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About LAI

Connecting professionals.

Lambda Alpha International ( LAI ) is a global land economics society where top professionals connect. Membership is honorary and selective. 

Our 2000+ members make meaningful connections at the local chapter level, and with peers worldwide.

LAI chapters are located in major cities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Asia.  

Sharing knowledge.  

LAI provides a forum for the exchange of ideas in the fast-paced world of land use and development. 

Our members come from a wide variety of fields related to the use and reuse of land. This professional diversity creates a unique blend of perspectives and experience.

Advancing best practices. 

LAI is committed to excellence and high standards of professional ethics. Our members are among the best in their respective fields.  

We recognize professional excellence through the presentation of prestigious international awards.

LAI supports education and research through the Land Economics Foundation.

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LAI Membership

Membership in LAI is highly selective through a nomination process initiated by an active LAI member.

LAI members have:

  • 10 or more years of experience in their fields
  • Distinguished themselves professionally
  • Made an outstanding contribution to the field of land economics
  • Demonstrated a commitment to public service and high standards of professional ethics

Benefits of membership include:

  • Local chapter meetings with meaningful dialogue about issues that matter
  • Twice-yearly international Land Economics Weekends with back-stage VIP access to the workings of a city
  • KeyNotes, our online newsletter
  • Local and global networking opportunities
  • Access to our online member database

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Mark Your Calendar

Land Economics Weekends (LEWs)

LAI Sacramento LEW
  May 5 - 7, 2022
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Land Economics Foundation

The Lambda Alpha International’s Land Economics Foundation (LEF) is a not-for-profit charitable foundation organized to administer an investment fund providing grants to advance the application of land economics to the mutual goals of Lambda Alpha International (LAI) and the Foundation:

Connecting professionals.

Sharing knowledge.

Advancing best practices.

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