Berlin – Historic Development and Housing Market Challenges

The lecture consists of two parts. The first part provides a general overview on the development of the city of Berlin from the perspective of urban geography. The second part highlights current challenges of the Berlin housing market with a particular focus on the issue of displacement. It will include material from a recent empirical study on displacement, conducted at the Applied Geography lab. Building on the latter, the importance of housing market issues for urban sustainability and/or ‘governance options’ to prevent displacement of tenants could be interesting topics for the following discussion.