Category: Vienna

The Vienna project is called “Modelling Vienna”. It explores the development and the current situation of the –meanwhile nearly a 100 years old – success model of social housing provision in Vienna. In a first phase of the project the team analyzes the current situation in Vienna in a twofold way: (1) By means of “actors”-interviews and the analysis of discourses in Vienna the research field is being framed on a general level. (2) selected casestudies allow to research specific research-questions. Thereupon – in a second phase of the project – the project aims at drafting scenarios for a future housing model. These help to sound and identify potentials and possible actions and strategies for a socially sustainable development of the current model.

Preface: Red Vienna … forever?

Scarcity and Creativity in the Vienna Model of Public Housing Provision The first part of our research engages in a qualitative analysis of the contemporary model of Vienna public housing provision. We study its stakeholders, its legal and financial framework (i.e. its policies and subsidy models), the discourses circulating within the model, as well as the artefacts produced by it (i.e. ...

Research in Progress

Jan-20-2011 In the last couple of months we have been doing research in a three-fold way. First we investigated into the history of Vienna public housing. Our research engaged, on the one hand, with the material itself, in order to lay out the field, to define its preliminary boundaries and then to proceed from a description/analysis (1) of historic models of ...