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One month off from Urban Studies: Sailing in the Pacific Ocean from Japan to Palau

In March 2024, I sailed the Pacific Ocean from Yokohama, Japan to Palau. The journey was 1996 Nautical miles (=3696 km). I was selected to participate in the International Ocean Human Resource Development Project by the Ocean Policy Research Institute (OPRI)…

Housing in Vienna: renovation, refurbishment, circular economy?

How is the Viennese housing market currently developing with regard to sustainable housing measures?
An interactive report by the students on the excursion ”Housing in Vienna’.

Intercultural exchange for urban sustainability in Latin America and Europe

The German-Latin American Bachelor International Business and Management at FH Münster School of Business organised its annual Latin American conference from 16 May to 17 May 2024…

Panel discussion: The SDGs in urban areas

Panel discussion: The SDGs in urban areas – local perspectives for accelerated implementation and the post-2030 sustainability agenda

Advisory Board – City of Vienna

Kerstin Krellenberg was reappointed to the City of Vienna’s Advisory Board for Urban Planning, Urban Design and World Heritage as an expert in urban ecology and climate change adaptation for the 2024-2027 term of office.

Umwelt im Gespräch – follow-up report

Video following the 11th “Umwelt im Gespräch” – Climate change and urban heat stress: How can cities face the future?, an event organized by the Research Network Environment and Climate

Sustainable Urban Development – The Role of Indicators

Lessons from a Transdisciplinary Workshop for MSc Students.

Cities adapting to climate change

Environmental crisis calls for a rethink. Kerstin Krellenberg in an interview for Rudolphina. (in german)

Call for Papers – Future Urban Sustainability

The Urban Studies Working Group at the University of Vienna and the Department of Economics and Law at HTW Berlin cordially invite you to submit your abstracts to a forthcoming workshop on “Future Urban Sustainability…

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…

Joint Inaugural Lecture

Kerstin Krellenberg’s inaugural lecture for the professorship at the Institute of Geography and Regional Research will take place on January 11, 2023 in the main hall of the University of Vienna. Find out more here…

Hitze, Überschwemmungen und Co. – Klimawandel findet Stadt und statt

The lecture by Kerstin Krellenberg at the University of Vienna on Youtube. (German)

ERN-Environmental Engagements:talks.

Kerstin Krellenberg talking about “Urban Sustainability Transformations” on Youtube.

Panel discussion: The SDGs in urban areas

Panel discussion: The SDGs in urban areas – local perspectives for accelerated implementation and the post-2030 sustainability agenda

Umwelt im Gespräch – follow-up report

Video following the 11th “Umwelt im Gespräch” – Climate change and urban heat stress: How can cities face the future?, an event organized by the Research Network Environment and Climate

Invitation to Umwelt im Gespräch: Climate change and urban heat stress: How can cities face the future?

Save the date! On May 28, Kerstin Krellenberg will discuss future perspectives for cities in the face of increasing urban heat stress at the Natural History Museum Vienna together other experts. You can find more information about taking part in the eleventh edition of Umwelt im Gespräch here.

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)

social.house: Neighbourhood community and social participation

In the first episode of social.house, Yvonne Franz contributes a scientific perspective on the role of social participation: (YouTube)

4Cities Spring School 2023

Get some insights into this years 4Cities spring school in Vienna on Youtube!

Megaproject Metro-expansion: What’s happening in Vienna’s underground and what are residents issues with it

Kerstin Krellenberg in a video interview with the Kleine Zeitung (Article in german)

Housing in Vienna: renovation, refurbishment, circular economy?

How is the Viennese housing market currently developing with regard to sustainable housing measures?
An interactive report by the students on the excursion ”Housing in Vienna’.

Sustainable Urban Development – The Role of Indicators

Lessons from a Transdisciplinary Workshop for MSc Students.

4CITIES Community day: Giving back something green

On March 6, 2024, the students from the 15th cohort of the 4CITIES Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters in Urban Studies, participated in a Community Day as part of the Welcome Week at the University of Vienna…