Posts Tagged:Transportation

City Pics: Graz

Last weekend I went to Graz, Austria’s second-largest city which is only a 2.5-hour train ride from Vienna. With its compact, walkable downtown as a UNESCO World Heritage site and its mediterranean character, Graz is probably Austria’s most beautiful city and also one of its most vibrant. As the New York Times recently stated, “you…

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Video Sunday: Cycling in the World’s most Beautiful City

During my year in Vancouver, I learned to love cycling in the city. Riding my bike along the city’s beautiful Seawall, through Stanley Park or to Downtown, cycling to my favourite coffee shops, restaurants and other places in the West End or simply exploring other neighbourhoods around the city made me quickly realize that cycling…

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Video Sunday: The Transformation of New York City’s Streets

Although I am not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions, I guess the turn of the year is a good occasion to start a new feature where I’ll share at least one interesting video each week. So, here we go: I’ll start with a video which has been widely featured in traditional and social…

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Sustainable cities need integrated urban planning & energy planning

Earlier this month, I visited the Zero Emissions Cities Conference in Vienna’s City Hall which tried to answer the question how tomorrow’s smart cities can significantly reduce their carbon emissions. It offered general insights as well as presentations of specific technologies like building-integrated photovoltaics, small-scale urban wind power, LED lighting systems or thermal energy storage.…

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Austria’s huge energy, climate and environmental challenges

This year, Greenpeace Austria celebrates its 30th birthday (me too). To celebrate this anniversary, Greenpeace hosted a discussion on future challenges for Austria’s energy, climate and environmental policy in the Austrian Parliament where its CEO Alexander Egit once again put the main challenges for our new government into a nutshell. At the end of the…

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City Pics: Stockholm

As I’ve just spent a long weekend in beautiful Stockholm, this City Pics blogpost features some common photo insights into a livable city, in particular green speaces, unique waterfronts, multimodal transport, dense neighborhoods and a vibrant public life, plus plenty of people cycling, walking and pushing their baby strollers. Not to forget a beautiful sunset,…

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Copenhagen, again!

Since my TH!NK2 trip to Copenhagen in 2009, I’ve been a huge fan of this future-minded city. Last year’s lectures by Andreas Røhl and Mikael Colville-Andersen here in Vancouver got me even more excited about the unique bicycle culture and infrastructure of the Danish capital. So, I also very appreciated yesterday’s Oe1 radio programme on “Green Copenhagen – an ecological model city” by…

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