David Schelkshorn is a Research Assistant in the Urban Housing, Equity and Social Justice team. He finished his bachelor studies in Spatial Planning at the Vienna University of Technology and holds a master in Urban Geography from the University of Amsterdam. During his previous studies and work, questions about the housing markets of cities and related socio-spatial dynamics particularly evoked his interests.
David has experience in both quantitative and qualitative research. During his master in the Netherlands, he worked at the Amsterdam Federation of Housing Associations (AFWC) where he conducted research on vacant property management in Amsterdam, and the relationship between housing suppliers and users in this context. For his second master thesis in spatial planning at the Technical University of Vienna, he researched on informal rental housing practices in a resettlement site in Chennai in India. The thesis project was funded via the Short-term Scientific Projects scholarship of TU Vienna.
At IHS David is involved in the preparation and implementation of the Developing Social Housing short course where he also teaches about social housing in Vienna. He is also involved in the coordination of the housing specialisation of the Master in Urban Management and Development and various research and advisory projects.