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Prof. R. (Richard) Ronald

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
GPIO : Urban Geographies
Photographer: Bram Belloni

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number: B4.08
Postal address
  • Postbus 15629
    1001 NC Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    dhr. prof. dr R. (Richard) Ronald

    is Professor of Housing, Society and Space in the Department of Geography, Planning and International Development and at the Centre for Urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam. He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham in the UK. Among other functions, he is the editor of the International Journal of Housing Policy, coordinator of the Home Ownership and Globalization Working Group of the European Network for Housing Research and Co-editor of the Palgrave book series, 'The Contemporary City'. He has published widely on housing in relation to social, economic and urban transformations in Europe and Pacific Asia including a number of monographs and edited volumes. Richard has held Japan Foundation as well as Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowships at Kobe University in Japan (2002-2006), and been a Visiting Professor at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea (2010-2012) as well at the Asia Research Institute as National Unversity Singapore (2015). He is originally a graduate of the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University in the UK.

    Teaching

    Richard is director of the Research Masters in Urban Studies and the Urban Studies Summer Programme. He also contributes to various Masters and Bachelors programmes in Social Geography and Urban Planning, and specifically coordinates a number of courses on housing  markets, policy and practice. He has previously lectured in Social Policy at the University of Birmingham, UK, on Contemporary Japan at the University of Leiden and on Housing and Urban Studies in the Faculty of Architecture at TU Delft, the Netherlands. Richard has also taught ethnography, psychology and sociology at Nottingham Trent University, the Open University and the Worker's Educational Association in the UK . 

    PhD Students

    Richard has recently supervised a number of succesful PhD projects on:

    • How Post-crisis Socioeconomic Transformations are Restructuring Access, Exclusion and Exposure to Housing Markets
    • Family Housing Property and Household Welfare Strategies: Patterns of Intergenerational Solidarity in Different Welfare Regimes Context
    • Migrants and the New Stage of Public Housing Reform in Urban China
    • Housing Affordability and Market Based (re)regulation and Reform in Amsterdam and New York

     He is also interested in supervising students for Masters and PhD projects on:

    • Housing markets and housing systems
    • Housing policy and welfare states
    • Relationships between families, households and social change
    • Urban singles - urban life-courses - urban lifestyles
    • Family change and urban transformations
    • Home and housing

    Activities

    Richard has chaired a number of conferences including the International Sociological Association Research Committee 43 conference, ‘At Home in the Housing Market’, at the University of Amsterdam. He also coordinates the Home Ownership and Globalisation Working Group of the European Network of Housing Research (ENHR).

    Research Reports

    Starters on the Amsterdam Housing Market: for the Ministry of Internal Affairs, The Netherlands

    Research Report Starters on the Amsterdam Housing Market

  • Books
  • ERC HOUWEL

    HOUWEL

    Housing Markets and Welfare State Transformations:

    How Family Housing Property Is Reshaping Welfare Regimes

    HOUWEL Homepage

  • Publications

    2019

    2018

    2017

    2016

    2015

    • Ronald, R. (2015). Book Review, The Housing Question: Tensions, Continuities and Contingencies in the Modern City. Housing, Theory and Society, 33(1), 116-119.
    • Ronald, R., & Jin, M. Y. (2015). Rental market restructuring in South Korea: the decline of the chonsei sector and its implications. Housing Studies, 30(3), 413-432. https://doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2014.970142 [details]
    • Ronald, R., Lennartz, C., & Kadi, J. (2015). Homeownership-Based Welfare in Transition. Critical Housing Analysis, 2(1), 52-64. https://doi.org/10.13060/23362839.2015.2.1.176 [details]

    2014

    • Kadi, J., & Ronald, R. (2014). Market-based housing reforms and the 'right to the city': the variegated experiences of New York, Amsterdam and Tokyo. International Journal of Housing Policy, 14(3), 268-292. https://doi.org/10.1080/14616718.2014.928098 [details]
    • Ronald, R., & Doling, J. (2014). The changing shape of the East Asian housing model. In J. Doling, & R. Ronald (Eds.), Housing East Asia: socioeconomic and demographic challenges (pp. 9-43). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137314529.0006 [details]

