Public Lecture by Prof. Chen Yi-Ling (Wyoming)

Posted on Apr, 27 2017

On Thursday, May 4, 2017, Prof. Chen Yi-Ling 陳怡伶 from the Department of Global and Area Studies/Geography at the University of Wyoming will come to Tübingen to hold a public lecture on 

"The Rise of the Social Housing Movement and the Obstacles of the Homeowner Society in Taiwan"


Housing prices in Taiwan have nearly doubled since 2005 and led to a strong social housing movement. Social housing, a concept formerly unfamiliar to most, became a buzzword and quickly gained popularity. The talk examines how the social housing movement, since 2010, has gradually transformed the housing policies and the role of the state in housing provisions. It also discusses of the obstacles of the homeowner society that hinders the housing movement.


Yi-Ling Chen is an associate professor in Global & Area Studies and Geography at the University of Wyoming. Inspired by Susan Fainstein’s work on the Just Cities, Yi-Ling is visiting the University of Amsterdam to study Amsterdam’s social housing. Her research interest is about the interaction of urban planning and social change, focusing on urban social movements, particularly those concerning housing access. Her published works are on housing, gender, urban movements, and regional development in Taiwan. She is editing a book on contesting urban space in East Asia (Palgrave MacMillan) and working on a comparative study on the formation of social rental housing in East Asia, Europe and the USA. 

Time: 6 p.m.

Venue: Room no. 0.36, Keplerstraße 2, 72074 Tübingen