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Green facade, 1060 Vienna Photo: Waldhör KG

Cooling Cities
Innovative solutions for liveable urban areas

 Cities are particularly severely affected by the consequences of climate change. In Austria, numerous innovative solutions for dealing with urban overheating and for climate-resilient urban development are ..... Read full article
Cooling-optimised urban open space “Airship 01”, photo: Waldhör KG

Strategies, tools and Living Labs for cooling cities

Proceeding urbanisation plays a major role in regional and global warming. New concepts, technologies and planning tools are required for sustainable, climate-sensitive urban development. Climate change and the microclimate ..... Read full article
Greened city district, photo: Waldhör KG

Green and resilient city
Control and planning instruments for climate-sensitive urban development

Many studies have already shown that properly considered building structures, together with green and blue urban infrastructure, can make a significant contribution to reducing the urban heat ..... Read full article
Microclimatic simulation for Vienna – theoretical overall potential, change in average annual number of hot days compared to the reference simulation based on the normal climatic period 1981-2010, source: ZAMG

KELVIN
Potentials of activities to reduce the urban heat island

The KELVIN project, led by the Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH*, analysed various concepts for the reduction of urban heat islands. One of the central questions concerned the effect ..... Read full article
The 50 green-facade modules are mounted on the street-facing side. Illustration: GsG_Isabel Muehlbauer

Greening 50 Houses
Low-tech green facade systems undergoing testing

Greened facades have a positive impact on the microclimate in the city. On hot summer days, they provide cooling, improve the air quality and contribute to the ..... Read full article
At the training event “Grün‘o‘polis – Grüne Wege in der Stadt”, at TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology), ideas and concepts for green and blue urban infrastructure in the LiLa4Green areas were developed and presented. Image: Layout plan from the project “Favoriten’s Favourite Stripes”, authors: Verena Matlschweiger, Teresa Pink, Lisa Steiner, Vienna University of Technology

LiLa4Green
Living Lab für „grüne“ und „blaue“ Infrastrukturmaßnahmen in der Smart City Wien

In the project LiLa4Green, a research team led by the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology*, working together with city residents, is developing concepts and solutions for counteracting ..... Read full article
Photo: Municipality of Leibnitz

Cool Leibnitz
Smart and resilient urban development

Leibnitz in Styria, a district capital with 12,374 inhabitants (as at 1 January 2019), is one of the few growing small towns in Austria. Without corresponding countermeasures, ..... Read full article
For several decades from the end of the 19th century, a type of public baths known in Vienna as ‘Tröpferlbad’ were the only way for the city’s residents to keep themselves clean. Today, there is less focus on hygiene: “coolspots” are intended to improve the quality of life in the city on hot days. Airship.01 in the MuseumsQuartier Vienna, photo: Waldhör KG

Tröpferlbad 2.0
“Coolspots” as cool urban oases

How is it possible to plan, develop and implement “cool retreats” in the heart of the city? This is currently being investigated and tested by Green4Cities GmbH ..... Read full article

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zur Ausgabe 2/2019

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