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Kris Olds

Kris Olds

Expert on globalization and urban change, globalization of higher education, forced evictions and the social impacts of mega events.

Professor, geography College of Letters and Science Work: 608-262-5685 Home page


  • urban planning and gentrification
  • globalization of higher education and research
  • social impacts of Olympic Games and World's Fairs
  • evictions and other forms of involuntary resettlement
  • immigration’s impacts in ‘gateway cities’


  • Member, advisory board for the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions 2007 report, Fair Play for Housing Rights: Mega-Events, Olympic Games.
  • Editor, Geography Compass
  • Worked in the planning department for the city of Vancouver
  • Ongoing contributor to Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and European University Association (EUA) policy-making initiatives
  • Member, editorial boards of GeoJournal, Professional Geographer, and Urban Policy and Research