REFLECTIONS & DEBATES
Knut Unger, January 2017
I. In Germany (and elsewhere) the financialization of rental mass housing wasn’t a result of the 2007 ff. crisis, it was a part of its creation and of the longer post-fordistic crisis-process. Rental housing is a form of lent capital. The rent (cash flow) together with the property rights builds […]
Since the beginning of the year the “International Working Group for the Promotion of Market Regulation and Market Alternatives at Habitat III” has tried to advocate for an inclusion of socially grounded regulations of markets that stop the speculation and treat housing, land and mortgage as goods for people and not for profit. This article […]
Statement by MieterInnenverein Witten (Witten Tenants Assoc.) on behalf of the “International Working Group for the Regulation of Real Estate Markets and Market Alternatives” to the Habitat III Plenary 20th Oct. 2016
The International Working Group for the Promotion of Market Regulation and Market Alternatives will hold a side event at the official Habitat III campus on Monday, Oct. 17th, 12:30 – 13:30 h. Casa della Cultura Ecuatoriana, Room 8. The discussion will be continued at the stand of the Global Platform for the Right to the […]
Members of the International Working Group for the Promotion of Market Regulation and Market Alternatives at Habitat III today started Meetings in Berlin and issued this statement .
Within the frame of the conference „Ways to affordable Housing“ of the German Network Renting & Housing, Sept. 16 & 17 in Berlin, Humboldt University <GERMAN PROGRAM HERE> housing right internationalists are organizing workshops dealing with critical views on Habitat III and political proposals for the regulation of financialized real estate corporations.
Members of the “international working group for the promotion of market regulation and market alternatives at Habitat III” have reminded the currently ongoing prepcom in Surabaya, that the new draft of the “New Urban Agenda” still is totally is ignoring the economic frames of the global housing crisis. “Without addressing the global economic frames of […]
REFLECTIONS & DEBATES
in:Barbara Schönig | Sebastian Schipper (Eds.): Urban Austerity: Impacts of the Global Financial Crisis on Cities in Europe, Verlag Theater der Zeit 2016
1. Introduction In Germany, since 1999, more than three million rental housing units have been traded in the context of large‐scale transactions. Sales to “financial investors” played a dominant role among these […]
for the informal hearings of stakeholders June 6 – 8 in New York
The signatories of this statement are among the authors of the open letter dated 31 January 2016: “Make social regulation of real estate markets an issue at Habitat III”. Most of the positions expressed in the following have been discussed among the […]
This side event at the Habitat 3 meeting in Barcelona informs about an ecouraging step towards social regulation of housing: the Catalan Law 24/2015. Let’s discuss implications for struggles in other countries!