Guest Lecture at TU Wien: The Post-Oil City: Case Studies and Strategies

Which strategies should we already pursue today in order to recognise the consequences of the transition to sustainable transport systems for our cities at an early stage and to make use of the opportunities for a sustainable, liveable, healthy city? In my lecture at TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology) I will present tools, paths … Continue reading

Hawk

The new supercomputer of the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) is the flagship of the facility, one of the fastest in the world, and also the fastest in Europe for general applications. Hawk is designed for engineering simulation applications and enables a variety of new workflows to support data generation, simulation, big-data analysis, deep learning … Continue reading

International Architecture Design Studio in VR

The international Student Seminar 2019 was hosted by the Japan Austria Science Exchange Center (JASEC) at TU Wien and High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) for architecture students from Saga University (Japan) and local students from TU Wien (Austria).  A mixed group of architecture students from TU Wien (Austria) and Saga University (Japan) had the common … Continue reading

The Digital Twin

At the eCAADe+SIGRaDi 2019 conference in Porto we presented the Digital Twin of a German small town – a prototype for future evidence-based planning and urban design including collaborative and participatory processes. For the built environment’s transformation we are confronted with complex dynamics connected to economic, ecologic and demographic change (Czerkauer-Yamu et al., 2013; Yamu, 2014). … Continue reading

Invisible Heroes

How to raise awareness to show invisible care work by nursing relatives? We designed a sculpture to be installed at Vienna’s central Heldenplatz (Heroes’ Square) for our client, the Austrian Red Cross Society. A vast majority of care-dependent people are supported by their relatives, mostly women. They are an important societal factor, mainly financed out … Continue reading

Publication: Shaping Urban Change using Digital Tools

Digital tools offer great potential for cities and municipalities for developing and planning habitats geared towards actual peoples needs. The project Reallabor Stadt:Quartiere 4.0 (Living Labs Urban:Quarters 4.0) focussed on the impacts of the digital transformation on urban habitats and how digital instruments can be implemented in planning and decision processes. The new publication “Wandel … Continue reading

Symposium 28–29 May: Urban Systems / Global Challenges / Digital Tools

Large-scale digitalization throughout different sectors of society and the economy serves as one of the major disruptive technological trends of our time. In addition to the digital transformation, we must better understand and shape technology’s role in our personal and working lives. Indeed, how these digital transformations impact cities and urban life is still not … Continue reading

Living Lab Urban:Quarters 4.0 at HLRS

The research focus of Living Lab Urban:Quarters 4.0 (Reallabor Stadt:Quartiere 4.0) lies on the development of digital tools to support citizens, planners, and decision makers with the aim of creating synergies and cooperation across complex and dynamic processes in the context of digital transformation. One of the major challenges is the linking of expectations and … Continue reading

Search for Truth

Light – Space – Sound Installation 30th Anniversary of the university library building TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology) November 13 – December 09 daily between 17:00 and 23:00 Karlsplatz/Resselpark/Wiedner Hauptstraße Vienna/Austria Truth and science – only in science we have well defined criteria to differentiate truth from lies as well as probability from improbability. … Continue reading