New book free to download: Gentrification in Vienna.

The book I edited together with Mara Verlic "Gentrifizierung in Wien: Perspektiven aus Wissenschaft, Politik und Praxis [Gentrification in Vienna: Perspectives from research, politics and practice]" has now been officially released. It is available for free download at the link below. You can also order a free copy with the funder of the book, the … Continue reading New book free to download: Gentrification in Vienna.

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 publication: The business with the holiday homes. Airbnb in Wien.

I've contributed a short text on Airbnb in Vienna to the current issue of the journal Mieterecho, journal of the tenant association Berlin. The text is co-authored with my colleagues Leonhard Plank and Roman Seidl. It briefly sketches our research project on Airbnb in Vienna, specifically focusing on the business model for real estate investors … Continue reading New publication: The business with the holiday homes. Airbnb in Wien.

New publication: Tourism in the digital city. The business behind Airbnb.

I've contributed to a short text entitled "Tourism in the digital city: The business behind Airbnb". It is about how Airbnb is increasingly becoming a lucrative investment and a new means for investors to extract profit from tourism. The text was co-authored with Roman Seidl and Leonhard Plank and draws on our recent research on Airbnb … Continue reading New publication: Tourism in the digital city. The business behind Airbnb.