Italian Association of Appraisers and Land Economists (Ce.S.E.T)

Ce.S.E.T is a scientific association concerned with the economic aspects of land ownership.

Ce.S.E.T is intended to broaden and enrich the professional development of our members, promote and maintain high ethical work standards, and makes submissions to governments for the improvements in law and public administration bearing on land economics.

Topics of interests include rural, urban and environmental appraisal, evaluation of public investments and land use planning. All the areas under discussion are addressed to the International scene.

The interdisciplinary approach is one of the mainstays of this editorial project and all of the above mentioned topics are developed taking into consideration the economic, legal and urban planning aspects.

It is already over 30 years that Ce.S.E.T is considered an important meeting place by researchers and professionals dealing with the appraisal issues. Even if the Centre remained in the founding principles of the appraisal discipline, it followed deep changes at the theoretical and methodological levels during these years, due to the increasing interdisciplinary complexity of the scientific and professional expertise involved

Ce.S.E.T. is unofficially working since 1973, but it was officially set up in Florence, with a notarial act, June 8th, 1976, as a consequence of its relocation from Milan, where it was founded in 1955 with the preeminent patronage of Giuseppe Medici and Aldo Pagani.

During all this period, the activity of the Centre has been intense and it can be testified by the Incontri di Studio, which this year are at their XXVII edition, by the Round Tables and by the Seminars, held in Florence and in many other towns.

Today its working program has widened and the main results are represented by the Incontri, which may be considered as moments of critical thinking over on specific topics even for experts and public and private researchers, and by the publications of the Centre.

Since August 22nd, 1988 the Centre has an agreement with the Department of Agricultural and Land Economics of the University of Florence.

On October 2nd, 1993 the Ministerial Decree March 10th 1993, regarding the recognition of the corporate body of the Center  has been published in the Official Journal.

Aim of the Centre

In 1976, with the adoption of new statutes, the Centre defined its aims and re-started the publication of the Aestimum bulletin. In addition to that, a Scientific Committee, made of professors and experts of the appraisal, economic and judicial issues, was created.

In 1978, with the revision of the statute, the Centre adopted its current denomination of Study Centre for Appraisal and Land Economics, widening its aims:

• promotion of studies and researches in the field of appraisal, both at doctrinal and applied level;

• promotion of studies and researches in the field of land economics, with particular attention to territorial, environmental and ecological structures;

• valorization of the link with the other economic, judicial and technical disciplines, which have the same research and operational application interests;

• promotion of studies and researches in the fields of judicial and administrative issues, linked with appraisal and land economics;

• setting up of a specific appraisal and land economics archive for the collection of the studies published both in Italy and abroad, as well as documents even unpublished, deserving an appropriate dissemination;

• organization of National conferences, study seminars and round tables, for which personalities and national and foreign Bodies are invited, in order to deepen on issues of relevant interest.

Coherently with these aims, the Centre offered numerous contributions for the developing of the appraisal doctrine and for the inter-disciplinary deepening of the issues linked with Land Economics, also thanks to the collaboration with international bodies working mainly in the estate sector.