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Vienna Health Award 2017 for research project ActivE Youth

AktivE Youth was presented with the 3rd prize of the Vienna Health Award 2017 in the category ‘Healthy Neighbourhood’ by Sandra Frauenberger, City Councillor for Public Health, and Dennis Beck, director of the Public Health Promotion Vienna, at the Vienna Town Hall.

AktivE Youth investigated if mobile technologies like smartphones & co. which are usually blamed for physical inactivity of the young can also be tools to support adolescents’ active mobility in urban neighbourhoods. In the period of two years, adolescents from two Viennese schools recorded their mobility patterns with a tracking app on their smartphones and tested geo-games as incentive to encourage physical activity in open spaces. Geo-caching and GPS-drawing were use as playful possibilities to activate human powered transport. With an interdisciplinary mixed methods approach actively used paths and places of the young were visualised and analysed. This set of methods provides insight on the quality of urban open spaces for active mobility and is presented in the JAM manual. JAM visualises health enhancing mobility behaviour and supports the young’s everyday physical activity like walking or cycling.

ActivE Youth was an interdisciplinary study from landscape planners (ILAP & ILEN, BOKU Wien), sport scientists (University of Vienna) and traffic planner (komobile Vienna). The project was funded by the bmvit - Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology - and the FFG Austrian Research Promotion Agency - in the research programme Future Mobiliy gefördert.


Doris Damyanovic – project lead, Institute for Landscape Planning, BOKU Vienna, doris.damyanovic[at]


ActivE Youth & JAM

Vienna Health Award 2017 (German)

Shortfilm on AktivE Youth (German)

2017 Guest Professor Andrew Church

2017 Guest Professor Andrew Church

Guest Professor Andrew Church is Director of Research and Development Social Sciences, University of Brighton. He will share his expertise during a compact one weeks course in May 2017.

Lecture and excursion: Global aspects in landscape planning (in Eng.) 

Lecture and Book Release ON STAGE!

Women in Landscape_Architecture and Planning
Vol. 5 der Serie WEITER_DENKEN | gender_archland

15. November 2016, Beginn 18 Uhr
Raum C050, Herrenhäuser Str. 8, 30419 Hannover

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we all live subsidized lives - Exhibition by Petra Buchegger

Vernissage: 29. November 2016, 18.00 Uhr
Ausstellung: 30. November 2016 – 20. Jänner 2017
Foyer der Hauptbibliothek der Universität für Bodenkultur, Peter-Jordan-Straße 82, 1190 Wien

Videopräsentation und Diskussion gemeinsam mit der Ethik-Plattform:
18. Jänner 2017, 18.30 Uhr
Großer Hörsaal im Guttenberg-Haus, Feistmantelstraße 4, 1180 Wien

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Visiting Professor Marion Roberts

Lecture and Excursion

Global Aspects in Landscape Planning (in Eng.) (854331)

Time: 04th of may 2015 until 08th of may 2015

Place: Oskar Simony-Haus, top floor, seminar room SR 19/1

This seminar puts the focus on global aspects which play a role in landscape and spatial planning issues. A variety of global aspects such as e.g. demographic change, political changes, urbanization, climate change have a significant impact on the spatial development and socio-economy on different scales. In the course of this seminar some of these aspects will be presented, discussed and reflected upon.

elective cours: 4,5 ECTS Credits


For more Information please visite BOKU online. 

Exhibition "On Stage! - In Szene setzen"

Exhibition "On Stage! - In Szene setzen"

Vernissage: September 3rd, 2014, 11.00 am
Venue: Vienna University of Technology Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Vienna

Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education from September 3rd-5th, 2014

The objective of “On Stage Vienna 2014” is to progress the idea of looking at the careers of female as well as male experts in planning sciences in a different way. Apart from professional careers that were already presented in Hannover and València the exhibition was extended with portraits of sucessful female architects and landscape architects.

Further information on the exhibition in Vienna here.
Further information on the exhibition's history here.

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