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Sweet heat! Vienna heats 600 homes with Manner wafers

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Who wouldn't love to know that his home is heated with delicious Manner wafers? Or, to be more precise, with the industrial waste heat from Manner's wafer production... The famous Viennese company recently announced that it will invest EUR…

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…

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…

Vienna's streets now and then (and in the future)

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As Vienna celebrates 150 years of its Ringstrasse next year, Tourism Vienna recently released a video comparing Vienna now and at the beginning of the 20th century. While the landmark buildings such as the State Opera, Parliament or Burgtheater…

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…