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Financial Industrialisation of Rental Mass Housing in Germany

EXPOSÉ

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 […]

CALLS

Statement at Habitat III plenary

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

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calls for participation

Side Event in Quito: Social Regulation of Real Estate Markets and Market Alternatives

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 […]

CALLS

International Workshops in Berlin: Housing – human right or financial asset?

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.

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Anti-Mipim

Financialization of Mass Rental Housing in Germany: Understanding the Transaction Cycles in the Mass Rental Housing Sector 1999–2015

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 […]

calls for participation

H3 event: The 24/2015 Catalan housing and energy poverty Law. A law written by the people. A model for other regions?

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!

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calls for participation

Side Event at H3 in Barcelona: Reclaiming Spaces from Corporate Landlords and Financialized Markets

Side Event at the Habitat III Thematic Meeting on Public Spaces Monday, April 4, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. , Historic Building of the University of Barcelona

While communities, social organizations, municipalities and governments are still struggling with the consequences of the 2008 crash, the influence of transnational financial markets, big corporate landlords and private […]

Habitat for People

Habitat for People – Not for Profit!

Everybody knows about the 2007–08 crashes resulting from housing bubbles and their context of globalized financial markets. But in the preparation of the UN conference HABITAT III you hardly hear a word about it. International, national and local organizations are demanding a serious inclusion of those issues into the conference and a […]

petitions

NO TO THE TROIKA PLAN AGAINST GREECE! NO TO THE EVICTION REGIME OVER EUROPE!

STATEMENT of European housing movements on the clash of the European austerity regime with the Greek people

The Greek government has called for a national referendum on Sunday, 5th July, for the new ‘bailout’ terms presented by the EU, the ECB and the IMF on June 15. These terms include an extension of high […]

Anti-Mipim

Come to London in October! Say No to MIPIM and AUSTERITY, Yes to Housing Rights!

The “London Radical Housing Network” supported by international activists who try to build a “European Action Coalition for the Right to Housing an the City” have called for transnational action and meetings at the occasion of the real estate fair “MIPIM UK” in October (17th – 2oth). Here is their call in it’s 29th […]