Wed, 06.11.2019 | 18:30 Uhr | TÜWI-UG1/02, Dänenstr. 4, 1190 Wien
Push (Fredrik Gertten, 2019, 92 Min, English Subtitles)
Housing affordability is decreasing at a record pace. The local working and middle classes have become unable to afford housing in major cities across the world. London, New York, Hong Kong, Toronto, Tokyo, Valparaiso, Sydney, Melbourne, Caracas, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, Stockholm… the list seems endless. People are being pushed out of their very own homes – because living in them has become unaffordable.
Young people are getting trapped in a cycle of renting apartments that are becoming less and less affordable. Working class and lower income communities face evictions and are left without a place to live. The high cost of housing pushes people into poverty and homelessness. In the UK and US, for instance, homelessness is increasing by alarming rates. More often than before, it is children and families that end up without a home. The problem is even worse in the Global South, where the number of people living in informal housing is projected to exceed 1 billion by 2020. However, the crisis also puts stress on the middle and upper-middle classes. In London, for example, even a doctor’s salary is not necessarily enough to buy a home.
Is this an inevitable development? Housing is a human right, not a commodity. What is to be done to change the situation?
Nicole Büchl, forum Wohnfonds Wien
Gernot Stöglehner, Leiter des Instituts für Raum, Landschaft und Infrastruktur (IRUB, BOKU)
Mara Verlic, Arbeiterkammer Wien (Kommunalpolitik). Die Stadtsoziologin ist Mitherausgeberin des Sammelbandes "Gentrifizierung in Wien"
Moderation: Doris Österreicher, IRUB (BOKU)
|Start:||Wed, 06.11.2019, um 18:30 Uhr|
|Ende:||Wed, 06.11.2019, um 21:00 Uhr|
|Ort:||TÜWI-UG1/02, Dänenstr. 4, 1190 Wien|
|Veranstalter:||Referat für Entwicklungspolitik & BOKU Ethikplattform|