Susanne Heeg

is professor of geographical urban research at the Institute of Human Geography at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt. Her research interests lie in cities as points where social conflicts crystallize and as local nodes in networked global dynamics. In her work, she deals with processes that have led to the increase in cities’ significance in the global age and with developments within cities and city regions.


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What do we want to bet?

The economics of real estate: speculation and urban development

The spatial limits of speculation have been broken and the world is constantly combed for investment opportunities. The aim is to create the image of prosperous, dynamic cities, but for the majority of the urban population, it’s more a curse than a blessing.

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