Untangling Governance in 2020: Student Housing and Urban Redevelopment

Authors: Kathe Newman*, Rutgers University
Topics: Urban Geography
Keywords: Urban, Governance, Finance
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/10/2020
Start / End Time: 9:35 AM / 10:50 AM
Room: Colorado, Sheraton, IM Pei Tower, Mezzanine Level
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Luxury student housing has proliferated on and off campus in communities across the US and UK. In the US the housing is often developed near large public universities. We explore the processes, actors, and flows behind the production of student housing in and around public state colleges and universities in New Jersey. We are especially interested to understand how public private relations are reshaped, the ways in which finance shapes public private relations and physical development, how risk is defined and handled, and what these developments mean for the communities where they are located. To learn more, we reviewed academic and financial literature as well as public meeting minutes, and public information related to public assistance and financing for developments. We take an assemblage approach to understand the human and nonhuman actors that come together to produce the housing in each place.

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