 2011 This is a peer-reviewed paper presented at 'FIG Working Week 2011'  [Link to conference]
Aien, A., Kalantari, M., Rajabifard, A., Williamson, I., Bennett, R.Advanced Principles of 3D Cadastral Data Modelling2011 2nd International Workshop on 3D Cadastres 16-18 November 2011, Delft, The Netherlands, ISBN: 978-87-90907-95-2 This is a peer-reviewed book chapter published at 'Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on 3D Cadastres'  [Link to conference]
Bennett, R., Rajabifard, A., Williamson, I., Wallace, J., Marwick, B.A National Vision for Australian Land Registries2011 FIG Working Week 2011 18-22 May 2011 This is a peer-reviewed paper presented at 'FIG Working Week 2011'  [Link to conference]
Potts, K., Bennett, R., Rajabifard, A., Williamson, I.Spatially Enabling Risk for Management of Land and Property2011 SURVEYING & SPATIAL SCIENCES BIENNIAL CONFERENCE 2011 21-25 November 2011, Wellington, New Zealand The paper published at the Proceedings of the SURVEYING & SPATIAL SCIENCES BIENNIAL CONFERENCE 2011  [Link to conference]
Tambuwala, N., Bennett, R., Rajabifard, A., Wallace, J., Williamson, I.On the role of government land information in macroeconomic policies2011 Journal of Environment and Planning: Government Policy 29(6), p. 1087-1101 This paper published at the Journal of Environment and Planning: Government Policy
Tambuwala, N., Bennett, R., Rajabifard, A., Williamson, I.Understanding the relationship between spatial information, property markets and macroeconomic polic2011 SURVEYING & SPATIAL SCIENCES BIENNIAL CONFERENCE 2011 21-25 November 2011, Wellington, New Zealand The paper published at the Proceedings of the SURVEYING & SPATIAL SCIENCES BIENNIAL CONFERENCE 2011  [Link to conference]
Williamson, I., Bennett, R., Rajabifard, A., Wallace, J.Lessons for Federal Countries that have State Land Registries- The Australian Experience2011 The 11th South East Asian Surveyors Conference (SEASC) 22 to 24 June 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia This paper presented and published at The "11th South East Asian Surveyors Conference (SEASC)"  [Link to Presentation]
Williamson, I., Rajabifard, A., Wallace, J., Bennett, R.Spatially Enabled Society2011 FIG Working Week 2011 18-22 May 2011 This is a peer-reviewed paper presented at 'FIG Working Week 2011'  [Link to conference]
Potts, K., Bennett, R., Rajabifard, A.Spatially enabled bushfire recovery2011 GeoJournal GeoJournal, 2011 (Online) This paper is published in GeoJournal Online (DOI: 10.1007/s10708-011-9437-3)  [Link to Journal]
Bennett, R., Kitchingman, A., Leach, J.On the nature and utility of natural boundaries for land and marine administration 2010 Journal of Land Use Policy Journal of Land Use Policy 27(3), July 2010, Pages 772779
Bennett, R., Rajabifard, A., Kalantari, M., Wallace, J., Williamson, I.Cadastral Futures: Building a New Vision for the Nature and Role of Cadastres2010 FIG Congress 2010 - Facing the Challenges - Building the Capacity Sydney, Australia, 11-16 April 2010 This is a peer-reviewed paper presented at 'FIG Congress" Sydney, Australia 11-16 April 2010  www.fig.net
Bennett, R.M., Pettit, C., Aurambout, J.P., Sheth, F., Senot, H., Soste,L.,Sposito, V.Visualizing Climate Change Impact with Ubiquitous Spatial Technologies2010 Proc Joint International Conference on Theory Data Handling and Modelling in GeoSpatial Information Science Proc Joint International Conference on Theory Data Handling and Modelling in GeoSpatial Information Science,Hong Kong, 26-28,May, 2010. This paper is presented in Proc Joint International Conference on Theory Data Handling and Modelling in GeoSpatial Information Science,Hong Kong, 26-28,May, 2010.
