Seit Jahren steigen Mieten und Wohnungspreise – vor allem in wachsenden Städten und Regionen Deutschlands. Günstiger Wohnraum wird zunehmend knapp und gerade untere und mittlere Einkommensgruppen sind von hohen Wohnkosten belastet. Der Band bringt gestalterische, gesellschaftliche und politische Lösungsansätze in einen Dialog. Die Beiträge erkunden die Gründe für die Wiederkehr der Wohnungsfrage und stellen Strategien … Continue reading Wohnraum für alle?! Perspektiven auf Planung, Politik und Architektur
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 … Continue reading Josh Ryan-Collins coming to Vienna.
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.
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
It has been bugging me for quite a while that there is no book that provides a general overview of gentrification in Vienna. But there will be one very soon! I had the pleasure to edit the first volume on this issue together with Mara Verlic. The book "Gentrifizierung in Wien: Perspektiven aus Wissenschaft, Politik … Continue reading New book in print! Gentrification in Vienna.
I have contributed a short chapter to a new book on self storage spaces. My chapter "Wenn der Platz eng wird: Stauraum in Zeiten der Wohnungskrise" [When space gets scarce: Storage rooms and the housing crisis] explores the growing relevance of self storage in the context of the current urban housing shortage. The book is related … Continue reading New book chapter: Stauraum in Zeiten der Wohnungskrise.
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.