The impact of COVID-19 on housing markets

I’ve written a short piece how the pandemic may impact on the Austrian housing market. What do we know already and what can we expect? The short text initially appeared as part of the regular newsletter of the Austrian Association for Housing Subsidy (Verein für Wohnbauförderung). The published text is available here: https://www.vwbf.at/die-coronakrise-und-der-wohnungsmarkt-aktuelle-entwicklungen-und-perspektiven/ There’s another […]

The transformation of social housing (Virtual Special Issue)

I have put together a Virtual Special Issue for the International Journal of Housing Policy on the transformation of social housing prior and after the Global Financial Crisis. It is a selection of papers that were previously published in the journal. My aim in selecting the papers was twofold: first, include a broad range of […]

New special issue out

If you are looking for some brand-new housing research to read amidst the current corona situation, I have a new special issue out in the International Journal of Housing Policy, co-edited with Cody Hochstenbach (University of Amsterdam) and Chris Lennartz (PBL Nederlands). It deals with the rise of what we call multiple property ownership, i.e. […]

Call for Papers: Housing research workshop in Hamburg

I am co-organizing a housing research workshop in Hamburg in May. This comes out of a collaboration of the ENHR working group Homeownership and Globalization, which I am co-coordinating with Richard Ronald and Caroline Dewilde, and the HafenCity University Hamburg, particularly Yuca Meubrink and Monika Grubbauer. All details below. Between Owning and Renting: Shifting approaches to […]

Josh Ryan-Collins coming to Vienna.

I am very much looking forward to chairing an event with Josh Ryan-Collins from the University College London (UCL) in Vienna next week. Josh Ryan-Collins will present his new book “Why can’t you afford a home?” and we will discuss the relevance of his arguments for the Austrian context with local experts.   I am posting […]

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 […]