AUSTRIA
Mobility and transport
Sustainable housing and building

Smarter Together Vienna

A sustainable urban renewal project, through the prism of participation and governance learning.

An initiative of City of Vienna

Overview of the project

Smarter Together (Vienna) is a joint Smart City project co-funded by the EU for Horizon 2020 implemented together with the cities of Lyon and Munich as well as the follower cities of Santiago de Compostela, Sofia and Venice (Kiev and Yokohama are observer cities).

  • Over 30 international project partners form the consortium
  • In Vienna alone, there are over 40 projects implemented mostly in the project area which is a central part of the blue collar district of Simmering
  • Some 70 staff from 9 departments of the city administration ensure the long term integration of project results in the urban DNA and governance learning

The initial focus lies on large scale refurbishment of social (middle class) multi resident housing neighbourhoods which leads to an overall approach in regards to integrated innovative urban renewal encompassing sustainable refurbishment, numerous first of their kind e-mobility solutions, energy saving measures,  all through the prism of participation either of citizens of stakeholders.

As a result, a school refurbishment and enlargement project (with four zero-energy gyms and 13 classrooms) was integrated. This triggered a variety of cooperation actions with educational institutions. In addition, Smarter Together also triggered numerous innovative actions in regards industrial logistics especially on the production site of Siemens and the Post.

Objective

Project focused on urban renewal encompassing sustainable refurbishment, e-mobility, energy solutions, industrial logistics through the prism of participation and governance learning.

Level of progress

implementation

Project timeline

Start: February 2016
Implementation: 2019
Monitoring and Evaluation: 2021

Quantitative results

Over 40 implementation and conceptual projects in Vienna alone with a EU-funding volume of some 7,5 Million Euro and currently some 100 Million overall investment.

Qualitative results

Smarter Together became the Smart City Lighthouse project in Vienna and subject leader in regards to holistic, inclusive urban renewal with focus on participation and governance learning.

Financing

The initial funding of 7 Million Euro was provided by the EU Horizon 2020 programme triggering an overall investment sum of some 100 Million Euros mainly from different sources of the City of Vienna (housing renewal subsidies, school building budget) and funding from project partners.

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the organisation

City of Vienna

Local Government, municipality

website
Julia Girardi-Hoog
Project Leader Vienna
Julia.Girardi-Hoog@wien.gv.at
+43 (0) 1 4000 25101

The project is undertaken by Municipal Department 25 (MA 25) Urban Renewal & Inspecting Authority for Residential Buildings

Smarter Together (Vienna) is a joint Smart City project co-funded by the EU within Horizon 2020 implemented together with the cities of Lyon and Munich as well as the follower cities of Santiago de Compostela, Sofia and Venice (Kiev and Yokohama are observer cities).

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in collaboration
  • Wiener Stadtwerke

    Business, industry

    website
  • BWSG

    Non-governmental organisation, association

  • KELAG Wärme

    Business, industry

Other partners / supporters

Governance, Industry, SMEs