The First Annual Larry Bell Urban Forum: Presented by UBC Urban Studies. In partnership with SFU City Program and SFU Urban Studies.
Twenty years ago, geographer David Harvey described London’s redeveloped Docklands as a “landing strip for capital” from investors around the world. Today, Vancouver has joined London, New York, Sydney and other nodes of a world network of “Hedge Cities”—places to buy real estate to store capital as insurance against an uncertain future. How are cities and public policy reshaped by a world of transnational investment?
The Larry Bell Urban Forum is made possible by a generous donation by Larry Bell to the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia. Presented by UBC Urban Studies.
Chinese Subtitle by the students of SFU Diploma Program of Interpretation and Translation (2016 and 2017 classes)
Andy Yan, Acting Director, City Program, SFU
Elder Jim White, SFU Elders Program,
Marwan Hassan, Professor and Department Head of Geography, UBC
Craig Jones, PhD Candidate, UBC
David Ley, Professor, UBC Geography
Meg Holden, Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Geography, SFU
Manuel Aalbers, Associate Professor of Social and Economic Geography, University of Leuven
Dallas Rogers, Lecturer in Social Sciences, Heritage, and Tourism, Western Sydney University
Angie Y. Chung, Associate Professor of Sociology, State University of New York at Albany
J. Rhys Kesselman, Professor, Canada Research Chair in Public Finance, School of Public Policy, SFU
Melissa Fong, PhD candidate in Planning and Geography, University of Toronto
Ian Young, Vancouver correspondent and former international editor, South China Morning Post; columnist, The Hongcouver.
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