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Nature-inspired urbanism: an agenda for understanding lessons from biology and ecology

12 October 2016

This seminar will introduce the Nature-inspired urbanism agenda: the project background and precedents. Discussion of alternative approaches and porrible future approaches welcome.
When and Why Do We Overbuild?

When and Why Do We Overbuild?

27 October 2016

I will present the main arguments from my recent book on the “financialization” of urban development. Looking at the case of Chicago’s downtown during the 2000s, I demonstrate how new financial instruments, such as commercial mortgage backed securities, and regulatory changes that boosted liquidity in global capital markets set ...