Conference: Social housing policies – Land, economy, society.

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.

New radio show: Gentrification in Vienna

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

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 … Continue reading ENHR Housing research workshop in Vienna.

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 … Continue reading Housing conference in Berlin and new research project.

New blog post: The political economy of demolition.

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.

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.