Vollmer, L. & Kadi, J. (2018) Post-neoliberal shift or selective pacification measures? Housing policies in the crisis of neoliberalism in Berlin and Vienna. In: PROKLA 191

Against the backdrop of rising housing problems and protests, the comparative paper asks to what extent a paradigmatic shift in housing policies towards greater decommodifcation of housing has been initiated in Berlin and Vienna. Recent housing policies in both cities are discussed and evaluated with reference to the emerging debate about post-neoliberalism in housing. Available open access: http://www.prokla.de/index.php/PROKLA/article/view/83/69

Conference: Social housing policies – Land, economy, society.

I was pleased to take part in the conference "Social housing policies - Land, Economy, Society" the last two days. The event was organised by the Weimar Housing Research Group at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. I was a moderator for a thought-provoking evening lecture by Dr Anne Kockelkorn from ETH Zurich. The lecture, entitled "Housing after the … Continue reading Conference: Social housing policies – Land, economy, society.

New book free to download: Gentrification in Vienna.

The book I edited together with Mara Verlic "Gentrifizierung in Wien: Perspektiven aus Wissenschaft, Politik und Praxis [Gentrification in Vienna: Perspectives from research, politics and practice]" has now been officially released. It is available for free download at the link below. You can also order a free copy with the funder of the book, the … Continue reading New book free to download: Gentrification in Vienna.

New encylopedia entry: Red Vienna 1919-1934.

I'm happy to announce that I've contributed a piece on Red Vienna together with my colleague Johannes Suitner to the Wiley Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies. The online version was just released and is available here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118568446.eurs0259 If you happen to have no access to the paper but would like to read it just drop … Continue reading New encylopedia entry: Red Vienna 1919-1934.

New radio show: Gentrification in Vienna

I've had the pleasure to appear on the national radio broadcaster ORF OE1 last week together with Mara Verlic to talk about our new book: Gentrification in Vienna. I'm posting a summary of the announcement of the show below. The show is available here: https://oe1.orf.at/programm/20190425/550473.  (in German)   Aufwertung und Verdrängung durch Gentrifizierung. Der Begriff … Continue reading New radio show: Gentrification in Vienna

New paper out on the geography of gentrification research.

I've a new paper out in the journal The Public Sector. I'm posting the abstract below. The paper is available open access here: http://oes.tuwien.ac.at/sektor/periodical/titleinfo/3502228?lang=en Which cities are studied? Probing the geographical scope of 40 years of gentrification research Picking up on debates about the narrow geographical focus of gentrification research, this paper probes the geographical scope of … Continue reading New paper out on the geography of gentrification research.

New paper out in European Planning Studies.

I've a new co-authored paper out together with Michael Getzner in European Planning Studies. I'm posting the abstract below. The full paper is available open access here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09654313.2019.1604634 Determinants of land consumption in Austria and the effects of spatial planning regulations Michael Getzner  & Justin Kadi  A substantial area of permanently habitable land in Austria is already … Continue reading New paper out in European Planning Studies.