Urban


Modern dating, a blessing or a curse?

Modern dating has not only changed our rules but it is an entirely new game.  If you are dating in the modern day, it is complicated. In the time of endless options, it is likely that you’ve found love, sex or intimacy online. Infact, regardless of whether we are in […]


TEDxVienna turns green: How to make a large-scale event eco-friendly?

“TEDx is a bit of a role model and guides people towards innovation and how they can live their lives. We will ask attendees for their feedback because we want to give them the opportunity to tell us what they think we can do on sustainability. There are 1,000 attendees, […]


coffee shops

Coffee Shops We Have and Coffee Shops We Need

Cafés and coffee shops nowadays offer much more than just coffee and are designed to meet our needs: they offer Wi-Fi and snacks, have big comfy couches, … Together with co-working spaces, coffee shops are among the most popular places for working, studying and socializing. With the growing number of entrepreneurs […]


#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 […]


Should Cities Run the World?

In this week’s talk, Benjamin Barber presents the provocative idea that the future of global democracy should lie in the hands of city mayors rather than nation states. “We live in a 21st-century world of interdependence and brutal interdependent problems, and when we look for solutions in politics and democracy, […]


When a train track turns into a park: High Line in NYC 1

The High Line in New York City is definitely one of my most favorite urban design projects. Originally the High Line was built in the 1930s, as part of a massive public-private infrastructure project. It lifted freight traffic 30 feet in the air, removing dangerous trains from the streets of […]