Last week, I was invited to Berlin to meet with a research team from TU Darmstadt and TU Berlin that works on the impact of urban tourism on housing quality in four neighborhoods in Berlin. The team consists of Prof. Sybille Frank, Prof. Kristin Wellner, Dipl-Soz. Anna Raschke, Dipl. Volkswirt Claus Müller and Stefan Brandt, MA. … Continue reading Research exchange: Airbnb in European cities.
I'll co-organize a workshop of the European Network for Housing Research (ENHR) in Vienna in May. This is a collaboration with Richard Ronald (University of Amsterdam), Caroline Dewilde (University of Tilburg), Aideen Hayden (University College Dublin) and Paddy Gray (University of Ulster). I'm posting the call for papers below. Check out the workshop website. Between … Continue reading ENHR Housing research workshop in Vienna.
I'll be in Berlin in the coming days for a conference entitled "Wohnen: Rebellisch, solidarisch, links" [Housing: Rebellious, solidary, left]. The event is organized by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung. I'll present the first results of a research project on Housing and Municipalism. The project compares housing policy responses to the housing crisis in Berlin, Amsterdam, Vienna and … Continue reading Housing conference in Berlin and new research project.
I'm happy to announce that I'm co-organizing a lecture series entitled "Gentrifizierung in Wien: Perspektiven aus Wissenschaft, Politik und Praxis" together with my colleague Mara Verlic. It will take place this semester at Vienna University of Technology. The series comes out of a book project that Mara and I are currently involved in. We are … Continue reading Lecture series: Gentrification in Vienna.
I'm reposting a blogpost that discusses the recent rise of demolitions in Vienna. I'm approaching it from a political-economy perspective and situate demolitions within the wider development of Vienna's housing market since the mid-2000s. The post originally appeared on urbanizm.net. Die politische Ökonomie des Hausabrisses Mit 1. Juli wurde also die Wiener Bauordnung novelliert. Hausabrisse … Continue reading New blog post: The political economy of demolition.
I've published a new paper together with Lisa Vollmer from Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in the current issue of PROKLA - Zeitschrift für kritische Sozialwissenschaft. The paper is entitled "Wohnungspolitik in der Krise des Neoliberalismus in Berlin und Wien. Postneoliberaler Paradigmenwechsel oder punktuelle staatliche Beruhigungspolitik?". It evaluates post-crisis housing policies in Berlin and Vienna in light of … Continue reading New Publication in PROKLA.
I've given a longer interview for the magazine of the Austrian Tenant Association "Fair Wohnen". We talked about the current problems on Vienna's housing market, gentrification dynamics in the city, displacement, investment patterns, as well as the plans of the new Austrian coalition government and what they may mean for tenants in the city. The … Continue reading New interview with Austrian Tenant Association.
I've recently given a lecture at the symposium "Markt oder Staat? Wohin steuert die Wohnungspolitik?". The event was organized by the Verein für Wohnbauförderung. It aimed at discussing recent developments of housing policies in Austria in the context of the reform plans of the new coalition government. There was a set of very interesting national … Continue reading Talk and interview: Housing policies in Austria. Where are they headed?
I've contributed a short text on Airbnb in Vienna to the current issue of the journal Mieterecho, journal of the tenant association Berlin. The text is co-authored with my colleagues Leonhard Plank and Roman Seidl. It briefly sketches our research project on Airbnb in Vienna, specifically focusing on the business model for real estate investors … Continue reading New publication: The business with the holiday homes. Airbnb in Wien.
I've contributed to a short text entitled "Tourism in the digital city: The business behind Airbnb". It is about how Airbnb is increasingly becoming a lucrative investment and a new means for investors to extract profit from tourism. The text was co-authored with Roman Seidl and Leonhard Plank and draws on our recent research on Airbnb … Continue reading New publication: Tourism in the digital city. The business behind Airbnb.