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Journal of Housing and the Built Environment

Journal of Housing and the Built Environment

Editor-in-Chief: Peter J. Boelhouwer

ISSN: 1566-4910 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-7772 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10901

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Peter J. Boelhouwer
Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Managing Editor:

Queena Qian, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands


Marco Bontje, Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
Gideon Bolt, Faculty of Geographical Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands;
Lennon H.T. Choy, Department of Real Estate and Construction, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Pascal De Decker, Faculty of Architecture, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium;
Caroline Newton, Development Planning Unit, University College London, UK;
Jaap Nieuwenhuis, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands;
Jan Rouwendal, Spatial Economics, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
Jeroen van der Veer, Amsterdamse Federatie van Woningcorporaties, The Netherlands

Editorial Advisory Board:

Nick Bailey, School of Social & Political Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
Ebru Cubukcu, Faculty of Architecture, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
Edwin Deutsch, Institute for Econometrics, University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
John Doling, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, Edgbaston, United Kingdom
Andreas Faludi, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Marietta Haffner, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Joris Hoekstra, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Christian Kesteloot, ISEG, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Zoltan Kovacs, Geographical Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Srna Mandic, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Lochner Marais, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Robert Murdie, Dept. of Geography, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
Alan Murie, Centre for Urban & Regional Studies, University of Birmingham, UK
Michael Oxley, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom
Montserrat Pareja Eastaway, Departament de Teoria Economica, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Hugo Priemus, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Iván Tosics, Metropolitan Research Institute, Budapest, Hungary
Henk Visscher, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Willem van Vliet, College of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Jan Vranken, Dept. of Sociology and Social Policy, UFSIA, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Book Review Editor: Jaap Nieuwenhuis, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

About Peter Boelhouwer 

About Peter Boelhouwer

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After graduating in social geography from the University of Utrecht in 1983 Peter Boelhouwer (1958) was awarded a PhD in 1988 for his research on the effects on the housing system of the sale of council houses. After his dissertation was published, Boelhouwer moved to the OTB Research Institute of Delft University of Technology, where he spent most of his time in the first few years on studying housing finance. He also published various studies and articles on individual rent subsidies during this period. In the early 1990s he teamed up with Harry van der Heijden to establish a new line of research into the development of international housing systems. In 1992 Boelhouwer and Van der Heijden jointly published Housing Systems in Europe. In the years that followed Boelhouwer worked on various studies relating to the owner-occupier market and, at the end of the 1990s, developed an econometric model together with Paul de Vries for simulating and explaining the purchase prices of privately owned homes. Since then he has been exploring the methodology of measuring housing preferences and relocation tendencies. This involves not only traditional approaches in housing market research but also investigative techniques in consumer decision-making.
On 1 December 2001 the Faculty of Architecture and the built Environment of TUD recommended Boelhouwer for appointment to the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Chair in Housing Systems. Since then he is responsible for the housing policy component of the Master’s programme in Real Estate and Housing. Several months previously, on 1 September 2003, he succeeded Professor Priemus as Scientific Director of the OTB Research Institute. This task was ended in 2017. In the period 2004/2010 , Boelhouwer was one day per week member of the VROM-council, a advisory board for the Minister of Housing, Environment and spatial planning. In July 2008, Boelhouwer was elected as chair of the European Network for Housing Research. Finally, he's a member of the advisory committee for the European Journal of Housing Policy and the Journal of critical housing analysis.

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    The Journal of Housing and the Built Environment is a scholarly journal presenting the results of scientific research and new developments in policy and practice to a diverse readership of specialists, practitioners and policy-makers. This refereed journal covers the fields of housing, spatial planning, building and urban development. The journal guarantees high scientific quality by a double blind review procedure. Next to that, the editorial board discusses each article as well. Leading scholars in the field of housing, spatial planning and urban development publish regularly in Journal of Housing and the Built Environment. The journal publishes articles from scientists all over the world, both Western and non-Western, providing a truly international platform for developments in both theory and practice in the fields of housing, spatial planning, building and urban development.

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