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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
[Photo: Hertha Hurnaus]

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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