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CANCELLED;Housing, Livability and "The Vienna Model"

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CANCELLED;Housing, Livability and "The Vienna Model"

Time: November 16, 2013 from 3pm to 6pm
Location: Carnegie Community Centre Theatre
Street: 401 Main Street
City/Town: DTES, Vancouver
Phone: 604-339-3234
Event Neighbourhood and Type: community, engagament
Organized By: Social Hosuing Coalition BC
Latest Activity: Nov 16, 2013

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Event Description

Wolfgang Forster fell ill and could not make it to Vancouver.

Please join us, Saturday November 16th from 3-6pm for a round table discussion and workshop with Wolfgang Förster*, the Head of Housing Research Department of the City of Vienna.

In the City of Vienna today, about 60% of the Viennese population lives in municipally built, owned, or managed housing. For the past four consecutive years, Vienna topped the Mercer “Quality of Living” survey as the city boasting the highest quality of life in the world, was ranked second in The Economist’s 2012 “World’s Most Livable City”, and number eight in Monocle’s 2012 “World’s Most Livable Cities”.

In this special engagement with the Social Housing Coalition and our communities, Wolfgang Förster will join veteran activist Jean Swanson and community members living in social housing, for an opportunity to build our analysis and imagine new possibilities as we contend with BC’s housing crisis.

Housing, Livability and "The Vienna Model"
Carnegie Community Centre Theatre
Saturday, November 16th from 3 to 6 pm
401 Main Street
All Welcome

There will be light food and refreshments. If you require support for childcare, please be in touch prior to the event. For more information contact us at info@socialhousingbc.com or 604-339-3234.

*Since 2001 Wolfgang Förster has been Head of the Vienna Regional Housing Research Division, in charge of Area Renewal Offices and international cooperation in the fields of urban renewal and housing. From 1988 to 2001 he was Deputy Director of Vienna Housing Fund. He publishes frequently on public housing and urban renewal.

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Comment by Karen Elaine Gilchrist on November 16, 2013 at 2:00am

Saturday, November 16th with Wolfgang Forster has been cancelled. Mr.
Forster has taken ill and been hospitalized. He is unable to travel to
Vancouver at this time. Our well wishes to him.

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