The Arena-coordinated cross-border investigation “Cities for Rent” won the European Press Prize for Innovation, when the prizes were announced on June 2nd.
Cities for Rent is a cross-border investigation into the phenomenon of corporate landlords: private companies that have been acquiring more and more homes for profit across European cities. It has grown out of the Arena Housing Network, a collaborative network of journalists interested in housing launched by Arena at Dataharvest 2019,
Housing keeps being an important topic around Europe, as many cities suffer a crisis of housing affordability. From corporate and other big landlords to short-term and tourism rentals, to student housing, to empty homes, there’s a need and opportunity for journalists to investigate housing topics together across borders.
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