|The First Annual Larry Bell Urban Forum
Mapping the Hedge City — Vancouver and Global Capital
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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?
Chair and host: Andy Yan, Bing Thom Architects, and Simon Fraser University
This event is sponsored by The Larry Bell Urban Forum. The Forum is made possible by a generous donation by Larry Bell to the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia.