ARTE TV: Europe’s housing crisis

It was a great pleasure to contribute to a TV broadcasting on the shortage of affordable housing in European cities on the TV station ARTE. I took part in a studio discussion in Paris, together with Marianne Louis, General Director of the French Union Sociale pour l’Habitat and Kai Warnecke, President of the German Association […]

New report: Vienna’s housing construction boom

I’m somewhat late with this, but Antonia Schneider, Leonhard Plank and I published a new report on housing construction in Vienna in June. It comes out of a research project that we did in the TU Wien research group Housing Research for the Chamber of Labour Vienna. In the project we cooperated with the real […]

Podcast: Precarious Housing in Europe (PUSH)

It was great fun to contribute to the podcast series of the Precarious Housing in Europe (PUSH) project. PUSH is a Strategic Partnership of seven European partners funded under the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Programme. The program focuses on providing a knowledge base on precarious housing in Europe and raising awareness of the issue. It describes […]

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 […]