Working Group Urban Studies

The working group looks at the effects of global change processes such as climate change and digital change in cities. Tackling the complexity of social, ecological and technical processes and their interactions in the urban system is central to the work of the group. This calls for the interdisciplinary cooperation with other working groups and institutions. Together with various urban actors such as city administrations, the private sector and civil society, integrative approaches for the development of sustainable urban societies are developed. City specific challenges and the potential of cities to contribute to global sustainability is in the focus. This way, the Urban Studies working group pursues an inter- and transdisciplinary social-ecological-technical urban research and teaching profile for the integrative analysis of human-environmental-technological interactions and urban sustainability transformations. Comparative studies are conducted in European and Latin American cities, with different challenges and development paths.

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Lessons from a Transdisciplinary Workshop for MSc Students



Studierende planen und setzen einen urbanen Reallabortag zur “Zukunftsfähigen Wohnstraße Othmargasse” erfolgreich um.


Umweltkrise fordert Umdenken. Kerstin Krellenberg im Interview in der Rudolphina.



The Urban Studies Working Group at the University of Vienna and the Department of Economics and Law at HTW Berlin cordially invite you to submit your...


On March 6, 2024, the students from the 15th cohort of the 4CITIES Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters in Urban Studies, participated in a Community Day as...


Climate change and urban heat stress: how can cities face the future?

Save the date – May 28, 2024!

18:00, Kuppelsaal of the Natural History Museum...