Submitted by: Institut für Raumplanung und Ländliche Neuordnung (IRUB) Universität für Bodenkultur
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Eco-city as model for sustainable, energy-saving urban structures
This project idea seeks to create a model of urban development through planning of sustainable, energy-saving and viable eco-city structures. This model aims to promote the realization of such structures at numerous sites in new construction as well as in renovation of existing energy-wasting structures. In accord with many political concepts, an eco-city consists of compact, pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use city districts connected by public transportation and composed of solar buildings. An eco-city should also be designed as an attractive place to live and work, and it contributes to health, safety and well-being of its residents.