29 March, 2017

Shh! UL Write Café: A One-Day Writing Retreat for Staff and Students


Dates: Apr. 27, May 24, June 28 
 
Time: 9:00am-16:00 pm
 
Place: MSA-E04-4.190

Join us for a convivial and informal but structured setting to focus solely on writers’ craft: Hone writing abilities through concerted practice, learn about various writing techniques and tricks, and exchange with colleagues about publication pressures and practices. The UL Write Café is free and open to staff and students at all stages in their academic career.

Each event is moderated (EN with translation in FR/DE), and begins at 9 am with an introduction and warm-up followed by three 90-minute intensive writing sessions intervened by a coffee and lunch break, and closes at 16:00. Simply bring a writing project that you would like to accomplish (article, dissertation chapter, book chapter, funding proposal), anything you might need for that process (pens, paper, books, articles), and a laptop with battery power for the day or an extension cord. Please be aware that you will be asked to turn off your phones and refrain from using the internet.

Places are limited to 25. To register for one or more of the events, please send an email (EN/FR/DE) to Constance Carr (constance.carr@uni.lu) and Tom Becker (tom.becker@uni.lu).

20 March, 2017

Vorläufiges Programm der Jahrestagung des AK Geographische Wohnungsmarktforschung zum Thema: Internationalisierung des Wohnens - Marktentwicklung, Politiken, Forschungsansätze


Preliminary programme of the Annual Meeting of the Research Group ‘Geographical housing market research’ (AK Wohnungsmarktforschung) - scroll down for English version

15./16. Juni 2017
Maison des Sciences Humaines (MSH) Raum Blackbox (Erdgeschoss)
Universität Luxemburg
11, Porte des Sciences, L-4366 Esch-Belval




Donnerstag, 15. Juni 2017 
 
10:00 – 12:00 Exkursion „Urbanes Großprojekt Belval“ (optional) 


12:00 – 13:00 Gemeinsames Mittagessen (optional)


13:00 – 13:15 Begüßung und Einführung 

Panel 1 – Internationalisierung des Wohnens – Internationalisierung von Märkten?

13:15 – 14:00 André Scharmanski (Quantum Research)
Aufschwung ohne Ende? Entwicklungen und Trends auf den Immobilieninvestmentmärkten

14:00 – 14:45 Tom Becker und Nathalie Christmann (Universität Luxemburg)
Internationalisierung – Vom empirischen Fall zum Modell

14:45 – 15:30 N.N.
Internationalisierung – Reflektionen im konzeptionellen Zusammenhang


15:30 – 16:00 Pause

Panel 2 – Wohnungspolitiken und Strategien auf verschiedenen Ebenen


16:00 – 16:45 Eva Kuschinski (HafenCity Universität Hamburg)
Multiskalare Wohnungspolitiken – „Bündnisse für bezahlbares Wohnen“ als mobile urban policies

16:45 – 17:30 Steffen Wetzstein (Universität Erfurt)
Urban housing policy-making ‘beyond, above and below’ the nation-state: examining and evaluating globalisation, supranationalisation and interurbanisation processes from a European perspective

17:30 – 18:15 Stefan Kofner (MCIH – TRAWOS-Institut der HS Zittau / Görlitz)
Akelius Residential AB – ein Wohnungsunternehmen mit globalem Investmentfokus: Auswirkungen des Geschäftsmodells auf die Gentrifizierungsprozesse in den Metropolen

18:15 – 18:30 Beratung AK Wohnungsmarktforschung

19:00 – 20:30 Öffentliche Abendveranstaltung zum Thema „Internationalisierung des Wohnens/Wohnungsmärkte in internationalen Kontexten“ und Walking Dinner


Freitag, 16. Juni 2017

Panel 3 – Impacts of housing policies and strategies in international contexts I
(panel will be in English)

 

09:00 – 09:45 Brigitte Zamzow (Universität Bonn)
Is current housing policy on its way to deconcentrate poverty in segregated neighborhoods in New York City? An analysis of rapidly gentrifying Harlem's state of low-income families

09:45 – 10:30 Antoine Paccoud (Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research)
Buy-to-let gentrification: Extending social change through tenure shifts

10:30 – 11:15 Christian Smigiel (Universität Salzburg)
Internationalization and Financialization of Housing in Eastern Europe


11:15 – 11:45 Pause

Panel 4 – Impacts of housing policies and strategies in international contexts II
(panel will be in English)


11:45 – 12:30 Thomas J. Sigler (University of Queensland) and Markus Hesse (University of Luxembourg)
Selling out the Relational City: Commercial Tenancy and Sector-Switching in Luxembourg

12:30 – 13:15 Brano Glumac (Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research)
A method to test acceptance of new housing concepts: Discrete choice model for a small, transportable and Energy efficient dwelling

13:15 – 13:30 Schlussworte und Ende der Veranstaltung

Für Pausengetränke etc. wird vor Ort ein Teilnehmerbetrag von 25 Euro (ermäßigt 15 Euro für Studierende) erhoben. 


