Category Archives: current projects

13Mar/18

Smart Pölten

Smart Pölten

Design of green and open spaces as dynamic field of development for quality of life through social innovations

The present project „Smart Pölten“ is based on the preceding study „Smart&GreenLivingLab“ (FFG project 855516) and focuses consequently on creating social innovations with a broad «social impact». The necessary grounds for this intention are laid by specific elements of a traditional as well as innovative planning for green and open spaces. These elements will be implemented on several locations as so-called “stepping stones” on the basis of an empowerment-based participative planning process with the citizens of St. Pölten.

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12Mar/18

People with dementia in public transport

People with dementia in public transport

Recommendations for action on the basis of empiric evidences

The objective of the project is to develop practical guidelines for employees of public transport enterprises and transport operators to interact with people with dementing disabilities and the accompanying person adequately. Experiences and stories of people with dementia, their relatives or other accompanying people as well as experiences of employees of public transport enterprises are the main foundation of the guideline.

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12Mar/18

NoWaste@AgrarianSchool

NoWaste@AgrarianSchool

Teaching materials for agricultural and forestry schools (federal, vocational schools and colleges)

The teaching staff of agricultural and forestry schools must fulfil an integrated educational task. In their future professional environment pupils of these schools are going to be in contact with various material cycles which produce waste. Hence, it is very important to draw the pupils´ attention to waste problems and the causes and to impart strategies to prevent waste already in school.

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12Mar/18

Greening Schools!

Greening Schools!

Within the project “Greening Schools!” theoretical as well as practical approaches to implement greenings inside and outside of school buildings are examined. Exemplary, greenings are installed in two newly built schools and will be installed in one school which is in the planning and construction phase. The goal of the project is to develop a guideline which summarises the project findings about green architecture in school buildings.

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09Mar/18

Bio.engineering

Bio.engineering

The project deals with the issue of using living plants as material for technical constructions in the landscape through bioengineering. The topic is prepared for children and adolescents of schools in Vienna and Lower Austria which are involved into the present project.

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09Mar/18

Learning Space of the Future

Learning Space of the Future

In the project “Learning Space of the Future” participatory and conceptual methods are used in order to give children and adolescents of (pre-)schools in Vorarlberg the opportunity to deal with technological and spatial design developments and as a result, design their own learning space.

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09Mar/18

Dementia on the move. Study and recommendations for action for a dementia-friendly use of public transport.

Dementia on the move. Study and recommendations for action for a dementia-friendly use of public transport

Currently, there are 130.000 people with dementing disabilities in Austria. Most of the affected people live at home. People with dementia as well as their relatives withdraw from different social areas over the time which comes along with the reduction of their mobility outside of their home. But, activities outside of home are often a condition for social interactions.

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08Mar/18

Gender Consulting for the Project SEAMLESS

Gender Consulting for the Project SEAMLESS

Sustainable, Efficient Austrian Mobility with Low-Emission Shared Systems

Within the project SEAMLESS different operational concepts for e-fleets – particularly innovative mobility concepts (e.g. car-sharing in companies strengthening the connection to multimodular mobility solutions) are analysed, developed and demonstrated.

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EnBe2.0 Tailor-made Energy Consulting for Private Households

EnBe2.0 – Tailor-made Energy Consulting for Private Households

Energy consulting for private households can make a significant contribution to achieving energy efficiency targets. The extent to which these targets can be validated, however, depends to a large degree on the consideration of the individual demands of the consulted people and/or households. Not only do socioeconomic, environmental and structural factors like income, climate or living space have an impact on the effectiveness of energy consulting but also the consideration of people’s habits, needs, preferences, values, attitudes etc. Due to the fact that the common practice of energy consulting is insufficient in terms of taking into account household and end-use energy consumer related factors, energy savings gained through energy consulting for private households have, as a result, been unsatisfactory.

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