URSI x UGoveRN Seminar on Conflicted Governance

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Governing housing is far from straightforward: across various international contexts, housing development is regulated through webs of policies and programs operating at multiple levels of government. Both real estate developers and government officials must navigate through uncoordinated and contradictory institutional arrangements which can impede the development process. This seminar aims to discuss conflicting property market regulations and reflect on the role of the state in shaping urban built environments. Cross-country comparisons will be drawn based on cases from France (presented by Pierre Le Bruin, University of Avignon), the United States (presented by Dr. Sarah Mawhorter, University of Groningen), and the Netherlands (presented by Dr. Sara Özogul, University of Groningen). Professor Tuna Tasan-Kok (University of Amsterdam) will be the discussant. This is a joint event organised by The Urban and Regional Studies Institute (URSI) and the Urban Governance Research Network (UGoveRN).


  • Pierre le Brun (University of Avignon)
  • Dr. Sarah Mawhorter (University of Groningen)
  • Dr. Sara Özogul (University of Groningen)

Start Time

12:00 pm

March 8, 2023

Finish Time

2:00 pm

March 8, 2023


University of Groningen, Faculty of Spatial Sciences