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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics
 
Read more at: Seminar 16 - Neoliberal trajectories of urban planning and development: the case of Poland

Seminar 16 - Neoliberal trajectories of urban planning and development: the case of Poland

Wednesday, 9 March, 2016 - 16:00 to 17:00

Abstract: Neoliberalism has recently become a topic of vivid interest within planning theory. The theory of accounts of neoliberalization of urban policymaking and planning highlights the temporal and spatial variegation of neoliberalism focusing upon the evolutionary processes of a plurality of Western capitalisms...


Read more at: Seminar 15 - Future Farming – Technologists’ Fantasy or Grower Game‐Changer?

Seminar 15 - Future Farming – Technologists’ Fantasy or Grower Game‐Changer?

Wednesday, 2 March, 2016 - 16:00 to 17:00

Abstract: Since the launch of the national Agri‐Tech Strategy in June 2013, there has been renewed energy and vigour in developing new products and services for the industry. Agri‐Tech East is an independent cluster organisation bringing together farmers and growers with technology developers and researchers to inform and...


Read more at: Seminar 14 - Government Quality and Foreign Investment in the European Regions

Seminar 14 - Government Quality and Foreign Investment in the European Regions

Wednesday, 24 February, 2016 - 16:00 to 17:00

Abstract: Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) are key ‘tectonic forces’, shaping the ‘mountains’ in a far‐from‐flat world economic geography. The total value added generated by MNEs accounts for approximately 25 percent of world GDP. MNE foreign subsidiaries alone generate more than 10 per cent of world GDP (UNCTAD, 2015)...


Read more at: Seminar 13 - The impact of the direct payment of housing benefit to social housing tenants: evidence from the Direct Payment Demonstrations Projects (DPDPs)

Seminar 13 - The impact of the direct payment of housing benefit to social housing tenants: evidence from the Direct Payment Demonstrations Projects (DPDPs)

Wednesday, 17 February, 2016 - 16:00 to 17:00

Abstract The Government's flagship welfare reform, Universal Credit, which in addition to collapsing six workingage benefit payments into one monthly payment, involves social housing claimants being given the responsibility of paying their rent, a responsibility referred to in the UK context as direct payment. This...


Read more at: Seminar 12 - Liquidity Provision, Credit Risk and the Bond Spread: New Evidence from the Subprime Mortgage Market

Seminar 12 - Liquidity Provision, Credit Risk and the Bond Spread: New Evidence from the Subprime Mortgage Market

Wednesday, 10 February, 2016 - 16:00 to 17:00

Abstract We study the determinants of the subprime mortgage loan spread, with a particular focus on funding liquidity and default-liquidity interaction effects. We find that sector-level as well as macro funding liquidity provision affected subprime loan rates, explaining a significant portion of the variation in spreads...


Read more at: Seminar 11 - The impact of the Right to Buy for housing association tenants and forced sale of higher value council homes

Seminar 11 - The impact of the Right to Buy for housing association tenants and forced sale of higher value council homes

Wednesday, 3 February, 2016 - 16:00 to 17:00

Abstract: The Housing and Planning Bill, currently going through parliament, introduces two new important changes affecting the social housing sector in England. Housing Association tenants will be given the Right-to-Buy their home with similar discounts to those already available to council tenants. Housing associations...


Read more at: Seminar 10 - The economic limits of the ‘originate to distribute’ model

Seminar 10 - The economic limits of the ‘originate to distribute’ model

Wednesday, 27 January, 2016 - 16:00 to 17:00

Abstract: As students, we learnt that the financial system is a satellite that moves around the planet (the real economy). What happens when the satellite becomes bigger than the planet and takes the lead in innovation? This is the result of the current financialization process based on the connivance between traditional...


Read more at: Seminar 9 - Planning and designing with qualitative methods

Seminar 9 - Planning and designing with qualitative methods

Wednesday, 20 January, 2016 - 16:00 to 17:00

Abstract: Traditionally urban planning, urban design and other built environment disciplines have based their processes and outcomes on quantitative data. In the past few decades, qualitative approaches have also risen as valuable. However, theorists, philosophers and practitioners have largely questioned both...


Read more at: Seminar 8 - Power to the people - the neighbourhood planning revolution

Seminar 8 - Power to the people - the neighbourhood planning revolution

Wednesday, 2 December, 2015 - 16:00 to 17:00

Abstract: Localism, community rights and social action are now a regular feature of political and policy debate. This seminar will explore what they mean and the role of neighbourhood planning in bringing power to the people. With over 1,700 communities already using the "right to plan" it is proving positively disruptive...


Read more at: Seminar 7 - A multi-scale modeling approach for simulating urbanization in a metropolitan region

Seminar 7 - A multi-scale modeling approach for simulating urbanization in a metropolitan region

Wednesday, 25 November, 2015 - 16:00 to 17:00

Abstract: Metropolitan regions worldwide are experiencing rapid urban growth and the planners often employ prediction models to forecast the future expansion for improving the land management policies and practices. These regions are a mix of urban, peri-urban and rural areas where each sector has its unique expansion...