Just before the end of 2019 we launched a new project: GLARA – Green Living Augmented+virtual ReAlity is a research and development project that aims at integrating participation processes with new technologies making them more accessible for everyone. The focus is on planning of green infrastructures and a transparent, timely communication of their positive impacts on micro-climate and environment. An easy-to-use mobile application should complement face-to-face elements in participation processes in order to make it easier for people to participate. With the use of virtual and augmented reality, complex plans and maps can be translated to comprehensible pictures.
On the 27th of November, the second Placemaking Forum „Placemaking Pils“ took place within the framework of our JPI Urban Europe project „PlaceCity Floridsdorf“. The following placemakers and „enablers“ from Vienna shared their projects, experiences and ideas:
Karim El-Seroui (Creative Cluster)
Brigitte Vettori & Corinna Wachtberger (space and place)
Eugene Quinn (space and place)
Cosima Terrasse (Stille Post)
Kollektiv Raumstation (Verkehrsinselresort Wien)
Barbara Slotta (#kommraus: Forum Öffentlicher Raum)
Anna Grube (Grätzloase)
Johanna Steinhäusler & Philipp Schwarz (FLODO)
Jan Gartner (Raumpioniere)
Afterwards, there was the opportunity to have a chat over a beer.
The next forum „Local economies“ will take place on Wednesday, January 15th at 7 pm at the Creative Cluster / Projektraum Schlingermarkt. Come and join us!
On the 11th of November, the first Placemaking Forum “Public Space and Urban Heat” took place within the framework of our JPI Urban Europe project “PlaceCity Floridsdorf”. Two short films („The Flying Gardners“, Giacomo and Matteo Grimaldi and “When a Town Runs Dry”, Joris Debeij) were shown, in cooperation with Movies in Wonderland, followed by an open discussion with experts and the audience. Claudia Schrenk (MB-BD, competence center for green and environmental infrastructure), Jürgen Preiss (MA 22, Urban Heat Islands Strategy) and Doris Schnepf (Green4Cities, Tröpferlbad 2.0) therefore discussed the topic of urban heat and how to adopt our city to climate change on different scales. Methods of the city of Vienna that promote green and blue infrastructure were discussed and projects that have already been implemented were presented.
The next forum “Placemaking Pils” will take place on Wednesday, November 27th at 7 pm at the Creative Cluster / Projektraum Schlingermarkt. Placemakers and “enablers” from Vienna will present their projects at this forum. Afterwards, there will also be the opportunity to have a chat over a beer. Come and join us!