Simon Fraser University - The City Program

Mapping the Hedge City — Vancouver and Global Capital (Lecture and Free Webcast)
September 23, 2016 - 5:00pm - 8:30pm
SFU Vancouver
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

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. 

Regular Admission: $5. Buy tickets on Eventbrite. Students are free with valid student ID but must reserve seats on Eventbrite.

Webcast: Free but reservations required. Reserve for webcast on Eventbrite.

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