Tag Archives: Participation

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

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

People with dementia in public transport

People with dementia in public transport

The project addresses the question, which specific effects dementia has on the affected people´s mobility outside of their home. The narrative collection of experiences and stories of different occupational groups of public transport enterprises as well as of relatives of people with dementia provide a central contribution to answer the research question.

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01Jan/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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01Jul/17

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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01Mar/17

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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07Aug/15

Participation 2.0 – social media and planning processes

Participation 2.0 – social media and planning processes

The way of planning and designingIMG_3905-1024x683 the living
environment of people has an immediate effect on the quality of living. Involving citizens and stakeholders in planning processes has become increasingly more common and appreciated. How can we therefore facilitate more fruitful communication and thereby initiate effective participation?

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01Aug/15

Environmental Professions – Insights into the world of environmental- and technological-oriented R&D-professions

Environmental Professions – Insights into the world of environmental- and technological-oriented R&D-professions

Nowadays it is difficult to motivate and inspire children and adolescents for applied research. Within the project “Environmental Professions” kindergartners and pupils of all school levels are introduced into study programs and possible occupational profiles of the University of Life Sciences Vienna in order to raise their interest in research, technologies and innovation.

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