Mapping the Hedge City: Vancouver and Global Capital

The First Annual Larry Bell Urban Forum

Mapping the Hedge City: Vancouver and Global Capital

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?

Date : 2016-09-23313 views
Department : SFU City Program, Urban Studies
Category : SFU Events
Keyword : Yan, Housing, Rogers, Aalbers, Fong, Kesselman, Ley, Young, Real Estate, Economics, Chung, Holden