    2013

    2012

    • Doling, J., & Ronald, R. (2012). Meeting the income needs of older people in East Asia: using housing equity. Ageing and Society, 32(3), 471-490. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X11000298 [details]
    • Lee, H., & Ronald, R. (2012). Expansion, diversification, and hybridization in Korean public housing. Housing Studies, 27(4), 495-513. https://doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2012.677018 [details]
    • Ronald, R. (2012). Contract saving schemes. In S. J. Smith, M. Elsinga, O. S. Eng, L. Fox O'Mahony, & S. Wachter (Eds.), International encyclopedia of housing and home (pp. 233-242). Amsterdam: Elsevier. [details]
    • Ronald, R., & Doling, J. (2012). Testing home ownership as the cornerstone of welfare: lessons from East Asia for the West. Housing Studies, 27(7), 940-961. https://doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2012.725830 [details]
    • Ronald, R., & Elsinga, M. (2012). Beyond home ownership: an overview. In R. Ronald, & M. Elsinga (Eds.), Beyond home ownership: housing, welfare and society (pp. 1-27). (Housing and society series). London: Routledge. [details]
    • Ronald, R., & Lee, H. (2012). Housing policy socialization and de-commodification in South Korea. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 27(2), 111-131. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10901-011-9257-2 [details]

    2011

    • Ronald, R. (2011). Ethnography and comparative housing research. International Journal of Housing Policy, 11(4), 415-437. https://doi.org/10.1080/14616718.2011.626605 [details]
    • Ronald, R. (2011). Homes and houses, senses and spaces. In R. Ronald, & A. Alexy (Eds.), Home and family in Japan: continuity and transformation (pp. 174-199). (Japan anthropology workshop series). London: Routledge. [details]
    • Ronald, R., & Alexy, A. (2011). Continuity and change in Japanese homes and families. In R. Ronald, & A. Alexy (Eds.), Home and family in Japan: continuity and transformation (pp. 1-24). (Japan anthropology workshop series). London: Routledge. [details]
    • Ronald, R., & Dol, K. (2011). Housing in the Netherlands before and after the global financial crisis. In R. Forrest, & N. M. Yip (Eds.), Housing markets and the global financial crisis: the uneven impact on households (pp. 93-112). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. [details]
    • Ronald, R., & Hinokidani, M. (2011). Moving beyond the standard family model: the emerging housing situations of women in Japan. In P. Kennett, & K. W. Chan (Eds.), Women and housing: an international analysis (pp. 133-151). London: Routledge. [details]

    2010

    2017

    • Dewilde, C., & Ronald, R. (Eds.) (2017). Housing Wealth and Welfare. (New Horizons in Social Policy). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. [details]

    2016

    • Lee, H., & Ronald, R. (2016). Expansion, Diversification and Hybridization in Korean Public Housing. In D. Mullins, D. Czischke, & G. van Bortel (Eds.), Hybridising Housing Organisations: Meanings, Concepts and Processes of Social Enterprise in Housing (pp. 495–513). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315541037 [details]

    2015

    • Lennartz, C., & Ronald, R. (2015). Housing property and welfare state change: Social investment and asset-based welfare as compatible social policy approaches. (HOUWEL working paper series; No. 4). Amsterdam: Centre for Urban Studies, University of Amsterdam. [details]

    2014

    2012

    • Ronald, R., & Elsinga, M. (2012). Beyond home ownership: housing, welfare and society. (Housing and society series). London [etc.]: Routledge. [details]
    • Ronald, R., & Tsenkova, S. (2012). Institutions. In S. J. Smith, M. Elsinga, L. Fox-O'Mahony, O. S. Eng, & S. Wachter (Eds.), International encyclopedia of housing and home (pp. xxiii-xxv). Oxford: Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-047163-1.09012-3 [details]

    2011

    • Ronald, R., & Alexy, A. (2011). Home and family in Japan: continuity and transformation. (Japan anthropology workshop series). London: Routledge. [details]

    2010

    • Doling, J., Elsinga, M., & Ronald, R. (2010). Getting in, getting from, getting out: an introduction. In J. Doling, M. Elsinga, & R. Ronald (Eds.), Home ownership: getting in, getting from, getting out. Part III (pp. 3-12). (Housing ang Urban Policy Studies; No. 34). Amsterdam: IOS Press. [details]
    • Ronald, R. (2010). The housing system and generational divides: housing pathways and life-courses in Japan. In A. Schad-Seifert, & S. Shimada (Eds.), Demographic change in Japan and the EU: comparative perspectives (pp. 61-94). Dusseldorf: Dusseldorf University Press. [details]
    • Ronald, R. (2010). [Review of: C. Allen (2008) Housing market renewal and social class]. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 25(1), 153-155. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10901-009-9174-9 [details]

    2017

    2016

    • Dol, K., & Ronald, R. (2016). De wedegeboorte van de particuliere huursector in ‘The nation of homeowners. Tijdschrift voor de Volkshuisvesting, 1, 41-44.
    • Dol, K., & Ronald, R. (2016). De wedergeboorte van de particuliere huursector in ‘The nation of homeowners’. Tijdschrift voor de Volkshuisvesting, 2016(1), 41-44.

