The Vienna Model at MOV, Vancouver

Vancouver is consistently ranked alongside Vienna, Austria 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. Both Vienna’s housing history and policies could provide alternative approaches for our province.

The Vienna Model at MOV, Vancouver

The Museum of Vancouver is launching The Vienna Model: Housing for the 21st Century City exhibition this month, curated by Wolfgang Förster and William Menkins. This two-month exhibit explores housing in Vienna through its portrait of the city’s pathbreaking approach to architecture, urban life, neighbourhood revitalization and new communities.

The Vienna Model at MOV, Vancouver

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. 

The Vienna Model: Housing for the 21st-Century City

Dates: May 17 to July 16
Venue: Museum 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Adults, $18; students with valid ID, $15; seniors 65+, $15; available in advance online and at the door

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