UGoveRN is currently involved in organising a joint interface publication for the journal Planning Theory & Practice. This project one of the outcome of UGoveRN’s Connect21early career seminars and led by Dr. Sara Özogul.
Urban planning scholars have recognized the changing nature of planning in relation to real estate dynamics. However, there are still gaps in understanding these dynamics within planning scholarship. Criticisms include a limited empirical base (Crosby and Henneberry 2016), inadequate differentiation between types of developers and investors (Özogul and Tasan-Kok 2020; Ballard and Butcher 2019), and oversimplified portrayals of private sector investment decisions (Raco et al. 2019).
To address these challenges, the interface aims to bridge the gap between planning studies and real estate research. It focuses on integrating insights from real estate studies into planning scholarship and highlights the experiences of early career scholars who are pushing the boundaries at the intersection of planning and real estate research.
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