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Mapping the Hedge City – Vancouver and Global Capital

September 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The First Annual Larry Bell Urban Forum
Mapping the Hedge City — Vancouver and Global Capital
Friday, September 23, 2016, 5–8:30 pm, SFU Harbour Centre
Admission: $5. Students are free with valid student ID. Buy tickets and reserve seats by clicking on the green Tickets button.
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?
Chair and Host
Andy Yan, Acting Director, City Program, Simon Fraser University; author, Ownership Patterns of Single Family Home Sales on the West Side Neighborhoods of the City of Vancouver: A Case Study.
Keynote Lecture
David Ley, F.R.S.C., Canada Research Chair in Urbanization and Cultural Geography, Professor, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia; author, Millionaire Migrants: Trans-Pacific Life Lines and Global China and the Making of Vancouver’s Residential Property Market.
Manuel Aalbers, Associate Professor of Social and Economic Geography, University of Leuven; author, The Financialization of Housing: A Political Economy Approach.
Angie Y. Chung, Associate Professor of Sociology, State University of New York at Albany; author, Saving Face: The Emotional Costs of the Asian Immigrant Family Myth.
Melissa Fong, PhD candidate in Planning and Geography, University of Toronto; author, What Are We Going to Do About Vancouver’s Chinatown?
J. Rhys Kesselman, Professor, Canada Research Chair in Public Finance, School of Public Policy at Simon Fraser University; co-editor, Dimensions of Inequality in Canada.
Dallas Rogers, Lecturer in Social Sciences, Heritage, and Tourism, Western Sydney University; author, The Geopolitics of Real Estate.
Ian Young, Vancouver correspondent and former international editor, South China Morning Post; columnist, The Hongcouver.
Panel Moderator: Meg Holden, Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Geography, Simon Fraser University


September 23, 2016
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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SFU Room 1900
515 West Hastings
Vancouver, BC Canada


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