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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Ein Abend der Gesprächsdiplomatie zwischen Klimawissen, Carbon Budgeting und demokratischer Kontrolle: Was wäre, wenn? Was wäre, wenn die Forderungen des im Jahr 2019 so erfolgreich ins Leben gerufenen Klimavolksbegehrens nach einem Klimarechnungshof...

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Book review: Advanced Introduction to Social Innovation

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The Institute for European Ethnologie has issued a call for papers for their workshop: "Urban Space & Landscapes: Stadt- und Raumforschung im Nexus von Theorie und Empirie"


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