ENHR 09 PRAGUE: Changing Housing Markets: Integration and Segmentation, 28. 6.–1. 7. 2009

1. 6. 2009

Rajská budova VŠE, Prague

Do we need new paradigm to enable a better understanding of changing housing markets?Have traditionally local housing markets become global? Will record house price increases be followed by record price falls? How should we deal with the consequences of income polarization and housing market segmentation?
The next international ENHR Conference will be held in Prague from 28th June to 1st July 2009 and is organized by the Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic together with the Charles University in Prague Faculty of Science and University of Economics in Prague Faculty of Economics and Public Administration. The conference theme is Changing Housing Markets: Integration and Segmentation. The role and “power” of housing and mortgage markets are changing quickly around the world, especially by the increasing influence these markets have on the wider economy and sustainable development of many societies (social cohesion). The integration and segmentation of housing markets are two sides of the same coin. While market integration is following the globalization of financial flows the rising popularity of residential investments in abroad or capital pooling in the field of building materials production and housing development; increasing income inequalities, the worsening of housing affordability, ethnic segregation, social exclusion and new poverty are mostly cited to be behind growing market segmentation.


1 | Transition or Transformation? Path Dependency in Housing System Reforms in the Czech Republic.
2 | The Integration and Disintegration of Housing Finance Systems. The Role of Housing Finance in Macroeconomics.
3 | Housing and the Wider Economy. Integrated and Segmented Housing Markets.
4 | New Socio-spatial Residential Formations in Post-socialist Cities.

Deadline for submission of abstracts – 1 March 2009
Deadline for submission of papers – 1 June 2009
Deadline for submission of papers for The Hypoteční Banka Award for the best ENHR Prague 2009 conference paper - 30 April 2009

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Partners of the conference

general partner

Hypoteční banka


other partner

Association of Czech Building Savings Banks


Czech Technical University in Prague - Faculty of Architecture

Ministry for regional development of the CR






The Czech Presidency of the EU Council



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