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Book Briefs: May 2013

SMART CITY What is a Smart City? At heart, the concept concerns sustainable quality of life for urban dwellers. A total of 67 Viennese scholars show Vienna’s potential for the coming decades. Chapters include City & Planning, Energy & Buildings, Mobility & Networks and Environment & Climate, with introductory chapters written by journalists Astrid Kuffner and Jürgen Hatzenbichler.   Smart City: Viennese Expertise […]

Vienna: Traditionally Smarter Than the Rest

Several inches of snow have fallen during the night and the 48er crew in their bright orange overalls is out in force clearing the streets. No robots, despite the biting cold. In the 1st District café where I am meeting an expert to discuss the latest World Cities Survey, there isn’t a laptop in sight. […]

Werner Berg on Canvas

Werner Berg on Canvas

“These trees seem to be alive,” said my friend Sigrid. “They seem to move along with us.” That morning, three of us were driving down a winding road through the lush, sculpted Carinthian countryside near the Slovenian border. It is an enchanted landscape that has been the retreat of princes and inspired generations of Austrian […]

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