Anthony Boanada-Fuchs worked from May 2017 until December 2018 at ETH CASE. He is an architect and urban planner with a double MSc degree obtained from TU Delft. The doctoral thesis in political science was awarded by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneve (2015) with Suma Cum Laude and special mention of the jury. The doctoral research focused on a systematic approach to a metropolitan housing market in India (Ahmedabad, state of Gujarat) and the different institutional embeddedness of different supply logics.
This approach was adjusted and extended for the Brazilian context during a post-doctorate at the University of Sao Paulo. He scrutinized the national housing program Minha Casa Minha Vida and the close entanglement of legislative change and private interests. Since early 2017, Anthony worked at the University of Lausanne et since May at the ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE to pursue the question of affordable housing within an international comparison.
His research focuses on the practices of housing policies and their implementation in the Global South and analyses the political economy of national decision-making and international influence on specific legal and regulatory changes. Housing is good business in many parts of the world and consequently interconnections between administration, politics, and the construction sector. These complex institutional structures are little understood so far but may hold the key to avoid unsustainable urban growth in the future. Detailed projects have been and are carried out in India (PhD 200915), Brazil (2015-17), and Thailand (external funding 2016-17).