Vancouver is consistently ranked alongside the Vienna as one of the world’s most livable cities. Vienna has a stable housing market, with 60% of the population living in municipally built, owned, or managed housing. By comparison, Vancouver is undergoing a housing crisis. Vienna’s housing history and policies provides alternative approaches for British Columbia.
As Vancouver embarks upon a community engagement process revolving around housing, The Vienna Model expands discussion about urban planning options and encourages dialogue and debate on the future of the city.
Vienna, one of the world’s most livable cities, has no affordable housing crisis. Four-fifths of new housing is government subsidized. Should Greater Vancouver follow suit?
Creative exploration of the Vienna model
Use and design of public spaces
Developing new urban areas
New social housing
Developing existing housing stock
Diversity and integration
Climate and environmental protection
The role of art
Building on the outskirts
Vancouver and Vienna comparisons
Continuity and innovation
Developer competitions: The four pillar model