REP PhD students present their research at European conferences
16 July 2019
Real Estate & Planning’s PhD students have been travelling to various conferences in Europe, presenting their research and getting feedback. Here, some of them share their conferences experiences from 2019.
From the 24th – 26th June 2019 I had the privilege to present our working paper “How Does Transparency Affect Property Investment?” at the AREUEA (American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association) International Conference, held in Milan. We received useful feedback from the discussant and participants.
The next day saw me move to Lausanne, Switzerland to attend the Hospitality Finance and Economics conference from 27th to 28th June. This time round my supervisor, Professor Anupam Nanda, presented our paper on Transparency while I had great fun being a discussant. Again there were great comments. And we are thankful to conference organizers and participants.
I attended the ‘Just Food Futures’ conference, sponsored by the Sheffield Institute for Sustainable Food and the RGS-IBG Food Geographies Working Group, in Sheffield from 8th to 9th July. The conference brought together academics, practitioners, food thinkers and policy makes to consider contemporary approaches to addressing current food issues. My presentation was on the topic of “Exploring Spatial Imaginaries of Food Systems”.
It was a fantastic opportunity to hear speakers, including Professor Julian Agyeman (Tufts University), participate in a reflective exercise on how we relate collective ideas about food to our personal experiences, and meet and learn from a range of people who are seeking to change the food narrative in some way.
Syeda Marjia Hossain
I attended the ERES (European Real Estate Society) 2019 conference that was held from 3rd to 6th July, at ESSEC Business School in Cergy-Pontoise, France. My presentation was on “Valuers’ perception of sustainability in the UK commercial real estate market”. It was very useful to present at the PhD sessions and to attend other similar presentations. Valuable comments were received and an understanding of the global perception of valuers were gathered that will help me shape my own research. ’
My experience at the ERES 2019 conference was quite colourful, well typified by the photo with the graffiti backdrop at the ESSEC main building. I was presenting my paper, “Dynamics of the Nigerian Housing Market”. I had stimulating interactions with many early, mid and even late career Academics from all around the world and it was so interesting to learn of the varied research people are undertaking. I liked that a good number of presentations were really just at idea or slightly developed stage, it gave me confidence to trust the ideation process of my own research and seek to test them more before taking a decision to discard because it lacks significant form.
The ERES 2019 conference was an opportunity for me to present my papers and to discuss my research with other PhD students and scholars in the field of Real Estate from around the world. The first paper I presented was “Does Migration Policy Influence the Locational Choices of Immigrants? Evidence from the UK” and the second was “Do Liberalized Migration Policies Affect the Housing Outcomes of Immigrants? Evidence from the EU-A10 immigrants in the UK”. I received very useful feedback which will significantly improve my research output. The conference was gratifying indeed.