Phil Ashton

Phil Ashton is a faculty member in Urban Planning and Policy at UIC. Trained as a political scientist and urban planner, Phil’s research focuses on financialization and urban governance. His recent work has focused on the US mortgage crisis, including litigation by cities and counties against large banks over concentrated foreclosures. He has also studied the role of investment banks in producing the growing market for urban infrastructure assets, including Chicago’s Skyway and parking meters.