Dialog series: Urban Transformations

with Birgit Hebein/Maria Vassilakou

Cities have always been at the core of economic, political and societal developments. The rising speed at which technology is progressing has not only affected urban societies and economies, producing new models of business and types of work, it has also had a considerable influence on the built environment. Urban governments are forced to react to changes as quickly as they come about, adapting strategic plans and policies, as well as services and infrastructure, in order to safeguard both fundamental values  and the continuing function of their cities. 
The dialog series "Urban Transformations" allows for a closer look at the development of cities across time, from recent history to the present, as well as possible effects and scenarios for the future.
01 – The Open City with Richard Sennett | 24.04.2019


02 – The Creative Class and The New Urban Crisis with Richard Florida | 06.06.2019


03 – Social aspects of the global climate crisis with Elisabeth Oberzaucher | 23.10.2019


04 Activism and civil society in the Smart City - uncomfortable and indispensable! with Katharina Rogenhofer and Simon Güntner | 28.11.2019

The event is free of charge. Due to the limited number of seats, registration is required. Please find further information and the registrationform here 

Event language is German.



Recordings of the lectures will be published here

Presented by: Department of Urban Planning, Traffic & Transport, Climate Protection, Energy Planning and Public Participation