The Lowline: a four season park

 

New York City, building after building fills out the grid street plan leaving only few empty spaces. In fact, NYC is the most densely populated city in the US with 1 out of every 38 people in the United States living in the big apple. To accomodate so many people on a relatively limited space, the city is expanding vertically.  High buildings and few public spaces and squares in between are the consequences. One such densely built-up environment in NYC can be found in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Dan Barasch and James Ramsey are determined to improve the area by creating more green spaces. But where if there is no space? Read more…

 
Posted by Lisa Landskron on September 21st, 2014
 

Introducing: Kovacsova X Mårtensson

 

In one week our next TEDxVienna conference will take place, where several topics on the rapid development of our city will be discussed. Amongst our array of speakers such as Pedro Gadanho and Herr Finnland, Veronika Kovacsova  and Christoph Schmidt-Mårtensson will also take the stage to share and talk about their contribution to “redesigning the city.”
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Posted by Bih Fon on September 19th, 2014
 

TEDxVienna @ OpenHouse

 

1 city, 2 days, 70 houses and a lot to discover – last weekend, OpenHouse had its premiere in Vienna. Since their concept perfeclty complements our idea of CITYx, the TEDxBloggers went on a tour through the “dirty districts” of Vienna to shine a different light on the lesser known parts of the city. Read more…

 
Posted by Philipp Greiner on September 16th, 2014
 

How public spaces make cities work

 


Which park is your favourite place to hang out? In Vienna, we have dozens of parks to choose from and each with its own unique character. Read more…

 
Posted by Steven McGuinness on September 14th, 2014
 

3 talks you can’t miss at CITYx

 

CITYx Vienna
On September 25th, we proudly invite you to the Weltmuseum Wien to shape CITYx with us! The TEDxVienna salon event sets out to explore urban treasures and makes the attempt to grasp what the city is. The city is not set in stone. It is vivid, unpredictable and full of surprises like its inhabitants. 8 speakers from around the world will share their unique views on cities and their potential.
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Posted by Lilli Koisser on September 12th, 2014
 

A chat with the initiator of ELECTRIC CHURCH

 

Imagine an orchestra, vocalists, diverse music genres, a world renowned DJ and visuals projected onto giant walls and ceilings inside a church! The atmosphere is likely one of its kind and so is probably the experience. And it is happening.., here in Vienna. Read more…

 
Posted by Monika Abramczuk on September 10th, 2014
 

How to build an information time machine

 

Using futuristic technology to go back in time

Today we live in a world full of information that we use instantly when we need it. Google Maps provides us with a birds eye view of streets we need to walk along to get to our job interview or new cafe location. Often we use this mapping technology for the present needs or for future planning. But how about if we could build a time machine on this useful technology that would virtually take us back in time to centuries and civilisations of yesteryear. Read more…

 
Posted by Steven McGuinness on September 7th, 2014
 

Walking on the bright side of the city – The TEDxVienna bloggers stroll the streets of Vienna!

 


Vienna, evening – and the TEDxVienna blogger team is determined to discover new corners in their favorite city. Read more…

 
Posted by Lisa Landskron on September 3rd, 2014
 

Save-the-date: Shape CITYx with us!

 


 
After the success of last year’s event, where we discovered the unfinished city, we proudly announce CITYx ! A TEDxVienna salon event that sets out to explore urban treasures and makes the attempt to grasp what the city is. The city is not set in stone. It is vivid, unpredictable and full of surprises like its inhabitants. Read more…

 
Posted by Lisa Landskron on August 30th, 2014
 

These boots are made for Instawalking!

 

TEDxVienna Instawalk
We are overwhelmed by the outcome of our first Instawalk with the Instagramers Vienna! The walk was fully booked and more than 30 photographers showed up. Thanks for coming!
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Posted by Lilli Koisser on August 26th, 2014