Research activities

Here are some things I recently did: Acted as discussant in the Hot off the press Book Series “The Challenge of Urban Futures”, organized by the University of Vienna. We discussed the book The Affordable City: Strategies for Putting Housing Within Reach (and Keeping It There), by Shane Phillips together with the author Co-organized the […]

Wohnraum für alle?! Perspektiven auf Planung, Politik und Architektur

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 […]

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 […]

ENHR Housing research workshop in Vienna.

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 […]

Housing conference in Berlin and new research project.

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 […]