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

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.