I am a postdoctoral researcher in urban geography at the University of Amsterdam specialized social and spatial inequalities on the housing market and in cities. In 2017 I defended my PhD thesis "Inequaltiy in the gentrifying European city" Cum Laude (with distinction). In 2019 I was awarded the NWO VENI Grant.
Apart from doing research, I pride myself in actively contributing to public debate. I regularly write op-eds for newspapers and online media such as Sociale Vraagstukken, Joop and StukRoodVlees. Since June 2019 I write a bi-weekly column for Dutch news website RTL Z.
I am also editor and secretary of the Dutch peer-reviewed journal Beleid en Maatschappij.
For a full overview of my activities and publications (scientific and popular), please see my personal website www.codyhochstenbach.com
In July 2019 I was awarded a VENI grant by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) for my project Investing in inequality: how the increase in private housing investors shapes social divides.
Housing increasingly serves as a site for investment. Structural housing-market transformations contribute to the rise of private housing investors buying property to rent out (“buy-to-let”). This project investigates the rise of private investors in the Netherlands, and investigates consequences for access to affordable housing, uneven wealth accumulation, and spatial inequality.
I will start this project in 2020.
My research focuses on social and spatial inequalities on the housing market and in cities. In my work I have investigated:
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2017-present: Postdoctoral researcher Urban Geography at the University of Amsterdam (shrinking regions)
2016-2017: Research Urban Geography at the University of Amsterdam (regional dynamics of life course)
2013-2017: PhD researcher Urban Geography at the University of Amsterdam (gentrification)
2014-2015: Full-time researcher Centre for Urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam (policy evaluation 'Rotterdamwet')
2013: junior researcher Centre for Urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam (young people and housing)
2010-2013: Research Master Urban Studies/Metropolitan Studies (MSc.) at the University of Amsterdam GSSS
2012: Master Sozialwissenschaften at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (Research Exchange)
2009-2010: Urban Planning and Landscape at the University of Manchester (Erasmus Exchange)
2007-2010: Urban Planning (BSc.) at the University of Amsterdam