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Friday, April 5 • 4:05pm - 5:25pm
Friday - The Politics of Urban Policy Circulation III: Planning and Redevelopment

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Moderator: Kevin Ward (University of Manchester)

  • Urban plans, global imaginations: ‘worlding’ Sydney via metropolitan planning
    Thomas Baker (University of Newcastle), Kristian Ruming (Macquarie University)
  • Made in Singapore? How Singapore’s Policy ‘Factory’ is More Complex (and Contradictory) than it Might Seem
    Jason Luger (King's College London)
  • Instrumented Cities? A Critical Analysis of IBM's Smarter Cities Initiatives
    Donald McNeill (University of Western Sydney)
  • Urban Policy Circulation and the Politics of Revitalization: The Calgary Municipal Lands Corporation and the “East Village Experience”
    Andrew Shmuely (University of British Columbia)
  • Financing urban redevelopment: the policy mobilities and immobilities of the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) model
    Kevin Ward (University of Manchester)


Thomas Baker

PhD Candidate, University of Newcastle
Tom’s research looks at the formation of policy initiatives in Australian cities and its entanglement in global policy geographies. His Ph.D research focuses on the sphere of homelessness, exploring recent global-urban shifts in policy and programmes targeting street homelessness... Read More →

Jason Luger

PhD Candidate, King's College London

Donald McNeill

University of Western Sydney

Andrew Shmuely

University of British Columbia

Kevin Ward

University of Manchester


Kristian Ruming

Macquarie University


Kevin Ward

University of Manchester

Friday April 5, 2013 4:05pm - 5:25pm PDT
Terrace Room