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Hjelmblom, M., Paasch, J. M., Paulsson, J., Edlund, M. & Bökman, F. (2019). Towards Automation of the Swedish Property Formation Process: A Structural and Logical Analysis of Property Subdivision. Nordic Journal of Surveying and Real Estate Research, 14(1), 29-63
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2019 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Surveying and Real Estate Research, ISSN 1459-5877, E-ISSN 2341-6599, Vol. 14, no 1, p. 29-63Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The ongoing digitalization of public administration and increasedautomation of legal decision-making bears promise to benefit citizens,businesses and other stakeholders through simpler and more efficient civilprocesses, and thus has great impact on the urban planning and buildingprocess. However, automation of decision-making that is directed orconstrained by normative systems such as laws, regulations and policies,requires a detailed and accurate representation of these concepts andtheir constituent parts, and the domain to which they are applied. Thispaper combines two perspectives on formalisation and classification oflegal relations within the urban planning and building domain. In a crossdisciplinaryfashion, the paper analyses and describes a small part of thisdomain at a higher level of abstraction and formalization using two differentanalysis instruments. Using these tools, we perform structural and conceptualas well as logical analyses of two specific snapshots of a fictitious propertysubdivision case in Sweden, focusing on the legal relations between differententities and parties involved in the specific situations. The structural analysisuses the Land Administration Domain Model ISO 19152:2012 standardformalism, and the logical analysis is based on the notion of atomic types oflegal relations. The paper discusses some of the strengths and weaknesses ofthe two tools regarding the formal representation of rights, restrictions andresponsibilities of different parties in the land administration domain, as wellas how the tools relate to each other and how they can be aligned. This papertakes one step towards a deeper understanding of the domain, and identifyareas for future research that may provide better conditions for efficient andtransparent use of geospatial information, and automation of the propertysubdivision process and other related civil processes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The Finnish Society of Built Environment Research, 2019
Keywords
cadastre, land management, digitalisation, automation, subdivision, real property, LADM, normative positions
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-30094 (URN)
Projects
Efficient and transparent decision making in urban planning
Funder
J. Gust. Richert stiftelse, 2018-00456
Available from: 2019-06-20 Created: 2019-06-20 Last updated: 2019-11-11Bibliographically approved
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-5220-9293

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