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Tuesday, December 3 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
KEYNOTE: Professor Roger Burrows

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In the decade between 2007 and 2017 London changed fundamentally. This lecture is about how the actions of the transnational über-wealthy — the “have yachts” — impinged on the life-worlds of the “merely wealthy” — “the haves.” The lecture will explore the conceptual utility of gentrification as a way of thinking about these seismic urban changes, and concludes that profound socio-spatial changes and new intensities in the financialization of housing, neighborhood tensions, and cultural dislocations are reshaping London as a plutocratic city and the lives of those who live there in historically unprecedented ways. Even the concept of “super-gentrification” does not adequately frame these circumstances.

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Professor Roger Burrows

Newcastle University, UK
Roger Burrows is Professor of Cities at the School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape, Newcastle University, UK. His academic background is in sociology, statistics and political economy but he has also worked in the fields of social policy and cultural studies. About one-half... Read More →