Real Estate, Finance and Urban Development 3: Financializing Transport and Planning

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Urban Geography Specialty Group, Economic Geography Specialty Group, Political Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/10/2018
Start / End Time: 12:40 PM / 2:20 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: St. Charles, Marriott, River Tower Elevators, 41st Floor
Organizers: Manuel Aalbers
Chairs: Manuel Aalbers


Session co-organised with the Regional Studies Association ( Research Network on Financial Geography (

Real estate and finance were at the roots of the global economic crisis that started in 2007. States and their many institutions, including central banks and financial regulators, have also been seen as complicit to the crisis. Cities have recently entered a period of severe economic turbulence, with high levels of financial uncertainty as resources of governments as well as citizens and businesses have diminished. Future funding for urban development is likely to be increasingly limited due to the reform and re-regulation of financial markets and changing underlying financial-economic conditions of urban property markets. This session emphasizes the relation between real estate, urban development and financial markets. In order to understand urban development and redevelopment processes, it is crucial to understand not only the interaction of supply and demand but also the role of state regulation as well as financial forces at work in increasingly international capital markets.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Dimitar Anguelov*, UCLA, Financializing Infrastructure in Indonesia: Hybrid outcomes of Market-led reforms 20 12:40 PM
Presenter Richard Waldron*, Queen's University Belfast, Declan Redmond, University College Dublin, Financialization, real estate and the planning system: Utilizing ‘Commercial Viability’ as a policy narrative for the liberalization of Ireland’s Post-Crash Planning System 20 1:00 PM
Presenter Youngjun Kim*, University of Illinois - Chicago - Chicago, IL, Rescaling mega-projects to a rasping neighborhood transformation project: through a case of West Loop, Chicago 20 1:20 PM
Presenter Vaishali N Kurhekar*, Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai, India, Financing Inequalities: Mega Transport projects and Spatial Restructuring of Thane City, Maharashtra, India 20 1:40 PM
Presenter Stewart Smyth*, , Financializing Public-Private infrastructure projects: the emergence of equity sales 20 2:00 PM

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