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Panel discussion

Zukunft Stadt Positionen

The Affordable City — the political dimension

Wed 11.03.2020, 19:00-21:30
façade of apartment housing with triangular balconys

Per Albin Hansson housing estate
© photograph: Lukas Gächter

Affordable Living Space and the Financing of Urban Development are Central Challenges for Growing Towns and Cities in Europe.

With what political responsibility, and which instruments are city governments using to make the future of the city affordable? In Vienna, attempts are being made to promote the direction with new zoning categorisations and funding programmes. In Berlin, in addition to proposing a rent cap, innovative procedures for neighbourhood development are being tested. A prominent panel discusses strategies and concepts.

A cooperation by the Az W with Vienna University of Technology, Research Unit of Local Planning

Panel discussion with:
Katrin Lompscher, Senator for Urban Development and Housing, Berlin (invited); Birgit Hebein, Deputy Mayor and Deputy Governor Executive City Councillor for Urban Planning, Traffic & Transport, Climate Protection, Energy Planning and Public Participation, Vienna; Kathrin Gaál, Executive Councillor for Housing, Housing Construction, Urban Renewal and Women’s Issues, Vienna

Moderated by:
Rudolf Scheuvens, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture Planning, Vienna University of Technology