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…
SFU Next-Generation Transportation

Next-Generation Transportation: Learn from Vancouver, Vienna and other Leaders in Future Urban Mobility!

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As you might know, I've been studying the Next-Generation Transportation Online Certificate Program of Vancouver's Simon Fraser University for 1.5 years and successfully completed the program at the beginning of this year. Today, I am happy…

Conceptualizing an integrated Regional Transportation Strategy for the Vienna Metropolitan Region

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Given the complex interdependencies between major cities and their surrounding areas, more and more municipalities in large metropolitan regions are developing integrated transportation and land use plans on a regional level (such as SANDAG's…

Vienna advances Social Housing in new EU Urban Agenda

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At the end of last year, one of the EU's first urban partnerships was founded to advance the EU Urban Agenda. In the light of rapidly changing real estate markets and the fact that already 25% of Europeans spend more than 40% of their income…

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…

Learning from Vienna: Effective Parking Management

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“If your city wants to focus on one topic for reducing traffic congestion, improving housing affordability, cleaning the air, lessening climate change, making government more efficient, and enlivening the economy – all at the same time –…

A Tale of Two Cities (3): A Comparison of Shared Spaces in Vienna and Auckland

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In the third and final part of the "A Tale of Two Cities" series on shared spaces in Auckland and Vienna, Darren Davis and Andreas Lindinger compare the two cities' shared space approaches: While Auckland has already implemented a comprehensive…

A Tale of Two Cities (1): Vienna's Mariahilferstraße combines Pedestrian Zone and Shared Space

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In the first part of the "A Tale of Two Cities" series on shared spaces in Auckland and Vienna, Andreas Lindinger takes a closer look at the recent redesign of Vienna's Mariahilferstraße, the country's most important shopping street which now…