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SMART Community - Technology - City

Our lifestyles, the built environment that we create, and the way we organise our lives in this environment, have a decisive influence on our lives and the livelihoods of future generations.

If we want to solve our energy problems and ensure a sustainable and eco-friendly future, we should embrace new ideas about the future of cities. "Smart Cities" they should be - intelligent cities in which resources are handled responsibly, in which life and work are ecological and cosy, in which traffic and mobility are intelligently regulated, and in which thinking about electricity does not stop at the power outlet.

How does the “Smart City” look like from the perspective of TU Wien?

Life takes place in energy self-sufficient, ecologically sound buildings, which are integrated into a sophisticated urban structure, and which are monitored and secured by smart and user friendly building technologies. Traffic is environmentally compatible and goes with our wishes and mobility needs.

Ranging from transport policy to road safety and transport planning to the integration of electric vehicles - much has been altered. The new demands on the quality of our public (urban) areas have already been considered during the planning process.

The citizens in the smart city economise with electric and thermal energy and generate their own green electricity and heat, supported by new electricity networks (smart grids). Information networks manage services and coordinate consumer and electricity providers.

Sociological aspects were important to create such a city: economic, demographic as well as political concepts have helped to improve social interaction in a smart city.

Smart is this city, because we and also our future generations feel comfortable in it.

The TU Wien is committed to that.

Technology for People.

"Smart City" is developed through the expertise within the E+E-research fields.