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Focus on Vienna
Vienna has a lot to offer. As one of the most liveable cities in the world, Vienna is characterized above all by its diverse population, the varied cultural and leisure options and the lovingly designed recreation areas.


The now hundred-year history of social housing is also leaving its footprints across the city and ensuring that affordable housing continues to be available to broad strata of Vienna’s population. To this day, the values of “Red Vienna” such as affordability, high quality, social cohesion and a balanced mix in social housing are lived and continuously developed.

As a result of these efforts, Vienna has already received numerous awards in the areas of environmental protection, sustainability and social responsibility.


Vienna is the capital of the Republic of Austria and, with its over 1.9 million inhabitants, the second-largest city in the German-speaking region.


Vienna may look back on a centenary history of social housing construction. The roots of the sector date back to the 19th century, when Vienna with its roughly two million inhabitants was the fourth-largest city in Europe. 


Housing policy means much more than simply building flats. Rooted in this conviction, the “Vienna Model” has evolved into an internationally recognised best practice.