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A new study exploring housing and property in the age of ubiquitous computation.

Keywords: property, residential real estate, financialization, digital technologies, data & housing justice
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Project title:

THE IMPACT OF DIGITAL REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGIES ON HOUSING AND HOME


This project explores the spatialization of digital real estate platforms in the burgeoning property technology, or Proptech, sector. With a focus on the US, we ask: how do technologies for the management, transaction, surveyance and surveillance of real estate transform how we come to own the earth—and, perhaps more importantly, who gets to own it?

Housing, and how we make it into home, is at the core of life in the United States. It's also at the center of numerous conflicts, from redlining and blockbusting to the global financial crisis. Today, we're confronted with a housing market that seems to reach historic highs with each passing day, creating the space for immense capital gains while introducing new challenges to prospective homeowners and renters alike.

This study confronts the contemporary challenges of housing through the lens of digital geospatial technologies. We are particularly interested in speaking with representatives, clients, and stakeholders operating at the nexus of real estate-finance-technology industry.

YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IF...


  • You are a Proptech industry professional with a focus on residential real estate (firm CEO, software developer, entrepreneur);
  • You work with or rely on Proptech for your day-to-day business operations in residential real estate (e.g., institutional investor, landlord, Realtor®);
  • You are familiar with Proptech software/hardware implementations in your home/organization (e.g., tenant, tenants' rights organization).

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