Automated Landlord? Revisiting Rent, Monopolization, and Urban Struggle

Prof. Desiree Fields

Department of Geography, University of Sheffield

Desiree Fields is an urban geographer who theorizes the rise of financial markets, actors and imperatives as a contemporary process of global urban change. With a particular focus on housing, Fields is interested in how the link between real estate and finance is being reconstructed since the 2007-2008 global financial crisis, how residents experience this process, and its implications for housing policy and advocacy.
She was trained as an environmental psychologist and urbanist at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where she completed her PhD in 2013. Before joining the University of Sheffield as a Lecturer in 2014, Fields was Visiting Assistant Professor in the department of Urban Studies at Queens College of the City University of New York.

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PL-1A » Plenary 1 (Chair: Prof. Ray Forrest) (09:30 - Monday, 19th June, MMR)