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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…

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 (2): Auckland's Shared Space programme turns streets into places

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In the second part of the "A Tale of Two Cities" series on shared spaces in Auckland and Vienna, Darren Davis examines Auckland's City Centre shared space programme: Auckland has implemented a comprehensive Shared Space programme in its city…

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…

Vienna's bikeshare system reaches 500,000 users mark

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Citybike Wien, Vienna's bikeshare system that already started back in 2003, recently surpassed the 500,000 registered users mark. Today, it records more than 750,000 trips amounting to more than 2.5 million kilometers each year. With 118…

The 18 most innovative cities on Earth

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Another day, another list of sustainable and livable cities, namely the Financial Post's "18 most innovative cities on Earth" (via @BrentToderian). Once again, both Vienna and Vancouver made the cut, as the Financial Post praises the cities'…

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…