Regulating urban property markets: WHIG Project academic workshop

The WHIG research project (“What is Governed in Cities? Residential Investment Landscapes and the Governance and Regulation of Housing Production”) hosted an academic online session to present and discuss preliminary research findings on Amsterdam, London and Paris to a number of selected academics.

UGoveRN chair Prof. Dr. Tuna Tasan-Kok presented the ongoing work of the WHIG Amsterdam team, which consists of herself and UGoveRN members Andre Legarza and Dr. Sara Özogul. Her presentation foused on understanding fragmented governance architectures in Amsterdam through a multidimensional reading of property investors, a novel perspective to disentangle property market complexities and their interrelationships to urban development and urban space.

Following presentations by Prof. Dr. Mike Raco on London, and Dr. Antoine Guironnet on Paris, invited academic discussants Prof. Dr. Maria Kaika (Professor of Urban, Regional and Environmental Planning, University of Amsterdam), Prof. Dr. John Henneberry (Professor of Property Development Studies, University of Sheffield) and Dr. Ludovic Halbert (Researcher in Economic Geography and Planning, Université Paris-Est, Latts) provided their feedback.