The urban future

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Exhibition area „urban energy“

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Exhibition area „urban innovations“

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Exhibition area „urban life“

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Exhibition area „urban mobility“

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Outstation „urban power“ at Zoovienna

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There’s no denying the fact that the living space of the future will be urban. Cities account for around half the world’s population living on a mere two per cent of the world’s surface area – and by the year 2050, that figure will most probably have risen to more than two thirds.


This global trend raises all sorts of questions. How do we want to live in the future? What sort of homes will we want? How will we want to build, travel around, and supply ourselves with energy? How do we intend to feed ourselves? How will we structure our cities? And who will own our cities?

So the constant interplay between growth, social visions and real urban development needs continual innovations in order to shape the urban future and satisfy a whole range of different requirements.

With our ‘urban future’ exhibition we’re inviting you to explore this theme from an Austrian perspective – and an international one.

The starting point is the new urban innovations special exhibition area which, together with the adjoining permanent exhibitions on urban life, urban mobility and urban energy, give fresh impetus to the further development of our urban spaces.

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