From the Research Lab: Models of Low-Threshold, Alternative Housing – An international conversation with an Austrian Architect and Experts from the Municipality

How to create a diverse city? Architect Ulrike Schartner presents VinziRast-mittendrin, an unconventional social project in Vienna, which promotes diversity and a heterogeneous urban environment. The project provides housing to students and people who experienced homelessness, creating new relationships among urban communities. Ella Weber and Sharon Melamed will discuss the current situation, where cities around the world are facing a housing crisis and seek affordable residential solutions for middle and lower classes, and present innovative alternatives supporting diverse urban communities.

Architect Ulrike Schartner is a Partner at the Viennese gaupenraub+/- architecture firm; Ella Weber is a Senior Team Coordinator at the Strategic Planning Unit of the Engineering Administration of the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality; Sharon Melamed is the Director of Social Services Administration at the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality.

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