Justin Kadi

Justin Kadi
TU Wien | TU Wien · Institute of Spatial Planning

PhD, MSc

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Introduction
I’m assistant professor at the Institute of Spatial Planning at TU Wien, Austria. Trained in urban studies, housing studies and urban planning, my research broadly focuses on transformations in housing policies and housing systems and how they are reshaping social and spatial inequalities. I'm Associate Editor of the International Journal of Housing Policy and member of the editorial collective of sub\urban.

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Publications (45)
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While European cities were long argued to have moderate levels of socio-spatial inequality, recent years have seen a growing assertion that such inequalities are on the rise. Structural shifts on labor and housing markets since the financial crisis suggest that this trend has further intensified since 2008, but empirical evidence has so far been sc...
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Der Wohnungsneubau hat sich in Wien in den letzten Jahren sehr dynamisch entwickelt. Die vorliegende Studie untersucht den Neubau der Jahre 2018-2021 entlang ausgewählter Dimensionen. Dies umfasst die räumliche Verteilung, die Rechtsform, das Verhältnis von gefördertem und freifinanziertem Neubau, die Bauträger, die Preise und Mieten, die Rolle von...
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Vor dem Hintergrund der steigenden Relevanz und Aufmerksamkeit für Gentrifizierung wurden in den letzten Jahren vermehrt Methoden entwickelt, um Gentrifizierungsgebiete zu identifizieren. Die vorliegende Studie entwickelt, aufbauend auf dem internationalen Forschungsstand, erstmals eine Methode zur quantitativen Identifizierung solcher Gebiete in W...
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This article distinguishes between six historical phases of gentrification in Vienna. These phases emanate from shifting demographic, economic and housing policy circumstances that have decisively shaped gentrification dynamics in the city. Vienna is a rather unusual context compared to cities that are typically in the focus of gentrification resea...
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Angesichts der sich seit Jahren zuspitzenden Lage auf den Wohnungs- und Immobilienmärkten ist Gentrifizierung zu einem der wichtigsten Begriffe geworden, um die gesellschaftlichen Veränderungen in den Großstädten zu beschreiben. Die Beiträge des Bandes liefern aktuelle Diagnosen der deutschsprachigen Gentrifizierungsforschung und betrachten die jün...
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Housing cost burdens have increased significantly in recent years across Europe, particularly in growing cities and regions. For low and middle-income households, it is becoming more and more difficult to find an affordable home, especially in inner city areas. As a result, they have to pay an increasing share of their income on housing, look for h...
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In the years following the Global Financial Crisis and up to the onset of the pandemic, the distribution of homeownership and housing wealth in advanced societies had become increasingly uneven. Property ownership and wealth accumulation processes have thus developed more clearly along socio-economic, generational and geographical lines than in the...
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In cities worldwide, the housing question has returned. As demands and proposals by housing movements have grown bolder, city governments are implementing new policies, ranging from small tweaks to major overhauls. This paper takes a close look at New York City, Berlin and Vienna, assessing their current housing policy landscapes. We evaluate to wh...
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In the years following the Global Financial Crisis and up to the onset of the pandemic, the distribution of homeownership and housing wealth in advanced societies had become increasingly uneven. Property ownership and wealth accumulation processes have thus developed more clearly along socio-economic, generational and geographical lines than in the...
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Prior to the onset of the pandemic, evidence on the conversion of regular rental housing into permanent holiday homes has fuelled concerns that Airbnb and other short-term rentals contribute to the shortage of affordable homes and to the displacement of regular residents in cities with high housing demand. When the pandemic set in, the media was qu...
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The number of individuals and households that own an additional property beyond their primary home is on the rise in several countries. However, recent studies have been inconsistent in describing such properties, referring, for instance, to the return of private small-scale landlordism, the proliferation of second homes, or the significance of dwe...
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Die Wohnungsfrage wird aktuell wieder viel diskutiert. Im benachbarten Deutschland werden wohnungs-politische Reformen besonders heftig gefordert. Die Vorschläge reichen von neuen Mietzinsbeschränkungen, einer umfangreichen Ausweitung des Sozial-wohnungsbestands, bis hin zur Enteignung großer Immobilienkonzerne. Dabei wird oftmals neidvoll nach Öst...
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The Working Group Homeownership and Globalization of the European Network of Housing Research (ENHR) and the HafenCity University Hamburg are hosting a collaborative workshop on the theme: Between Owning and Renting: Shifting approaches to Housing in the Post-Crisis Context in Europe at the HafenCity University Hamburg on May 28 and 29, 2020.
