Inter- and transdisciplinary research, prioritizes networking and exchange between different actors, branches of science, and civic organizations. By discussing sustainability related topics, in different environments, from teaching to organizing and participating in urban geography events, we strive to construct knowledge bridges that unite a diverse range of actors under common goals.

Transdisciplinarity is done (again and again)!

Contextual, collaborative and transformative. Three attributes that were considered from different perspectives during the conference on “Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Ressearch for Sustainable Deevleopment” at UCLouvain in November 2023 in Belgium. ..

Planning for Action: Making sustainable transformations of cities and territories happen

Our PhD Candidate, James Vandenberg, presented his working paper “Assessing the Resilience Capacities of Urban Food Systems: A multi-dimensional framework to enhance urban governance”, in Track 3, of this year’s annual Association of European Schools of Planning Young Academics (AESOP YA) conference, alongside 40 PhD and Post-doc researchers.

The Future of Bicycle Mobility – Insights from the Velo-city Conference 2022 in Ljubljana

Cycling as the mobility form of the future? Where does this vision come from and how can it be realized? Three students of the master’s program 4CITIES report on their impressions at the Velo-City conference in Ljubljana from June 14 to 17, 2022.

The city of the future – Ö1 Science Arena

At the invitation of Barbara Dalheimer, urban researcher Kerstin Krellenberg and architect Bernd Vlay discussed the city of the future.

The Materials of the Future: Lecture and panel discussion at the University of Vienna

The lecture by Mark Miodownik and the subsequent panel discussion (with Kerstin Krellenberg, among others) on the semester question: What will our future be made of?
Available on YouTube!

Why recycling is not a way out of the material battle

A report by Der Standard on the panel discussion with Kerstin Krellenberg on the occasion of the semester question: What will our future be made of? (German)

Scoping article: research frontiers on the governance of the Sustainable Development Goals

This article takes stock of the 2030 Agenda and focuses on five governance areas. In a nutshell, we see a quite patchy and often primarily symbolic uptake of the global goals. Although some studies highlight individual success stories of actors and institutions to implement the goals…

Housing refugees from Ukraine: preliminary insights and learnings from the local response in five European cities

The Russian war of aggression against Ukraine caused an escape of more than 7 million people to other European countries. In this extreme context, the accommodation of refugees has been an urgent need and an unexpected challenge for the host cities and societies…

The permanent regime of temporary solutions: Housing of forced migrants in Europe as a policy challenge

Periods of forced migration to and in Europe have been common in the past decade and show no expectation of stalling due to ongoing armed conflicts, global inequalities and the adverse effects of climate change. Nevertheless, the provision of accommodation for asylum seekers and refugees continues to depend on temporary, ad hoc solutions…

Effective science-to-public communication: How it works or can work.

Do you remember a really good piece by scientists published in a newspaper, on social media or broadcasting? Not so easy, right. But there are a few examples, and once you know what needs to be considered for effective science-to-public communication you realize: It is not as obvious as it seems, to translate research results into text or visuals or to create an exciting storyline. How it can work?

What do you mean? – Workshop for Research Affiliates

The workshop will allow a first exchange of individual’s experiences in science communication and a discussion on challenges & opportunities. We invite the research platform core members and all research affiliates and PhD students of the Research Platform to join for an interesting discussion.