Bengt Turner Award

The aim of the Bengt Turner Award is to encourage new researchers to write research papers on housing and urban issues linked to the topics of the ENHR Working Groups and to keep alive the memory of Bengt Turner, one of the founders of ENHR and its first chairman from 1988 to 2007. The Bengt Turner Award is for the best ENHR annual conference paper for those colleagues who are eligible. 

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The winner will receive

One can only win the award once.

The evaluation criteria roughly amount to whether a paper would be sent out to referees of a scientific journal. The ENHR Coordination Committee determines whether a Bengt Turner Award is handed out.

How to apply
Apply for the Award when uploading your paper on the 2024 conference website. Deadline 19 July.



Winner: César Ulises Linares Aguirre
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), in Barcelona, Spain
“Restoring a lost future: Is the prefabricated Metabolist capsule viable for urban regeneration in the XXI century?“

Runner-up: Ludovica Rolando
Polytechnic of Turin, Italy, and ETSAB, Universidad Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain
“Community Engagement at a Neighbourhood Scale: The Case of Cohousing in Barcelona”


Winner: Anamaria Klasić
Institute for Social Research in Zagreb, Croatia
“A post-socialist view on social mix in Zagreb’s large housing estates – Quantitative insights“

Runner-up: Igor Costarelli
University of Milan Bicocca, Department of Sociology and Social Research, Italy
“Rethinking affordable housing provision for young adults: Opportunities and pitfalls”


Winner: Bence Kovats
Institute for Regional Studies, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Békéscsaba, Hungary
“The Conservative Housing Regime: Conditions of Its Emergence and Its Long-term Path Dependence in Hungary”

1st Runner up: Merve Akdemir Kurfalı
Bilkent University, Department of Political Science, Ankara, Turkey and Uppsala University, The Institute for Housing and Urban Research, Uppsala, Sweden
“Socio-Spatial Strategies Of Syrians In The Housing Area In Turkey”

2nd Runner up: Veera Niemi
Department of Social Research, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
“Reviewing The Systematic Reviews On Homelessness”


Winner: Arthur Acolin
College of Built Environments, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
“Tenure Trajectories of Immigrants and their Children in France: Between Integration and Stratification”

Runner up: Sebastian Kohl
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Köln, Germany
“More mortgages, less housing? On the paradoxical effects of housing financialization on housing supply and residential capital formation”


Winner: Rowan Arundel
Centre for Urban Studies, Department of Geography, Planning and International Development, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
“Equity Inequity: Housing Wealth Inequalities, Inter and Intra-generational Divergences, and the Rise of Private Landlordism”

1st Runner up: Jiazhe Zhu
University of Sheffield, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, United Kingdom
“Immigration and Local House Prices in UK”

2nd Runner up: Dimitrios P. Tsachageas
Dimitrios P. Tsachageas, Heriot-Watt University, School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society (EGIS), United Kingdom
“Social Homeownership’ in Southeastern Europe: End of an Era?”

Also 2nd Runner up: Tomáš Samec
Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
“Performance of Social Inequalities in the Housing Market: Meanings of Mortgages and Intergenerational Financial Transfers”


Winner: Camilo Vladimir de Lima Amaral
University of East London, School of Architecture, United Kingdom
“Urban Enclosure: Contemporary Strategies of Dispossession and Reification in London’s Spatial Production”

1st Runner up: Sebastian Kohl
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Germany
“Urban History Matters: Explaining the German-American Homeownership Gap”

2nd Runner up: Blanca Fernandez Milan
Technical University Berlin, Department of Economics and Climate Change Economic,
Germany and Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC), Germany
“Location Value Tax for Urban Sustainability”


Winner: Rikke Skovgaard Nielsen
Danish Building Research Institute, Aalborg University, Denmark
“Straight-line Assimilation in Home-leaving? A Comparison of Turks, Somalis and Danes”


Winner: Sven Damen
KU Leuven, Belgium
“The Effect of Mortgage Interest Deduction and Mortgage Product Innovation on House Prices”


Winner: Eduardo Ascensão
Centro de Estudos Geográficos, University of Lisbon, Portugal
“Following engineers and architects through slums: history, policies, urban poor populations and the technoscience of slum intervention in the Portuguese-speaking landscape”


Winner: Christian Lennartz
OTB Research Institute for the Built Environment, Delft Technical University, The Netherlands
“Market structures of rental housing – comparing the competitiveness between social and private renting in two local housing markets in England and the Netherlands”


Winner: Patrick Rérat
University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
“Housing, compact city and sustainable development: some insights from recent urban trends in Switzerland”


Winner: Jardar Sörvoll
Nordic Centre of Excellence in Welfare Research & NOVA – Norwegian Social Research, Norway
“The Political Ideology of Housing and the Welfare State in Scandinavia 1980-2008: Change, Continuity and Paradoxes”


Winner: Gemma Burgess
Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research, University of Cambridge, Great Brittain
“Building England’s Mixed Communities: Negotiating the ‘Mix’”