Urban Traffic
Research Platform

The Challenge of

Urban Futures

The Kick-Off Event of the Research Platform: The Challenge of Urban Futures is to showcase the interdisciplinary focus of our research endeavor

This Online-Event is to bring together researchers in a round-table format sharing their complementary and interdisciplinary expertise on the multifarious facets of urban studies, focussing on the challenges of urban futures. In the round-table webinar, we specifically focus on three thematic areas: Environment and Sustainability, Urban Planning and Governance, and Society and Culture. Invited scholars are: Isabelle Anguelovski (Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona), Simin Davoudi (University of Newcastle, UK) and John Mollenkopf (Cuny Graduate Center, New York). The panelists will address the challenges to urban futures from their disciplinary point of view.


//Discussion between the speakers on their respective research area

//Get together and networking

Areas of Research
Environment and Sustainability

(Green) Cities and the understanding of their environmental impact

Urban Government and Governance

Insight into the complex governance structures of cities and the interplay between different actors and institutions

Urban Traffic

Planning the urban futures requires a strategic look at power-structures within society

Society and Culture

Cities have become an epicenter of cultural exchange in the globalized world

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Other events of interest

On 6 October the FWF project conference Vienna: Still a just City? will reflect on recent trends and future challenges for Vienna’s socially inclusive urban development.
From 6 to 10 October 2021 the Urbanize Festival will host very interesting performances, walks and talks focusing on “Strategies for Transformation”.