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The Viennese City Bees

That Vienna is a green city in many regards, should have become clear with our blog series “Sustainable en route in Vienna”. But did you know that about 200 million bees from more than 5.000 colonies are bustling about here during summer? Good living conditions Vienna’s numerous meadows, flowers and trees in parks, gardens, avenues, on balconies and greened rooftops provide the ideal habitat for bees with their versatile and consistent supply of food. Moreover, it stays warm longer in the city than on the countryside and there are scarcely pesticides utilised here. Hence, it is no wonder that more and more of these useful insects settle down in Austria’s capital city, sometimes even in very prominent places. For instance, you can find beehives on the roof of the Vienna State Opera and of the town hall or at the Natural History Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts. The Stadtimker In order to support this extraordinary development amidst the general bee deaths, the “Stadtimker” (city beekeepers) have specialised on the demands of urban bees. The association attempts at creating further habitats for wild and honey bees and depends on your support in this mission. Committed citizens can either donate [...]

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URBAN FUTURE Global Conference

Every two years, they are coming together at the URBAN FUTURE global conference - the City Changers. They are people who want to make their city more sustainable with great enthusiasm and a lot of commitment and who want to actively make a change. The UFGC is the largest convention of this type worldwide with altogether 3000 participants from 44 cities and 200 speakers. And the best thing about it: it will take place here in Vienna next year! From the 28th of February to the 2nd of March in the Exhibition and Congress Centre Vienna, you can connect with people who are realizing ideas for a more sustainable city life with passion and innovation. We will reveal here, what will be offered: Often, you do not even know where to start when pursuing such a great goal. A functioning communication between the inhabitants and the public bodies of a city can be the crucial success factor hereby. Therefore, the URBAN FUTURE demonstrates how sustainability should be communicated in order to effectively change something. Aside from that, architects, engineers and developers present their ideas from the field of Living and City Planning to make clear, how to live in a [...]

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