Author Archives: Fabian Wenner

About Fabian Wenner

Currently pursuing a doctorate at Munich University of Technology. MSc in Regional and Urban Planning Studies (London School of Economics and Political Science), BSc in Spatial Planning (TU Dortmund University). Work experience in Urban Planning and Research. Interest areas: urban economics, transport planning, public policy, comparative urbanism.

How can cities be kept affordable? A new attempt with rent controls in Germany

Many European cities experienced strong rent price increases over the last decade, which increasingly threaten to displace poorer parts of the society from urban centres. Despite the already tightly regulated housing market, rents in several German cities increased by almost … Continue reading

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Big Data in Planning and Research

Big Data has had a fast career as new topic (and occasionally buzzword) in the social sciences during the last years. It describes new opportunities for research emerging from the unprecedented and largely untapped quantity, immediacy, and variety of data … Continue reading

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Land Value Taxation: A tool for planners against urban sprawl?

Most countries use a real estate tax dependent on the value or size of buildings. These property taxes can be contrasted to a Land Value Tax (‘LVT’) system, in which only the value of land functions as tax base, not … Continue reading

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More socialism for post-socialist urbanisations?

By Irina Paraschivoiu (LSE) & Fabian Wenner (LSE) After the demise of socialism in the 1990s, many Eastern European and Asian states saw a wave of privatisation of formerly public services and assets, from social housing to land itself. Planning, as … Continue reading

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