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How to Achieve Happiness by Writing Love Letters to Strangers

Going through life minding your own business can be a safe way to live, especially in a big city. However, going through life submerged only in your own world can develop into depression and loneliness. What if you could improve your happiness by helping others and exploring your city? Living in […]


O Home, where art thou?
Vienna through the eyes of the homeless.

Vienna, ranked “the most livable city”, is often associated with music, art and coffee… but let us scratch the beautiful surface and see what is hiding underneath. Although Vienna houses a wide mix of people, there are some that you probably have looked at, chosen to not really see and […]


#windmachen:
renewable energy made in the city

As an urban citizen, one might feel excluded by nature and the issues it comes along with. Nevertheless, Viennese residents have the unique chance to become part of the sustainability discourse and get involved: by owning solar panels and wind generators in the countryside but also in the middle of […]


local skatepark initiatives can contribute to inclusive and sustainable cities

How “Trash” and Skateparks can Help Build Sustainable Cities

As the world population grows and our available resources shrink, we need to rethink urban development and explore more sustainable ways of living. Accommodating ever growing populations, cities need to be inclusive and creative in this process. It will also be necessary to make smart use of all available resources […]


Is self-healing asphalt the new urbanism?

Cities are beautiful and have tremendous potential for constant change. Have a look to the biggest cities around the world – nothing remains the same. A new shop here. A bar closes there – another hip bar opens up. People move from one city to another through an increase in mobility; […]


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 […]


The real city

Thanks to endless cheap flight offers, almost everyone has been to London, Paris and Co. All urban explorers will agree that the most fun is to uncover the character of a city by unexpected discoveries in form of local restaurants and hidden walks. In a nutshell, people enjoy getting to […]