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PBM_intgerativ - Digitization Urban Planning
Research project funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

This project systematically breaks down the planning - building - managing process into its respective sections and examines it from the point of view of energy spatial planning in order to improve its effectiveness. The most important official, economic and planning principles are developed, participating institutions and important actors are recorded, information flows as well as requirement and expectation deficits of central actors are developed, digital data principles are described conceptually, and important interfaces and requirements for the integration of digital principles are proposed.
In addition to comprehensive research on legal (planning) foundations and standards, the project will identify and describe the institutions involved with their respective most important groups of actors and analyse and evaluate interdependencies in the form of information flows in the course of the overall process of planning/construction/managing: requirements, deficits and potential for improvement in the information flow between urban planning at the beginning and redevelopment/demolition at the end of the life cycle of buildings are to be worked out.

  • Project staff: Giffinger | Pühringer | Kalasek | Brugger | Kammerhofer

August 2019 – May 2020 | project database

Migration Analysis in Eastern Austria
Research project on behalf of Planning Association East (PGO)

The detailed observation and analysis of immigration, emigration and internal migration according to various characteristics at the level of all municipalities in Lower Austria and Burgenland gives a comprehensive overview of migration in the eastern region. Beyond that comprehensive overview, the project aims to obtain various analyses of migration flows by age group, region of origin and other available characteristics and to prepare these in cartographic and tabular form. Thereby, changes over time should also be taken into account.

January 2018 – October 2019 | project database

PLAISIR – Planning Innovation: Learning from socially innovative energy projects
Research project within the funding programme "Stadt der Zukunft" (4th call) of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

Analysing socially innovative energy projects in structurally weak regions, PLAISIR sheds lights on this research gap at the intersection of social-capital- and energy-oriented regional development. The practice of socially innovative energy planning in the context of spatial structural and energy-oriented planning trajectories is analysed on a regional level in order to identify regional and project-specific factors of social innovation in energy-oriented planning.

  • Project staff: Suitner | Ecker | Kramar | Giffinger | Haider
  • Partners: Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI)

September 2017 – April 2019 | project database | website

ACTIV8! – Efficient promotion for active mobility
Research project within the framework of the funding programme "Stadt der Zukunft" (4th and 9th call) of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

The current planning practice to promote the share of active mobility (walking, cycling) in everyday mobility is frequently based on experiences, intuition or ideologies. This is where ACTIV8! and the subsequent project come in: the developed approach shows, based on data, which measures should be implemented in order to efficiently achieve strategic and transport policy objectives for promoting active mobility (walking, cycling). The application of these sound methods and tools contributes to better achievement of objectives and a more efficient use of resources and public budgets in federal states and municipalities. With the ACTIV8 tool, the effects of measures on the share of active mobility can be quantified for the first time in the future, and planning measures can therefore be read from figures.

June 2015 – February 2019 | project databse | website

Immowind I – Wind power plants and real estate prices
Research project on behalf of the Austrian Wind Energy Association (IG Windkraft Österreich)

  • Project staff: Feilmayr

December 2015 – December 2018

Determination of population equivalents for the needs assessment of pharmacy locations
Study on behalf of the Austrian Chamber of Pharmacists (Österreichische Apothekerkammer)

The operation of a public pharmacy is tied to an upright license. The granting of this necessary licence is in turn subject to a number of conditions, which are examined in the course of a needs assessment procedure. Recently, these decisions have increasingly been successfully challenged at the Administrative Court. The comprehensible assessment of the demand potential by so-called permanent residents in relation to that of other demand generators such as employees, users of public transport or other infrastructures in the defined catchment area of existing pharmacies plays a central role.
As a basis for a sound assessment of the contribution of so-called "flood-in pathogens", a statistical approach is being developed which quantifies different demand potentials on the basis of extensive geographical data and allows the results to be evaluated as so-called population equivalents.

March 2016 – June 2018

Energy Planning Atlas Vienna – Energy data model as the basis for the technical concept of energy spatial planning and other energy-relevant activities
Contract research and research cooperation on behalf of the MD20 - Energy Planning of the City of Vienna

In the project "Energy Atlas Vienna" the energy demand for space heating for the existing buildings in the city of Vienna is modelled. At the core of the model is the consideration of building shape and configuration of building groups when determining the heating demand. Thus, in addition to the factors considered in conventional models, such as building age, building type and building use, the significant influence of the radiated area is also taken into account. The heat demand determined is compared with potential energy sources at the level of the building blocks in order to enable statements to be made about the potential coverage of alternative sources. District heating, solar thermal energy, photovoltaics and geothermal energy are all taken into account.
The result of the project forms the basis for the technical concept "energy spatial planning" of the department of the City of Vienna (MD 20) as well as a database for further energy-relevant activities of the city administration.

  • Project staff: Kalasek

November 2017 – March 2018

LSG –Locational factors for the evaluation of vacant properties for commercial use
Contract research within the framework of "Innovation Voucher - Funding" of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

  • Project staff: Feilmayr | Kalasek

April 2017 – March 2018

Research project in cooperation with MD18 - Urban Development and Planning, funded by MD7 – Cultural Affairs of the City of Vienna

An urban metamorphology of the Viennese urban planning based on the development dynamics of the northeast of Vienna between 1938 and today. Why did certain neighbourhoods of the city develope at this time in this particular form and how is this related to urban planning? The project examines which historical influences are responsible for Vienna's transformation, follwoing the saying "Nothing happens without reason". The main focus is on selected neighbourhoods on the left riverbank of the Danube that are characterised by obvious structural changes.

  • Project staff: Suitner | Giffinger | Pühringer

August 2016 – February 2018 | Website

E_PROFIL - neighborhood profiles for optimized energy transformation processes
Research project within the framework of the funding programm "Stadt der Zukunft" (2nd call) by the the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

E_PROFIL is a set of methods (an IT-supported toolkit) for the elaboration of neighbourhood profiles. The aim of the project is to facilitate energy- and resource-efficient development in the planning practice of Austrian cities. Furthermore, the project is an important asset for research and planning activities in Europe and can also be applied to other neighbourhoods.

October 2015 – September 2017 | Website

Social Infrastructures reducing Inequality and Neighborhood Vulnerability
Funded by a scholarship of Colcien

This project analyses the effects, impacts and consequences of the implementation of development strategies and projects (land use and infrastructure) in Bogota and Medellin on the levels of physical (spatial), economic and social development on the scale from neighbourhood to city.

  • Project staff: Giffinger | Sanchez Guzman

February 2016 – July 2017