Yvonne Franz studied geography at the University of Cologne and the University of Vienna. As a university assistant (post-doc) at the University of Vienna, she has been coordinating the Erasmus Mundus Masters in Urban Studies (4CITIES), co-leading the postgraduate course in"Cooperative Urban and Regional Development" and co-organizing the UNIVIE Urban Book Series. Her research interests lie in the fields of urban geography with a special focus on neighborhood development, housing market transition and social innovation as well as urban planning and governance. She is currently
involved in the INTERREG Central Europe project
"Integrating Refugees in Society and the Labour Market Through Social Innovation (SIforREF)" which comprises project partners from Berlin, Bologna, Ljubljana, Parma, and Vienna.
This talk presents concepts such as "neighborhood belonging" and "place attachment" in order to discuss the roles of housing, local economy and citizen engagement in creating socially mixed neighborhoods in Vienna. A critical assessment on aspects of spatial distribution and access to services will support discussions on "liveability: where and for whom"?