    2014

    • Postema, T., & Ronald, R. (2014). Parasieten van de woningmarkt? Rooilijn, 47(6), 440-445. [details]
    • Ronald, R. (2014). Book review: 'The Sage Handbook of Housing Studies' [Review of: K Gibb, WAV Clark (2012) The Sage Handbook of Housing Studies]. Urban Studies, 51(10), 2240-2242. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098014532146

    2013

    • Boterman, W., Hochstenbach, C., Ronald, R., & Sleurink, M. (2013). Duurzame toegankelijkheid van de Amsterdamse woningmarkt voor starters. (146). Amsterdam: Universiteit van Amsterdam, Centre for Urban Studies. [details]
    • Ronald, R. (2013). Risk and Public Policy in East Asia [Review of: R.K.H. Chan, M. Takahashi (2010) Risk and public policy in East Asia]. Contemporary Sociology, 42(2), 231-232. https://doi.org/10.1177/0094306113477381m [details]

    2012

    • Ronald, R. (2012). [Review of: I. Daniels (2010) The Japanese House: material culture in the modern home]. Housing Studies, 27(6), 864-867. https://doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2012.617928 [details]
    • Ronald, R. (2012). [Review of: P. King (2010) Housing boom and bust: owner occupation, government regulation and the credit crunch]. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 32(1), 116-118. https://doi.org/10.1177/0739456X11428320 [details]
    • Ronald, R., & Lee, H. (2012). Zuid Korea: wereldleider in sociaal huisvestingsbeleid? Rooilijn, 45(1), 22-27. [details]

    2011

    • Lee, H., & Ronald, R. (2011). 영국의 서민주거안정 방안. Joo Taek Kwan Ree Gong Dan Gye Gan Jee, 28, 20-23. [details]

    2010

    • Ronald, R. (2010). Housing policy realignment in East Asia. Housing Finance International, 24(4), 37-43. [details]

    Award

    • Ronald, R. (2012). ERC Starter's Grant: HOUWEL - Housing markets and welfare state transformations.

    Membership

    • Ronald, R. (2017-). Member of the advisory board, UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE).
    • Ronald, R. (2013-2017). Professor, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK.
    • Ronald, R. (2013). International Advisory Board Member, Housing Studies.
    • Ronald, R. (2012). Member of Editorial Board, Housing Studies.
    • Ronald, R. (2011). Member of the Editorial Board, Housing Studies.
    • Aalbers, M. B. & Ronald, R. (2011). Workshop on "Housing Markets: Booms, Busts and Urban Transformations", Annual international conference of the “ISA RC21, Sociology of Urban and Regional Development", Amsterdam.
    • Ronald, R. (2010-). Convener/Coordinator of the European Network for Housing Research (ENHR), European Network for Housing Research.
    • Ronald, R. (2010). Member of Editorial Board, Housing Studies.
    • Ronald, R. (2009-). Advisory Board, SSCI ranked journal, Housing Studies.

    Media appearance

    • Ronald, R. & Hochstenbach, C. (16-01-2018). De problemen op de Amsterdamse woningmarkt zijn te complex om op korte termijn op te lossen, zo bleek op de speciale hoorzitting in de Amsterdamse gemeenteraad [Print] Het Parool. Particuliere beleggers en problemen op de Amsterdamse woningmarkt.

    Journal editor

    • Ronald, R. (editor) (2015-). Palgrave Books (Publisher).
    • Ronald, R. (editor in chief) (2013-). International Journal of Housing Policy (Journal).
    • Ronald, R. (editor) (2012). International Journal of Housing Policy (Journal).
    • Ronald, R. (editor) (2011). International Journal of Housing Policy (Journal).
    • Ronald, R. (editor) (2010). International Journal of Housing Policy (Journal).

