DATE                       21. 08. – 28. 08. 2016 at TU Wien

The Summer School brings together scholars from diverse disciplines including technical, economic, political, environmental and social disciplines to explore new sets of relationships between (a) society and technology and (b) people and data entailed in the Smart City vision and to contribute to a better understanding of processes transforming urban spaces. The application deadline ended on 31st May. Please have a look on the proposed Format & Schedule and the invited lecturers!



Cowie, Paul John: Newcastle University, UK

Ferrero, Francesco: Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Lead Partnership Officer for the Mobility and Logistics markets

Foth, Marcus: Founder and Director of Urban Informatics Research Lab, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia

Frenken, Koen: Copernicus-Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Kloosterman, Robert: Professor of Economic Geography and Planning at the Universiteit van Amsterdam and Honorary Professor at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Kostakos, Vassilis: Director of the Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University Oulu, Finland

Molotch, Harvey: New York University, USA

Scott, Allen J.: Luskin School of Public Affairs, UC Los Angeles, USA

Stibe, Agnis: MIT Media Lab, USA



Madreiter, Thomas:  Director of Planning, City of Vienna

Weiss, Dominic: Procuration, TINA Vienna GmbH



Hammertinger, Walter: CEO, IC Development GmbH

Blaskovits, Christian: Project Manager,  IC Development GmbH



Blaimschein, Esther: Lecturer at Interdisciplinary Centre of Urban Studies, TU Wien

Dangschat, Jens: Head of Centre of Sociology, Department of Spatial Planning, TU Wien

Nastic, Stefan: Project Assistant at the Distributed Systems Group, Faculty of Informatics, TU Wien

Fitzpatrick, Geraldine: Head of Human Interaction Group, Faculty of Informatics, TU Wien

Frey, Oliver: Head of Interdisciplinary Centre Urban Studies, Department of Spatial Planning, TU Wien

Giffinger, Rudolf: Head of Centre of Regional Science, Department of Spatial Planning, TU Wien



Oliver Frey, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Department of Spatial Planning, Interdisciplinary Centre Urban Studies and Member of Centre of Sociology

Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Faculty of Informatics, Institute of Design and Assessment of Technology, Human Computer Interaction Group (HCI)

Esther Sophie Blaimschein, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Department of Spatial Planning, Interdisciplinary Centre Urban Studies

Lukas Franta, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Department of Spatial Planning, Centre of Sociology

Laura Mayr, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Department of Spatial Planning, Centre of Sociology (Tutor)

Lucas Gerstgrasser, Graphic Designer



Language                       English

Duration                        8 Days

Credits                            6 ECTS



The Summer School is being funded by the WWTF, Wiener Wissenschafts-, Forschungs- und Technologiefonds (Vienna Science and Technology Fund), City of Vienna and financially supported by the Department of Spatial Planning and Centre of Sociology, TU Wien.












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  1. Highly in need to attend

  2. an all male panel – see invited lecturers! not amused.

  3. Esther and Geraldine from Vienna are female, i guess

  4. Looking forward….that would be great

  5. Zahra sharif tehrani

    28th April 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Very good i want to be there

  6. That’s intrested, How I can apply for this?

  7. summerschool2016

    12th May 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Here you find all information on the application procedure:
    Best wishes, the organizers

  8. Shehata Hossameldin

    26th July 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Good evening ladies & gentlemen :
    I am an urban planner and have a Bsc. Degree from Egypt and now live in vienna since couple of months .
    Nowadays , i attend to make advanced studies and master degree in TU Wien but still in german language learning phase.
    Unfortunately i’ve just heared about this event today …
    Is there any chance i can attend this event ?
    Bsc. Shehata Hossameldin

  9. summerschool2016

    1st August 2016 at 9:15 am

    Dear Shehata,
    thank you for your interest in the Smart Cities Summer School 2016. Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to apply, since the deadline has passed already. However, you are welcome to join the public lectures (without registration) or the Executive Workshops (regristration necessary). For more infos and registration procedure please visit: http://summerschool2016-smartcity.tuwien.ac.at/executive-workshops/).
    the organisation team

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