Call For Abstracts: GROWING BAD? The Regional Sub-Urban Housing Challenge. International Research Perspectives.

Published at: 7 June 2018


The symposium with workshops on housing for urban planners and researchers called “GROWING BAD? The Regional Sub-Urban Housing Challenge” will be held in Aachen, Germany, in September 6−7, 2018.

The two-day scientific symposium will focus on regional housing markets under structural pressures and their implications on suburban development. The aim is to clarify links and interdependencies between the coordination and regional re-distribution of housing demand within the urban and sub-urban context of growing urban areas in industrialized countries. At the same time, it seeks to analytically grasp implications of diversifying functional requirements and forms of accommodation on housing within the existing suburban environment. By asking how to accommodate inhabitants within the competitive setting of urban-suburban settlement patterns, the focus will be on trends that break traditional rules and practices through innovative approaches in regional governance, land and housing estate management as well as urban design.

Please see below for the Call for Abstracts and submission Deadlines (extended to June 20 2018), as well as the participation invitations.

Call for Papers (500 words) here

You will find more information about the Session Topics here and the Detailed Program of the Symposium here


Thanks to the DFG support, we are able to offer interesting conditions. We are interested in contributions from both fields of science and practice. We welcome PhD candidates and PhDs to introduce their work. In case of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at