    Talk / presentation

    • Ronald, R. (keynote speaker) (26-10-2018). Keynote Lecture 'Housing Wealth and Inequality', Reimagining Ireland's Future - housing, wealth & inequality, Dublin, Ireland.
    • Ronald, R. (speaker) (20-9-2017). Huisvestingsoplossingen voor internationale studenten over de wereld, Themabijeenkomst internationale studentenhuisvesting, Amsterdam.
    • Hochstenbach, C. (speaker) & Ronald, R. (speaker) (20-9-2017). The revival of the private rental sector under Amsterdam’s regulated marketization regime, REFCOM Conference, Leuven.
    • Ronald, R. (keynote speaker) (20-6-2017). ‘Generating Rent’, ISA - RC43: Housing and the Built Environment Conference, Hong Kong, China.
    • Ronald, R. (keynote speaker) (15-2-2017). Generation Rent: Intergenerational inequalities and family relations, Australasian Housing Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
    • Ronald, R. (invited speaker) (29-9-2016). Japan’s Urban Singles: Negotiating Alternatives to Standard Family Households, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore.
    • Ronald, R. (keynote speaker) (30-6-2016). Territories and temporalities of housing and welfare: from a regime to an assemblage approach, European Network for Housing Research, Belfast, United Kingdom.
    • Druta, O. (speaker) & Ronald, R. (speaker) (29-3-2016). Intergenerational Support for Homeownership in a Post-Socialist Housing Market, American Association of Geographers Conference, San Francisco.
    • Ronald, R. (invited speaker) (27-11-2015). Can a Freeter buy a house? Contemporary housing issues in Japan from the lost generation to Generation Rent., The Japan Foundation.
    • Druta, O. (speaker) & Ronald, R. (speaker) (13-7-2014). Negotiated Independence: Young People's Transitions into Homeownership and Family Support, XVIII International Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan.
    • Ronald, R. (invited speaker), Lennartz, C. (invited speaker) & Arundel, R. I. M. (invited speaker) (24-6-2014). How housing markets are reshaping welfare states, Internationale Lunchlezing, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations of The Netherlands.
    • Ronald, R. (keynote speaker) (11-4-2014). Young people and home ownership in Europe: generation rent and post-homeownership societies, Reykjavik Academy.
    • Ronald, R. (invited speaker) (16-9-2012). Housing and Welfare in Western Europe, International Conference on Housing Welfare and Public Policy, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.
    • Ronald, R. (invited speaker) (16-9-2012). "Housing and Welfare in Western Europe: What insights for South Korea?", International Conference on Housing Welfare and Public Policy, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.
    • Ronald, R. (invited speaker) (7-7-2011). Public-Private and Social Housing in Post-crisis East Asia, European Network for Housing Research Conference - ‘Mixité’, Plenary: End or future of the Social Housing? Looking beyond Europe, Toulouse, France.
    • Ronald, R. (invited speaker) (24-2-2011). Housing , Family and Urban Transformation in Japan, Nissan Institute Lecture, University of Oxford.
    • Ronald, R. (invited speaker) (16-2-2011). New Directions in East Asian Housing and Welfare Approaches, Department of Public and Social Administration: Research Seminar Series.

    Others

    • Ronald, R. (organiser) (10-7-2013 - 12-7-2013). Annual Conference, University of Amsterdam. Conference Chair at the International Sociological Association, Research Committee 43: At home in the housing marketIn contemporary societies, the (…) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Doling, J. (organiser), Elsinga, M. (organiser) & Ronald, R. (organiser) (15-11-2012 - 16-11-2012). ENHR Working Group Conference: Home Ownership - During and After the Great Financial Crisis, Delft, Netherlands (organising a conference, workshop, ...).

    2018

    • Arundel, R., & Ronald, R. (2018). The false promise of homeownership: Homeowner societies in an era of declining access and rising inequality. (HOUWEL Working Paper Series; No. 13). Amsterdam: Centre for Urban Studies, University of Amsterdam. [details]

    2016

    • Ronald, R., & Druta, O. (2016). How Changes in Housing, Homes and Households are Reshaping Urban Japan. (ARI Working Paper Series; No. 249). Singapore: Asia Research Institute. [details]
    • van Duijne, R. J., & Ronald, R. (2016). The Unravelling of Amsterdam’s Unitary Rental Market. (Urban Studies WPS; No. 19). Amsterdam: Centre for Urban Studies, University of Amsterdam. [details]

    2015

    • Arundel, R., & Ronald, R. (2015). Parental co-residence, shared living and emerging adulthood in Europe: semi-dependent housing across welfare regime and housing system contexts. (HOUWEL working paper; No. 5). Amsterdam: Centre for Urban Studies, University of Amsterdma. [details]
    • Ronald, R., Lennartz, C., & Kadi, J. (2015). What ever happened to asset based welfare? Shifting approaches to housing wealth and welfare security. (HOUWEL Working Paper Series; No. 7). Amsterdam: Centre for Urban Studies, University of Amsterdam. [details]

    2014

    • Ronald, R. (2014). The Remarkable Rise and Particular Context of Younger One-Person Households in East Asian Cities. Amsterdam: UvA.
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