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Drehscheibe für Bildung, Forschung und Wirtschaft.

International Conference on Working Class Districts 2017, Vienna, 14.-15.09.2017.


Urban Transformations and Qualities of Life

Growing cities are focal points of societal and scientific developments, in which economic innovation and technical achievements stand out just as much as social polarization and ecological crises. The interdisciplinary recognition and detection of global developments and urban trends is substantial for the reflection of societal conditions and perspectives and the development of political alternatives.

Special focus on Working Class Districts

At the center of the conference are the working class districts arising from industrialization, which are currently subject to specific dynamics in growing cities and which are connected with various challenges for the local population. The increase of urban population, polarization of the job market, upgrading of the city center, housing shortage or the limited municipal budgets and spatial capacities result among other things in that the often peripheralized districts of the modern precarity become central target areas of urban development and governmental politics.

The aim is to discuss current research results, to determine contemporary challenges and to contribute to the sustainable development of working class districts.


Content-related issues

Isabel Glogar

Administrative issues

Petra Zeiller-Vesely

If you require a sign language interpreter or a wireless FM system or need any other support in order to attend the conference please get in touch with us until August 1st 2017: Petra Zeiller-Vesely [ petra.zeiller-vesely@fh-campuswien.ac.at, phone: T: +43 1 606 68 77-6906 ]. Please note that after this deadline no support can be organized.

Partners and Funders

MA 23 - Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Statistik | Stadt Wien

The Department MA 23 of the City Government of Vienna is responsible for economic forecasting, innovation and statistical analysis of data relevant to the development of the city. MA23 further funds local Universities of applied Sciences through grants (Wiener FH-Förderung) together with the department Science, Technology and Innovation.

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INUAS | International Network of Universities for Applied Sciences

INUAS International Network of Universities for Applied Sciences is an international network of universities of applied sciences, including the University of Applied Sciences Munich, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences and the University of Applied Sciences FH Campus Wien.

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