Vienna – Affordable and Inclusive Greatness

Category : Sustainable Cities, Vienna April 26, 2017

I had the pleasure to present a webinar on sustainable transportation, affordable housing and liveable city-making in Vienna as part of Simon Fraser University’s “Beyond the Anglosphere” Webinar Series on international best practices in next-generation transportation and urban planning.

From the webinar announcement:

“You would think that a city where barely over a quarter of all trips are made by car would be happy to rest on its laurels. Not so in Vienna, which wants to drop car mode share to 15% or less of all trips. Vienna now has more public transit-pass holders than registered cars—and a transit pass that costs just €1 per day.

It has a proud tradition of extensive social housing for all strata of society, not just the most poor, which has helped keep the city affordable for all in the face of significant population growth. Vienna is developing dense mixed-use brownfields sites on its former railyards and its range of initiatives include gender mainstreaming to promote integration and inclusiveness.”

Check out the slides on Slideshare or download them in higher quality (100 MB PDF):

Or watch the recording of the webinar on YouTube:

Finally, here are the links to the English versions of the strategic planning documents of the City of Vienna that are mentioned in the webinar:

And make sure to also check out my series of blogposts on the transformation of Mariahilferstrasse:


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