New podcast interview with DerSpiegel

I recently contributed to a podcast around urban housing crises, Berlin, Vienna, and what to do about it. It was produced by the German newspaper DerSpiegel in collaboration with the Austrian newspaper DerStandard. I talked about similarities and differences between the German and the Austrian housing system, what the main causes are for the current shortage of affordable housing in cities, how the German and Austrian housing systems differ from other European housing systems, particularly with regard to financialization trends, and what can be done in terms of policies to ease urban housing problems. There’s a number of other people contributing too, among them Kevin Kühnert from the Social Democratic Party of Germany, as well as Michael Ludwig, Mayor of Vienna. I like how they included my arguments into the podcast, so it’s worth a listen 🙂 You can find it here (in German):