Peter A Allard School of Law

Reassembling the city: understanding resident-led collective property sales

Event Description:

This presentation will provide an overview of an ongoing research project examining the phenomenon of resident-led collective sales (land assemblies) in Vancouver and in Sydney, Australia, which is being undertaken by researchers from the University of New South Wales and Macquarie University in Sydney. The project aims to understand the group dynamics that arise when residents come together to sell their properties ‘in one line’, as well as identifying how different intermediaries facilitate this process and the implications of these sales for neighbours and the city more broadly.

Laura Crommelin
Dr. Laura Crommelin

Laura Crommelin is a Senior Lecturer in the City Planning Program at UNSW Sydney, teaching planning law and governance and working on research related to urban and housing policy. She is also a Fellow at UNSW's City Futures Research Centre. Laura’s research interests cover a range of trends and issues in post-industrial cities, including urban renewal, urban governance, digital disruptions (e.g. Airbnb), place branding, and DIY urban revitalisation practices. She holds a PhD in urban planning from UNSW, an M.Litt in US Studies from the University of Sydney and a BA/LLB (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.

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