Smart Town Traiskirchen
The municipality Traiskirchen, a town with about 19,000 inhabitants, lies in the district Baden, which is located 20 km south of Vienna. Thus, it belongs to the city region of Vienna, known as the agglomeration belt around Vienna. Traiskirchen attracted media attention when the mayor announced in June 2019 that Traiskirchen was the first Austrian city to declare the "climate emergency". At the municipal council meeting on 24.06.2019, the municipality of Traiskirchen set itself the goal of achieving CO2 neutrality by 2030 and committed itself to continuously present measures that will work towards achieving this goal, making decisions, which enables reaching this goal. However, there is still no official policy paper or strategic plan, which has been written down and decided. This is where the objective project comes in, setting itself the primary goal of developing such an action plan. The action plan should be comprehensively designed and therefore addresses all six fields of action of the Smart City Initiative, focusing on the fields of energy supply & use, building stock & new construction, settlement structure & mobility as well as communication & networking. The building stock directly used by the city, stands as a starting point (170 buildings with a usable area of approx. 150,000 m² are owned by the city), however, the private households and the companies resident in the city are also to be involved in the development of concepts and measures. The basis for the preparation of the action plan is an actual current status survey as well as approaches of spatiotemporal energy modeling. Relevant groups of actors (such as entrepreneurs / industrial companies, civil society initiatives, general population) should be given the opportunity to contribute through participation programs (information events and workshops at various stages in the project).
Last edited on 03/31/2020