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The continuing urbanization trend is increasingly transforming cities into metropolitan areas. Even though metropolitan management and planning is not yet sufficiently integrated into contemporary planning practice and culture there are first attempts to develop new strategies and tools which tackle the emerging challenges of growing metropolises of the 21st century.
This map shows fascinating strategies of vibrant metropolitan areas and city regions around the world dealing with climate change, uncontrolled growth and new demands on urban life and mobility.
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The International Dialogue on Metropolitan Planning, consisting of a four-part dialogue series, kicked off in fall 2020 with the first two MetroLab Forums on mobility and urban growth. Two additional Forums on the importance of resilient urban landscapes and the new role and identity of city regions took place in early October and November 2021.
In case you missed the past events, take a look at our Vimeo channel where you can find all the video documentaries.
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The SuperWien Metropole concept envisions the city region Vienna – Bratislava – Wiener Neustadt as a new capital for Europe. In the European context, it acts as a tool for the creation of a strong metropolitan area, while at the same time dealing with the region´s global status, managing its growth and defining its image and social concept.
The SuperWien exhibition aims to communicate new ideas for this city region that will guide further spatial planning. The visionary images primarily address the need for more regional governance and consider the area’s history and location in the centre of Europe. They suggest new opportunities that will enable the SuperWien Metropole to regain the international status it lost during the 20th century and define its new role in the future.
The site-specific intervention provides interesting insights into the morphological and functional development of Vienna‘s metropolitan region and poses provocative questions of future development. With formative conceptual graphics, the traveling exhibition generates new images of the Vienna – Bratislava – Wiener Neustadt urban region and starts a joint discussion with the interested public.
The exhibit was displayed in several public locations near train and subway stations in September and October 2021 and will continue to travel in spring 2022.
Past exhibition dates and venues:
20.-23.09.2021 Metro station Alterlaa, Liesing
18.-28.10.2021 Josef Deutsch-Platz, Mödling
Stay tuned for more opportunities to visit the traveling exhibition!
Take part in our online-survey and tell us about how your life in the SuperWien Metropole is shaping up and what visions you have for this common living space!
The methodology of the MetroLab is rooted in several previous projects following a co-creative and dialogue-oriented planning and design approach. Take a closer look at the individual projects here, or download our full portfolio for more information.