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In Reaktion auf steigende Wohnungsprobleme und breitere öffentliche Diskussion hat Wien unterschiedliche Maßnahmen zur Bereitstellung von leistbarem Wohnraum implementiert. Der vorliegende Beitrag stellt zentrale Reformansätze genauer vor und fragt, inwiefern sie geeignet sind um den zuletzt dominanten Entwicklungspfad zu verlassen, der durch Verma...
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Airbnb prominently argues to promote more inclusive forms of tourism through enabling ordinary households to occasionally share their home with tourists. This conventional understanding of ‘home-sharing’ has been challenged, however, with critics arguing that property owners and landlords use the platform for the commercial provision of permanent h...
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This book is the first edited volume on gentrification in Vienna. It aims to provide a state of the art overview of scholarly and practical knowledge on gentrification in Vienna. With contributions by Walter Matznetter, Christoph Reinprecht, Lilli Bauer, Gerhard Hatz, Mara Verlic, Walter Rosifka, Christina Liebhart, Camilo Molina, Projekt Grätzelel...
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Der Wiener Wohnungsmarkt ist geprägt von jahrzehntelanger Intervention durch die öffentliche Hand. Die umfassende politische Intervention hat nicht nur die Wohnungsmarktstruktur geprägt, sondern auch Gentrifizierungsprozesse in der Stadt gebremst. Gentrifizierung, hier verstanden als immobilienwirtschaftlicher Aufwertungsprozess am privaten Wohnung...
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“Red Vienna” refers to a phase of urban development in Vienna, Austria, between 1919 and 1934. Inspired by ideas of municipal socialism, the Social Democratic Workers' Party implemented local social reforms to improve the living conditions of the working class. Policies were aimed particularly at the fields of housing, welfare, and healthcare, as w...
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A substantial area of permanently habitable land in Austria is already sealed to be used for residential, commercial, and infrastructural purposes. Although the annual land consumption used for these purposes has slightly decreased over the last 20 years, it is still at an alarmingly high rate. In 1996, the daily land consumption corresponded to ov...
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Picking up on debates about the narrow geographical focus of gentrification research, this paper probes the geographical scope of internationally published gentrification research over the last forty years. While recent critique of geographical selectivity has particularly addressed the Global North/South divide, we focus on differences within the...
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Against the backdrop of rising housing problems and protests, the comparative paper asks to what extent a paradigmatic shift in housing policies towards greater decommodification of housing has been initiated in Berlin and Vienna. Recent housing policies in both cities are discussed and evaluated with reference to the emerging debate about post-neo...
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Konflikte zwischen Tourismus und den Bewohnern sind so alt wie der Tourismus selbst. Die Digitalisierung verschiebt diese Konflikte. Durch Plattformen vermittelt werden neue Räume erschlossen, vom Tourismus erobert. So werden scheinbar „authentischere“ Identitäten vermarktet, Räume, die bisher einer touristischen Verwertung weitgehend entzogen ware...
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Homeownership has been declining in favour of private renting in most developed English speaking countries since the early-2000s. Public debates in countries like Britain, Australia and the US have subsequently focused on the ostensible coming of age of ‘generation rent’, constituted of younger individuals excluded from home buying and traditional...
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While homeownership has notably grown and spread during the second half of the 20 th century in many countries, this trend has recently begun to reverse. Alongside rising house prices, tightening mortgage lending practices, and stagnating wages, homeownership rates have declined again in a number of countries, particularly since the onset of the GF...
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Die kurzfristige Vermietung von Wohnraum als Ferienunterkunft boomt. Eine der weltweit größten Vermietungsplattformen ist Airbnb. Seit der Gründung im Jahr 2008 ist die Zahl der über den Online-Dienst vermittelten Angebote in vielen Städten rasant expandiert. Heute verwaltet Airbnb nach eigenen Angaben bereits rund 3 Millionen Unterkünfte in 65.000...
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Seit Jahren steigen Mieten und Wohnungspreise – vor allem in wachsenden Städten und Regionen Deutschlands. Günstiger Wohnraum wird zunehmend knapp und gerade untere und mittlere Einkommensgruppen sind von hohen Wohnkosten belastet. Der Band bringt gestalterische, gesellschaftliche und politische Lösungsansätze in einen Dialog. Die Beiträge erkunden...
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Seit Jahren steigen Mieten und Wohnungspreise - vor allem in wachsenden Städten und Regionen Deutschlands. Günstiger Wohnraum wird zunehmend knapp und gerade untere und mittlere Einkommensgruppen sind von hohen Wohnkosten belastet. Der Band bringt gestalterische, gesellschaftliche und politische Lösungsansätze in einen Dialog. Die Beiträge erkunden...
