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.
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.
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.
Membership in LAI is highly selective through a nomination process initiated by an active LAI member.
LAI members have:
Benefits of membership include:
KeyNotes is our online journal of land-use economics, dedicated to the principles of LAI - connecting professionals, sharing knowledge and advancing best practices.
KeyNotes articles or posts are written by LAI members on a broad array of land-use topics including chapter activities and achievements. Posts are linked through our social-media network. LAI global membership receives a notice when articles are published.
We encourage you to share relevant articles with professional colleagues. It’s an excellent member benefit and a great recruiting tool.
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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:
Advancing best practices.