Neighborhood development at Vonovia

Special opportunities for sustainable development present themselves to Vonovia wherever we have larger interconnected housing portfolios. In such neighborhoods, we have the opportunity to be active in both structural and social terms. This is combined with a special responsibility and the necessity to partner with other stakeholders in the urban community. The development of entire neighborhoods is a joint effort by a large number of people and stakeholder groups. In doing so, we want to live up to our claim of making a cooperative contribution to shaping our neighborhoods as diverse, open and livable spaces.

Future-oriented design of neighborhoods

Social Manager of Vonovia

Commitment and support

It is the local residents who are involved in neighborhood initiatives, social institutions, associations and cultural institutions and who shape our neighborhoods in everyday life. Each neighborhood is unique and characterized by different situations and challenges, e.g. lack of access to education, lack of cultural facilities or special features of cross-generational coexistence.

We therefore cooperate locally with social and state institutions such as day-care centers and schools, with welfare associations and other social agencies, with non-profit institutions and cultural institutions. We support concrete projects and initiatives locally through our business units.

We primarily support projects that contribute to the development of our neighborhoods in the areas of coexistence, education and culture.
The aim of all measures is to support and develop these neighborhoods in which we have real estate holdings in line with their specific real needs. We acquire data on experience through feedback rounds and discussions with those involved and process this data further.

Social Manager of Vonovia

Improving the living environment

Living environments play a particularly prominent role in Vonovia's neighborhood developments. New green spaces and playgrounds as well as the design of communicative neighborhood centers outside the buildings can generate genuine added value for tenants. Particularly in urban environments, the topic of recreational spaces is becoming an increasingly influential factor in the evaluation of residential quality.

We contribute to the positive development of society through projects such as the establishment of community gardens.

E-Car from Vonovia

Development of mobility concepts

Mobility concepts, which we implement together with cities and local authorities, are also becoming increasingly important when it comes to the structural design of residential environments. In Munich, for example, concepts such as car sharing are taken into account in the number of parking spaces in order to reduce the total number required. We are aiming to add e-scooters, e-bikes and cargo bikes to our range of services and want to encourage other cities and municipalities to take mobility concepts into account as well.
E-Car from Vonovia

Ziekowkiez in Berlin
Ziekowkiez in Berlin

Neighborhood development in Ziekowkiez in Berlin

Ziekowkiez in Berlin serves as a prime example of successful neighborhood development. In Berlin-Reinickendorf, Vonovia is developing a socially acceptable neighborhood in which the coexistence of several generations plays a major role.

145 one- to two-room apartments will be built in two high-rise residential buildings in the middle of the center of the neighborhood, equipped to suit the needs of senior citizens and with low barriers. In addition to perfectly fitting floor plans, the new apartments will also feature automatic doors in the house entrance, larger bathrooms with non-slip tiles and handles, a central power cut-off, comfort sockets or a built-in wardrobe in the corridor with space for a walker. Furthermore, we have also entered into a cooperation with Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe, with whom we have developed a concept for a community meeting place.

The aim is to create a supportive environment that enables people to lead a self-determined life within their own four walls, even at an advanced age.
Various everyday aids, including a pharmacy and laundry service, outpatient care services, a home emergency call, menu service and group activities such as excursions, cooking together or memory sports, aim at enabling people to interact and enhance their quality of life.