At an event organised by the Museum Angewandte Kunst and Metropole magazine, Eugene Quinn will join other speakers to analyse how the rankings are calculated, and what Vienna is getting right, while exploring some of the challenges ahead.
Vienna topped the Mercer “Quality of Living” ranking for the 10th consecutive time in 2019, and The Economist also scores Vienna as the best city in the world to live. This is a remarkable achievement, even though most Viennese do not believe this is a great city. The Mercer study is often dismissed as a chart for top managers and their lifestyle, but in fact quantifies such things as crime, air quality, education, culture, stability, good food, inequality, green space, connectedness to other cities, healthcare, architecture and wifi speeds – so things which matter to everybody. It is dangerous for Viennese to be so sceptical of these measures, because we may lose all of this in the future, by voting against our own interests. That poor people live a dignified life in Vienna is what Eugene values most about our city.
So let’s discuss this misunderstood subject. The Director of MAK (Museum of Applied Arts) Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Stadt Wien`s new WienBot, and Eugene Quinn from space and place, will present ideas about what makes Wien so special. Join us to celebrate life in the world’s most livable city!
in English, with networking and drinks at the end
Tickets are available from http://buytickets.at/hometownmediagmbh/292066
Since this is the night that a long holiday weekend starts, and also Hallowe’en, let’s enjoy a special, long night in a beautiful Museum. And also that this latest Brexit deadline night has been avoided.
MAK, Stubenring 5, 1010 (U3 Stubentor)
Date: Thursday, 31 October 2019