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 […]

Lecture series: Gentrification in Vienna.

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 […]

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 […]