Vienna - Affordable and Inclusive Greatness

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I had the pleasure to present a webinar on sustainable transportation, affordable housing and liveable city-making in Vienna as part of Simon Fraser University's "Beyond the Anglosphere" Webinar Series on international best practices in next-generation…

Transforming a street: Before-After images of Vienna's Mariahilferstrasse

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The transformation of Vienna's Mariahilferstrasse, one of Austria's most prominent shopping streets, has turned a street for cars into a great public space for people (see my previous blogposts on the actual transformation and the end result).…

Walking along Vienna's redesigned Mariahilferstrasse

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As one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe the City of Vienna faces a major challenge to redistribute road space from cars to people to create better, greener and healthier public spaces, in particular in its dense inner districts. In…

Vienna STEPs up

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Vienna aims to increase sustainable transportation’s share to 80% by 2025. By Darren Davis and Andreas Lindinger. The city of Vienna has just adopted its latest 10-year city development plan, known as STEP 2025. Key from a transport point…

Building sustainable cities instead of saving failed banks

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When Austria's Finance Minister declared last December that the rescue of failed Austrian Hypo bank might cost Austrian taxpayers up to EUR 19 bn, it was difficult for many people to comprehend this huge figure. So, a transdisciplinary team…