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Seit Jahren steigen Mieten und Wohnungspreise - vor allem in wachsenden Städten und Regionen Deutschlands. Günstiger Wohnraum wird zunehmend knapp und gerade untere und mittlere Einkommensgruppen sind von hohen Wohnkosten belastet. Der Band bringt gestalterische, gesellschaftliche und politische Lösungsansätze in einen Dialog. Die Beiträge erkunden...
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Seit Jahren steigen Mieten und Wohnungspreise - vor allem in wachsenden Städten und Regionen Deutschlands. Günstiger Wohnraum wird zunehmend knapp und gerade untere und mittlere Einkommensgruppen sind von hohen Wohnkosten belastet. Der Band bringt gestalterische, gesellschaftliche und politische Lösungsansätze in einen Dialog. Die Beiträge erkunden...
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In den letzten Jahren ist im deutschsprachigen Raum ein verstärktes gesellschaftliches Interesse an räumlicher Planung und deren Mitgestaltung wahrnehmbar. Insbesondere die Diskussionen über konkrete Großprojekte, wie etwa den Berliner Flughafen oder Stuttgart 21, aber auch die Formierung neuer sozialer Bewegungen, wie etwa Recht‑auf‑Stadt‑Netzwerk...
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This paper contributes to current debates by reframing recent transformations in housing, policy and property equity in terms of a transfigured asset-based welfare regime. The analysis thereby advances earlier, more descriptive evaluations of asset-based welfare and challenges suggestions that its relevance has faded since the global financial cris...
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While public programmes, rent controls and subsidy schemes have not resolved New York’s historic and long-standing housing crisis, they have been important in dampening the housing problems of low-income New Yorkers. Along with an encroaching neo-liberal hegemony, however, since the 1990s redistributive policies have come under growing pressure. Th...
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Among West European cities, Vienna stands out as a case that has developed a particularly large decommodified housing stock over the twentieth century. The city’s housing model has also shown greater stability against wider recommodification trends since the 1980s. This paper centres on two policy changes since the mid-1990s: first, the local gover...
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Welfare-state restructuring featuring the use of equity held in owner-occupied housing assets to offset declining public welfare resources and diminishing pension reserves - a form of ‘homeownership-based welfare’ - has become increasingly prominent in many developed economies in recent decades. This paper, focusing on the UK, examines the shifting...
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With a comparably high degree of de-commodification in the urban housing market, Amsterdam has been long considered a prime example of a ‘European city’ and a ‘just city’. This paper looks at how the city's housing tenure sectors have changed since the 1990s due to neo-liberalisation processes and specifies effects for housing conditions of the poo...
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Market-based reforms have played important parts in restructuring urban housing sectors in recent decades and have increasingly marginalised or excluded lower income groups, especially in the so-called ‘global cities’ where market pressures have been strongest. While accounts of housing policy and market transformations in cities are not uncommon,...
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The concept of polycentricity has gained significance in discussions on spatial development in Europe in recent years. This paper presents new evidence on polycentric city networks in Central-Eastern Europe based on selected results of the ESPON project POLYCE (Metropolisation and Polycentric Development in Central Europe). The authors discuss exis...
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Housing policy de- and re-regulation have played important parts in restructuring urban housing markets in recent decades. Transformations in housing policy and conditions have increasingly pressurized, marginalized or excluded lower income groups. In this paper the neo-liberalization of housing practices and conditions is examined in three highly...

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This virtual special issue, put together from papers published in the International Journal of Housing Policy, provides an international perspective on the transformation of social housing prior and after the Global Financial Crisis. http://ijhp.online/virtual-special-issues/the-transformation-of-social-housing/
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The number of households that own an additional property beyond their primary home is on the rise in several countries. However, recent studies have been inconsistent in describing such properties, referring, for instance, to the return of private small-scale landlordism, the proliferation of second homes, or the significance of dwellings that are held as investment properties. This special issue mobilises the concept of multiple property ownership (MPO) to provide a more integrated analysis. Doing so, we aim to deepen existing understandings of shifting property relations and property wealth concentration in order to highlight transformative processes at work in current post-crisis housing markets.
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This project analyzes gentrification processes in Vienna. It consists of two subprojects: 1) The publication of the first edited volume on gentrification in Vienna 2) The writing of a book chapter on rent gaps in Vienna's private rental market. Both publications are in German language. You can find them as part of this project. I collaborated on this project with Mara Verlic.