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.

New blog post: Study on affordable housing in Austria with methodological problems.

There's growing public debate about affordable housing in Austria. Available empirical research on the issue, however, is scarce. The real estate platform Immobilienscout24.at has published a short report, which was also widely covered in the media. It provides current numbers, but has methodological problems. I've written a short post about it on the blog http://www.urbanizm.net. … Continue reading New blog post: Study on affordable housing in Austria with methodological problems.

Our symposium on affordable housing at TU Wien.

Last week our institute organized a symposium on the challenge of providing affordable housing in cities at the TU Wien, together with Urban Forum and Österreichische Städtebund. The event was a big success, with more than 150 people attending. The newspaper Wiener Zeitung published an article about the event here: https://www.wienerzeitung.at/nachrichten/wien/stadtleben/950473_Eine-Ressource-fuer-die-Elite.html The program can be … Continue reading Our symposium on affordable housing at TU Wien.

New publication: How the real estate successfully lobbied Austria’s new government.

I wrote a short piece on the reform plans for housing policy of Austria's new coalition government. A comparison of the coalition agreement with the most recent press materials of the association of the real estate industry (Verband der Immobilienwirtschaft) shows how successful the industry did their lobbying. Many of their demands are included in … Continue reading New publication: How the real estate successfully lobbied Austria’s new government.

How Austria’s housing reform proposals were written by the real estate industry.

The new coalition government in Austria has presented their reform plans for the coming years as part of the coalition agreement. In the field of housing, the plans show striking similarities with the current demands of the real estate industry. I have compared the governmental reform plans with the most recent press materials of the … Continue reading How Austria’s housing reform proposals were written by the real estate industry.

Austria’s new government wants to increase home-ownership.

Austria has a new government. The coalition proposal also includes plans to reform housing policy. One of the main objectives is to increase the homeownership rate in Austria. I wrote a short comment on the problems of this policy, given the current lack of affordable housing for low-income households. For them, homeownership is no alternative.  … Continue reading Austria’s new government wants to increase home-ownership.