Urbanists have a major boner for Vienna. It is, by one quality-of-life study, the most livable city in the world. According to our friends over at Co.Exist, it’s one of the smartest cities in Europe.
Now, in New York magazine, Justin Davidson argues that New York City should embrace Vienna’s superior model of housing as a method of social justice. “If de Blasio is serious about making New York not just pleasant but just, he ought to go on a scouting trip to Vienna,” he writes. Why is Austria’s capital such a hotspot for urbanist obsession?