Publication Housing under Pressure

Housing under Pressure. Dynamics between Centers and Peripheries. 

Book of Abstracts INUAS Conference 2019. (Vienna, 4.-6.11.2019)                                                           

Open Access Publication here.

In the current dramatically tense urban housing markets in European and global metropolitan areas, social tensions between the state, the market, and the population are particularly evident under the conditions of urban growth due to a lack of housing for a growing and increasingly mobile population, enormous price rises for rental and owneroccupied apartments, and rapidly rising housing costs for low-income households. The increasing densification of attractive locations, the scarcity of public spaces, the gentrification and upgrading of urban centers, and the associated displacement effects as well as the development of new neighborhoods and public infrastructure with limited urban budgets and space capacities represent major challenges for housing supply in many places. Demographic change, growing environmental pollution, and unequal living conditions are simultaneously increasing the pressure on state protagonists and democratic procedures to develop socially inclusive, health-promoting, and resource-efficient housing policies. Against this background, complex dynamics are taking place between centers and peripheral urban areas, in which urban functions and urban usage are shifting, new patterns of suburbanization are emerging, and places of living and dwelling are changing rapidly. In the context of this transformation of housing, a multitude of inter- and transdisciplinary as well as applied questions arise with regard to securing the accessibility, supply, and living conditions of urban populations and to being able to design alternatives for the sustainable development of residential areas. 

With the Vienna conference theme the INUAS university network wants to identify new perspectives on social housing and sustainable urban development.

Link to the Conference Website and Program.

More information here.

Panel Discussion Day1
Social Event in Collaboration with IBA Vienna at Ankerbrotfabrik.
Public Discussion with experts and city government representatives on Housing under Pressure.
Panel Presentation Day2
Day 2 Excursions
Field Trip Schlor Habitat Project Vienna. Project Presentation and Housing Excursion Self-Organised Housing Initiative.

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