Urbanization, Globalization and Housing Affordability

Monday, 16 July 2018: 17:30-19:20
RC43 Housing and Built Environment (host committee)

Language: English

The mobility of people and capital have dramatically changed our world. Urbanization continues to push out but not solely because of the influx of people to cities looking for work. As global capital looks for a home, real estate investment has become disconnected from demand and homes are no longer simply a place to live. This session looks at the changing landscape for housing and how its challenges us to reconsider new forms of inequality and disadvantage as well as opportunities.
Session Organizer:
Janet L. SMITH, University of Illinois, USA
Oral Presentations
The Financialisation of Housing and the Housing Affordability Crisis in Sydney
Alan MORRIS, Institute for Public Policy and Governance, University of Technology Sydney, Australia