Kraks Fond Winter Workshop on Urban Economics “Gentrification”

The workshop focuses on quantitative methods and analysis of urban areas. The aim is to connect economists, sociologists, geographers, management scholars, and policy makers with advanced practice interested in urban economics. Bringing together leading experts, promising young researchers and advanced practitioners, the workshop offers an opportunity for scientific discussion and interaction in relatively small groups. Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research is an independent research unit under the Kraks Fond. Results of Kraks projects are available to decision makers, the general public, and researchers alike http://kraksfondbyforskning.dk/en/publications/.

KEY NOTE SPEAKERS 

  • Jan Rouwendal, Professor of Economics (VU University Amsterdam)
  • Gabriel Ahlfeldt, Associate Professor of Urban Economics and Land Development (The London School of Economics)
  • Nathaniel Baum-Snow, Associate Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy (University of Toronto)
  • Jos Van Ommeren, Professor of Economics (VU University Amsterdam) 

PRESENTERS

  • Paul Carrillo, Associate Professor (George Washington University)
  • Elizabeth I. Rivera Rodas, Assistant Professor (Montclair State University)
  • Georges Poquillon, Ph.D. student (University of Essex)
  • Vincent Viguié, Dr. (CIRED)

 

STEERING COMMITTEE AND LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITEE

  • Ismir Mulalic, Associate Professor (Technical University of Denmark and the Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research)
  • Jan Rouwendal, Professor of Economics (VU University Amsterdam)
  • Marie Lundbo, Project Manager (the Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research)


REGISTRATION

Register for the event here. There is no workshop fee.

Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research is a non-profit foundation, and there is no workshop fee. However, confirmed registration is necessary to attend the workshop. The workshop organizers aim to ensure participation of all who desire to attend the workshop, but to facilitate in-depth discussion the number of participants is limited to 40. Attendance may therefore have to be restricted. The organizers will aim at a certain balance between countries and institutions. We may therefore not be able to accept additional registrations.

Confirmed registration gives full access to the entire event including catering, lunch at the conference venue, and the farewell reception. The farewell reception takes place after the workshop and is aimed to promote networking between professionals. For more information and registration please follow the link (http://kraksfondbyforskning.dk/en/). Registration will be confirmed by email. Please wait for confirmation before making travel or accommodation arrangements.

PROGRAM

08.30-09.00                  Registration and morning coffee

09.00-09.15                   Introduction: Lars P. Geerdsen (Kraks Fond) and Ismir Mulalic (Technical University of Denmark and Kraks Fond)

09.15-10.00                    Jan Rouwendal (VU University Amsterdam): Commuting, infrastructure investments and residential sorting – Evidence from the Copenhagen metro 2002-2010

10.00-10.45                    Paul Carrillo (George Washington University): Counterfactual Dissimilarity in US Cities: Can Changes in Demographics and Income Explain Gentrification?

10.45-11.15                      Coffee break

11.15-12.00                      Nathaniel Baum-Snow (University of Toronto): Accounting for Central Neighborhood Change, 1970-2010

12.00-12.45                    Elizabeth I. Rivera Rodas (Montclair State University): Is Gentrification Increasing Per Pupil Funding for Low Income Students?

12.45-13.45                    Lunch

13.45-14.30                    Jos Van Ommeren (VU University Amsterdam): Place-based policies and the housing market

14.30-15.15                     Georges Poquillon (University of Essex): Do neighbours matter? Evidence from a quasi-natural experiment in Denmark

15.15-15.45                     Coffee break

15.45-16.30                    Gabriel Ahlfeldt (The London School of Economics): The political economy of conservation areas

16.30-17.15                      Vincent Viguié (CIRED): Why Do Population Density and Urban Containment Favors Gentrification

17.15-17.30                     Closure: Lars P. Geerdsen (Kraks Fond) and Ismir Mulalic (Technical University of Denmark and Kraks Fond)

17.30-19.00                    Reception

 

IMPORTANT DATES

  • The registration for attendance closes January 1, 2018.
  • Workshop: January 26, 2018.

 

 

CONTACTS

Marie Lundbo, Project Manager (the Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research), mlu@kraksfond.dk

Ismir Mulalic, Associate Professor (Technical University of Denmark and the Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research), ismu@dtu.dk

 

ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS

The workshop on new developments in the analysis of residential location choice is organized by the Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research.

Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research is an independent research unit under the Kraks Fond. The Kraks Fond – Institute covers a research field of economic, sociological, and geographical issues. Results are available to decision makers, the general public, and researchers alike.


ABOUT THE VENUE

Fæstningens Materialgård (the Fortifications Depot) is located in the historic center of Copenhagen. The complex, which has heritage status, encloses a small oasis with roses and magnolias and was home to the Ministry of Defense for more than 250 years up till 2007.

As a part of Bryghusområdet (the Brewery Site), the Fortifications Depot stands along Frederiksholms Kanal, with Christiansborg Palace, the King’s Brewery and the Royal Library as its nearest neighbors. Furthermore, a new architectural site is being constructed. The new prestigious building is designed by Rem Koolhaas from OMA and aims to connect the city center to the Copenhagen harbor.

Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research has been located in the Fortifications Depot since October 2014 together with the Danish Architecture Centre, Danish Design Centre, Copenhagen Solution Lab, INDEX and IFHP (The International Federation for Housing and Planning) and more companies and organisations are to come. The aim of this cluster is to create a national platform for the development and international exposure of Danish architecture, construction, urban development, design and urban research.