Sustainability Meets Strategy: Smart City Vienna
About the Live Session
While cities are powerful engines of economic development, the rapid growth of the urban population has resulted in enormous challenges. Increased urban expansion has drastically reduced the land available for other uses. Climate change and natural disasters have caused vast economic and social losses and strengthened the need for cities to be resilient.
Vienna, Austria has been ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the world for the past decade! The city of Vienna is a sustainability forerunner with its early implemented, comprehensive programmes for climate protection, sustainable procurement, sustainable business, and electronic reuse and recycling. What’s more, Vienna is one of the largest organic farmers in Austria!
Join us in a live interacton with Urban Innovation Vienna to learn all about the Smart City and its successful recipe for quality of life!
About the Speaker
Nikolaus Summer, Senior Expert, Smart City Agency, Urban Innovation Vienna
As a trained historian and innovation manager, Nikolaus Summer addresses urban challenges from multiple points of view. He generates knowledge from the past and the present to draw proper conclusions for a successful transformation of our cities.He participated in one of the largest urban development projects in Vienna (aspern Die Seestadt Wien) for several years deepening and refining his expertise in the field. He is particularly interested in diffusion of innovation and in all methods for an effective implementation of smart city concepts respectively. As senior expert at Urban Innovation Vienna, Smart City Agency he is responsible for governance coordination, stakeholder management and project development.