The story of CITYx in your tweets



Seven speakers, 300 guests and one team pulled off an amazing event last Thursday, that set the spotlight on CITYx. We’ve learnt about its challenges, its faces, its restless character, its creators and disruptors, its hidden and its most open spaces. We learnt that CITYx is the individual people who shape their city, and it is the city that shapes its people.

CITYx is what we make it. Read more…

Posted by Alexandra Manoliu on September 30th, 2014

The state of the climate — and what we might do about it


Fighting global climate has been for many years the “job” of passionate people around the world who understand and maybe even experienced the terrible impact of climate change. Initiating and encouraging local environmental projects, starting and leading the conversation on global warming, addressing these issues to a higher level through non-governmental organizations and studies on the actual impact of climate change, are just a few of their endeavors. But no matter how often or loud they would voice out their worries, governments and world leaders (banks, corporations, etc.) never seemed to really understand the problem, not to mention ever wanted to take any real and long term action that would, for once, balance the difference between economical growth and the environment, in favor of the latter. Until last week.  Read more…

Posted by Alexandra Manoliu on September 28th, 2014

On the trails of Otto Wagner and Ernst Fuchs – a historical hike in Hütteldorf.



Last Saturday, in the middle of the Indian summer, the TEDxVienna bloggers resumed discovering the streets of Vienna. This time, we steered toward the 14th district – Penzing.

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Posted by Monika Abramczuk on September 25th, 2014

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