[URBANTH-L] CFP: Cities and the Housing Boom/Bust (ISA World Congress, Sweden)

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Mon Oct 5 15:10:40 EDT 2009

XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Gothenburg, Sweden, July 11-17, 2010

Cities and the housing boom/bust
Joint session of RC21 Regional and Urban Development and RC43 Housing and 
Built Environment

- Manuel Aalbers, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 
m.b.aalbers at gmail.com
- Ken Gibb, University of Glasgow, UK, k.gibb at socsci.gla.ac.uk

Housing markets are highly dependent on the economic performance of cities. 
Yet, local housing market boom/bust is shaped not only at the city level, 
but also at the national and increasingly as the financial crisis of 
2007-2009 makes clear at the global level. Local, national and global 
factors interact to produce housing booms/busts. A housing boom may be seen 
as a sign of economic vitality of a city, but also implies an affordability 
crisis for large parts of the urban population. A housing bust may be 
connected to an economic downturn and may result in redundant housing in one 
city and only a pause in increasing house prices in another.
Possible topics for this session include, but are not limited to:
The local politics of housing

Examples of housing boom/bust

Analysis of how local, national and global factors interact in shaping 
housing markets

Local housing effects of the global financial crisis

Booming neighbourhoods in a busting city

Busting neighbourhoods in a booming city

The real estate network as a growth machine

If interested, please send an abstract of no more than 200 words to both 
organizers before October 30, 2009.

Manuel B. Aalbers, Ph.D.
University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam institute for Metropolitan and International Development Studies 
Nieuwe Prinsengracht 130
1018 VZ  Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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