Category Archives: references

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

EXCHANGES

EXCHANGES

Freight, logistics and the gender perspective.

Until a product reaches its destination, a range of actors are involved: This includes freight forwarder, hauliers, terminal and infrastructure operators, transport companies as well as drivers. These sectors interact with each other in various ways. However, in all sectors – which also includes accompanying scientific research – women are underrepresented.

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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

Urban Cool Down

Urban Cool Down

The objective of the project “Urban Cool Down“ is to define new ways, how a comprehensive cooling can be achieved and how an overheating of urban places can be countered. In two case studies the town Wolkersdorf in Lower Austria and the 18th district of Vienna are to prove the cooling effect by landscape planning and open space planning measures in the combination with innovative cooling technology.

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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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