Workshop: Neoliberalism in Housing Regimes from a Comparative Perspective

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University of Warwick

Oculus Building, room OC1.06

Coventry, England CV4 7AL

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This one day workshop intends to unveil how neoliberalism affects housing regimes in different countries. While every place has its unique particularities, much can be gained from a comparative lens which brings together lessons learnt from different places. Eight speakers will share their research on neoliberalism in housing regimes of six countries: UK, USA, Israel, South Korea, France and Greece. The case studies from the Global North, South and East will provide a truly comparative perspective. While housing issues are currently at the front of public debate in the UK, closely linked with issues of inequality and civil rights, this workshop will have much to say in regards to the sources of the current situation. If the problems are global shouldn't social change be sought at a global scale too?

PROGRAMME

10:00 arrival and coffee

10:30-12:30

  • Opening words
  • Hila Zaban (Warwick University) – “Transnational Gentrification in Jerusalem”
  • Georgia Alexandri (Autonomous University of Madrid) – “Planning Gentrification During Crisis and the ‘Absent’ State in Athens”
  • Yankel Fijalkow (Paris-Val de Seine, Centre de Recherche sur l’Habitat) – “Housing Policy in the 2000s in France – A Support for Gentrification?”

12:30-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-15:15

  • David Madden (LSE) – “Public Housing in a Private Time: Neoliberalism and the New York City Housing Authority”
  • Paul Watt (Birkbeck) – “The Death of London’s Council Estates? Regeneration and Resistance in a Neoliberal City”

Coffee break

15:45-17:00

  • Nigel de Noronha (Warwick University) – “Place Making: Spatial Polarisation, Tenure and Household Type in Greater Manchester”
  • Andrew Wallace (Leeds University) – “Neoliberalism in the (English) North? Reflections from a Dirty Old Town”

Wine reception

The event is FREE and open to 20 non-speaking participants. Please make sure to register.

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University of Warwick

Oculus Building, room OC1.06

Coventry, England CV4 7AL

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