2021/13/07 – Amy Horton “Care and financial fragility”

Register for free here (Regional Studies Association) Care and financial fragility  Care for ageing populations has been seen as a major economic burden, but also as a promising venue for financial investment – attracting a range of private equity firms, hedge funds and real estate investment trusts. This talk draws on empirical research in the […]

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2021/06/29 – Shenjing He “Loft-living under state-led financialisation: Adaptive reuse of industrial buildings for long-term rental apartments in Beijing, China”

Register for free here (Regional Studies Association) Loft-living under state-led financialisation: Adaptive reuse of industrial buildings for long-term rental apartments in Beijing, China    The conversion of industrial properties into trendy urban spaces for culture and creative industries and residential uses, known as loft-living, has transformed the urban landscapes and socioeconomic configurations of North American and European postindustrial cities since the […]

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2021/06/15 – Sarah Hall “The economic geographies of Brexit and financial services”

Register for free here (Regional Studies Association) The economic geographies of Brexit and financial services  This paper analyses the implications of Brexit for financial geographies in the EU. Popular and media attention has focused on the relocation of some jobs and assets from London to European financial centres. These reports argue that such relocations are a […]

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2021/05/18 – Yanpeng Jiang “The financialization of Chinese cities and the role of urban investment and development companies”

Register for free here (Regional Studies Association) The financialisation of Chinese cities and the role of urban investment and development companies  Shanghai, like other large Chinese cities, has multiple business districts. This paper examines the construction of one of its largest, at Hongqiao in the west of the city. Hongqiao is one of China’s biggest urban projects, rivalling […]

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2021/05/04 – Markus Hesse “The Urban Geography of Luxembourg’s Financial Centre”

Register for free here (Regional Studies Association) Open the fortress! When financial centre and urban development collide – the case of Luxembourg–City, Luxembourg  The seminar gives an overview of urban dynamics in Luxembourg City, the small-but-global capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, one of Europe’s leading financial centres. Recent debates have revolved around the consequences of […]

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30/05/2018 FinGeo Spring School

FinGeo Spring School 2018 FinGeo Spring School 30 May – 2 June 2018 Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium The First FINGEO Spring School aimed to immerse Early Career scholars to effectively understand and analyse the inherently socio-spatially uneven nature of financialization in Europe. The FINGEO Spring School offers an Early Career program aimed at advanced methodological […]

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2nd FinGeo Summer School

2nd FinGeo Summer School 21 –  24 June, 2021 Online   The four-day FinGeo Summer School is intended for early career scholars, e.g. advanced PhD students, Postdocs and early career faculty members. The Summer School is designed to prepare researchers for academic advancement and to build a community of scholars researching the intricate relations between […]

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The pandemic city (by Martin Sokol)

The Covid-19 pandemic has reignited debates about the future of cities. Optimists hope that – in response to the pandemic – our cities can become greener, healthier, smarter, more pleasant to work and live in, more economically resilient and more sustainable. But let’s just imagine for a moment that, for whatever reason (vaccine supply delays; […]

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International Review of Financial Analysis Special Issue: Globally sustainable banking & finance in support of evidence-based policy making

We are delighted to invite you to submit towards our conference and a special issue in International Review of Financial Analysis (1st of August deadline): Guest editors: Lucia Alessi (European Commission), Theodor F. Cojoianu (Queen’s University Belfast and EU Platform on Sustainable Finance), Declan French (Queen’s University Belfast), Andreas G.F. Hoepner (University College Dublin & […]

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2021/03/30 – Raquel Rolnik: Post 2008 financialized housing geographies: from above, from below

On the 30th March 2021, 13h-14h BST, Raquel Rolnik (University of Sao Paulo) will present to the FinGeo Virtual Seminar Series. Raquel’s talk is entitled: “Post 2008 financialized housing geographies: from above, from below” and the session will be chaired by Dariusz Wójcik (Uni Oxford). Please register (for free) at the Regional Studies Assoc. website: […]

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