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University of Wisconsin–Madison
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 Work: 608-262-5685 kolds@wisc.edu Home page

Topics

  • 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’

Achievements

  • Member, advisory board for the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions 2007 report, <a href="http://www.cohre.org/store/attachments/COHRE%27s%20Olympics%20Report.pdf">Fair Play for Housing Rights: Mega-Events, Olympic Games</a>.
  • 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

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