Vienna Social Housing Field Study: International Best Practices in Mixed-Income Housing
Upcoming 2023 Vienna social Housing Field Study Trips
October 15 - 21, 2023 | October 22 - 28, 2023
GPLA's Vienna Social Housing 2023 Field Study
International best practices in mixed-income housingThe Global Policy Leadership Academy (GPLA) is offering a series of intensive housing policy field studies designed to give carefully curated cohorts of California’s local and regional housing policy leaders, practitioners, and changemakers a deep understanding of the Vienna social housing model and how it came to be the most livable city in the world.
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What to Expect
It Doesn't End There
To reinforce and share our collective learnings, GPLA offers a robust online learning platform after each field study where participants can access course materials, engage in discussion forums, exchange information on challenges and best practice solutions, and collaborate on projects.
Shape the Future of Housing with Peers Across the Housing Space
Each cohort of field study participants is carefully planned and curated to assure a diverse and productive mix of highly complementary thought leaders.
Invitations are still available for the following field studies:
- October 15 – 21, 2023
- October 22 – 28, 2023
Discover, Learn, and Share
The exclusive curriculum includes daily lectures, symposia, gatherings, exhibits, field trips, and discussion of topics including:
- The role of government in planning and funding social housing
- The economics of the Vienna Social Housing Model including rents and incomes served
- A comparison of affordable housing in the USA to the Vienna Social Housing Model
- Urban planning and urban design
- Creating permanent affordability for all
- Housing subsidies in Vienna
- Creating a walkable and bikeable city
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We're Making a Difference
Hear what last year’s cohort had to say about their experience.
Vienna, Austria is considered one of the most livable and affordable cities in the world. In the 1920s, the City of Vienna began a pioneering social housing program in response to rapid rent escalation, overcrowding, and widespread housing insecurity that emerged after World War I.
One hundred years ago, 10% of Viennese residents were living in squalid conditions. Today, 62% of Vienna’s 1.7 million households live in high quality affordable housing, spending a fraction of the cost that the average California household spends on housing.
How did this major European city reverse direction and create a stable,
well-functioning, and affordable housing system?
Join us in Vienna to find out.
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Explore All That Vienna Has to Offer
This intensive was created to give ample opportunities for exploring what makes Vienna’s culture and communities so special.
Daily breakfasts and nightly dinners are also part of this all-inclusive trip.
Who is This Experience For?
Join our curated cohort on this enlightening and information-packed field study in Vienna, Austria. Our intensive curriculum is ideal for:
- Local, regional, and state housing policy leaders
- Community planning professionals
- Community resiliency and sustainability professionals
- Corporate decisionmakers
- Non-profit changemakers
- Higher-education faculty and leadership
- Select media representatives
Looking to send a group from your organization?
GPLA works with Community Sponsors to identify diverse cohorts and create exclusive, relevant learning opportunities.
Ready to be part of the discussion in Vienna?
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