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October 13, 2017 – CITY/GEOG 5010 Colloquium Talk - “We need the developer to develop”: speculative urbanism and the challenges of using financial tools” – 11:30am-12:30pm – Ross N120
Kevin Ward is a Professor of Human Geography and Director of the Manchester
Urban Institute at the University of Manchester and a Visiting Professor at The
City Institute, York University. His current work involves rethinking what is
meant by the urban in urban politics, as elements of different places are
assembled and reassembled to constitute particular urban political realms.
Kevin has published over a 100 journal articles and book chapters, and his
books include the co-authored volumes Urban Sociology, Modernity and
Capitalism (Macmillan, 2002) and Spaces of Work: Global Capitalism and the
Geographies of Labour (Sage, 2004) Kevin is also editor of Researching the
City: a Guide for Students (Sage, 2013) and co-editor of Neoliberalization:
States, Networks, Peoples (Blackwell, 2007), Mobile Urbanism: Cities and
Policymaking in the Global Age (Minnesota University Press, 2011) and
Researching the City (Sage, 2013). He is currently editor of Urban Geography.