This Summer School focuses on recent developments in urban housing markets: how do financialisation, economic crisis and austerity policies impinge upon housing provision? How do these forces translate into patterns of sub-/re-urbanisation, segregation and gentrification? Against the backdrop of these general questions, the Summer School enquires into the conditions that frame housing markets, showing a strong variation amongst European cities.
Vienna, Belgrade and Athens: The Summer School focuses on the housing markets in three European metropolises, which are characterised by different historic pathways and market structures, and which are embedded in different regulative frames and policies. Vienna is dominated by a rental market with strong regulations and by a large social housing submarket. In contrast, Belgrade displays a radical transformation towards a ownership market with weak regulations. Finally, the Greek capital Athens was highly affected during the Euro-crisis, with implications for the housing market.