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Title Grüne Seestadt - Lernen für die essbare Stadt der Zukunft
Title Original Grüne Seestadt – Lernen für die essbare Stadt der Zukunft
Official Acronym Essbare Seestadt

Greening of city quarters often fails due to the construction costs, but especially to the maintenance costs. There are few findings on the challenges and potentials of urban gardeners in the context of city districts in terms of optimization of costs, care and climate impacts.

In cooperation with residents and initiatives, "Essbare Seestadt" ("Edible Seestadt") explores the effectiveness of food supply from own production in urban areas (private and public open spaces, rooftops, faces of buildings) with regard to climate change adaptation, self-supply potential and resource efficiency. It is being researched which contributions an edible city provides for a climate-neutral resilient district and how this contribution can be sustainably stabilized or optimized. Therefore structural, cultural, technical, legal, social, economic and procedural prerequisites are being framed into a "construction kit system for the green city" and ist potential analyzed for the reduction of heat islands, economic savings through participatory green space design, maintenance and utilization of biomass.

Project status ongoing
Start of project 02.07.2018
End of project 01.01.2021
Financing/ Donor
  • Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie (BMVIT)
  • Verwaltung des durch die Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH
Project partners
  • BOKU - Institut für Landschaftsplanung - Institut für partizipative Sozialforschung
  • Verein Gartenpolylog
  • Verein Seestadtgarten
  • PlanSinn Planung und Kommunikation GmbH
FiBL project leader/ contact
FiBL project staff
Role of FiBL

Work package leader

Further Information
Research area
  • Crop production and vegetable growing (Austria)
  • Sustainability assessment and climate protection (Austria)
Date modified 20.05.2019
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