The structure presented here and the underlying objectives follow the resolution of the Smart City Wien Framework Strategy 2014. The adaptation to the updated version of the Smart City Wien Framework Strategy will follow shortly.

The share of green makes up half of Vienna’s municipal territory. As a “green lung”, these areas contribute significantly to Vienna’s high quality of living. The city depends on the functioning of the ecosystems that surround and permeate it. Spacious and attractive green and open spaces within the municipal territory must be safeguarded even in a growing city; they must be easily reachable by eco-friendly means and should be barrier-free and publicly accessible. This is a key contribution to quality of living and life satisfaction.

Obejctives in the area Environment:

  • The share of green space in Vienna is maintained at over 50% until 2050.
  • Vienna creates additional recreation areas in line with population growth.
  • The city’s ongoing provision of local green and open spaces for different target groups within the existing urban fabric keeps pace with population growth.
  • The natural functions of the soil are maintained through preservation of existing unsealed surfaces and creation of new ones.
  • Vienna promotes biodiversity.
  • In the interests of people’s health and well-being, air, water and soil pollution, noise and heat pollution and light pollution are all minimised as far as possible.
  • The City of Vienna promotes sustainable food production. The city’s food supply is largely sourced from the city itself and the surrounding region, preferably from organic producers.

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