New radio interview: Evictions in Vienna.

Every day seven households are evicted in Vienna. Public debates about this issue are, however, scarce. Georg Pöchhacker has produced a fascinating radio feature about the reasons, practice and consequences of evictions in Vienna. I was very happy I could contribute a bit through an interview based on research I did together with Mara Verlic […]

New radio show: Airbnb in Vienna.

What is the state of Airbnb in Wien? Radio derivé has invited me together with my colleague Roman Seidl to talk about our research project. I’m reposting the broadcasting description below (in German). The show is available for streaming here: https://cba.fro.at/369785 Wherebnb? Zur Situation von Airbnb in Wien Ein Radio dérive Studiogespräch mit Justin Kadi und […]

Our symposium on affordable housing at TU Wien.

Last week our institute organized a symposium on the challenge of providing affordable housing in cities at the TU Wien, together with Urban Forum and Österreichische Städtebund. The event was a big success, with more than 150 people attending. The newspaper Wiener Zeitung published an article about the event here: https://www.wienerzeitung.at/nachrichten/wien/stadtleben/950473_Eine-Ressource-fuer-die-Elite.html The program can be […]

Talk: Vienna’s new housing question.

I was honored to contribute a talk to a seminar on the ‘right to the city’ at the University of Vienna, Department of Political Science last Friday. I gave a short presentation on the growing housing problems in Vienna, situating them in a discussion about the specific institutional context of Vienna’s housing market. We had […]

Airbnb in European cities.

I spent the last two days at an inspiring workshop on Airbnb in European cities. It was organized by Christian Smigiel and Angela Hof at the University of Salzburg, Geography Department. I went there together with my colleagues Roman Seidl and Leonhard Plank (TU Wien) to present our research on Airbnb in Vienna (wherebnb.in/wien). The […]

The Austrian Association of Institutional Investors. A comment.

I wrote a short comment on a press release of the Austrian Association of Institutional Investors (in German). They call for an “evidence-based housing policy”, but present incomplete evidence in their press release. Among other things, they suggest that rent increases in Vienna are a “myth”. I’m posting the comment below. It first appeared here: http://urbanizm.net/4890627/der-verband-fur-institutionelle-immobilieninvestoren-und-die-faktenbasierte-wohnungspolitik/   Der […]