Carsten Praum

is a lecturer at the Chair for Urban Planning at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. He holds a Diploma-degree in Sociology from Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg and a Master-Degree in Historical Urban Studies from Technische Universität Berlin. In his research he focusses on interdisciplinary housing studies, especially collaborative housing, and on participation in urban development and planning. From 2012 to 2019 he has been a member of the editing team of sub\urban. zeitschrift für kritische stadtforschung.


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The myth of affordability

Rules of thumb in housing policy

Rents are usually considered affordable when below around a third of a household’s income. But this rule of thumb is tailored to middle-class homes, ignoring the financial realities of low earners who struggle to cover necessities.

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