Articles | Volume 77, issue 3
Geogr. Helv., 77, 405–416, 2022
Geogr. Helv., 77, 405–416, 2022
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27 Sep 2022
Standard article | 27 Sep 2022

Cross-fertilizing knowledge, translation, and topologies: learning from urban housing policies for policy mobility studies

Carola Fricke

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This article reviews concepts for understanding how urban housing policies are mobilized in between cities and localized in particular contexts. The article brings geographical understandings of local knowledge, translation, and topological thinking into conversation with the contemporary mobilities turn in housing studies. The article offers a nuanced conceptualization of the movement of housing policies in between cities and enhances future empirical studies on urban housing policy.