Bennett, R.M., Kalantari, R. B. M., Rajabifard, A. Beyond Cadastre 20142010 GIM International GIM International, Volume 24, Number 7, July. This is a pre-print version of an article published by GIM international   [Link to magazine]
Bennett, R., Rajabifard, A., Vaez, S.Spatially Eanabling Coastal Zone Management: Drivers, Design Elements, and Future Research Directions2010 Spatially Enabling Society - Leuven University Press 248. pp 27-39 This is a book chapter from the refereed book "Spatially Enabling Society" and also presented at GSDI 12 World Conference, Singapore 19-22 Oct 2010  [Link to Conference]
Tambuwala, N., Bennett, R., Rajabifard, A.A better way to manage land information: The case for a new national infrastructure to manage information2010 Position Magazine 62 pp 22-24 This papaer published at Position, October/November 2010, No.49
Wallace, J., Marwick, B., Bennett, R., Rajabifard, A., Williamson I., Tambuwala, N., Potts, K., Agunbiade, M.Spatially Enabling Land Administration: Drivers, Initiatives and Future Directions for Australia2010 Spatially Enabling Society - Leuven University Press 248. pp 175-190 This is a book chapter from the refereed book "Spatially Enabling Society" and also presented at GSDI 12 World Conference, Singapore 19-22 Oct 2010  [Link to Conference]
Winter, S., Bennett, R., Truelove, M., Rajabifard, A., Duckham, M.Spatially Enabling 'Place' Information 2010 Spatially Enabling Society - Leuven University Press 248. pp 55-68 This is a book chapter from the refereed book "Spatially Enabling Society" and also presented at GSDI 12 World Conference, Singapore 19-22 Oct 2010  [Link to Conference]
Bennett, R., Wallace, J., Marwick, B., Rajabifard, A.Land registry futures : a vision for the role of tomorrow's land registries : or another view of the cathedral2010 Australian registrars conference 2010 26-29 October 2010, Perth, Australia This paper presented at the Australian registrars conference 2010
Rohan Bennett, Rajabifard, A.The RRR Toolbox: a Conceptual Model for Improving SpatialData Management in SDIs2009 NCG, Nederlandse Commissie voor Geodesie, Netherlands Geodetic Commission SDI Convergence. Research, Emerging Trends, and Critical Assessment (Editors)B. van Loenen, J.W.J. Besemer, J.A. Zevenbergen This is a paper from book "SDI Convergence. Research, Emerging Trends, and Critical Assessment" and also presented at GSDI 11 World Conference, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 15-19 June 2009  [GSDI Association]
Bennett, R., Ogleby, C., Bishop, I.One strategy for repositioning spatial sciences education in Australia2009 Journal of Spatial Sciences Vol 54, No 1, p93. This is a post print version of an article published in Journal of Spatial Science 2009  [Link to Journal]
Rohan Mark Bennett, Abbas RajabifardSpatially Enabling Government: a snapshot From Victoria2009 Spatial Sciences Institute Biennial International Conference, Adelaide, South Australia 28 September - 2 October 2009 This is a peer-reviewed paper presented at SSC2009 conference and published in conference proceeding.  [Link to Conference]
Rohan Mark BennettA tale of four parcels: a study of new2009 Spatial Sciences Institute Biennial International Conference, Adelaide, South Australia 28 September - 2 October 2009 This is a peer-reviewed paper presented at SSC2009 conference and published in conference proceeding.  [Link to Conference]
Duckham, M. , Bennett, R.Ambient Spatial Intelligence2009 In Gottfried,B., Aghajan, H., (ed.) Behaviour Monitoring and Interpretation -BMI - Smart Environments, IOS Press. Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments-Volume 3, 2009 This is a paper from Behaviour Monitoring and Interpretation - BMI - Smart Environments
Duckham,M., Bennett,R., Bishop,I., Fraser,C., Kealy,A., Leach,J., Ogleby,C., Rajabifard,A., Williamson,I., Winter,S.Ambient Spatial Intelligence For Sustainable Cities2009 In Proc 11th International Conference on Computing in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM) Hong Kong This is a paper from Proc 11th InternationalConference on Computing in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM),Hong Kong.
Bennett, R., Wallace, J., Williamson, I.P.A toolbox for mapping and managing new interests over land 2008 Survey Review Vol 40, No 307, January This is a pre-print version of article published in Survey Review 2008,publishedby Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land. This version is reproducedunder the journals copyright policy.  [Link to Journal]
Bennett, R., Wallace, J., and Williamson I.P.Organising Property Information for Sustainable Land Administration2008 Journal of Land Use Policy Vol.25, No. 1, 126-138. This is a pre-print version of the article published in Land Use Policy 2008published by Elsevier. This version is reproduce under the journal authorlicence agreement.  [Link to Journal]
Bennett,R., Wallace, J., Williamson, I.P.Mapping and managing land interests2007 Proceedings of SSC 2007, The national biennial Conference of the Spatial SciencesInstitute 14-18 May, Hobart, Australia. This is a paper from The national biennial Conference of the Spatial SciencesInstitute,14-18 May,2007.
Bennett,R.Brave New World: Innovative Tools for Spatially Enabling Land Administration2007 Toward Spatially Enabled Government and Society ,SBN 978-0-7325-1620-8, The University of Melbourne,333-343. Edited by: Associate Professor Abbas Rajabifard (2007) This is a paper from a book"Towards a Spatially Enabled Society"Edited by: Associate Professor Abbas Rajabifard
JudeWallace, Ian Williamson, Abbas Rajabifard, and Rohan BennettSpatial Information Opportunities for Government2006 Spatial Science Journal Vol51. No1 Spatial Sciences Institute Special Edition on Spatial Information andSpatial Data Infra This a publisher version of the article published in Journal of Spatial Science2006 published by Mapping Science Institute  [Link to Journal]
Bennett, R., Wallace, J., Williamson, I.P.Managing rights, restrictions and responsibilities affecting land2006 5thTrans-Tasman Conference Cairns, September 2006 This is a paper from combined 5th Trans Tasman Survey Conference & 2ndQueensland Spatial Industry Conference, 18-23 September 2006  [Link to Journal]
Bennett, R.Reshaping the Management of Property Rights, Restrictions and Responsibilities2006 FIG Congress 2006 Munich, Germany, 8-13 October 2006. This is apaper from'FIG Congress', 8-13 October 2006.  www.fig.net
Bennett, R., Wallace, J. and Williamson, I.P.Integrated land Administration in Australia - the Need to Align ICT Strategies and Operations2005 SSC 2005: Spatial Sciences Institute Conference Melbourne Convention Centre. Sep 14-16 This is a paper from Conference of the Spatial Sciences Institute, Sep14-16,2005.