Interessierte können sich ab sofort anmelden bei:


Tom Becker (tom.becker@uni.lu) & Nathalie Christmann (nathalie.christmann@uni.lu)
Universität Luxemburg, Institut für Geographie und Raumplanung

Anmeldeschluss ist der 8. Juni 2017. Bitte teilen Sie uns ebenfalls mit, ob Sie an der Exkursion und am gemeinsamen Mittagessen am 15. Juni teilnehmen möchten.


  


English version -------------------

Preliminary programme of the Annual Meeting of the Research Group ‘Geographical housing market research’ (AK Wohnungsmarktforschung) on 


Internationalisation of housing – Market developments, policies, research approaches
15th & 16th of June 2017
at the University of Luxembourg

Campus Belval, Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg)

Thursday, 15th June 2017

 

10:00 – 12:00 Guided excursion ‘large-scale urban development project Belval‘ (optional)

12:00 – 13:00 Common lunch (optional)

13:00 – 13:15 Opening and introduction

 
Panel 1 – Internationalisation of housing – internationalisation of markets?

 

13:15 – 14:00 André Scharmanski (Quantum Research)
Aufschwung ohne Ende? Entwicklungen und Trends auf den Immobilieninvestmentmärkten

14:00 – 14:45 Tom Becker und Nathalie Christmann (Universität Luxemburg)
Internationalisierung – Vom empirischen Fall zum Modell

14:45 – 15:30 N.N.
Internationalisierung – Reflektionen im konzeptionellen Zusammenhang

 
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break

Panel 2 – Housing policies and strategies at different levels

 

16:00 – 16:45 Eva Kuschinski (HafenCity Universität Hamburg)
Multiskalare Wohnungspolitiken – „Bündnisse für bezahlbares Wohnen“ als mobile urban policies

16:45 – 17:30 Steffen Wetzstein (Universität Erfurt)
Urban housing policy-making ‘beyond, above and below’ the nation-state: examining and evaluating globalisation, supranationalisation and interurbanisation processes from a European perspective

17:30 – 18:15 Stefan Kofner (MCIH – TRAWOS-Institut der HS Zittau / Görlitz)
Akelius Residential AB – ein Wohnungsunternehmen mit globalem Investmentfokus: Auswirkungen des Geschäftsmodells auf die Gentrifizierungsprozesse in den Metropolen

18:15 – 18:30 Meeting of the Research Group ‘Geographical housing market research’

19:00 – 20:30 Public evening event on ‚Internationalisation of housing/housing markets in international contexts‘ and walking dinner


Friday, 16th June 2017

Panel 3 – Impacts of housing policies and strategies in international contexts I
(panel will be in English)

 

09:00 – 09:45 Brigitte Zamzow (Universität Bonn)
Is current housing policy on its way to deconcentrate poverty in segregated neighborhoods in New York City? An analysis of rapidly gentrifying Harlem's state of low-income families

09:45 – 10:30 Antoine Paccoud (Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research)
Buy-to-let gentrification: Extending social change through tenure shifts

10:30 – 11:15 Christian Smigiel (Universität Salzburg)
Internationalization and Financialization of Housing in Eastern Europe


11:15 – 11:45 Coffee break

Panel 4 – Impacts of housing policies and strategies in international contexts II
(panel will be in English)


11:45 – 12:30 Thomas J. Sigler (University of Queensland) and Markus Hesse (University of Luxembourg)
Selling out the Relational City: Commercial Tenancy and Sector-Switching in Luxembourg

12:30 – 13:15 Brano Glumac (Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research)
A method to test acceptance of new housing concepts: Discrete choice model for a small, transportable and Energy efficient dwelling

13:15 – 13:30 Closing remarks and end of the conference


The conference fee is 25€ (15€ reduced rate for students), to be paid in cash upon arrival at the conference venue. The fee covers for instance snacks and beverages during the coffee breaks.

If you would like to register for this conference, please contact: 
Tom Becker (tom.becker@uni.lu) & Nathalie Christmann (nathalie.christmann@uni.lu)  University of Luxembourg, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning

Registration is open until 8th June 2017. Please indicate if you would like to participate in the guided excursion and the common lunch on June 15th.






14 March, 2017

Small Writing Retreat


It was such a nice Friday, hosting geographers for a writing retreat. Proposal writing, abstract writing, preparing papers for the AAG and more - a lot got done practicing the method of silent “90-minute sessions” developed by Prof. Rowena Murray.

And just a quick update: Tom Becker and I (Carr) are planning 1-day on campus retreats for the University of Luxembourg staff and students (posters coming soon).

If you or someone you know would like to join, just send me an email.

What are Writing Retreats and why are they helpful? Here are some links: