Apply Now! YSI Workshop on Innovation Policy & Real Estate at AsRes 2019

Dear members, apply now for the YSI Workshop on Innovation Policy & Real Estate to be held at the Asia Real Estate Conference in Shenzhen on 7th July 2019. The deadline for submisison is extended to 25th April 2019.

For selected young scholars partial travel stipends and accommodation is available as well as entry to the Asia Real Estate Conference 2019 from 7th- 10th July. Diversity criteria (regions, gender and, race) will be considered in the selection process. This workshop is designed for young scholars (Masters or PhD level).

Prof. Wu Jing (Tsinghua University) will be the keynote speaker at the YSI workshop providing a speech on the challenges of real estate data availability and the construction of a house price index construction in the nascent housing market. The AsRes Society main conference is organised by MIT China Future City Lab & MIT Centre for Real Estate in conjunction with Tsinghua University Hang Lung Center. The line-up of speakers can be found here

As the innovation takes place in the city and a number of academics and policy-makers have been seeing the cities as growth and innovation machines, innovation policy has a crucial spatial dimension and brings about strong implications for cities. Drawing on these relationships, this section aims to foster the debate on the impacts of innovation policy on real estate markets and urban morphology. Empirical papers, which address the impacts of a specific innovation policy on real estate markets and urban morphology, are welcome to share their results. For instance, the changes on properties prices promoted by the provision of urban infrastructures related to innovation policy; the impacts of tech parks on the surroundings neighborhoods and their real estate markets; the potential negative effects of innovation policies on housing affordability; and the (dis)connection between cities’ socioeconomic structure and smart specialization policies are seen as relevant case studies for the session. Land value capture, such as betterment levies, as a fiscal tool to finance the investments required by the innovation policy, is also a topic of interest.

Global papers will be welcomed, however, case studies situated in Asia or proposals which relate to Asian context are especially encouraged. In this regard, we will discuss in particular housing affordability and inequalities across urban East Asian, as well as linkages between innovation policies and sustainability in Asian countries.

To apply, submit a summary of your abstract of 300-400 words to [email protected] and [email protected]. Please also include a short biography and indicate your institution and current location.

Major themes:
• Smart cities and smart specialization policies and its impacts on real estate markets
• Infrastructural investments related to innovation policies and its impacts on real estate markets
• Innovation policy and housing affordability
• Land value capture as policy tools to finance innovation policies
• Housing affordability, urban inequalities and the future of Asian cities
• Innovation policy related to green cities and sustainability in Asia

Important dates:
Submission deadline – Thu 25 April

We look forward to receiving your application!

East Asia WG team