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 Property Wealth Accumulation and Private Renting
Vienna, May 16-17, 2019
Call for papers
The Home Ownership and Private Rented Markets ENHR Working Groups are joining forces in 2019 to host a collaborative workshop on the theme; Between Property Wealth Accumulation and Private Renting. In recent years the decline in home ownership across European societies has been marked by a corresponding revival in private rental housing. While owner-occupied housing remains the preferred tenure in policy, state interventions have done little to reverse tenure realignment. Transformations in tenure structures are argued to have begun with financial restructuring preceding the economic crises of a decade ago. Since then however, imbalances between property investors, private owners and renters have intensified. These differences are not only reinforcing existing social gaps in wealth and income, but are characteristic of emerging economic processes and global patterns of socioeconomic inequality in the 21st century. Papers in this workshop will address traditional issues and new innovations in owner-occupied and private rental housing sectors. A number of papers will also address the links between them as well as the broader social, economic and political implications. Those interested in attending or presenting a paper at this workshop should send an email expressing their interest as well as a short abstract (up to 200 words) to the workshop organizers (see below).