The conference will bring together international researchers from different disciplines who work on single-family housing. Objective is to scrutinize the effects of demographic, sociocultural and structural change on the utilization of single-family housing in industrialized countries from an interdisciplinary perspective. We understand single-family homes as a generic term for free standing or serial buildings containing one dwelling, including detached, semi-detached and terraced (row) houses.

We welcome contributions from architects, economists, geographers, social scientists, urban and regional planners on:

  • Single-family home building stock characteristics and dynamics of spatial development
  • Land use, material flow analysis, ecological aspects
  • Emergence of new user groups and user preferences
  • Market mechanisms, pricing, vacancies and their resource-related implications
  • Housing policies and single-family homes
  • Distressed single-family homes: identification and counteractive measures

This conference is part of the research project Homes-uP, funded by the Leibniz Association.

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  • Shaun Bond
  • Andreas Blum
  • Clemens Deilmann
  • Montserrat Pareja Eastaway
  • Roland Füss
  • Johann Jessen
  • Huibert Haccou
  • Bernadette Hanlon
  • Donald Houston
  • Wolfgang Maennig
  • Akito Murayama
  • Darja Reuschke
  • Stefan Siedentop
  • Anette Spellerberg
  • Immanuel Stieß
  • Christine Whitehead
  • Federico Zanfi

Please submit an extended abstract (3 pages) or a full paper to:
Valid submissions should include:

  • A PDF version of your contribution, with any information that could personally identify you removed (e. g. file metadata, acknowledgements and references to institutions).
  • Full contact details in the body of the submission email.

Submission deadline

May 31, 2016

Notification of Acceptance

July 15, 2016

50 € contribution for catering


13.10.2016 - 14.10.2016

Event Location

ZEW, L 7,1 D-68161 Mannheim




Research Associate