About the Research Platform

The pivotal characteristic of the Research Platform “The Challenge of Urban Futures” is its epistemological breadth, in that it aims at scrutinising ecologies of relations that connect multiple thematic areas. The Platform aims at unravelling the social, cultural, economic and politico-institutional mechanisms underlying the convergences and divergences across European cities to track the transformation of urban structures over the last four decades.

Given the wide gamut of issues cities are facing, we focus our research endeavours on five thematic areas: Society and Culture, Economy and Redistribution, Environment and Sustainability, Technology and Surveillance, and Urban Government and Governance. More in detail, our research activities will sit at the intersection of these multiple thematic areas. To achieve this ambitious task, our Research Platform will bring together researchers both within and outside the University of Vienna sharing complementary expertise on the multifarious facets of urban studies.

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The Vienna in Transition project has a new website. Check it out now!

Also included: Information on the VieTra Conference 2021

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Challenges and Perspectives of Future Living Environments

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12 doctoral and 2 postdoctoral positions

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The Institute for Urban Research at Malmö University will host the conference Beyond Smart Cities Today: Power Justice and Resistance on 16-17 June 2022 in Malmö, Sweden.

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Sandra Guinands newest publication: Tourism Dynamics in Everyday Places: Before and After Tourism

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The publication of the project Vienna in Transition is out!

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Lecture series on the new book: EU Cohesion Policy and Spatial Governance


Five Areas of Research