Elvin Wyly

Title/Position: Professor
Department/Faculty/Institution: Department of Geography, University of British Columbia
Degree(s)/School(s): BSc, Pennsylvania State; MA and Ph.D. University of Minnesota
E-mail: ewyly@geog.ubc.ca

MCRI Projects: A1: Universal Benchmarking; C2: North America Research Cluster.

Background: Elvin Wyly's work centers on the interrelations between the structured political economy of market processes, and the fine-grained details of public policies in the spatial constitution of urban inequality. He is captivated by the challenge of measuring old and new forms of inequality amidst metropolitan spatial reorganization, and by the need to mobilize empirical evidence to challenge the ideological infrastructure of contemporary neoliberalism.

Research Interests: Housing Markets; Urban Spatial Structure; Neighborhood Change; Socio-spatial Inequality.

Selected Publications:

Wyly, E. & Dhillon, J. K. (2018) Planetary Kantsaywhere:  Cognitive capitalist universities and accumulation by cognitive dispossession. City. 22 (1): 130-151. 

Wyly, E. & Brydolf-Horwitz, R. (2017). Emplacement and the dispossessions of cosmopolitan capital. Geoforum. 80 (March): A15-A19.

Wiig, A. & Wyly, E. (2016) Introduction: Thinking through the politics of the smart city. Urban Geography. 37 (4): 485-493.

Moos, M., Mendez, P., McGuire, L., Wyly, E., Kramer, A., Walter-Jospeh, R. & Williamson, M. (2015). More Continuity than Change? Re-evaluating the Contemporary Socio-economic and Housing Characteristics of Suburbs. Canadian Journal of Urban Research. 24 (2): 64-90.

Peck, J., Siemiatycki, E. & Wyly, E. (2014). Vancouver’s Suburban Involution. City. 18 (4-5): 386-415.

Wyly, E., Newman, K., Schafran, A. & Lee, E. (2010). Displacing New York. Environment & Planning A. 42: 2602-2623.

Wyly, E., Atia, M., Lee, E. & Mendez, P. (2007). Race, Gender, and Statistical Representation: Predatory Mortgage Lending and the U.S. Community Reinvestment Movement. Environment and Planning A. 39: 2139-2166.

Wyly, E. & Hammel, D.J. (2004). Gentrification, Segregation, and Discrimination in the American Urban System.  Environment and Planning A. 36 (7): 1215-1241.

Smith, N., Caris, P. & Wyly, E. (2001). The ‘Camden Syndrome’ and the Menace of Suburban Decline: Residential Disinvestment and its Discontents in Camden County, New Jersey.  Urban Affairs Review. 36 (4), 497-531.